If you want to get away from Iowa city for a minute Des Moines can offer you a change in scenery. During the month of October there are a few events worth breaking out of your shell to come and have a peck at. Colorado musicians Big Gigantic and Pretty Lights will be gracing the capital city with their musical talents.
If you don't roll on shabbos and are looking for a place to break your Yom Kippur fast Des Moines will be hosting the World Food Fest for the entire holy weekend. Having indulged last year I can tell you this is Des Moines' premiere tasting event. It offers a unique variety of food, beer, and entertainment from around the world that is sure to get your taste buds jumping. Also Canadian Tv stars the Trailor Park Boys (check them out on Netflix) will be making a stop in Des Moines on their “Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour,”.
If your looking for something a little less aggressive every Saturday Court Ave. summons thousands of patrons to its downtown farmers market. Here's a list of events worth making the drive into the city for.
Downtown Farmers Market
When:Every Saturday of October 7am-12
Location:Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines
What: Fresh Produce, People Watching,live Music, Bloody Mary’s
Trailer Park Boys
When:Thursday October 6
Location: Hoyt Sherman Auditorium
What: Sketch comedy
USCellular World Food Festival
When:October 7 & 8, 11am-10pm, October 9, 11am-5pm
Location: Downtown Des Moines' East Village
What: Celebration of Iowa's unique and diverse culinary traditions
Pretty Lights Concert
When: Sunday October 9, 7 pm
Location: Val Air Ballroom
What: Fantastic Electronic Music
Big Gigantic Concert
When: Wednesday October 19, 8pm
Location: Peoples Court
What: Electronic music w powerful sax solos