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World Food & Music Festival Returns to Downtown DSM Sept. 14 - 16


July 26, 2018

DOWNTOWN DES MOINES, IOWA — The 14th Annual World Food & Music Festival will be held at Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) on Friday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. More than 50 food vendors representing more than 25 countries and culinary regions will be featured at Greater Des Moines’ (DSM’s) premier food and music festival.

The Festival will be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

The award-winning Festival celebrates cuisine and entertainment from around the world including Bosnia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Italy, India, Jamaica, Kenya, the Mediterranean, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nepal, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and more. New vendors in 2018 include Amos Dean Catering, Curry Hut, Greek Flame Foods, Hotsy Totsy, Keeping Up with the Jones’s, La Calle, Roadside Tacos, Rootz Afro Caribbean Cuisine and World Caravan. 

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 Prairie Meadows, Nationwide, Principal, Doll Distributing, Wells Fargo, The Des Moines Register, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Community Choice Credit Union, Iowa Arts Council — a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Meredith Corporation, MidAmerican Energy Company, More 104.1, Voya Financial, Bankers Trust, Bath Planet, The Lasik Vision Institute, Raising Cane's, Renewal by Andersen, WHO-TV 13 and Vero.

For more information on the World Food & Music Festival, visit worldfoodandmusicfestival.org.

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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 340 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.