If you enjoy international cuisine, cooking demonstrations, craft beer, and live music, then this event is perfect for you! USA Today has recognized an Iowa food festival as one of the best in the entire country.

For the second year in a row, Des Moines' World Food & Music Festival came in at number six on USA Today's 10Best Readers Choice list for the best food festivals across the U.S.! The article reads:

"...the World Food & Music Festival highlights international cuisine with a diverse group of food and drink vendors, as well as interactive culinary programming. Live performances, such as Irish dancing and taiko drumming, add to the fun and ambiance, truly making this event a feast for the senses."

The 2024 World Food & Music Festival is set for August 23rd through 25th at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines. This year will mark the 20th year for the event.

Other  Midwest food festivals to make the top 10 include:

Looking for more big food festivals in Iowa? Check out a 2024 list HERE!

In addition to having one of the best food festivals in the U.S., Des Moines was also recognized for having one of the best arts festivals, too! On USA Today's list of the top ten, the Des Moines Arts Festival came in at number five. The 2024 event is scheduled for June 28th through 30th at Western Gateway Park, and is expected to bring in around 200,000 visitors! You can read more about the festival HERE.

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