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Five Things Not to Miss This Week in Downtown DSM: Aug. 19-25

Can't Miss Things to Do in Downtown DSM

To have an epic summer, you’ve got to take advantage of epic summertime can’t-miss events! Check out this list of five must-experience things to do coming to Downtown Des Moines (DSM) during August 19-25. 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. Des Moines Restaurant Week
    Friday, Aug. 19 – Sunday, Aug. 28 | Various Locations
    This is your chance to sample delicious meals from top-notch restaurants around DSM including downtown. Dinner meals range from $40 to $80 each, with lunch specials ranging $15 to $25. Many Downtown DSM restaurants are participating, including Alba, Clyde’s Fine Diner, Django and Franka Pizzeria — to name a few.
  2. Pitbull & Iggy Azalea
    Sunday, Aug. 21 | Wells Fargo Arena
    With several hit tracks including “Give Me Everything,” “Timber” and “Don’t Stop the Party,” this summertime must-experience concert in Downtown DSM is bound to be a great time complete with drinks and dancing. Featuring special guest Iggy Azalea, known for hit song, “Fancy.”
  3. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
    Tuesday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 28 | Des Moines Civic Center
    Watch as the “greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) becomes “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR). To Kill a Mockingbird is part of the Willis Broadway Series, with tickets starting at just $40.
  4. Matt Nathanson
    Tuesday, Aug. 23 | Iowa
    Best known for his song, “Come On Get Higher,” Matt Nathanson will entertain the crowd with his musical talents inspired by his favorite artists including Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Carole King, Joni and Indigo Girls.
  5. The Happy Together Tour
    Thursday, Aug. 25 | Hoyt Sherman Place
    This music event will be chock full of show-stopping hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s including performances by The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Buckinghams, The Vogues and The Cowsills. Purchase your tickets today!

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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