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DSM BOOK FESTIVAL Directions & Parking

Located in Capital Square, the DSM Book Festival is accessible by foot, car, bus or bicycle.


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.