Pizza Fest 2019

Pizza Fest Celebrates All Things Pizza!

Thank YOU!

Andy Grammer loved the crowd at Pizza Fest 2019 and you loved him back!

Nearly 15,000 people turned out for Pizza Fest this year and we salute you. The District at Prairie Trail was designed to be a place where people come together to have fun, enjoy great food and just be with friends. Opening the new Town Square Park was a big moment....and we learned just how big. Thank you for your patience. We hear you....more vendors, shorter lines...and you love this event!

Mark your calendars for Pizza Fest 2020 - , September 5th!

See more photos on the Pizza Fest Photo Gallery here.


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Andy Grammer

headlines Pizza Fest 2019!!

There is A LOT of excitement about our headliner: hit American singer and songwriter Andy Grammer! Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits, six of which are certified gold or better. His debut album featured the platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.”

It's All About the PIZZA!

It's all about the PIZZA! Join us for the fourth annual Pizza Fest, a festival dedicated to all things PIZZA!!! Pizza tasting and food fare from area pizzerias, restaurants and food truck vendors, plus domestic and local craft beers! Ymm!

Gates Open at 4:00pm

Admission is FREE!!!



Just Announced!

Admission is free, but you can choose three special ticketed opportunities to enjoy Andy Grammer at Pizza Fest.

Tickets are non-refundable but can be given to someone else if you are unable to attend. 

Champagne Breakfast Meet & Greet on Saturday morning with Andy Grammer in The Elements at Prairie Trail.

9:30 to 10am: Guests Arrive

10am: Andy arrives to welcome guests, pose for photos (groups of two) and he kicks things off with a song!

11:30am: Andy and his team to the festival grounds for soundcheck. Guests are invited to stay and watch the soundcheck.

Mimosas and a light breakfast will be served. 

Tickets $85 per person

VIP Lounge. Pizza Fest done VIP style with a tented space for ticket holders,  with hosted apps, private bar with 2 complementary beverage tickets, a King's Throne with running water, relaxed seating and all located close to the stage for a VIP view of the concerts.

Tickets $65/person.

District Down Front. Can't get close enough to the action? We know the feeling! With tickets to the District Down Front, you will be front of the stage. A select group of 100+ tickets are available for $15/person. Hurry and get yours because these will go fast!

Tickets  $15/person


It's All About the Music!

Warming up the crowd will be two rockin' bands -- Come early and get a spot!

The All Nighters open at 5:30pm

BS & The Liars on at 7:30pm

Andy Grammer takes the stage at 9:45pm

There's fun for everyone in the family, starting with the Best of the Fest Pizza Contest, with all your favorite food vendors woo-ing votes to be named the Best of the Fest. And you won't want to miss the pizza eating contest ...with a grand prize winner enjoying free pizza all year long from Fong's! There's also a dough tossing contest for kids...they'll learn the art of the toss by Fong's master dough tosser, then try their hand for three awesome prizes!!

The District's own Innovators Academy will be at the Fest with pizza fun, like video games with a pizza controller and a pizza piano. For a small fee, kids can make a special craft with AR Workshop or play their favorite video game with Game Truck of Iowa. And the Des Moines Children's Museum will unveil a new interactive traveling display.

For maps and to find more events happening in The District, visit:

It's All About Fun for the Whole Family!

4:00 pm   Gates open. Best of the Fest & Pizza Party Fun Zone open.

4:00pm   Food Tents, Food Trucks, Bar Tent open.

4:30pm    Snow Sister is here.

5:00pm    Pizza Dough Tossing Contest

5:30pm    The All Nighters take the stage.

5:45pm    Polynesian Princess & Spidey from League of Heroes on site.

7:15pm    Pizza Eating Contest in front of the stage.

7:30pm    BS & the Liars take the stage.

8:00pm    Pizza Party Fun Zone closes.

9:00pm   Game Truck of Iowa closes.

9:25pm    Best of the Fest Winner Announced on stage.

9:45pm    Andy Grammer takes the stage.

11:00pm  Festival closes.

The kids will love the Pizza Party Fun Zone, with all kinds of games and Pepperoni Ring Toss, Pizza Play Dough Station, and sidewalk chalk. Kids can get a temporary tattoo, their face painted and more! And from 4:30 - 7:30 pm, they can meet the Snow Sisters, Polynesian Princess and Super Hero from Storybook Adventures and the League of Heroes!

The festival will be held in the new Town Square, an acre of greenspace and tree-lined walkways connecting retail, entertainment, residential and offices spaces. 

For more information visit:

Official Schedule Here

Best of the Fest Competitors