Memorial day kicks off the summer season and our area offers many festivals and events all summer long to enjoy. From music to art and everything in between, Des Moines offers something to do for everyone! Summer always goes quick so take time to enjoy the below offerings throughout the area.


Greek Festival 2008

June 7 - 8

Eat and Be Greek! The Greek Food Fair of Des Moines promises to be another fun filled Greek weekend. The festival will be located on the grounds of St. George Greek Orthodox Church,1110 35th St. Des Moines, IA, 50311

Des Moines Arts Festival 

June 27 - 29

Come enjoy the sites in downtown Des Moines' Western Gateway Park. The De Moines Arts Festival features 175 professional juried artists, over 25 family and adult art activities  Performing Arts Stage,   24 eclectic food booths,2 stages hosting live music, 26 Non-profit organizations showcasing art activities,fireworks and much more. Admission is free.        

 Iowa State Fair 

August 7-17

In additon to the traditional rides and great food, the music line-up includes classic rock band Def Leppard with special guest Everclear, “High School Musical” sensations Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu, country superstar Josh Turner, and glam metal band Cinderella.