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Events for "Des Moines, IA"

March

May

  • CelebrAsian Asian Heritage Festival (May 22 – 23)

    Des Moines, IA

    This festival at Western Gateway Park features martial arts, lion dancers, chopstick races and a fashion show.


June

  • Des Moines Arts Festival (Jun 26 – 28)

    Des Moines, IA

    This big, juried arts fair at Western Gateway Park downtown includes street theater, live music and a film festival.


August

  • Iowa State Fair (Aug. 13 – 23)

    Des Moines, IA

    See a diaper derby, outhouse races and mullet contest, and don't miss the butter sculptures.


October

  • Latino Heritage Virtual Festival (Oct. 4)

    Des Moines, IA

    This festival at Western Gateway Park features Latino music, dancing, arts, cultural booths, children's activities and a corn-eating contest.