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Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2024 Dates For Out To Lunch Series

April 17, 2024

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 17, 2024) – Starting Wednesday, May 15, visitors, residents and employees will have the opportunity to step out of the office and into the streets of Downtown Des Moines (DSM) for the Out to Lunch series. Attendees can soak up some sun and enjoy lunch from local food trucks and music by local artists.  

Out to Lunch is a series of mid-day summer events that pop up in various Downtown DSM locations. The series was designed to create a unique and fun opportunity for Downtown DSM employees and residents to socialize with others in vibrant, outdoor Downtown DSM settings with food and live music. Out to Lunch is scheduled for six Wednesdays from mid-May – late June.  

“The Partnership is thrilled to continue to bring opportunities for visitors, residents and employees to connect while enjoying live music and lunch from local food trucks throughout the summer,” Molly Atkins, Events Specialist at The Partnership. “We are looking forward to attracting people to Downtown DSM and encourage everyone to partake in not just the event but also in exploring what Downtown has to offer.” 

The event series will start off at the Principal Financial Group® campus on High Street from Seventh to Ninth Street and will feature multiple local food vendors along with live music from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. All Out to Lunch events are free to attend and open to the public. 

The 2024 Out to Lunch location schedule is as follows: 

  • May 15: Principal®, High Street from Seventh – Ninth 
  • May 22: City of Des Moines, 401 Robert D. Ray Road 
  • May 29: Nationwide, 12th Street from Grand – Locust 
  • June 5: University Of Iowa | Tippie College of Business, 12th Street from Grand – Locust 
  • June 12: Cowles Commons 
  • June 26: Federal Home Loan Bank Parking Lot 

“We are excited to once again be sponsors for the Out to Lunch series. We look forward to welcoming people to our campus in Downtown DSM for the kickoff event on May 15.” said Jo Christine Miles, Director, Principal Foundation and Community Relations. “We encourage folks in Downtown DSM to attend the entire Out to Lunch season to support Downtown DSM, enjoy locally owned food trucks and entertainment.”  

For more information on food vendors and entertainers, visit downtownDSMUSA.com/outtolunch

Out to Lunch is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and sponsored by: series sponsors Principal and Bravo Greater Des Moines plus host site sponsors City of Des Moines, Federal Home Loan Bank, the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business and Nationwide.  

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership 

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com

About Downtown, DSM, Inc. 

Downtown DSM, Inc. is part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and is dedicated to ensuring the continued growth of Downtown Des Moines (DSM). A strong region needs a strong Downtown. Downtown DSM, Inc. leads efforts to drive development, placemaking and events in Downtown DSM. It promotes a strong Downtown through integration of retail, restaurants, businesses, housing, events and placemaking.