80/35 is located in downtown Des Moines surrounding 12th St. and Locust St. Get directions and view the festival grounds map.

by car

Street parking is available surrounding the festival grounds. Parking meters are free between 9:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Free parking is available in the Nationwide Parking Ramp at Mulberry and 12th St. after 5 p.m. on Friday and anytime Saturday.

by bus

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) provides service throughout the city to the festival grounds. DART is providing late-night service on Route 60 to take you to and from 80/35. Buses will run every 20 minutes until midnight on both Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. View full route information.

The pick-up and drop-off location is at 12th and High Street.

by bike

Ride your bike and use our free secured bike parking during the festival sponsored by Meredith Corporation, located on Locust St. west of 13th St.

where to stay

Hyatt Place Downtown Des Moines
418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
0.4 miles away, 5 minute walk from festival grounds.
King Room - $144
Complimentary shuttle, wifi, breakfast, fitness area and indoor pool.
Get online deal here or call for 80/35 group block: 1-800-993-2451

Holiday Inn - Mercy
1050 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
1.1 miles away, 21 minute walk from festival grounds.
King Room - $129
Double Beds - $129
Complimentary shuttle, parking and wifi
Get online deal here or call 515-283-0151 and provide the code UIV

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Upon Arrival

Exchange your ticket for a wristband or buy a ticket at the Ticketing Tent on festival grounds. The Ticketing Tent is now located on Locust St., between 10th and 12th St. View map.

If you only want to experience the free areas of the festival, you can enter the festival grounds anywhere.

For the security and safety of all attendees, bags will be checked as you enter festival grounds.


Gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Music goes until 11:00 p.m. both nights.


All ticket holders will receive a wristband at the Ticketing Tent. You must keep your wristband on at all times for re-entry to the ticketed area.

You will receive one wristband for the entire weekend. 80/35 is not responsible for lost or broken wristbands and cannot issue new ones — even if you have a ticket stub or broken wristband.

If you are only enjoying the free area no wristband is needed.