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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, arts and culture attractions, sports venues and more, there is always more to explore. There are so many new and exciting things happening Downtown DSM and if you are not experiencing it, you are missing out! Enjoy Downtown DSM to discover or rediscover your new favorite café, festival or local store today.


The Greater Des Moines Partnership is offering virtual, hybrid and in-person events in 2021. The Partnership will continue to monitor health concerns that could impact future hybrid and in-person events. For events specific to Downtown Des Moines (DSM), visit our Downtown DSM Events Calendar.

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October 15, 2021

The year is 2021 A.D. and stand-up comedians have overrun the city of Des Moines on Friday, Oct. 15.
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Downtown DSM Silent Disco

October 15, 2021

Join us for a Downtown DSM Silent Disco at Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) on Friday, Oct. 15 from 7 - 11 p.m. This is an event for all ages and admission is free, including the silent disco headphone rental.
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