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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.

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. 18 & 19, 2020  |  11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020  |  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Western Gateway Park  |  Directions & Parking  |  Festival Map

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 Vendors

Taste your way around the world through Downtown DSM! From Greece to Thailand, the food vendors have menus you won't want to miss. Learn more about our vendors on the Festival Food page.

Festival Merchandise

Stop by the official Festival Merchandise tent for your very own t-shirt, koozie, apron or sticker.