PGD to DSM – Festivals and Fairs

Take a trip to Des Moines, Iowa with low-cost nonstop Allegiant flights from PGD to DSM!

Experience the vibrant cultural tapestry of Des Moines, where art festivals, the state fair and farmers markets come together to create a truly treasured experience.

Des Moines Arts Festival

The Des Moines Arts Festival is considered the crown jewel of the summer festival season. This award-winning event features renowned artists from across the nation. It’s a testament to the power of art to inspire, provoke thought and bring people together.

Stunning paintings will transport you to different worlds intricate sculptures will inspire and more amazing artwork will speak to your soul. You’ll be captivated by the melodies of talented musicians and rhythmic beats of dancers and performers. Guests of all ages can get creative and hands on with art, music and dance with a variety of Interactive Art.

This festival is a celebration of the human spirit’s boundless creativity. It’s an open invitation to immerse yourself in a world of artistry and diversity.

Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair is an exhilarating journey into the heartland’s greatest celebration. Enter a world where you can experience the thrill of the carnival, indulge in the most delicious and daring fair foods, and marvel at the talents of Iowans in every corner.

Indulge in the newest fair food innovations like the Iowa Twinkie, which is probably the opposite of what you’re envisioning. Celebrate Iowa’s agricultural roots and witness the hard work and dedication of local farmers at the 4-H Exhibits Building.

Searching for world-class entertainment, such as Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, and Alabama? The Grandstand is the place to be!

The state fair is where traditions come to life and memories are etched in the hearts of generations.  

Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market was rated the second-best farmers market in America. Experience an event where community, culture and fresh flavors come together to create a joyful atmosphere. At the market, you’ll discover the true essence of farm-to-table dining. From crisp, just-picked vegetables to succulent meats and artisanal cheeses, the market is a paradise for food lovers.

As you explore the market, you’ll also find unique artisan crafts, including handmade jewelry and exquisite pottery. Live music fills the air, creating an energetic ambiance to share with friends and family. Each week brings a different slate of hundreds of vendors and a new combination of tastes, scents, sounds and sights to explore.

Discover the magic of Des Moines and the connections that make this community unique. This is a vacation destination that will surprise and captivate you at every turn!