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:
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