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Des Moines Festivals 2017 - 2018 Calendar

About Des Moines, IA

With over half a million people milling about in the Des Moines metropolitan area, Iowa’s capital city can have the feeling of a big city. But it’s also a cozy place—the small town feeling hasn’t been lost one bit. And there’s plenty of fun stuff to do in Des Moines. Tramp through a variety of trails, kick back at a brewery or experiment with matter at the Science Center of Iowa. There is also a solid mix of festivals in Des Moines, from music and art festivals to car shows and food festivals. Prominent Des Moines festivals include the Iowa State Fair and the 80/35 Music Festival. The latter is known to attract tens of thousands of attendees and has featured prominent acts, such as the Wu Tang Clan and Modest Mouse.

Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA
Tater Tots & Beer Festival Des Moines, IA
Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow Des Moines, IA
Taste of the Junction Street Festival West Des Moines, IA
Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow Des Moines, IA
World Food & Music Festival Des Moines, IA
Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow Des Moines, IA
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PurpleStride West Des Moines, IA
NAMIWalks West Des Moines, IA
Rancho Santa Ana Acorn Festival Johnston, IA
Earl May Pumpkin Festival Des Moines, IA
Earl May Pumpkin Festival Ames, IA
Beast Village Comedy Festival Des Moines, IA
Madison County Covered Bridge Festival Winterset, IA
515 Alive Freak Out Halloween Party Clive, IA

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Des Moines Winter Wonderland Festival Des Moines, IA
Black Maria Film Festival Des Moines, IA
Life Time Commitment Day Festival & Fun Run Urbandale, IA
I'll Make Me a World in Iowa African American Festival Des Moines, IA
Winter Jam Des Moines, IA
Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Des Moines, IA
America on Tap Des Moines, IA
Iowa Children's Water Festival Ankeny, IA
Bubble RUN Des Moines, IA
Iowa Chocolate Festival Des Moines, IA
Autism Speaks Walk Des Moines, IA
Goodguys Heartland Nationals Des Moines, IA
80/35 Music Festival Des Moines, IA
The Color Run Des Moines, IA
Conquer the Gauntlet Winterset, IA
Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa Des Moines, IA
Hinterland Music Festival Saint Charles, IA
Waukee Music Festival Waukee, IA
Conquer the Gauntlet Des Moines, IA
WHERE THE WILD BEERS ARE Des Moines, IA
Vortex Arts and Music Festival Saint Charles, IA
Foam Glow 5K Des Moines, IA
Color Vibe Des Moines, IA

Upcoming Des Moines Festivals

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