Over the years, the Des Moines Arts Festival® has been recognized by a number of associations and trade magazines making it the most celebrated event in Iowa. No awards have been more significant to the emergence of the Festival on the international stage as the Grand Pinnacle Award and over 275 Pinnacle Awards by the International Festivals & Events Association.
2018 AWARDS & RECOGNITION
- Gold Grand Pinnacle Award reflecting the "best festival in the world" by the International Festivals & Events Association.
- Winner of 27 Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association.
- Named Best Cultural Attraction by the Des Moines Business Record
- Best Annual Event from CityView Best of Des Moines Annual Reader's Poll
- Top Festival by Artfair Insiders