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Directions & Parking Information

Located in the beautiful Western Gateway Park, the World Food & Music Festival presented by Veridian Credit Union is accessible by car, bus or bicycle.

For navigating purposes, use this address:

Western Gateway Park
1200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 

Festival Visitor Parking

FREE parking is provided to Festival attendees in the Nationwide Parking Garage at Walnut and 12th during The Festival.

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. View a list of Downtown Des Moines (DSM) parking options.

Bike Valet

Free bike valet is hosted by the Friends of Central Iowa Trails. It is available during The Festival on Grand Avenue between 13th St. and 14th St.

Des Moines BCycle

B-Cycle to the World Food and Music Festival

Want a bicycle to ride around Downtown Des Moines (DSM)? Choose BCycle. Des Moines BCycle members can pick up a bike at any B-station and return it to the same or a different station whey they’re finished. An all-day pass is just $15! For more information, visit Des Moines BCycle


Directions and Parking DART Bus D-Line
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 Downtown Monday through Saturday. View DART’s route schedules, fares and days.