The Kick-off To Summer in Des Moines Tastes Good!

Did you know you can find one of the best wine festivals in the Midwest right in your backyard? For the past 15 years, Winefest has been celebrating the wine and culinary industry with their festival that has now expanded to a weeklong event in June, as well as events such as Wine Flights and dinners year round. If you’re looking for something to do in Des Moines this summer, make sure to check it out! Continue reading “The Kick-off To Summer in Des Moines Tastes Good!”

3 Places to Get Outside and Active Around Des Moines

Moving from the Land of 10,000 Lakes to Des Moines, I was skeptical that I would find the lakes, parks, and trails I was used to filling my weekends with. However, it didn’t long for me to find some unexpected gems in and around Des Moines to get outside and get active.

Check out a few of the outdoor spots that turned this Minnesota lake lover into a huge fan of Des Moines. Continue reading “3 Places to Get Outside and Active Around Des Moines”

The House Party: Bringing Life Back into Des Moines Hip-Hop

One wouldn’t assume that the hip-hop scene in Des Moines is thriving; but Station 1 Record’s House Party is working on changing that. The non-profit label for local artists has had concerts at the Drake University neighborhood venue, Lefty’s, in the past year with more of an alternative-rock vibe. With recent rap/hip-hop signee, MarKaus, Station 1 is making the bold move to reinvigorate the hip-hop scene in Des Moines.

When Station 1 Records signed MarKaus, Director Tobi Parks and label realized “It’s important to create a space for hip hop in the Des Moines music scene…. it’s there but limited.” And the outline for The House Party began. Continue reading “The House Party: Bringing Life Back into Des Moines Hip-Hop”