World Food & Music Festival

Directions & Parking

The World Food & Music Festival will be located on the Court Avenue Bridge in the heart of Downtown Des Moines.

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Directions to the World Food & Music Festival:

Coming from the West:

Take Interstate 235 East
Take Exit 8A toward Iowa Events Center and keep left
Turn right on Third Street
Continue south and turn left on Court Avenue

The festival grounds are located on the Court Avenue bridge between Water Street and East First Street.

Coming from the East:

Take Interstate 235 West
Take the Exit 8B toward East Sixth Street/Penn Avenue Exit
Turn right on East Court Avenue

The festival grounds are located on the Court Avenue bridge between Water Street and East First Street.

Coming from the South:

Take U.S. Highway 69
Continue onto Johnson Court
Turn left on East Court Avenue

The festival grounds are located on the Court Avenue bridge between Water Street and East First Street.

Parking

Parking at the Festival is easy with these options:

  • Parking Ramps located at Third Street and Court Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street, and Fourth Street and Grand Avenue.
  • Parking is free at all city meters after 6 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Please note: The Downtown Farmers’ Market will effect these directions while driving on Saturday the 17th until Noon.
  • Handicap parking is located on Water Street.
  • Free Bike Valet will be staffed by Friends of Central Iowa Trails located on Water Street between Walnut Street and Court Avenue.