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DSM BOOK FESTIVAL Directions & Parking

The 2022 Festival location will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for more details!

2021 Festival Location

All activities are available online. A selection of in-person activities will be available in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) at Capital Square, 400 Locust Street, Des Moines. 

The Festival’s in-person activities require participants to wear masks, practice social distancing and each session has participant capacity limits. Participants must register in advance.

Online participants will need a computer, laptop or tablet with a fast reliable internet connection. Participants seeking specific feedback from the instructors may also need a camera and microphone. For a full experience, online participants may purchase a sampling kit from a partnering business identified in the session description.

2021 Festival Parking

Visitors have numerous options available adjacent to The Festival. Several free and paid parking meters, lots and garages are available on streets surrounding The Festival site. View a list of Downtown Des Moines (DSM) parking options

Des Moines BCycle

Rent a bicycle to ride around Downtown DSM! Des Moines BCycle members can pick up a bike at any B-station and return it to any of the conveniently located stations around Downtown DSM. Not a member? No problem. A daily Fun Pass is only $6. For more information, visit Des Moines BCycle.

Free Downtown D-Line Shuttle

Riding the bus around Greater Des Moines (DSM) is simple with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART). DART offers a free Downtown D-Line shuttle with buses stopping every 10 minutes at bus stops on Grand Avenue, Locust Street and Walnut Street located within Downtown DSM Monday through Saturday. View DART's route schedules, fares and days.