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Destination Des Moines



Seafair Pirates land at the Waterland Grand Parade (Virtual Parade 2020- Facebook and WTV Channel 21)

Summer Free Concerts

Summer Free Concerts

Wednesdays in July & August marks the free concerts series in the Beach Front Park sponsored by Des Moines Arts Commission (Cancelled 2020)

Des Moines Farmers Market

Des Moines Farmers Market

Saturdays on the Waterfront all summer long plus new in 2015 there will be Wednesday evening markets in July & August adjacent to the free concerts in the park.

Tree Lighting in Des Moines

Tree Lighting in Des Moines

The first Friday in December hosts our annual Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting at Big Catch Plaza.

Des Moines History Museum

Des Moines History Museum

See the living history of Des Moines at the Des Moines History Museum in the Marina District. Open the first Saturday of the Month or by appointment.

Waterland Parade - 3rd Week of July

Waterland Parade - 3rd Week of July

SeaFair sanctioned Waterland Parade is a part of our 3-day Waterland Festival that includes a carnival, 5k run, parade, wooden board & car show, and so much more.

Des Moines Creek

Des Moines Creek

Des Moines is home to 3 waterfront access points on the Puget Sound. Des Moines Creek goes through the Beach Front Park and meets with the Puget Sound adjacent to the Des Moines Fishing Pier. Photo Credit - JillAgain Travels 2014

Summer Free Concerts in the Park

Summer Free Concerts in the Park

Arts Commission Free Summer Concerts in the Park cancelled in 2020

About Us

Destination Des Moines is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization focused on the promotion and marketing of the City of Des Moines through activities that continue in the vitality of our Waterland Community. Our mission is to help develop awareness of the City of Des Moines as a great place to hold community events, to open and operate a business and assist other organizations in promoting and marketing events.


The principal goal is to bring together for the common good the community, businesses, non-profit organizations and the City of Des Moines departments as partners.


General membership meetings and board meetings are held the

third Monday of each month. All members and nonmembers are encouraged to come to see what is new and upcoming with Destination Des Moines.


John L Scott

22506 Marine View Dr S

2nd Floor, Conference Room

Des Moines, WA  98198

Have a question about events in Des Moines or would like to share your event on our calendar?


Just call, email, or fill out the email form below.


Do you have a business in Des Moines and would like to host a Networking Meeting?  This is a fun social event where our active membership can meet, interact, and form business-to-business relationships.  

Email: to sign up to host a meeting.

Our Board

Tony Hettler, President (John L. Scott)
Mark Olson, Vice President

Susan Goegebuer, Treasurer

Marnie Sevores, Secretary

Jill Andrews, Director Communications (Jill Travels Again)

Michelle Fawcett, Director Business (Salon Michelle)

Kaycee Kiesz

Rebecca King, Director Membership (John L Scott)

Justin Taillon, Volunteer Coordinator (Highline College - Hospitality & Tourism Management)

Christie Saman

Meagan Palmer

Sarah Brusig

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