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Five Epic Events Coming to Downtown DSM, Oct. 7-13

Five Epic Fall Events

Here’s a look at what’s coming up in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) spanning Friday, October 7 through Thursday, October 13. Don’t miss out on these epic autumn events — here for a limited time!

Passport to Prosperity Week

Saturday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Oct. 7 | Various Locations
The 20th anniversary of Passport to Prosperity brings a weeklong celebration recognizing immigrants and refugees for their contributions to the community. The weeklong festivities include a scavenger hunt, social media engagements, webinar, international trivia and the culmination of the week: the 20th anniversary gala at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden in Downtown DSM.

Sister Act Junior

Friday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 16 | Stoner Theater
Rejoice! The Des Moines Young Artist Theater will bring the 1992 hit film and Tony-nominated Broadway musical to life! This feel-good comedy combines gospel music and dancing to reveal a moving story about the power of friendship.

Book of Mormon

Friday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 9 | Civic Center
Called the “best musical of the century” and “the funniest musical of all time” by The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly, respectively. Whether its your first time seeing this show or your tenth time, you’re bound to leave with a bellyache from all the laughter!

Elevate Festival

Sunday, Oct. 9 | Lauridsen Amphitheater
Featuring running, yoga, community and gratitude — participate in this festival for a mind, body and spirit experience including live music, local leaders and performers. Proceeds from this Downtown DSM event will benefit Above + Beyond Cancer.

Hari Kondabolu

Sunday, Oct. 9 | TeeHee’s Comedy Club
Hailing from Brooklyn, comedian, writer and podcaster Hari Kondabolu has been named on many best lists: Time, Paste Magazine, Cosmopolitan, E! Online and Mashable. His standup tour, “Warn Your Relatives,” was featured on Netflix in 2018. The show is open to all ages.

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

Header image from Iowa International Center.

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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.