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Join The Celebration

Discover unique recipes, activities and customs from around the globe through new socially distanced programs!

The World Food & Music Festival will return to its location in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)'s Western Gateway Park for its 17th year on Sept. 17 – 19, 2021.

Dates & Hours

Admission to the World Food & Music Festival is FREE, thanks to our sponsors!

  • Friday, Sept. 17  |  11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 18  |  11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 19  |  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Find directions and parking and learn more about the Festival's policies:

Festival Merchandise

Share the World Food & Music Festival spirit around town by wearing Festival gear! From T-shirts to bags and stickers, there's something for everyone on the Festival online merchandise shop.

Past World Food & Music Festival Highlights