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Events for "Des Moines, IA"


  • Des Moines Arts Festival (Jun 25 – 27)

    Des Moines, IA

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


  • Iowa State Fair (Aug. 12 – 22)

    Des Moines, IA

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


  • Oktoberfest (Sep. 24 – 25)

    Des Moines, IA

    Take polka-dancing lessons, enter the Bier Maiden or stein-holding contests and win costume prizes at this outdoor fest under tents downtown.


  • CelebrAsian Asian Heritage Festival (Oct. 1 – 2)

    Des Moines, IA

    This festival at Western Gateway Park features such activities as martial arts, lion dancers, chopstick races, a fashion show and, of course, food.