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Experience the World Food & Music Festival in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)! With the flavors, sights and sounds of cultures from around the world, The Festival is a chance to experience food, music, dancing and customs from all corners of the globe.

Join The Festival in Downtown DSM at Western Gateway Park. Admission is FREE! Thank you to the World Food & Music Festival sponsors! For more information about policies, directions and parking, visit the About The Festival page.


  • Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 & 21, 2019  |  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019  |  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Western Gateway Park  |  Directions & Parking

Free parking is available at the Nationwide Parking Garage at Walnut and 12th during The Festival. Free bike valet is also available during The Festival on Grand Avenue between 13th St. and 14th St.

Food & Drink

The 2019 food vendors and drink lists will be announced this summer — stay tuned!

Festival Merchandise

Stop by the official Festival Merchandise tent for your very own t-shirt, koozie, apron or sticker. You can even screen print your own commemorative t-shirt. Just pick your design, pick your t-shirt and print! It’s easy, quick and fun.