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Downtown DSM Blog

There’s always something new happening in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Read up on the latest vibrant city news and/or take a look at expert opinions on where Downtown DSM is going from here. From op-eds to advice and business articles, guest bloggers post their content below on the blog. For more regional info, check out additional content from the DSM USA blog.

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Interested in contributing a blog post? Email Missy Farni, PR & Marketing Manager at mfarni@DSMpartnership.com

Welcoming Wild Visitors
Shop, Hunt, Cheer: 5 Can’t-Miss Events in Downtown DSM This Week
Drake Relays Competition Leads to A Life in DSM
Made in Iowa: The Iowa Center Celebrates the Impact on Small Business
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 16 – 21, 2024
Explore More This Week: 5 Can’t Miss Things in Downtown DSM
Get Ready to Hear the Tunes at These Summer Concert Series in DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 9 – 14, 2024
Rooftop Art: Renowned Artist Jordan Weber’s New Installation at Mainframe Studios
Preventing Burnout While Working on the Road in Downtown DSM
This Week in Downtown DSM: Tons of Arts & Culture Activities
William G. Stowe Foundation Working to Install Jordan Weber’s Water Curia in Des Moines Water Works Park
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 2 – 7, 2024
5 Free Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines — April Edition
You Won’t Want to Miss These Immersive Experience in Downtown DSM This Week
Iowa AFP First-Ever Conference for Financial + Sales Professionals to Take Place Next Month
Vegan + Vegetarian Restaurants Across Greater Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 26 – 31, 2024
Don’t Miss a Moment Like This! 5 Can’t-Miss Events This Week in Downtown DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 19 – 24, 2024
This Week in Downtown DSM: Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day & More
International Women’s Day & More: 5 Can’t Miss Things in Downtown DSM This Week
Make the Most of Spring Break at the Des Moines Public Library
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 5 – 10, 2024
5 Free Things to Do in Downtown DSM in March
Top 5 Things Not to Miss in Downtown DSM This Week (March 1 Edition)
The Role of Downtown DSM in the Region's Entrepreneur Ecosystem
Live Music This Week in DSM: Feb. 27 – March 3, 2024
5 Can’t-Miss Things in Downtown DSM This Week: Leap Day, Mardi Gras & More
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Principal®
Live Music This Week in DSM: Feb. 20 – 25, 2024
Find Your Next Hobby at One of These Can’t-Miss Events in Downtown DSM This Week
12 Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in Downtown Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: Feb. 13 – 18, 2024
Shop Local for Valentine’s, Embrace the Blues + More in Downtown DSM This Week
Super Bowl LVIII: Where to Grab Party Supplies + Watch the Game in DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: Feb. 6 – 11, 2024
Lunar New Year Events Around DSM This Month
5 Surprising, Fun, Unique Things to Do This Week in Downtown DSM
10 Valentine’s Day Events in Downtown DSM for Singles, Couples + Friends
Celebrate Black History Month with Local DSM Events
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 30 – Feb. 4, 2024
5 Free Things to Do in Downtown DSM in February
Hall of Laureates Celebrates George Washington Carver Day
Indulge in These 5 Downtown DSM Events This Week
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 23 – 28, 2024
5 Downtown DSM Events Worth Bundling Up for This Week
Utilizing the ParkDSM App in Downtown DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 16 – 21, 2024
This Week in Downtown DSM: 5 Events You Should Know About
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 9 – 14, 2024
A New Year Brings 5 Can’t-Miss Events to Downtown DSM This Week
Comedy at Hoyt Sherman Place: The Perfect Night Out!
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 2 – 7, 2024
Countdown to Five Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Downtown DSM This Week
Free Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines: January Edition
5 Things to Do This Week in Downtown Des Moines’ Winter Wonderland
Live Music This Week in DSM: Dec. 19 – 24, 2023
Downtown DSM is Bursting with Holiday Cheer! 5 Can’t-Miss Things
Get to Know 2023 Hide and Seek Artist Emily Hodges
Live Music This Week in DSM: Dec. 12 – 17, 2023
New Year’s Eve Nightlife + Events in Downtown DSM
A Decade of Celebrating: Join Us at the 10th Anniversary Holiday Open House!
Holiday Promenade Deals: Friday, Dec. 15, 2023
Queue the Festivities! 5 Can’t-Miss Events Coming Up This Week in Downtown DSM
Get to Know 2023 Hide and Seek Artist Kolby Friedrichsen
Holiday Deals for DSM Foodies
Live Music This Week in DSM: Dec. 5 – 10, 2023
Holiday Promenade Deals: Friday, Dec. 8, 2023
Hustle & Bustle to Downtown DSM for These 5 Free Upcoming Events
Sneak Peek! 5 Can’t-Miss Events Coming Up This Week in Downtown DSM
#DSMlocal Buying Guide
Attend a December Event This Holiday Season in Downtown DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2023
Holiday Promenade Deals: Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
Where to Buy Local in Downtown DSM
Feast on These Five Can't Miss Events Coming Up in Downtown DSM
The Best Gifts from Downtown DSM Shops in 2023
Holiday Promenade Deals: Friday, Nov. 24, 2023
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 21 – 26, 2023
We’re Thankful for These 6 Can’t-Miss Events Coming Up This Week in Downtown DSM
Holiday Promenade Deals: Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
Forge New Connections + Create Your Home in Downtown DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 14 – 19, 2023
Shop These 2023 Winter Farmers’ Market Vendors
Where to Buy Local in the Historic East Village in Downtown DSM
5 Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Downtown DSM This Week + Veteran’s Day
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 7 – 12, 2023
Why It’s Important to Commit to Supporting Local Businesses in Downtown DSM
Downtown DSM is Bursting with Things to Do! Here’s 5 Things Happening This Week
Come for This, Stay for That: Downtown Des Moines Edition
Free Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines: November Edition
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 31 – Nov. 5, 2023
5 Can’t-Miss Downtown Events This Week: Fall Fun & Spooky Activities
Life in the Heart of Iowa — Why I Love Living + Working in Downtown Des Moines
The Science of Loving Des Moines
Making Downtown DSM Home After Working Remotely in Asia + Europe
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 24 – 29, 2023
Have the Time of Your Life: 5 Can’t-Miss Events Coming to Downtown DSM
Fall for Autumn Brews with Peace Tree
New Terminal Project is a Game-Changer for the Airport and Region
What I Love About Working at Des Moines Civic Center + Living in Downtown DSM
What’s New at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2023
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 17 – 22, 2023
5 Epic, Can’t-Miss Downtown DSM Events Coming Up This Week
Hello, Des Moines! Can We Make You a Latte?
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 10 – 15, 2023
Why You Should Take an Architectural Walk Through Historic Downtown DSM
5 Lively Events Taking Place in Downtown Des Moines This Week
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 3 – 8, 2023
5 Unique, Can’t-Miss Events Coming to Downtown Des Moines This Week
Free Things To Do in Downtown Des Moines: October Edition
Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 26 – Oct. 1, 2023
Your Guide to the Best Lunch Spots in Downtown Des Moines
Take a Trip Around the World at These 5 Upcoming Events in Downtown DSM
But First, Breakfast: A Guide to Brunch Spots in Downtown Des Moines
Celebrate Des Moines. Iowa with 100 Things to Do Before You Die
Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 19 – 24, 2023
Explore Downtown DSM’s History & More: 5 Can’t-Miss Events This Week
Latino Heritage Festival Showcases Latino Culture as Iowa’s Hispanic Community Grows
Falling Into Place in Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 12 – 17, 2023
Building Downtown Des Moines for Future Families, Residents and Visitors
A Downtown Des Moines Resident on What It’s Like Living in Downtown Des Moines
Football, An Asian Celebration and More: 5 Things You Can’t Miss This Week
Get a Free Pint of Craft Beer with a Des Moines Pub Pass
Downtown Des Moines Shopping Roundup: Your Guide to Fall Buys
Touchdown Tailgate Presented by Willis Nissan Returns to Cowles Commons
Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 5 – 10, 2023
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: Downtown Chamber Future Forward
Free Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines: September Edition
These 5 Upcoming Events in Downtown Des Moines Are Fun-Fun-Fun
Everything You Need to Know About Working as an Iowa Legislative Clerk
Top Places for Fall Photoshoots in Downtown DSM
Surprise - 48 Hours in Des Moines is NOT Enough!
Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3, 2023
3 Sensory-Friendly Downtown Des Moines Attractions
A Lifelong Des Moines Resident on What It's Like Working in Downtown Des Moines
5 Ideas for a Fall Company Outing in Downtown Des Moines
These 5 Upcoming Events in Downtown Des Moines Will Leave You Jammin’
Create Lasting Memories at Des Moines Concours d’Elegance: A Celebration of Automotive Artistry and Philanthropy
Here are the Free Ways to Visit Downtown DSM
What It's Like to Create at Your Own Studio + Collaborate with Other Artists in Downtown Des Moines
30+ Cultural Restaurants in Downtown DSM
How to Navigate the World Food & Music Festival + Support Local This Fall (Ahead of the Holiday Season!)
Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 23 – 27, 2023
Your Guide to Downtown Des Moines Wedding Planning
Top Places for Workday Play in Downtown Des Moines
Upcoming Events for Incoming Students in Downtown DSM
Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Downtown Workforce Day at the Ballpark
Here’s 5 Refreshing Events Coming to Downtown This Week
Take It to The Table: A Look Behind the Curtain at Ricochet
Des Moines Best (or Worst) Kept Dining Secrets
This List of Family-Friendly Downtown Des Moines Ideas is a Must Read
A Weekend in Downtown Des Moines
Where to Find Beer in Downtown Des Moines: A Brewery Guide
Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 15 – 20, 2023
Where to Spend Your Weeknight in Downtown Des Moines
Top 10 Best Places for Office Treats in Downtown Des Moines
Why Now is the Time to Buy a Home in Downtown Des Moines
5 of the Wildest Foods at the World Food & Music Festival in 2023
Beat the Summertime Blues with These 5 Can’t-Miss Downtown Events
Plan Your Vacation as a Staycation in Downtown Des Moines
Trailside Restaurants in Downtown DSM
Where to Find Free Public Art in Downtown DSM: Mural Edition
Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 8 – 13, 2023
Top Places to Get Work Done Outside the Office in Downtown Des Moines
Downtown Des Moines is Vibin’ With These 5 Events This Week
World Food & Music Festival Accommodates Variety of Dietary Needs
Your Guide to the Best Pizza Places in Downtown Des Moines
Best Downtown DSM Patios for Every Occasion
Stop in at These 10 New Restaurants in Downtown DSM
10 Best Places for Downtown Des Moines Views
Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 1 – 6, 2023
Soak Up the Sun: 5 Free Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines in August
8 Secret Speakeasies and Cool Bars in Downtown Des Moines
Surprise! 5 Unexpected Events Coming to Downtown Des Moines This Week
An Oregonian’s Iowa Adventure
Live Music This Week in DSM: July 25 – 30, 2023
5 Summer Events to See in Downtown DSM This Week
The Second Annual Iowa Legislative Slow-Pitch Softball Game
Connecting to the Culture Through YPC
Experience the World Food & Music Festival as a 2023 Volunteer
5 Bike-Friendly Businesses in Downtown Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: July 18 – 23, 2023
Don’t Let These 10 Downtown DSM Events Sail Away
Get to Know Tweet Week Artist Linda Lewis
5 Downtown DSM Attractions to See Along the RAGBRAI Route
How the Creation of Ceramic Birds Helps Create Magic in Downtown DSM
Why You Should Volunteer at the World Food & Music Festival
Live Music This Week in DSM: July 11 – 16, 2023
Music Fests, German Beer, Latin Food & Art: Just Another Week in Downtown DSM
5 Booths to Visit to Celebrate World Chocolate Day
Live Music This Week in DSM: July 5 – 9, 2023
YPC Annual Gala Set for Aug. 5
A FREE Outdoor Performance in the Heart of Downtown DSM
5 Free Things to Do in Downtown Des Moines — July Edition
Find Patriotic Things to Do in Downtown DSM This Week
Why I Use Public Transit in DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: June 27 – July 4, 2023
Find Music, Comedy & International Culture in Downtown DSM This Week
Fan Favorite Des Moines Events
Live Music This Week in DSM: June 20 – 25, 2023
Highlights from This Year’s 80/35 Music Festival
Downtown DSM is Bursting with Diverse Arts & Culture Events This Week
Queer + Black Art Market Celebrates Pride, Juneteenth in Downtown DSM
What to Buy for Dad This Father’s Day at the Downtown Farmers’ Market
Live Music This Week in DSM: June 13 – 18, 2023
These 5 Sweet Summertime Events Are Taking Place in Downtown Des Moines This Week
Live Music This Week in DSM: June 6 – 11, 2023
Juneteenth Events You Should Not Miss
10 Bigtime Events Coming to Downtown DSM This Week
15 Pride Events to Attend This Month in DSM
Downtown Des Moines: 5 Free Things to Do in June
What It’s Like to Volunteer at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in 2023
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 30 – June 4, 2023
3 Things You’ve Got Wrong About the Iowa Craft Brew Festival
5 Big Things Coming to Downtown DSM This Week
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 23 – 28, 2023
5 Cool Events Coming to Downtown DSM: May 19-25
Jumbo Walking Taco Boat or Flyin’ Hawaiian? Big Red Food Truck + Top Bun Ready to Serve at the 2023 Out to Lunch Season
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 16 – 21, 2023
5 Events Happening in Downtown DSM: May 12-18
Celebrating Mother's Day and Mental Health This May
Your Guide for Buying for Mom at The Market
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 9 – 14, 2023
Capital City Pride Speaker Series Welcomes Dutch Human Rights Specialist and Senior Associate to Shift Rutger Goethart to DSM
5 Events Coming to Downtown DSM Over May 5-11
The Nice Tri - An Event for ALL!
Are You a Member of the SNAP/EBT? Double Up on Fresh Food at the Downtown Farmers’ Market
A Tribute to John Pappajohn, DSM Philanthropist + Business Leader
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 2 – 7, 2023
Preparing for the 2023 Downtown Farmers’ Market Season
Hooray for May! 5 Events Coming to Downtown This Week
Forward Momentum in Downtown DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 25 – 30, 2023
Spring Into Action & Don’t Miss These 5 Downtown DSM Events
Things You Need to Know About the 2023 Drake Relays in Downtown DSM
Cajun Fest: The Midwest Mardi Gras in Downtown DSM
Former Drake University Sprinter Reflects on the Drake Relays + Remaining in DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 18 – 23, 2023
Downtown DSM is Serving Up These 5 Can’t-Miss Events This Week
Musical Artist Lani Joins Mainframe Studios + Makes a Name for Herself in DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 12 – 16, 2023
10 Can’t Miss Events in Downtown DSM This Week
DSM Attorneys: Earn CLE Credit Hours When You Attend the 2023 Global Insurance Symposium
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 4 – 9, 2023
It’s Time for an Encore in DSM
Lion King, Baseball and Comedy, Oh My! 5 Can’t Miss Things This Week
How One Downtown DSM Company Activated the Skywalk and Created Their Own Scavenger Hunt
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 28 – April 2, 2023
Downtown DSM Will Be Hopping with These 5 Can’t-Miss Events
How Businesses in Des Moines Are Transforming Physically + Digitally
7 Reasons to Be Part of Poetry Palooza! April 6 – 8, 2023
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 21 – 26, 2023
Selfies in the Skywalk? Create the Perfect One at These Spots in Downtown DSM!
St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness® & More in Downtown Des Moines This Week
Get Your Geek on at the 2nd Annual Des Moines Con
Best Places to Read in Downtown DSM
Des Moines Forestry Division Launches ‘Treesure’ Hunt in Downtown Skywalk
Beaverdale Books 24 Most Anticipated Reads of 2023
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 14 – 19, 2023
8 Places to Satisfy your Pie Craving in Downtown DSM
Downtown Des Moines is Heating Up with These 5 Events This Week
Make Time to Visit Local Author Abena Sankofa Imhotep at the 2023 DSM Book Festival
4 Mega Kid-Friendly Spring Break Ideas in Downtown Des Moines
A Look Behind the Scenes of Working for Operation Downtown + How You Can Support the Organization’s Efforts
Local Author Brings His Stories of Dragons and Knights to the DSM Book Festival
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 7 – 12, 2023
5 Events Happening This Week: Downtown Des Moines Style
A Tropical Getaway in Downtown DSM? Believe It.
Live Music This Week in DSM: Feb. 28 – March 5, 2023
What a Superhero Loves About DSM
5 Events You Won’t Want to Miss in Downtown Des Moines This Week
An Artist’s Experience at the Downtown Farmers’ Market
Live Music This Week in DSM: Feb. 21 – 26, 2023
5 Downtown Events Not to Miss This Week, From Entertaining to Inspiring
Joy of Curls Owner Meets New Clientele Through Downtown Farmers’ Market Incubator Program
DSM Loves You Pop-Up to Feature Flowers + Affirmations
Live Music This Week in DSM: Feb. 14 – 19, 2023
5 Can’t Miss Events This Week: Love, Blues and Dinosaurs
These Downtown Des Moines Sports Bars Are Ready for Some Football
10 Downtown DSM Places with Romantic Vibes for Your Valentine’s Date
10 Socks for 10 Readers
Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas in Downtown Des Moines
Share the Love by Shopping Local for Valentine’s Day in Downtown Des Moines
Iowa Wolves to Host First-Ever Community Day Game on Monday, Feb. 13 at Noon
Live Music This Week in DSM: Feb. 7 – 12, 2023
Take Your Pick from These 5 Can’t-Miss Events Coming Soon to Downtown DSM
Basketball-Themed Groundhog Day Festivities + Breakfast to Mark 19th Celebration at High Life Lounge
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 31 – Feb. 5, 2023
Downtown DSM is Abuzz with These 5 Upcoming Events
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 24 – 29, 2023
Find Incredible Food + Music at These 5 Events in Downtown DSM This Week
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 17 – 22, 2023
Check Out These Action-Packed Events This Week in Downtown Des Moines
A YPC Kick-Off Party for the Books
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 10 – 15, 2023
Five Things Happening in Downtown Des Moines Through Jan. 12
Live Music This Week in DSM: Jan. 3 – 8, 2023
Five Things You Just Can’t Miss Coming to Downtown Des Moines, Now – Jan. 5
Five Downtown DSM Can’t-Miss Events During the Final Days of December
Top 10 Indoor Winter Activities in Downtown Des Moines
Ideas for Kids and Families Over Winter Break in Downtown Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: Dec. 20 – 23, 2022
Shop Local in Downtown Des Moines for Cold Weather Clothing
Don’t Miss These Five Downtown DSM Events This Week, Dec. 16-22
Host Your Holiday Party at One of These 8 Places in Downtown DSM
15 Restaurants to Visit in Downtown DSM in December
Holiday Promenade Special Deals: Friday, Dec. 16
How to Support Hide and Seek Ornament Artists All Year Long
Sip on These Seasonal Beverages in Downtown DSM This December
Live Music This Week in DSM: Dec. 13 – 18, 2022
Where to Ring in the New Year in Downtown Des Moines
Don’t Miss These Five Downtown DSM Events Happening Dec. 9-15
A One-Stop Shop Guide to Local Retailers + Holiday Gifting in Downtown DSM
Holiday Promenade Special Deals: Friday, Dec. 9
Local Artists Share Handmade Ornaments During Hide and Seek in Downtown DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: Dec. 6 – 11, 2022
Don’t Miss These Five Downtown DSM Events Happening Dec. 2 – 8
Holiday Promenade Special Deals: Friday, Dec. 2
This December, Discover 25 Holiday Events + Festivities in Downtown DSM
Get to Know 2022 Hide and Seek Artist Jess Quinn
Come for This, Stay for That: Downtown Des Moines Winter Edition
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, 2022
Indoor Events in Downtown Des Moines are Heating Up as the Weather Cools Down
12 Historic East Village Drinks to Try During the Holiday Promenade
Holiday Promenade Special Deals: Friday, Nov. 25
Kick Off the Holiday Season This Week with These Five Downtown DSM Events
Your Downtown DSM Guide to Shopping + Things to Do Over Thanksgiving Weekend
3 Ways to Spend Your Thanksgiving: Downtown DSM Edition
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 22 – 27, 2022
Source Your Thanksgiving Needs Locally from These Downtown DSM Places
Try These 15 Fall-Inspired Beers & Drinks in Downtown DSM
Anything Is Possible: A Local Art Installation Created by a DSM Transplant
Holiday Promenade Special Deals: Friday, Nov. 18
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 15 – 20, 2022
Experience These Five Downtown DSM Events: Nov. 11 – 17
Ice Sculptor, Balloon Artist Add to Festivities of the Nov. 12 Winter Farmers’ Market
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 8 – 13, 2022
Fall in Love with Fall at These 6 Downtown DSM Bridges
Five Downtown DSM Events: Nov. 4 – 10
Join Holiday Shoppers at this Downtown DSM Shopping Event
3 Things to Know About Christkindlmarket Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 1 – 6, 2022
The Des Moines Public Library is Bringing Back Reading Books for Pizza
Celebrate the Halloween Season at the Downtown Farmers’ Market
Take a Look at These Five Downtown Events, Oct. 28 – Nov. 3
Celebrate Día de Muertos with the Des Moines Public Library
Scream, Dress Up + Enjoy the Halloween Happenings in Des Moines This Weekend
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 25 – 30, 2022
9 Places to Take an Autumn Stroll in Downtown DSM
Check Out These Five Must-Do Downtown Events, Oct. 21-27
Art Education Creates New Experiences at Hoyt Sherman Place
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 18 – 23, 2022
Things to Do During Spooky Season in Downtown Des Moines
Five Downtown DSM Events You Just Can’t Miss: Oct. 14-20
12 Places to Buy Fall Treats for the Office in Downtown Des Moines
Friday Fun Day in Downtown Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 11 – 16, 2022
13 Fall-Themed Coffee and Tea Drinks in Downtown DSM
How to Participate in the Downtown DSM Silent Disco
Bringing Jazz Back with: For the Love of Peace!
Five Epic Events Coming to Downtown DSM, Oct. 7-13
Explore the Drake Neighborhood through Eat. Drink. Architecture.
Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 4 – 9, 2022
Creating a Competitive Edge in DSM By Focusing on New Business Growth, DEI + Placemaking Projects
Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 27 – Oct. 2, 2022
How F&G Connects with Team Members Downtown
Get a Taste of Latin America at This Year's Latino Heritage Festival
Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 20 - 25, 2022
8 Items to Extend Your Cultural Experience Past the World Food and Music Festival Booths
The Evolution of a Major Downtown Des Moines Event
Coming to Downtown DSM Sept. 16-22: Five Epic Events
DSM USA Continues to Showcase Skateboarding
September Roundup: 10 Food & Drink Events in Downtown DSM
September Roundup: 17 Arts & Culture Events in Downtown DSM
September Roundup: 8 Sports & Outdoor Recreation Events in Downtown DSM
World Batman Day Takes Shape with Special Appearances + Events
A Guide to Western Gateway: World Food & Music Festival Edition
Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 13 - 18, 2022
Coming to Downtown DSM Sept. 9-15: Five Must-Experience Events
Crews Install New Dotdash Meredith Fall Mural on Downtown DSM Building
Gather Fresh-Cut Flowers + Create Your Own Bouquet at PepperHarrow
Dream Meals at the 2022 World Food & Music Festival
Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 6 - 11, 2022
FOMO is strong this week! Here's FIVE events you can't miss in Downtown DSM, Sept. 2-8
YPC Partners with the Iowa Architectural Foundation to Bring Young Professionals 9th Annual Sips, Samples + Sights Tour
Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, 2022
7 Ways to Connect with Friends + Colleagues in Downtown DSM
Five Things Not to Miss This Week in Downtown DSM: Aug. 26 - Sept. 1
See Dance Performances, Experience Live Music + Enjoy Yoga, Food + Art Vendors at the 2022 Iowa Choreography Festival
Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 23 - 28, 2022
Five Things Not to Miss This Week in Downtown DSM: Aug. 12-18
Five Things Not to Miss This Week in Downtown DSM: Aug. 19-25
Five Things Not to Miss This Week in Downtown DSM: Aug. 5-11
Close Out One EPIC Summer in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)
Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 2 - 7, 2022
Five Things Not to Miss This Week in Downtown DSM: July 29 - Aug. 4
Live Music This Week in DSM: July 26 - 31, 2022
6 Limited-Time Summer Menus in Downtown Des Moines
A Day in the Life of DSM Photographer Matthew von Schenkel
Downtown DSM on a Budget: 11 Best Ways to Spend $50 Downtown
Food Festivals and Farmers' Markets in Downtown Des Moines
An Evening with the Indianapolis Quartet to Honor Iowa's Only Living Holocaust Survivor
Live Music This Week in DSM: July 19 - 24, 2022
How to Become a Vendor at the Downtown Farmers' Market
Get to Know Tweet Week Artist Marion Nehmer
Live Music This Week in DSM: July 12 - 17, 2022
Here Are 5 Fun Ways to Beat the Heat in Downtown DSM
Meet Outside the Office at One of These Downtown DSM Locations
Where to Find Free Public Art in Downtown DSM: Sculpture Edition
Live Music This Week in DSM: June 28 - July 3, 2022
Why I'm Looking Forward to Performing in DSM for Jazz in July
Hidden Des Moines + the Art of Romanticizing a City
Make it an Epic Summer and Help Prepare DSM for the Future
Live Music This Week in DSM: June 21 - 26, 2022
Why Out to Lunch is Where to Hear Live Music This Summer
The Des Moines Arts Festival - The Official Start to Summer
How to Watch the World's Best Skateboarders This Summer in Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: June 14 - 19, 2022
Watch the IRONMAN in DSM This Weekend; Pre-Register for 2023
Ways to Celebrate Iowa Juneteenth in 2022
Busing: Easy, Inexpensive + Environmentally Friendly
Your Guide to Buying for Dad at The Market
Bringing World Batman Day to DSM
Pride Fest 2022 to Include Headlining Performances from Matt and Kim + Todrick Hall
Live Music This Week in DSM: June 7 - 12, 2022
Extend National Donut Day to the Downtown Farmers' Market
Kicking Off - or Teeing Off - Summer with the 2022 Principal Charity Classic
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 31 - June 5, 2022
How to Give Back at The Market
How to Navigate the Downtown Farmers' Market in 2022
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 24-29, 2022
14 Downtown Farmers' Market Booths to Visit During Food Allergy Awareness Month
Casey's: Here for Good - and for Red Bull - in Des Moines
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 17-22, 2022
New Nonprofit Booth at The Market: LadyLike
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 10-15, 2022
ParkDSM: New Parking System in Des Moines Iowa
How to Make Your Way to the 2022 Downtown Farmers' Market
Live Music This Week in DSM: May 3-8, 2022
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 26 - May 1, 2022
New Vendors at the Downtown Farmers' Market in 2022
Drake Relays: Back on Track in 2022
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 19-24, 2022
Operation Downtown's Dedication Leads to Recognition for Public Space Recycling Program
Why Visiting the LAPS Art Installation is Worth Your Time
Your Downtown DSM Bucket List for Spring 2022
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 13-17, 2022
Iowa Cubs Tickets on Sale Now; Fan Favorites Scheduled
ABC's of the Farmers' Market
Live Music This Week in DSM: April 5-10, 2022
Celebrating National Library Week: 7 Perks of Having a Library Card
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 30 - April 3, 2022
Flowering Crabapples Delight in DSM
Live Music This Week in DSM: March 22-27, 2022
How Can DSM Kids Try Skateboarding Without a Skateboard?
Love This, Read That: DSM Book Festival Edition
Live Music This Weekend in DSM: March 11-13, 2022
We Believe in the Future of Downtown DSM
Your 2022 DSM Book Festival TBR List
Des Moines: A Young, Aspiring City for Young, Aspiring Professionals
Making Magic in Des Moines
What It's Like to Work for Operation Downtown in DSM
ChildServe's 12th Annual Bubble Ball Event is Out of this World!
Read Books, Win Prizes All Year Long with the DMPL Reading Challenge!
DSM: A Unique City
12 Drinks of Christmas to Try in the Historic East Village
A Piece of Bad Advice
Get to Know Local Vendors at the Winter Farmers' Market
What We Love About Performing in Downtown DSM
Seek Out Ornaments This Month in Downtown DSM
SnowGlobe DSM at Exile Brewery
What You Need to Know About the Winter Market
A Perfect Holiday Stroll Through the Historic East Village
Christkindlmarket Des Moines Returns to Principal Park
Utilize + Support Local Businesses to Keep Downtown DSM Thriving
Affiliate Chamber Spotlight: 2021 Downtown Chamber of Commerce
Terrace Hill Set to Delight Guests for the Holiday Season
Developing Downtown DSM Through Communication
It's Finally Happening - Let's CelebrAsian Together!
Walk More. Connect More. - Why Socially Connected Communities Matter
Top 10 Ways to Spend Fall in Downtown DSM in 2021
Wells Fargo Supports the World Food & Music Festival + Inclusivity in DSM
Here's What's Happening at the 2021 World Food & Music Festival
Introducing the Des Moines Streetstyle Open Presented by Jethro's BBQ
CABCo Turns 25
Follow Five Adventure Stories Through Downtown DSM Neighborhoods
Embrace Hispanic + Latino Iowans at the 2021 Latino Heritage Festival
Taste Hawaiian Grill's Spam Musubi at the 2021 World Food & Music Festival
Support Downtown DSM's Growth Through Events + Shopping Local
Spend Time Getting to Know + Love Downtown DSM
Creating a Rich Downtown DSM Hub by Supporting Our Local Businesses
New at the 2021 World Food & Music Festival: A Daily Dose of Sugar to Showcase 5 Cookie Flavors
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