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Businesses to Help You Celebrate 515 Day in Downtown DSM

515 Day in Downtown DSM

Help us support what’s new in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) this year! Supporting and showing love for the Downtown Des Moines community on 515 Day can be a fun way to celebrate where you live, work and play. Grab a few friends for after-work drinks or stop in at a local shop in the Historic East Village or other downtown neighborhood on Wednesday, May 15 to be a part of the festivities.

Restaurants in Downtown Des Moines

  • Chelsie's Courtyard DinerNow open at 300 MLK, Chelsie’s has breakfast dishes and entrées like Chicken Pot Pie or Cajun Pork Chops. Open Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  • HoQtail - Find seasonal and signature cocktails paired with a FREE  HoQ small bite when you visit HoQtail in the Historic East Village.
  • RRACKSS Fine BBQ & BistroThe Market District boasts some fine bbq like the Smoked Briskit Dinner and the Pulled Pork Sandwich. Open Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tupelo HoneyThe Bourbon Peppercorn Glazed Meatloaf or Tupelo Shrimp & Grits (GF) will fill you up, while specialty cocktails include the Des Moiselles, a tart and sweet daquiri, or the Spring City Soother, a local take on a traditional Penicillin. Open Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Singlespeed BreweryEnjoy the outdoor patio at Singlespeed, where you can order from the taproom, located right off the bike trail. Open Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Zavy KitchenTry the Vermicelli Bowl, House Special or Savory Sticky Rice at Zavy in the Historic East Village. Open Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
  • ZaZas PizzeriaThis new pizza destination will be located in Historic Court District formerly home to Java Joe’s. Stay tuned for more information once the doors open.

Shops in Downtown Des Moines

  • Bespoke Custom ClothingThe Historic East Village is home to Bespoke Custom Clothing’s fifth location. Open Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. (Schedule an appointment.)
  • The Little Book – Just outside of downtown, visit The Little Book, which held its grand opening in February. The children's bookstore is located in Highland Park and will offer instrument flights each month this summer. Don't forget to stop in Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 during Central Iowa Independent Bookstore Day celebrations.

Finally, looking to attend an upcoming show at Iowa Events Center? On Wednesday, May 15, you can use code 515DAY from 10 a.m. until Midnight at HyVeeTix.com to take advantage of great offers for select shows at Wells Fargo Arena.

515 Day at Wells Fargo Arena

When you’re out and about on 515 Day this year, don’t forget to share your stops on social media. Wherever you choose to shop, dine or explore in DSM, highlight your purchases by posting them to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — and don’t forget to include the hashtag #515Day with your post! Local business owners will love seeing that you’re happy with your experience, and they will appreciate feeling the love during this year’s 515 Day celebration!

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses, including Chamber luncheons, roundtables and ribbon cuttings. You can also find live music happening each week thanks to the “Live Music This Week in DSM” blog series.

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a burgeoning city with a brilliant future. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options. Find event information and follow @downtownDSMUSA on Facebook and Instagram for other news, tips and events happening downtown.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

DSM USA is the regional identifier for Greater Des Moines (DSM). DSM USA is a bold statement to the world: This is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. This regional identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research. The Partnership will champion the DSM USA message, and encourages its Investors, its more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and DSM USA Ambassadors to help share the region's story with One Voice.