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Discover Downtown DSM

Whether you’re working for a multinational company or up-and-coming small business, living the big city lifestyle or experiencing nationally renowned festivals and events, arts and culture attractions and sports venues, there is always more to do and see in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). This year, be sure to check out all the ways you can explore, experience and enjoy Downtown DSM — from sports to restaurants, local shops and special events. No matter the season, Downtown DSM is one epic Downtown. 


Whether you are looking for live music, sporting events, cultural festivals or outdoor activities, Downtown DSM has it all. Plan an itinerary for your Downtown DSM trip by visiting our Downtown DSM Events Calendar and sign up for our weekly Downtown DSM newsletter to receive event updates delivered straight to your inbox each week.

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Learn how to use native plants to create your own prairie during this Botanical Garden workshop.
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