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Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2023 World Food & Music Festival Dates, Opens Vendor Applications

February 22, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 22, 2023) – Save the date for the 2023 World Food & Music Festival which will make its return on Friday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 27 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 2023 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 for merchants, nonprofits, entertainers and food vendors close on Friday, March 31.  

Those interested in becoming a featured chef at The Festival can sign up for the Chef Demo to receive more information about getting involved. 

“We look forward to welcoming back a group of diverse and uniquely talented local vendors. The Festival gives us the opportunity to introduce our attendees to a whole new world of food available right here in DSM,” said Amelia Klatt, Events Director for The Partnership. “It will also be exciting to welcome residents from across the community to Downtown Des Moines for a vibrant and 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 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.