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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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A Valentine's Day Love Story in Des Moines

February 13, 2019

Amanda and Matt fall in love and get engaged at Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines Iowa.

DSM Book Festival: For the Kids

February 6, 2019

The DSM Book Festival in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) offers award-winning authors, hands-on activities, poetry slams and singers/songwriters and local vendors.

On the Ice at Brenton Skating Plaza

January 31, 2019

All ages events and programming this February make Brenton Skating Plaza the place to pass the winter days.

The Fifth: Why We're Building Downtown DSM's Newest High-Rise

January 16, 2019

How Downtown Des Moines' (DSM's) newest skyscraper will reflect the region's vibrant arts scene.

10 Reasons to Experience Downtown DSM This Winter

January 9, 2019

If you need a reason, we've got plenty! Come experience Downtown Des Moines (DSM) during January, February, March.

What's Better Than Wine at the Downtown Winter Farmers' Market?

December 13, 2018

Penoach Vineyard and Winery shares why they're proud to be part of the Downtown Winter Farmers' Market.

You Have to Check Out The Red Door Press at the Winter Farmers' Market

November 14, 2018

The Red Door Press houses about 500 type faces in their collection and everything goes through an antique press.

This Must Try Cheese Has a 200 Year History and Can Be Found at the Winter Market

November 14, 2018

Check out Lost Lake Farm at the Downtown Winters Market in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

Des Moines Downtown Chamber Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

November 1, 2018

The Des Moines Downtown Chamber recently won Chamber of the Year.

This Farmers' Market Super Food Will Keep You Warm This Fall

October 19, 2018

Braised Bone Broth offers several health benefits and can be found at the Downtown Farmers' Market.