Events at the Park

Events at the Park

Des Moines Water Works Park has become a favorite event destination in the metro as the Park has worked with non-profits, festivals, concert promoters, musicians, artists, and so many more as they look for a perfect outdoor space for their next event. We invite you to stay up-to-date on all of the happenings in the park by viewing our Event Calendar page.

Below you will find details and information about ongoing events hosted in the park such as the Des Moines Biergarten, Local Bands, Brews and Bikes, Field Daze Music Series and more! 

If you are interested in learning more about how to use the park for your next event, please visit our Contact Us page


Join us on Sunday’s in the Biergarten for Local Bands, Brews and Bikes!

Bike, family and pet friendly – Local Bands, Brews and Bikes at the Des Moines Biergarten at Water Works Park is the perfect place to enjoy it all. Come on out for local live music every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. through October. Ride your bike, grab a cold brew, and enjoy the free live local music.

Willkommen im Des Moines Biergarten!

Set among the mature trees of Water Works Park, Des Moines Biergarten is a family-friendly popup German-themed beer garden offering steins of beer and German inspired eats. Open Wednesday through Sunday through October beginning at noon, you can find us east of the Lauridsen Amphitheater under the tree canopy in Water Works Park. We’re just off the bike trail and there’s plenty of parking to the south. Restrooms and a natural playscape for kids are also nearby. The Biergarten will close during inclement weather and when the park hosts large concerts. We suggest following the Biergarten on social media for updates.


Summer Music Series

Summer Music Series is an outdoor summer music series organized by First Fleet Concerts. The Summer of 2024 promises to be a great series of concerts from a variety of genres and acts, including several large national and international names you won’t want to miss!

Visit the Events Calendar to see a complete list of nationally recognized bands coming to Des Moines as part of the Summer Music Series.