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Discover Downtown DSM

We’re glad you’re here in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)! Whether working for a multinational company or up-and-coming small business, living the urban lifestyle or experiencing nationally renowned festivals and events, arts and culture attractions and sports venues, there is always more to do and see. Here you can discover or rediscover a new favorite restaurant, café or shop, take in the views and make memories. And now is the time to have One Epic Summer and explore, experience and enjoy all Downtown DSM has to offer — don't miss out!


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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Upcoming Events

Lovesick Comedy

August 19, 2022

See Lovesick Comedy, a show about love and relationship featuring standup and improv comedy.
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Attend the Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday, Aug. 20, one of the most vibrant farmers' markets in the country.
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