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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. 14 & 15, 2018  |  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018  |  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Western Gateway Park  |  Directions & Parking  | Festival Map & Guide

Free parking is available at the Nationwide Parking Garage at Walnut and 12th during The Festival.

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.

In addition to great World Food & Music Festival gear, the following merchants and non-profits will be on hand to showcase their goods and services:


  • Copper Arts
  • Echoes of the East
  • Ethnic Fusion
  • Great River Maple
  • House of Henna
  • Inti Fair Trade
  • Iowahenna
  • Josina Supplies
  • LeafFilter
  • Nectar of the Vine
  • Terranova Fine Arts


Nonprofit Organizations

  •  AARP
  • Biolife Plasma Services
  • Brazilian Cultural Center
  • Des Moines Area Religious Council
  • Des Moines European Heritage
  • Gateway Dance Theatre
  • Pulse 1017FM
  • Salsa Des Moines