After much consideration, the Friends of SW 9th board members voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 DSM Open Street Festival on SW 9th. The primary concern is safety as it relates to Covid 19 and social distancing. It now seems that re-opening the economy has had mixed results at best throughout the nation. We may not know the full ramifications for several weeks. The Festival doesn’t have ticketing or any other controls on how many guests will attend and by design requires interactions with vendors in close proximity. Furthermore, the board believes that the decision should be made now as planning for this event takes months and many volunteer hours. We want to thank our guests, sponsors and vendors for their past and future support. We look forward to our biggest and best festival in 2021. See you next year!
New Information has been released for the Facade improvement program for 2020. Application and requirements can be find by clicking here.
Again this year, the Friends of SW 9th will be hosting the 6th Annual SW9th Open Street Event. This is a fun Sunday afternoon event for everyone! For more information regarding the event, please visit the DSMOpen Street Page, or visit us on Facebook!
What you can expect: Music (the band Haywire will be performing), Little Princess Parties, Magic Acts, Free Prizes, Climbing Wall, Super Hero’s, Chalk Art, Animals, Slides and Bounce House, Food Vendors and Much More!
A Big Thank You to all of the wonderful volunteers that participated in the event. This couldn’t have happened without you!
If you live along SW 9th, soon in your mail you will receive the below mailer. To learn more about the Facade Improvement Program, please visit this link to be redirected to the requirements page and download the application.