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Things To Do in Downtown DSM

Fun for Everyone

Whether you're living here, working here or just visiting, there's fun for everyone in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)! Rock out at a music festival or take a jog on the city streets. Savor an award-winning dinner or immerse yourself in an artistic experience – explore Downtown DSM!

Best City in the Midwest

With all the attractions and activities in Downtown DSM, it's no surprise this city gets ranked as one of the best places to live and work. It has earned the titles of World Festival and Events City by the International Festivals and Events Association, the #1 Minor League Sports Market by the Sports Business Journal and #4 Best Place to Live in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report. For more titles earned by DSM USA, visit The Partnership's rankings page.

From the Historic East Village to Western Gateway, finding fun in Downtown DSM is easy! Visit the Downtown DSM calendar of events for more ideas of things to do here in the heart of the city.