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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). In these winter months, be sure to check out all the ways you can explore, experience and enjoy Downtown DSM — from snow sports to cozy 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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EXPosure is a set of self-inflated, luminating vinyl spheres, ranging from 6’ to 15’ feet in diameter. By standing in front of the spheres, guests and visitors can create a live photo through its projection capabilities and paint their own imagery as the light source becomes a paintbrush as they touch the spheres and capture memories to last a lifetime while exploring the Historic East Village and supporting their favorite local shops and restaurants.
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