DSM Book Festival 2019: Family Fun!

Check Out the DSM Book Festival!

Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Capital Square, Downtown Des Moines (DSM)

If you’re like most people, spring fever is in full effect and you’re ready for warmer weather and fun Downtown DSM happenings. Get your dose of a good time and come on down to Capital Square on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to check out the DSM Book Festival.

DSM Book Festival, Des Moines, family fun, Greater Des Moines Partnership

Come as a family, grab your friends or bring your book club! With programming to entertain everyone including best-selling authors, kids’ activities, tasty food, and local singer/songwriters, the DSM Book Festival is sure to be a great place to spend your Saturday.

Festival admission is FREE thanks to the DSM Book Festival sponsors. You can also upgrade your festival experience by purchasing VIP tickets which can include access to a private bar, light fare, and Fast Passes to meet festival authors.
Here are just a few of the great offerings at the DSM Book Festival.

Fun for the Kids

It wouldn’t be a true festival without book parties for the kiddos. Come all day or just for a few hours to get in on the family fun!

“Llama, Llama Red Pajama” Party: 10 a.m. – Noon
“Dog Man” Activity Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Create A Comic Book: 2 – 4 p.m.
“Peppa Pig Tea Party”: 4 – 5 p.m.
“We are in a BOOK!” Meet Elephant & Piggie: 5 – 7 p.m.

Adult Programs and Activities

The DSM Book Festival has a variety of programming for all adults. Whether you’re interested in book discussions with wine and beer tastings, want to try your hand at cupcake decorating or want to learn more about putting together a book club, there’s an activity at the DSM Book Festival for everyone!

To learn more about the programs and see the festival’s full schedule, visit the Book Festival website. Fees may apply to select hands-on activities and experiences.

Bring Your Book Club

Are you a part of a book club? Register and come as a group to the DSM Book Festival for a chance to will one of the prize packages. Winners will be drawn at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. from the Hubbell Main Stage at Capital Square. At least one member of your book club must be present to win. Registration is open until Midnight on March 28, 2019.


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