Sep 23, 2022 - Things to Do

Des Moines' weekend planner: Sept. 23-25

A photo of Jason Isbell.
🎸Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will play at the Val Air Ballroom in WDM, Sunday at 8pm. ($55) Photo: Gary Miller/Getty Images for Shock Ink
Friday

🍻 Oktoberfest Des Moines: German food, craft beers and live music.

  • Friday and Saturday along Fourth Street, just south of Court Avenue in downtown DSM, 3pm-1am. Gate admission is $25.

🍷 Winefest: Friday and Saturday at Capital Square and Cowles Commons in DSM, 6pm-9pm. Tickets start at $50.

Saturday

πŸ’ƒ Latino Heritage Festival: Nearly two dozen food vendors plus live entertainment and cultural booths at DSM Western Gateway Park.

  • Saturday, 10am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm

🍁 Illumifest: WDM's fall festival celebration includes free games, a jazz concert and fireworks.

  • 4pm-9pm at WDM City Campus

πŸŒͺ Artist Alice Aycock β€” the sculptor of the DSM airport's "Liftoff" β€” will talk about her work.

  • Grand View University's Viking Theatre starting at 3pm, free admission.
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