Harvest Market brings the fun on Friday

Music, food, art and activities are in store for anyone attending the Harvest Market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

The annual 13th Street District Harvest Market is free and open to the public.

The event is organized by the 13th Street District, a volunteer board concerned about offering programming and opportunities in the district.

Dave’s Little Big Band will perform from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the Damon Dotson Band until 8:30 p.m. Food trucks will be on hand selling several tasty treats. A beer and wine tent will offer alcoholic beverages.

Vendors, who will be set up from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will also sell various wares, many of them seasonal.

T-R FILE PHOTO The annual 13th Street District Harvest Market will offer a little something for everyone. Held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, the event is free and open to the public.

“We will have about 30 vendors, ranging from baked goods, produce, crafts, handmade art and more,” Board President Neil Dalal said. “It is kind of one last outdoor event before the weather turns cold.”

A Kids’ Corner will include sidewalk chalk and several other activities.

Dalal said new this year will be designated parking areas, which will help increase the flow of traffic and prevent people from only being able to park on side streets.

“There will be designated parking at the Iowa Veterans Home and near the ball diamonds off north 14th Street,” he said.

While the event is free to the public, vendors do pay a fee.

“The money goes into our operational budget for on-going expenses such as lawn care, public safety camera maintenance and long-term projects, plus to cover the expense of paying for city permits and bands to perform,” Dalal said.

Dalal estimates that around 800 people attended last year’s Harvest Market, with the goal of matching or exceeding this figure. For more information, visit the 13th Street District’s Facebook page.


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