The city of Des Moines has announced that it will cordon off parts of downtown to create an entertainment experience. Between May 21 and September 4, portions of Court Avenue will be closed to traffic every Friday and Saturday. This allows for outdoor seating, vendors, and live music on the streets. The “entertainment zone” is intended for people aged 21 and over. Entry to the entertainment district is free, but IDs are required to enter. It will close a two block area around Court Avenue and Third Street between 9:00 PM and 2:00 AM. It will prevent some areas of street parking, but visitors are encouraged to use nearby parking ramps. “This is a similar approach as other cities including Milwaukee and Kansas City have established themselves and proven successful in a popular bar and restaurant district. Plus, the added security ensures that visitors feel safe when visiting Court Avenue, “said Tom Hockensmith, Polk County’s Board Member. The first weekend coincides with the Dew Tour, which will be held at Lauridsen Skatepark.

The city of Des Moines has announced that it will cordon off parts of downtown to create an entertainment experience.

Between May 21 and September 4, portions of Court Avenue will be closed to traffic every Friday and Saturday. This allows for outdoor seating, vendors, and live music on the streets.

The “entertainment zone” will be for people aged 21 and over. Entry to the entertainment district is free, but IDs are required to enter.

It will close a two block area around Court Avenue and Third Street between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. It will prevent some areas of street parking, but visitors are encouraged to use nearby parking ramps.

“This is a similar approach that other cities like Milwaukee and Kansas City are taking in a popular bar and restaurant district that has proven successful. Plus, the added security ensures visitors feel safe visiting the Court Avenue district, “said Tom Hockensmith, Polk County’s board member.

The first weekend coincides with the Dew Tour, which will take place at Lauridsen Skatepark.