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Out To Lunch 

Out to Lunch is a free event that is open to the public, designed with the goal of creating a unique and fun opportunity for Downtown Des Moines (DSM) employees, residents and visitors to socialize with others in a vibrant, outdoor Downtown DSM setting with local food trucks and live music on select days throughout the summer.  

The 2024 Out to Lunch location schedule is as follows: 

Note: Please note that vendors are subject to change, depending on availability. 

Date: May 15

  • Location:  Principal – High Street from 7th to 9th Streets
  • Band: Andrew Hoyt
  • Food Vendors: AJ’s Catering, Vibrations Vegan Wellness Cafe, Best Spudz, Caribbean Kitchen, Domestic Bones, Furever Bandanas, Hotel Luna, Uncle Dave’s Mini Donuts, Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee of Ankeny, The Big Red Food Truck, Roadside Tacos, Pie Mates Australian Bakehouse, Jambo African Cuisine, & Karam’s Grill

Date: May 22

  • Location: City of Des Moines – 401 Robert D. Ray Drive (across from City Hall)
  • Band: Josh Sinclair
  • Food Vendors: Chad’s Pizza, Hawaiian Grill Food Truck, Hotsy Totsy Food Truck, Kaaswagen, Street Sweets, Sabores de Mexico, Off The Griddle, Karam’s Grill

Date: May 29

  • Location: Nationwide – 12th Street from Grand to Locust
  • Band: Lani
  • Food Vendors: Caesar’s Polish, Vibrations Vegan Wellness Cafe, Roadside Tacos, Hot Off The Presses, The Eggroll Ladies, The Outside Scoop, Top Bun, Jambo African Cuisine

Date: June 5

  • Location: Tippie College of Business | University of Iowa  – 12th Street from Grand to Locust
  • Band: Days Live Music
  • Food Vendors: All The Smoke, Best Spuds, Hotsy Totsy Food Truck, Fruits ‘N Such, The Big Red Food Truck, Say Cheese Des Moines, Nina’s Tacos, Home Sweet Cone Ice Cream

Date: June 12

  • Location: Cowles Commons
  • Band: Royce Johns
  • Food Vendors: Baan Vaan Ice Cream, Caribbean Kitchen, G.G.’s Chicken & Waffles, Nina’s Tacos, The Eggroll Ladies, Harrington’s Dining Car, Iowa’s Classic Concessions, & Say Cheese Des Moines

Date: June 26

  • Location: Federal Home Loan Bank parking lot
  • Band: Nathan Theissen
  • Food Vendors: Hotel Luna, Whip Delight, Caesar’s Polish, Hawaiian Grill Food Truck, Hot Off The Presses, Iowa’s Classic Concessions, Roadside Tacos 

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Out to Lunch is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Contact Information  

Entertainment Inquiries

Molly Atkins  |  Events Specialist
Greater Des Moines Partnership
(515) 286-4915

Media Inquiries

Kyle Oppenhuizen  |  Vice President of Communications
Greater Des Moines Partnership
(515) 286-4972