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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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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.

Escape the Office and Unwind at Out to Lunch in DSM

May 22, 2019

Out to Lunch series offers workers a chance to catch some live music and food vendors in Downtown DSM.

Enjoy the Sunshine, Shop Local at the 2019 Downtown Farmers' Market

April 24, 2019

The 2019 Downtown Farmers' Market opens May 4 in Historic Court District.

NYT Best Selling Authors at DSM Book Festival

March 21, 2019

The first-ever DSM Book Festival welcomes headlining authors Nnedi Okorafor, Garth Stein, Ted Genoways and Susan Orlean.

DSM Book Festival for Book Clubs

March 15, 2019

Jessica O'Riley talks about her love of books and her excitement about the headlining authors of the DSM Book Festival

How Well Do You Know Downtown DSM?

March 6, 2019

Become a Downtown DSM expert by taking this fun question and answer quiz that covers fun, exciting opportunities in the heart of Des Moines.

Three Fresh Restaurants to Experience in Downtown DSM

February 27, 2019

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is already known for incredible restaurants so make sure not to miss these new restaurant hotspots.

Enjoy the Beauty of Downtown DSM at Brenton Skating Plaza

February 20, 2019

Cold temperatures disappear as you enjoy ice skating at Brenton Skating Plaza in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).