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About the Festival

World Food & Music Festival is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The event offers international cuisine, live music and performing arts, cooking demonstrations, wine and craft beers and much more. With the help of its generous sponsors, The Festival is now entering its 15th year in 2019. Savor it with friends, family and the people of Greater Des Moines (DSM).

All vendors take cash and some accept credit cards. For your convenience, ATMs are on-site at The Festival.

Experiencing The Festival

Get Involved

Interested in participating? Sign up to volunteer, be a vendor or apply to be a part of the music & entertainment lineup! Visit the Get Involved page for more information.


The World Food & Music Festival's success is due in part to the generosity of its sponsors. For more information, visit the Sponsor page or contact Colleen Murphy, Downtown Events Director.