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World Food & Music Festival to Return Sept. 16-18, Opens Vendor, Merchant, Nonprofit and Entertainer Applications

April 19, 2022

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 19, 2022) – Save the date for the 2022 World Food & Music Festival which will make its return on Friday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 18 at Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). The Festival features food vendors representing countries and culinary regions from around the world as well as a wide range of headlining bands, activities, cooking demonstrations, merchants, nonprofits and more.

Applications to participate in the 2022 Festival are now open. Food vendors, merchants, nonprofits and entertainers that are interested in applying can find more information on The Festival’s website. Applications will close on Sunday, May 15. Those interested in becoming a featured chef at The Festival can sign up for the Chef Demo Mailing List to receive more information about getting involved.

“We look forward to welcoming in a group of diverse, talented local vendors to our Festival atmosphere and introducing our attendees to a whole new world of food available right in their backyard,” said Amelia Klatt, Special Events and Project Manager for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “It will also be exciting to welcome residents from across the community to Downtown Des Moines for a vibrant, immersive Festival filled with music, local art and shopping opportunities.”

Learn more as more details are announced in coming months at worldfoodandmusicfestival.com.

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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 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.