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Downtown Des Moines - Explore, Experience, Enjoy!

Downtown DSM offers plenty to explore, experience and enjoy.  Get tickets for a great stage show or musical event, savor a cozy meal at a local restaurant, suit up for an outdoor adventure or find fun activities and small businesses to support — you’ll find it all here! Get out there and explore, experience and enjoy Downtown DSM.

Follow Downtown DSM USA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the know, and catch up on all the latest and greatest Downtown DSM happenings on our blog.


Whether you are looking for live music, sporting events, cultural festivals or outdoor activities, Downtown DSM has it all. Plan an itinerary for your Downtown DSM trip by visiting our Downtown DSM Events Calendar and sign up for our weekly Downtown DSM newsletter to receive event updates delivered straight to your inbox each week.

Plan Your Visit

Use these guides to an insider’s view on all things Downtown DSM and uncover hidden gems, find new favorites and experience Downtown DSM to the max! Plus, see how easy it is to navigate and park in Downtown DSM. 

Eat and Drink

Art and Culture


Plan an Adventure

Working Downtown


This campaign produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership in partnership with the City of Des Moines that encourages residents, Downtown workers and visitors to explore, experience and enjoy in Downtown Des Moines.

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