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Directions & Parking Information

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

Western Gateway Park
1200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Parking at The Festival is easy with these options:

  • Parking ramps located at Ninth Street and Locust Street, Eighth Street and Mulberry Street and the Nationwide building at 12th Street and Walnut Street.
  • Parking is free at all city meters after 6 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Handicap parking is located at 12th Street and Walnut Street.
  • A free bike valet will be staffed by Friends of Central Iowa Trails located on Grand Avenue near 14th Street.

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. A daily Fun Pass is just $6! 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 Avenue and Walnut Street Downtown Monday through Saturday. View DART’s route schedules, fares and days.