Join The Celebration
The 2022 World Food & Music Festival is scheduled for Sept. 16 – 18, 2022. Please stay tuned for more Festival details.
The 2021 World Food & Music Festival returned to its location in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)'s Western Gateway Park for its 17th year. Check out last year's entertainment offerings.
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The World Food & Music Festival is located in Western Gateway Park in Downtown DSM. The outdoor, open-air park offers spacious lawns to relax and enjoy the Festival. Guests are welcome to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs.
A variety of seating (tables with chairs and picnic tables) are available throughout the site thanks to the Polk County Board of Supervisors.
Admission to the World Food & Music Festival is FREE, thanks to our sponsors!
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