Festival Program

Outside activities will take place throughout the day. They include exhibitors, art and educational activities, an indigenous teepee and drumming, making origami boats with water test kits, Japanese fish painting, a dunk tank and more. The Iowa Brewers Union is brewing special beers for the event and will pour samples for attendees.  

Lunch available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

List of Exhibitors coming soon!

Iowa Water festival is also a featured event in “art week des Moines”

water jam 2019 - immediately following afternoon activities



  • 11 am: Activities start now: art, music, drumming, education, exhibitors, and more…

  • 11:30 am: Opening Ceremony: Donnielle Wanatee - Meskwaki Tribe, The Indigenous roots of our land

    Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    (to purchase a lunch ticket, click on green button)




  • 12 pm: MikeDelaney - Conservation Director, Izaak Walton League, Overview of Iowa’s current landscape

  • 1 pm: Liz Cunningham - Author & Speaker “Ocean Country” connection with hope from land to Sea

  • 2 pm: Bill Van Bonn, DVM, Water and animal health from Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico





  • Immediately following panel discussion:

    ~ Water Jam 2019 ~

    prominent local musicians TBA



Joe Henry, Realtor & Community Advocate

Curtis Cokeley

Institute for Global Health & Health Policy

Kemin Industries

Channing for Climate

Mike Delaney

Jack Hatch

Eddie Mauro

Dr. Bill and Anna Van Bonn

S Uedelhofen Design


Prudent Produce

Des Moines Chapter Izaak Walton League

Visual House

Brian Casey

Embrace Life Chiropractic

Environmental Law & Policy Center

Raymond J. Tarpley

Boesen the Florist

Brightside Kitchen

Fresh Cafe & Market

Des Moines Water Works

Ecocare Supply


Raccoon River Watershed Association

Rainsoft Home Water Systems by The Detox Artist

Rick Smith for Climate Youth

Moberg Framing

Linda Appelgate

Paula D. Barbour

Iowa H2O

Laura A. Mackaman

Ann Y. Robinson

Deb Smith

Dawn Thorpe

Nancy Goreman

Jon Tesdell

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