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Downtown DSM Silent Disco

Things to do in Des Moines, Iowa

Date: Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Location: Western Gateway Park

Event Information

Downtown DSM residents and guests of all ages can dance the night away under the glow of fun disco lighting at the Downtown DSM Silent Disco event at Western Gateway Park on Friday, Oct. 15 from 7 – 11 p.m.

The Silent Disco is a family-friendly dance party where attendees to listen and dance to live music on their own terms. Instead of playing music through a traditional speaker system, several live songs will be played through the participants’ headphones. Each set of headphones is equipped with a dial that allows the participant to swipe through a set of three music stations. Each station is connected to one of the three live DJs' turntables. Participants can move seamlessly through the stations throughout the night, creating their own unique playlist of songs. The Silent Disco is also a great option for those with sensory and hearing sensitivities, as each participant also has another dial that allows them to control their own volume as they dance.

Attendees can rent silent disco headphones throughout the duration of the event, free of charge, by exchanging a photo ID. Families can exchange one form of ID for multiple headphones. All programming activities and participation at the event are free thanks to the event sponsor MidAmerican Energy Company.

There will also be a chance to purchase sweet treats in between songs from local Downtown business, Dough Crazy, on-site.

Follow the Silent Disco Facebook event page for updates!

The Downtown DSM Silent Disco is part of The Partnership's Glad You're Here  |  Love Downtown DSM series to encourage residents to explore Downtown DSM as more people begin to participate in Downtown activities and events.

For more information, contact Josie Burgett, Downtown Activation Manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.