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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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Substrate Games Receives $1.49M Grant to Develop Next Generation of Science Education Tools

October 16, 2019

Will Schneller discusses winning a $1.49M grant and the benefits of working at Mainframe Studios.

Downtown Farmers' Market Fall Fun this October

October 2, 2019

Fall ushers in new produce and d├ęcor at the 2019 Downtown Farmers' Market.

The 2019 Brides Under the Canopy Event Promises Wedding Fun for Future Brides

October 2, 2019

Brides Under the Canopy offers local vendors, food tastings and more to brides in Greater Des Moines (DSM).

A Lesson in Mindfulness from 2019 DSM Book Festival Author Garth Stein

September 25, 2019

The DSM Book Festival in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) offers insight from bestselling headlining authors.

Fabulous Food Finds at the World Food & Music Festival

September 17, 2019

Food vendors featuring cuisine from Venezuela, the Philippines and more will be at the World Food & Music Festival.

Ambassadors to Share Global Art & Customs at the 2019 World Food & Music Festival Cultural Discovery Experience

September 13, 2019

Ambassadors lead interactive workshops at the 2019 World Food & Music Festival Cultural Discovery Experience.

Downtown Farmers' Market: New Arts & Craft Vendors in 2019

September 6, 2019

Find The Carpenter & Honeybee and Colby Creates at the Downtown Farmers Market in Downtown DSM.

Downtown Des Moines Itinerary: A Day on the D-Line

August 13, 2019

The D-Line Downtown Shuttle runs a loop every 10 minutes from the Historic East Village to Western Gateway Park.

Downtown Farmers Market: Produce Vendors

June 27, 2019

Bridgewater Farms and Clarky Park Acres join the 2019 produce lineup at the Downtown Farmers Market in DSM.

Area515 Approaches 8 Years in DSM USA

May 23, 2019

Area515 Maker Space continues to expand in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) and attract new members.