Expect downtown Des Moines crowds, road closures as Iowa State Fair parade returns at full strength

The Iowa State Fair Parade is expected to return to downtown in full force August 10 after being canceled along with the fair in 2020 and reduced t...

August 2, 2022
7:44 PM

The Iowa State Fair Parade is expected to return to downtown in full force August 10 after being canceled along with the fair in 2020 and reduced to half-size last year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.With thousands flocking downtown for the event, downtown residents and workers should expect crowds, congestion and road closures throughout Wednesday afternoon and evening. The parade will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Iowa Capitol complex and make its way west on Grand Avenue  to 15th Street at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

Francesca Block