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Zombies Take the Des Moines Skywalk!

Posted September 11, 2013 in Downtown, Community Web Exclusives

DES MOINES, IOWA – Sept. 11, 2013 – According to reliable sources, an infectious virus—believed to be caused by contaminated maize—is causing the dead to reanimate. They are believed to be slowly making their way toward downtown Des Moines. Most experts think the zombies are headed for the 2013 Des Moines Zombie Walk.

The Centers for Zombie Control suggests you prepare by showing up ready to defend the city. Or, protect yourself by blending in with the zombies and mimic their appearance. Hint: remember to express a strong preference for brains.

Have your lawn mowers, golf clubs and chainsaws ready for the 5th Annual DSM Zombie Walk. Be sure to get some practice and tips for killing zombies in the downtown Des Moines Skywalk. When you’re ready, Come out October 5 at 1:00 p.m. to Zombie Burger + Drink Lab and let the fun begin.

Shawn Palek and his crew will be back to do makeup along with other vendors and partners helping to make the 5th anniversary special. Get your blood typed by LifeServe and get your dowsing of fake blood. And get ready for the Nobbies costume contest at 3:00 p.m.

At 4:30 p.m. the zombies will snake out and around downtown with more surprises from our friends at the Anti-Zombie Militia. For people who don’t want to be zombies, come out and join a fake protest or setup your lawn chair along the parade route and watch the fun take place.

Ending back at Zombie Burger, the bazaar will close at 6:00 p.m. and the zombie pub crawl for our adults (21+) will begin at El Bait Shop and High Life Lounge. 515 Brewery will have special zombie ale on tap for participants and at participating bars. The zombie crawl ends at 10:00 p.m.

Go to and register. For zombies 13 and older registration is $10; zombies 6-12 $5 and zombies 0-5 are free. For all adults (21+) the Zombie Pub Crawl is an additional $15 registration. Visit the website for complete details.

Thank you to our presenters Zombie Burger + Drink Lab and Wells Fargo. Come out for some great ghoulish family fun!

Des Moines Zombie Walk Sponsors
Presenting Sponsors – Zombie Burger + Drink Lab and Wells Fargo; Event Sponsors – UIG, CenturyLink, Nobbies, Theatrical Shop

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