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Jan 31 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Baconmania VIII

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

The Iowa Bacon Board, organizers of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, have officially announced the 8thAnnual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will take place at the Iowa Events Center on January 31, 2015. The move from the Iowa State Fairgrounds to the Iowa Events Center will allow for more bacon-lovers, more unique bacon experiences, more restaurants and more bacon – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!

Jan 31 Iowa Energy vs. Oklahoma City 66ERS

Hoops for Troops

Iowa Energy vs. Oklahoma City 66ERS

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Jan 31 Iowa Wild vs. Hamilton

Iowa Wild vs. Hamilton

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Feb 3-5 Iowa Power Farming Show

3rd Largest Indoor Farm Show in the U.S.
1840 Booths Spanning 7.0 Acres
790 Companies From 29 States and 4 Canadian Provinces

Feb 6 LINKIN Park: CANCELLED

LINKIN Park: CANCELLED

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 20, 2015) Linkin Park regret to inform their fans they must cancel the remaining dates of The Hunting Party tour through February 14th, due to a leg injury of lead vocalist Chester Bennington.  The injury requires immediate medical attention making it physically impossible for Bennington to perform. Chester says,  “I'm really disappointed this injury has made it impossible to continue with this tour. The first couple of shows were just magical. We will truly miss not being with our fans for the next few weeks. Hope to see you again soon."

Feb 7 Iowa Energy vs. Ft. Wayne Mad Ants

Ladies Night

Iowa Energy vs. Ft. Wayne Mad Ants

 Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Feb 8 Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure

Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirates & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Feb 10 Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Feb 11 Fleetwood Mac: On with the Show

Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks

Fleetwood Mac: On with the Show

Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with their five star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following a 16 year absence.

Feb 12-15 Des Moines Home and Garden Show

Renew, Refresh, and Restore

Des Moines Home and Garden Show

Renew, refresh, and restore your home. Find innovative products, new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening with hundreds of experts all under one roof.

Feb 13 Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Feb 14 2015 Heart Ball

2015 Heart Ball

Feb 14 Iowa Wild "Pink in the Rink" Game

Pink in the Rink

Iowa Wild "Pink in the Rink" Game

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Feb 15 Iowa Wild vs. Oklahoma City Barons

Iowa Wild vs. Oklahoma City Barons

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Feb 18 2015 State Wrestling Dual Team Tournament

2015 State Wrestling Dual Team Tournament

Feb 19-21 2015 IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament

2015 IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament

Feb 20-22 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic

The largest upland gamebird event anywhere in the country

Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic is a trade show focused on wildlife habitat conservation, upland bird hunting, dog training and an outdoor lifestyle. In connection with the trade show, Pheasants Forever hosts seminars on habitat improvement, wild game cooking, bird hunting, conservation, and dog training. There are also a variety of banquets and special events to help make Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic the largest upland gamebird event anywhere in the country.

Feb 24 Iowa Wild vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

Iowa Wild vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Feb 25 Iowa Energy vs. Erie BayHawks

Hoops & Hops

Iowa Energy vs. Erie BayHawks

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Feb 27 Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Mar 2-7 2015 IGHSAU High School State Basketball

2015 IGHSAU High School State Basketball

Mar 6-8 Iowa Deer Classic

Iowa Deer Classic

Friday, March 6 at 3p-9p
Saturday, March 7 at 9a- 7p
Sunday, March 8 at 9a-4p

"Truly the greatest show in the country for trophy Whitetails"

Mar 8 Iowa Energy vs. Reno Bighorns

Faith & Family Day

Iowa Energy vs. Reno Bighorns

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Mar 9-14 2015 Boys High School State Basketball

Iowa High School Athletic Association

2015 Boys High School State Basketball

Mar 13 MCC 58: Moreno vs. Stitt

MCC 58:  Moreno vs. Stitt

Mar 15 Iowa Wild vs. Utica Comets

Iowa Wild vs. Utica Comets

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Mar 16 WWE RAW

WWE RAW

Monday, March 16 at 6:30pm
On-Sale Saturday, December 13 at 10am

Mar 20 Iowa Energy vs. Ft. Wayne Mad Ants

Country Night

Iowa Energy vs. Ft. Wayne Mad Ants

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Mar 21 Iowa Wild vs. Charlotte Checkers

Iowa Wild vs. Charlotte Checkers

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Mar 22 Iowa Wild vs. Charlotte Checkers

Iowa Wild vs. Charlotte Checkers

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Mar 23 Iowa Energy vs. Delaware 87ERS

Iowa Energy vs. Delaware 87ERS

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Mar 24 Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Mar 25-29 Talent On Parade

Talent On Parade

Talent On Parade is a National Dance Competition celebrating its 18th season!

Mar 26-28 First Tech Challenge North Super Regional

First Tech Challenge North Super Regional

The FTC North Super Regional Championship will bring 72 teams from 13 states competing for an opportunity to advance to the FTC World Championship.

Mar 27 Iowa Wild $2 Beer Night

$2 Beer Night

Iowa Wild $2 Beer Night

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Mar 28 Iowa Energy vs. Canton Charge

Memphis Grizzlies Affiliate Night

Iowa Energy vs. Canton Charge

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Mar 28 Iowa Wild Faith and Family Day

Faith and Family Day

Iowa Wild Faith and Family Day

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Mar 29 Iowa Energy vs. Canton Charge

Iowa Energy vs. Canton Charge

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Mar 31 Chris Tomlin

FEATURING TENTH AVENUE NORTH AND REND COLLECTIVE

Chris Tomlin

Grammy and Dove® award-winning, Christian worship sensation Chris Tomlin hits the road again this spring for his “Love Ran Red” Tour, featuring Tenth Avenue North and Rend Collective.

Mar 31 Iowa Jazz Championships

Iowa Jazz Championships

The Iowa Jazz Championships showcases 60 of the state's finest high school jazz ensembles.  It is held in Des Moines every April and and features 15 groups from each of the four Iowa high school classifications.  All ensembles perform in the daytime competition, and the top two bands from each classification perform in the evening finals competition.  The event was founded by Iowa jazz educators over thirty years ago and continues to be an important event on the Iowa high school music landscape each spring.

Apr 1 Iowa Energy vs. Westchester Knicks

GO GREEN

Iowa Energy vs. Westchester Knicks

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Apr 3 Iowa Wild vs. Rochester Americans

Iowa Wild vs. Rochester Americans

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Apr 4 Iowa Energy vs. Maine Red Claws

Midcourt Mutts

Iowa Energy vs. Maine Red Claws

Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information visit www.IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

Apr 7 Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Apr 9 Iowa Wild vs. Rockford IceHogs

Iowa Wild vs. Rockford IceHogs

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Apr 10 Iowa Wild vs. Oklahoma City Barons

Iowa Wild vs. Oklahoma City Barons

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Apr 11 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard

Home Opener

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard

Season tickets for the 2015 Iowa Barnstormers season are on sale now for as little as $77.00 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season!

Apr 11 Sit On It!

Sit On It!

Sit On It! is a live and silent auction featuring pieces of furniture and artwork donated by local artists and merchants. Proceeds will support programming for young women throughout greater Des Moines.

Apr 14 Iowa Wild vs. Toronto Marlies

Iowa Wild vs. Toronto Marlies

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.

Apr 17-19 Just For Her Event

Just For Her Event

The largest shopping event for women in DesMoinesjust got bigger with the addition of the DesMoinesLocal Marketplace. Join over 165 vendors and shop, pamper and treat yourself at the Just for Her Event!

Apr 18 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Nebraska Danger

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Nebraska Danger

Season tickets for the 2015 Iowa Barnstormers season are on sale now for as little as $77.00 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season!

Apr 19 Harlem Globetrotters

Washington Generals Revenge Tour

Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters April 19 at 3:00pm

Apr 25-26 Professional Bull Riders

Des Moines Invitational

Professional Bull Riders

Tickets for the two-day event go on sale Friday, Jan. 16, and start at $12. They will be available at the Wells Fargo Arena box office and Dahl’s ticket centers, www.DahlsTickets.com and by telephone at 866-55-DAHLS.

May 1 American Cancer Society Coaches v. Cancer Gala

American Cancer Society Coaches v. Cancer Gala

The American Cancer Society teams up with the four Division I men's basketball coaches from our state to host the 8th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Kentucky Derby Gala. The event brings together over 450 supporters all dedicated to the mission of the American Cancer Society.

May 2 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Sioux Falls Storm

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Sioux Falls Storm

Season tickets for the 2015 Iowa Barnstormers season are on sale now for as little as $77.00 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season!

May 7 Kenny Chesney

The Big Revival Tour presented by Corona Light

Kenny Chesney

Chesney’s non-stadium The Big Revival Tour shows will be played mostly in enclosed arenas. Not all the dates have been announced – in part due to seeking the best venues to streamline the production and not lose impact – but an almost complete tour schedule is attached. After a year off the road, Chesney is ready to get back to the fans.

May 8-10 Sesame Street Live

Let's Dance

Sesame Street Live

Sesame Street Live! Let's Dance

Rap, tap, clap and flap with furry, feathered friends in Des Moines May 8-10!

May 13 University of Iowa School of Social Work Des Moines Center Commencement Ceremony

University of Iowa School of Social Work Des Moines Center Commencement Ceremony

Ceremony, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., followed by a reception.

May 15-17 2015 US Women's National Junior Olympic Championships

Showcasing the country's top Level 10 Junior Olympic Gymnasts

2015 US Women's National Junior Olympic Championships

“The Junior Olympic National Championships is the pinnacle of the women’s Level 10 season,” said Luan Peszek, vice president of women’s gymnastics for USA Gymnastics.  “Competing in this event is the highlight of most of these gymnasts’ careers, and fans and spectators will be treated to some great gymnastics during the three days.”

May 16 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Season tickets for the 2015 Iowa Barnstormers season are on sale now for as little as $77.00 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season!

May 23 Des Moines University's 115th Commencement

Des Moines University's 115th Commencement

115th Commencement Ceremony
10:00am-12:00pm

May 30 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Wichita Nighthawks

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Wichita Nighthawks

Season tickets for the 2015 Iowa Barnstormers season are on sale now for as little as $77.00 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season!

Jun 6 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Bemidji Axemen

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Bemidji Axemen

Season tickets for the 2015 Iowa Barnstormers season are on sale now for as little as $77.00 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season!

Jun 20 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard

Season tickets for the 2015 Iowa Barnstormers season are on sale now for as little as $77.00 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season!

Jun 22-23 Iowa ASCD: Ensure Learning for Each and All

Iowa ASCD: Ensure Learning for Each and All

Join educators from across Iowa as they learn from Dr. Bob Marzano and other national and state wide experts to increase success of Iowa kids.

Jun 30 A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band

DMB2Sets

A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band will be performing two full sets each evening on its 2015 summer tour. The move to a two-set format last year drew praise from fans and reviewers alike.Rolling Stone named Dave Matthews Band’s 2014 run as one of the hottest summer tours, observing how the change “resulted in plenty of surprises,” and The Atlanta Journal noted, “the stage is where DMB built its empire and where the band remains master of its domain…DMB deserves kudos for always bringing their A-game to the stage.”

Jul 14 Nickelback

No Fixed Address Tour

Nickelback

Since first landing on the scene in 1996, NICKELBACK have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades.  The group’s worldwide sales exceed 50 million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles.

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
6:00-9:00pm

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.

Nov 5 2015 IGIA Hall Of Fame Dinner

2015 IGIA Hall Of Fame Dinner

Nov 7 16th National Annual Fall Gala

16th National Annual Fall Gala

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

Jan 1-2 Monster Jam 2016

Monster Jam 2016

Monster Jam 2016 January 1 & 2

Mar 11-13 Nexstar National Talent Competition

Nexstar National Talent Competition

Dance Competition.

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!