Des Moines Register: The World Food & Music Festival is returning to Des Moines in 2021 with culinary creations from around the world. The popular festival will run Sept. 17-19 in the Western Gateway of Downtown Des Moines. It’s the 17th year for the event, produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, after 2020 in-person festivities were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.