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5 Events Happening This Week: Downtown Des Moines Style

Five Things to Do

There are tons of fun things to experience over the next week in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)! Here are five can’t-miss, epic events coming up. So mark your calendar and see you soon!

Des Moines Metro Opera’s Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Friday, March 3 | Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Featuring 36 of the finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and distilleries in the area, you’ll sip and savor the night away! A few of the vendors include Mash + Marrow, Tupelo Honey, Confluence Brewing Co., Peace Tree, Purveyor, Allora Café, Mad Meatball and many more. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Proceeds support Des Moines Metro Opera’s award-winning education and community engagement programs.

Iowa Deer Classic

Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5 | Iowa Events Center
Explore rows and rows of incredible deer mounts and prized antler sheds. Try out the latest in archery equipment and shop hunting gear, accessories, clothing and more. Bring your bow for 300 and 3D shoots, attend world-class seminars and check out many fun and engaging activities for kids, too!

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

Tuesday, March 7 | MacRae Park
If there is snow, take a walk through the newly renovated park under the light of the full moon with Des Moines Parks and Recreation leading the pack! Pre-registration and a $5 sign-up fee provide each participant with access to a set of snowshoes and a cup of hot cocoa after the hike. If you’ve always wanted to snowshoe but haven’t had the chance to try it, this is a great opportunity with helpful hands on-site to guide you!

International Women’s Day Local Vendor Market

Wednesday, March 8 | Big Grove Brewery
Celebrate International Woman's Day at this local vendor market highlighting 10 women-owned local businesses. Sip a beer while you shop vendors including KIN, Bing’s, DSM Craftsmaker Collaborative, The Knotty Nail, Simply Stella Rose, Blissful Craft Shop, Copy + Paste DSM, Crème Cupcake and Bakery and Big Grove Brewery’s very own Breyana Cooper & Kaitlin Winders. You won’t want to miss this!

Capital City Pride Speaker Series: Mikah Meyer

Thursday, March 9 | Temple Theater
Have you ever fantasized about quitting your job and traveling the country? That’s exactly what Mikah Meyer did for three years, visiting all 400+ sites of the U.S. National Parks. This unforgettable road trip helped to solidify Mikah as a leader for diversity and inclusion efforts. He has been featured on The Today Show, NPR and Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has secured sponsorships with brands including REI, Brooks Running and Michelob Ultra. Join this presentation to hear how Mikah’s journey can inspire you, too.

For these upcoming events and more, find tips on Downtown Des Moines (DSM) parking and navigation. For additional upcoming events, visit the Downtown DSM events calendar. Plus, follow @downtownDSMUSA on Instagram for more epic, things-you-just-can’t-miss happening around Downtown.

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