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Take a Look at These Five Downtown Events, Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

Five Downtown DSM Events

As autumn comes to a close, don’t miss your chance to explore more, experience more and enjoy more of what Downtown Des Moines (DSM) has to offer this season! Here’s a look at a few epic, can’t-miss, must-do events coming this week — Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 — to Downtown DSM:

Vocalist Lauren Vilmain

Friday, Oct. 28 | Noce
Enjoy the jazz and blues vocals of a Des Moines native during Lauren Vilmain’s show at Noce where she’ll perform alongside her own quintet.

48-Hour Film Project: Best of Horror Screening

Friday, Oct. 28 | State Historical Museum of Iowa
Filmmakers from around Greater Des Moines (DSM) were given 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and submit a short film within the horror genre earlier this month. Around 20 teams competed and were judged by a panel of local industry professionals, and this is the final showcase of the best of the best films created from the project. You’ll be wowed by what these highly talented and creative filmmakers were able to accomplish in just 48 hours — right here in DSM.

The Ray Way Celebration

Friday, Oct. 28 | Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens
This event series celebrates Asian heritage and culture, recognizing the efforts of former Governor Robert D. Ray in welcoming Asian refugees to the state of Iowa. The culmination of the series is the Ray Way Celebration: a free event including food, festivities and a short program honoring friends and neighbors.

Makers, Bakers & Boos Holiday Market

Saturday, Oct. 29 | Peace Tree – Des Moines Branch
This spooktacular popup market will showcase local bakers and makers while attendees sip on a local craft beer from Peace Tree. Vendors will include Mimi’s Macs, Sift + Sprinkle, Domestic Bones, Blue Gate Farm, Catknot and Prairie Rose Desserts — to name just a few!

Downtown Farmers’ Market

Saturday, Oct. 29 | Historic Court District
As October comes to an end, the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines wraps up its final week of the regular Market season. Buy breakfast and a warm beverage, and enjoy live entertainment while you shop locally grown, fresh-off-the-farm products and seasonal treats, too! Hours are 8 a.m. to Noon.

Looking for more spooky events and attractions in Downtown DSM? Here’s a roundup of additional Halloween things to do and other Fright-Night happenings taking place here in the heart of the metro.

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

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