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World Food & Music Festival Returns on Sept. 16-18

July 19, 2016

The 12th Annual World Food & Music Festival will be held on the Court Avenue Bridge in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) on Friday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. It is Greater Des Moines’ premier food and music festival that celebrates cuisine and entertainment from around the world.

The World Food & Music Festival will contain food vendors representing more than 20 countries and culinary regions including Italy, the Mediterranean, Thailand, Ecuador, Jamaica, the Netherlands, France, South Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, India, Morocco, Great Britain, Bosnia, El Salvador and more. The event will feature live entertainment on the Farm Bureau Financial Services Stage, including headliners Baby Bee on Friday evening and Koa on Saturday evening. In addition, the event will feature cooking demonstrations in the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion, the Nationwide Cooking Challenge, the Wells Fargo Cultural Discovery Experience, the Chocolate Adventure Tent and a fireworks display on Saturday evening presented by Mid-American Energy Company.

A variety of volunteer shifts are available throughout the weekend in several different areas as part of the Festival Volunteer Program, sponsored by Bankers Trust. To sign up for a volunteer shift, click here

The World Food & Music Festival is sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services, Meredith, Stella Artois, MidAmerican Energy Company, Nationwide, Prairie Meadows, Principal, Wells Fargo, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Bankers Trust, Polk County, More 104.1 and WHO-TV 13.

For more information on the World Food & Music Festival including a list of food vendors and the full entertainment lineup, visit WorldFoodAndMusicFestival.org.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at sahmad@DSMpartnership.com or (515) 286-4919.

About the Downtown Community Alliance

The Downtown Community Alliance (DCA), part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, cultivates a shared vision for Downtown Des Moines (DSM) through leadership, initiative, advocacy, partnerships and shared solutions. As part of its dedication to cultivating a vibrant Downtown DSM core, the DCA produces events that promote Downtown and enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of our community. Visit DowntownDesMoines.com for more information.