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Downtown Des Moines (DSM) Stories and Posts

Stay up-to-date with news and blog articles about what's happening in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

Escape the Office and Unwind at Out to Lunch in DSM

May 22, 2019

Out to Lunch series offers workers a chance to catch some live music and food vendors in Downtown DSM.

Enjoy the Sunshine, Shop Local at the 2019 Downtown Farmers' Market

April 24, 2019

The 2019 Downtown Farmers' Market opens May 4 in Historic Court District.

NYT Best Selling Authors at DSM Book Festival

March 21, 2019

The first-ever DSM Book Festival welcomes headlining authors Nnedi Okorafor, Garth Stein, Ted Genoways and Susan Orlean.

DSM Book Festival for Book Clubs

March 15, 2019

Jessica O'Riley talks about her love of books and her excitement about the headlining authors of the DSM Book Festival

How Well Do You Know Downtown DSM?

March 6, 2019

Become a Downtown DSM expert by taking this fun question and answer quiz that covers fun, exciting opportunities in the heart of Des Moines.

Three Fresh Restaurants to Experience in Downtown DSM

February 27, 2019

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is already known for incredible restaurants so make sure not to miss these new restaurant hotspots.

Enjoy the Beauty of Downtown DSM at Brenton Skating Plaza

February 20, 2019

Cold temperatures disappear as you enjoy ice skating at Brenton Skating Plaza in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

A Valentine's Day Love Story in Des Moines

February 13, 2019

Amanda and Matt fall in love and get engaged at Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines Iowa.

DSM Book Festival: For the Kids

February 6, 2019

The DSM Book Festival in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) offers award-winning authors, hands-on activities, poetry slams and singers/songwriters and local vendors.

On the Ice at Brenton Skating Plaza

January 31, 2019

All ages events and programming this February make Brenton Skating Plaza the place to pass the winter days.