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Five Things Not to Miss This Week in Downtown DSM: Aug. 12-18

Can't Miss Things to Do in Downtown DSM

Explore this list of five epic upcoming events in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), Aug. 12-18. Then make plans to experience them for yourself! Find more Downtown Guides with ideas for exploring more, experiencing more and enjoying more in the city to have one epic summer in Downtown DSM.

  1. Noche De Guitarras with Grupo515
    Friday, Aug. 12 | 300 Craft & Rooftop
    Enjoy a night out with the musical stylings of Grupo515, a four-person regional Mexican band mixing different styles of musical genres. Their show at 300 Craft, Noche De Guitarras, will likely include their singles Amor Del Pasado and Según Decías.
  2. Architecture on the Move Walking Tour
    Friday, Aug. 12 | Downtown Des Moines
    The Iowa Architectural Foundation hosts its monthly installment of the Downtown DSM walking tour highlighting famous, beautiful and historical architectural achievements. Tours typically last 90 minutes and cover 14 city blocks, with a cost of $20 per person.
  3. Downtown Farmers’ Market
    Saturday, Aug. 13 | Historic Court District
    The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines features nearly 300 local vendors representing 50 Iowa counties. With rotating booths, ever-changing hands-on activities, seasonal products and unique entertainment, every week at The Market provides something new to experience!
  4. Vegan Summer Market
    Sunday, Aug. 14 | Cowles Commons
    Produced by VegLife Des Moines, enjoy tasty Vegan foods and shop local farmers, growers and businesses in the heart of Downtown DSM.
  5. Music in the Garden: Adé & The Soul Brothers
    Thursday, Aug. 18 | Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
    Come for the outdoor concert in Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s Koehn Garden, stay for a tour of the indoor conservatory and a bite to eat from Trellis Café. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or picnic blanket for seating.

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

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