DATES: June 27–29, 2014
TIMES: Friday, June 27 - 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 28 - 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 29 - 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Western Gateway Park, Downtown Des Moines, Iowa
WHAT: Des Moines Arts Festival®
The Des Moines Arts Festival® grounds are handicap accessible. Wheelchairs are available for check out on a first-come, first-served basis at Volunteer Headquarters at 1200 Grand Ave.
Designated handicap parking is located on Walnut St., south of the Festival grounds, outside the 12th and Walnut Entrance. Parking is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are four ATM Locations located throughout the Festival:
All artists accept cash and most accept credit cards.
Food vendors accept cash and some accept credit cards.
The Festival Stores and all Beverage locations accept cash, credit card and Square Wallet.
Stay connected and shop online throughout the entire festival site through the complimentary Festival Wi-Fi and the Des Moines Parks Wi-Fi.
Information Booths are located inside the entrances on 16th & Locust, 12th & Locust, 13th & Locust, and 12th & Grand.
The volunteer headquarters tent will be located west of the Pappajohn Education Center.
Lost and Found
Located in Volunteer Headquarters west of 1200 Grand in the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center. Contact the Information Booths with any inquiries.
Lost Children Inquiries
Go to the Information Booths to report missing children. Information booth staff will contact Des Moines Arts Festival® staff and security to assist in locating lost people.
Portable restroom facilities are located on the Des Moines Arts Festival® site south of Locust Street on 15th Street, and along Grand Avenue at 12th Street.
The Des Moines Arts Festival® has 24-hour security on-site. A security officer can be located at all Festival entrances.
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue - Six blocks East of the Festival site.
Reservations can be made by calling 515.245.5500.
Embassy Suites on the River
101 East Locust Street – 13 blocks East of the Festival site. Shuttle available. Reservations can be made by calling 515.244.1700.
Hotel Fort Des Moines
1000 Walnut Street - Three blocks East of the Festival site.
Reservations can be made by calling 800.798.2151, 515.244.2151 or online at www.hotelfortdesmoines.com.
Please note that this hotel may be closed during the Festival for renovations.
Renaissance Savery Hotel
401 Locust Street – Nine blocks East of the Festival site.
Reservations can be made by calling 800.514.4681. Hotel information is available at www.renaissancesavery.com.
Adventureland Campground (located 15 miles from downtown Des Moines)
305 34th Ave. NW
Altoona, IA 50009
800.532.1286 for reservations.
In addition to these downtown hotels and camping alternative are the following two hotels on the city’s south side (5 minutes from downtown) offering a good rate plus amenities. We highly recommend these hotels. They are nice, clean and offer a number of amenities:
6800 Fleur Drive (next door to the Fairmont)
Fairmont (a Marriott Partner)
6880 Fleur Drive (next door to the Radisson)
Both of the above hotels offer the following amenities:
Complimentary shuttle for artists to and from the Festival
Complimentary hot breakfast (Fairmont’s is a Deluxe Continental breakfast)
Complimentary drink ticket
Complimentary on-site parking
For more information call 515.286.4950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.