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Out To Lunch

Out to Lunch DSM USA

Out to Lunch is coming back in 2021! Mark your calendar for every Thursday during the month of July to attend Out to Lunch in various locations around Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

The activation 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 return to the office this summer.

Food & Entertainment 

Follow Downtown DSM on social or sign up for the Downtown DSM newsletter to be the first in line at your favorite local food truck next year!

DSM residents and employees can enjoy food vendors and entertainment during the summer as part of the Out to Lunch series. Out to Lunch features food trucks and vendors along with live music at various Downtown DSM locations. This event is free and open to the public.

2021 Entertainment Schedule:

Out to Lunch entertainment events are free and open to the public. Food and drink costs vary by vendor. Join us from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, July 1  —  Cowles Commons
    • Entertainment: Royce Johns
  • Thursday, July 8  — Federal Home Loan Bank parking lot, off Grand Avenue between Ninth and 10th Street
    • Entertainment: Ryne Doughty
  • Thursday, July 15  —  High Street between Seventh and Eighth Street
    • Entertainment: Sara Routh
  • Thursday, July 22  —  People's Plaza at the Iowa State Capitol Complex
    • Entertainment: Bruce Day
  • Thursday, July 29  —  15th Street between Grand Avenue and Locust Street
    • Entertainment: Chris Falcon



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Out to Lunch is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Josie Burgett, Downtown Activation Manager at The Partnership.