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Greater Des Moines Partnership

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Race & Ethnicity


700 Locust St., Ste.100Des Moines, IA 50309 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

TheDowntown Events Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization within the Greater Des Moines Partnership is dedicated to producing annual large-scale festivals and events in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), is to effectively contribute to the favorability and vitality of downtown, thereby enhancing the overall quality of life, economic development and cultural diversity in DSM through accessible festivals and special events reflecting the vibrancy and character of the community.


Born in December 2004 under the umbrella of the Greater
Des Moines Partnership, the Downtown Events Group (DEG) produces premier events per year attracting a variety of audiences. Events produced by the DEG are:
- World Food & Music Festival
- DSM Book Festival
- Holiday Promenade in the Historic East Village
- Out to Lunch Series


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