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Jul 14 Nickelback- Cancelled

with special guests Lifehouse

Nickelback- Cancelled

Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK is forced to cancel all remaining dates of the second leg of the 2015 No Fixed Address North American tour due to lead vocalist Chad Kroeger being diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

Aug 6 Shania "Rock This Country" Tour

with special guest Gavin DeGraw

Shania "Rock This Country" Tour

“This is a celebration tour. It’s party time!  The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania they’ve never seen before.  A lot of years have gone by and I’ve got a lot more to share.”

Aug 28-30 Iowa Yoga Festival

Iowa Yoga Festival

The Iowa Yoga Festival is a three-day event designed to bring the Iowa yoga community together. The immersive event will unite new, intermediate, and advanced practitioners through immersion in the origins of yoga and the celebration of its festive spirit. 
*Special Ticket Pricing Before July 15

Aug 29-30 The MAT Games, by CrossFit 8035

The MAT Games, by CrossFit 8035

This CrossFit competition is a weekend of competition and camaraderie for all ages and abilities.

Sep 18-20 LEGO® Creativity Tour Powered by LEGO® KidsFest

The LEGO® Creativity Tour comes to the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Sept. 18-20. The LEGO Creativity Tour will offer children of all ages an opportunity to build, create and enjoy an immersive LEGO experience through engaging play areas, family-oriented building activities and more.

Sep 19 Des Moines Women's Expo

Des Moines Women's Expo

Returning again is Iowa's premier expo for women. Enjoy a day of pampering, shopping, fashions, and food.

Sep 30-Oct 3 AQS QuiltWeek™ - Des Moines

AQS QuiltWeek™ - Des Moines

The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice through a broad suite of products: magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabric, and catalogs

Oct 7-9 2015 Iowa SHRM State Conference / HR HeRoes

2015 Iowa SHRM State Conference / HR HeRoes

Attendees will benefit from the insight and knowledge of breakout HR and business speakers, networking opportunities with other HR professionals and the chance to meet vendors to learn about various products and services that will help make your job as an HR professional a bit easier!

Oct 8 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

October 8, 2015

Oct 8 Taylor Swift - The 1989 World Tour

with special guest Vance Joy

Taylor Swift - The 1989 World Tour

GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Taylor is the only artist in music history to have an album (2010's Speak Now, 2012's RED and 2014's 1989) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure three times. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums.

Oct 10 Iowa Wild Opening Night 2015

Season Schedule Giveaway

Iowa Wild Opening Night 2015

The Iowa Wild begin its third season at Wells Fargo Arena as the American League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild. For tickets, call 515-564-8700 or visit us at

Oct 16-18 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Built To Amaze

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! is a comedic, high-energy production featuring horsepower and spark with amazing acts you can only see this year, like a one-of-a-kind trick riding performance on horseback that includes  handstands, jumps and flips on top of galloping horses and an electrifying single trapeze routine.

Groups of 10+ receive special pricing, please contact Carrie Fick at 515-564-8146 for more information.

Nov 5 2015 IGIA Hall Of Fame Dinner

2015 IGIA Hall Of Fame Dinner

Nov 6-7 Freedom 2015 National Religious Liberties Conference

Freedom 2015 National Religious Liberties Conference

The 2016 Elections will be a definitive time for Christians, and the question of religious liberties is front and center in the minds of many families, pastors, and leaders.  America is no longer the Christian Bulwark it once was, and the tide is turning.  Will you join the historic battle for Liberty?  Will you get ready for the coming storm?  Freedom: find out what it is, why it matters, and how we fight for it!

Nov 7 16th National Annual Fall Gala

16th National Annual Fall Gala

16th Annual Fall Gala benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Nov 13-14 Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo

presented by Hy-Vee

Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo

This weekend event will be a melting pot for culinary enthusiasts throughout the Midwest, offering the opportunity to discover the latest cooking techniques from celebrity chefs, as well as those at the local and regional level.

Nov 25-29 Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream

Nothing can stop a princess from a celebration of royal proportions at Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream Presented by YoKids Yogurt. Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for a princess-packed adventure with Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White and Tiana. The whole family will love this ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime!

Dec 5 UCA Hawkeye Championship

UCA Hawkeye Championship

This is a regional qualifying event! Teams who qualify will compete at the 2016 NHSCC.

Dec 31-Jan 3 Faithwalkers Midwest Conference

Faithwalkers Midwest Conference

Faithwalkers is a yearly conference, hosted by Great Commission Churches, for young and old followers of Christ to be motivated and encouraged in their walk of faith. The conference features passionate worship, practical Biblical teaching, and fellowship with believers from throughout the US and the world.

Jan 1-2 Monster Jam 2016

Monster Jam 2016

Monster Jam 2016 January 1 & 2

Mar 17, Mar 19 2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds

2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds

Experience It Live at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds, March 17 & 19, 2016, at Wells Fargo Arena, hosted by Iowa State University. 

Mar 24 Iowa Prayer Breakfast

Iowa Prayer Breakfast

Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Martin Luther King, is our guest speaker.

Mar 30-Apr 3 Talent On Parade

Des Moines Regional Competition

Join us for the Talent On Parade 19th season of competition! A fun, family-oriented competition that runs on time!

Apr 5-6 Iowa 1:1 Institute

Iowa 1:1 Institute

Apr 8-10 Nexstar National Talent Competition

Nexstar National Talent Competition

Dance Competition.

Apr 28 Iowa SMART Conference

Iowa SMART Conference

The 31st Annual SMART Economic Development Conference is Iowa's premier economic development conference. It attracts approximately 500 economic development professionals, business leaders, chamber of commerce executives, community leaders, elected officials and other board members who influence economic development and public policy issues statewide and within their own communities. It includes general sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.