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Downtown DSM Tweet Week

  • For DSM Visitors and Residents Who Love a Scavenger Hunt
  • Various Locations Around Downtown DSM
  • Admission: Free and Open to the Public
bird figurine hidden among leaves

During Downtown DSM Tweet Week, 90 handcrafted ceramic birds are hidden throughout Downtown Des Moines (DSM) neighborhoods, including the Historic East Village, Central Downtown, Historic Court District and Western Gateway. Visitors, residents and Downtown employees search for the birds using social media clues. A different local artist designs 10 birds that are hidden each day in locations throughout the Historic East Village, Western Gateway, Historic Court District and Central Downtown. Tweet Week was held in 2021, 2022 and 2023 during the summer months. 

As residents and visitors searched for ornaments upon receiving clues via social media post photos, they were encouraged to shop local and show support for local businesses during the summer season. The DSM Local Downtown DSM Buying Guide and DSM Local Historic East Village Buying Guide can assist with choosing restaurants and shops to visit near hidden bird locations in order to make the most of time spent in Downtown DSM during this event.