World Food and Music Festival

World Food and Music Festival

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 11:00pm


World Food and Music Festival is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The event offers international cuisine, live music and performing arts, cooking demonstrations, wine and craft beers and much more. With the help of its generous sponsors, The Festival is now entering its 15th year in 2019. Savor it with friends, family and the people of Greater Des Moines (DSM).

Polk County Board of Supervisors Main Stage:

The Polk County Board of Supervisors Main Stage will feature Vertical Horizon and B2wins.


11:00am - 12:30pm: Naturalization Ceremony
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Darian Taylor
2:30pm - 3:30pm: Joshua Sinclair
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Rob Lumbard
5:30pm - 7:00pm: Lily DeTaeye
7:30pm - 9:00pm: The Maytags
9:30pm - 11:00pm: B2wins

Principal Cultural Stage:

The 2019 Principal Cultural Stage will feature musicians and dancers showcasing culturally diverse performances.

Cultural Discovery Tent:

Programming Coordinated by CultureALL:

Featuring a great mix of local ambassadors and fun activities, the Cultural Discovery Tent offers a virtual trip around the world with workshops, interactive presentations and hands-on activities. Support for the Cultural Discovery Tent is provided by the Iowa Arts Council – a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts.

Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion:

All weekend long, local chefs will demonstrate their culinary skills, offer samples of their delectable creations and share instructions of how to prepare them in the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion. This is a can't-miss opportunity for anyone who enjoys live cooking demonstrations or is interested in expanding their recipe book.