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FOMO is strong this week! Here's FIVE events you can't miss in Downtown DSM, Sept. 2-8

Things to Do in DSM

September 2, 2022

You won’t want to miss a jam-packed first week of September in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). During Sept. 2-8, you’ll find a patio festival, Symphony tunes, classic rock and a celebration of Jewish music, as well as wine paired with dishes inspired by Middle Eastern flavors. And that’s just a handful of the many, many events happening this week Downtown. The FOMO is coming on strong this week. Check it out!

  1. Labor Day Weekend Patio Fest
    Friday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 5  |  Confluence Brewing Co.
    Party on the patio all. weekend. long. at Confluence! A stellar lineup of live, local musicians will fill the weekend, along with food trucks and beer on-hand from the brewery. No tickets are required and the cost for entry is free!
  2. The Music of Whitney Houston & Hooray for Hollywood: Water Works Pops
    Saturday, Sept. 3 – Sunday, Sept. 4  |  Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
    Join the Des Moines Symphony for two performances over the weekend as part of their Summer Pops Concerts. On Saturday, Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott will join the Symphony in performing hit songs by Whitney Houston. And Sunday, maestro Joseph Giunta will lead the Symphony in silver screen favorites from Star Wars, Wizard of Oz and more! Both of these events offer free admission.
  3. REO Speedwagon & STYX with Loverboy: Live and UnZoomed
    Sunday, Sept. 4  |  Wells Fargo Arena at the Iowa Events Center
    “Come Sail Away” to a night of ‘70s and ‘80s rock at Wells Fargo Arena! You’ll groove to favorite REO Speedwagon tunes including “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep On Loving You,” as well as memorable STYX tracks such as “Mr. Roboto,” “Hotel California” and “Rockin’ the Paradise.” As a bonus, special guest Loverboy will make an appearance as well!
  4. Welcome to Our Home Wine Flight
    Wednesday, Sept. 7  |  Surety Hotel Courtyard
    This event produced by WineFest Des Moines and presented by Bank of America will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a family-style meal inspired by Middle East traditions from Surety Hotel’s Executive Chef, Rateb Aburas. You’ll enjoy wine pairings specially selected for the delicious meal and hear stories behind the highlighted menu and vino.
  5. The Indianapolis Quartet, Honoring Holocaust Survivor David Wolnerman
    Wednesday, Sept. 7  |  Hoyt Sherman Place
    Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, celebrate the “timeless music that lives on despite the attempted erasure of Jewish art and culture” and “honor the triumph and spirit exhibited by David Wolnerman, Iowa’s only living Holocaust survivor.”

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 in Downtown DSM.

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