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Apr 25-26 Professional Bull Riders

Des Moines Invitational

Professional Bull Riders

Tickets for the two-day event start at $12. 

Groups of 8+ qualify for special discounted tickets. Click Here for more information.

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 Iowa SMART Economic Development Conference

Iowa SMART Economic Development Conference

The 30th annual Iowa SMART Conference is Iowa's premiere 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 in their own communities. It includes general sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.

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 7 Kenny Chesney Pre-Concert Tailgate Party

presented by Stivers Lincoln Ford Waukee

Kenny Chesney Pre-Concert Tailgate Party

Food and Drink Specials

Live Music by Rebyl Road

A portion of the proceeds benefits Operation First Response

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!

Groups of 10+ qualify for special pricing and discounts. Click Here for more information.

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 An Amazon Adventure with the Kratt Brothers

support for the Wild Kratts has been provided by Blank Children's Hospital Unity Point Health

An Amazon Adventure with the Kratt Brothers

Friends of IPTV is hosting a fun-filled day with the Kratt Brothers! On May 30 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, Wild Kratts’ Martin and Chris Kratt will host two 30-minute shows, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. This event is SOLD OUT.

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 9 Ed Sheeran

with Special Guests Rixton

Ed Sheeran

The tour announcement comes on the heels of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s triumphant night at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where Sheeran was nominated for 3 awards, including the prestigious “Album of the Year” for his RIAA platinum-certified album “x” (pronounced multiply).  Sheeran’s other nominations came in the categories for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Song Written For Visual Media” for his song “I See Fire” from the feature film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Jun 10-11 2015 NAHCA Conference

This two-day conference and "Key to Quality" Awards Banquet are second to none and NAHCA will celebrate it's 20th anniversary with the best conference yet. This years theme is, "CNAs, The Warriors of Long Term Care".

Jun 12-14 Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines

Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines

Friday, June 12, 2015 – 3pm - 8pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10am - 7pm
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11am - 5pm

Jun 19 MCC59: O'Brien vs Howser

MCC59: O'Brien vs Howser

ERIC HOWSER vs TJ O’BRIEN – Featherweight Championship
Featuring Timmy Gorman at Flyweight (125 lbs)

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 25-28 Lutheran Women's Missionary League Convention

Lutheran Women's Missionary League Convention

Lutheran Women's Missionary League Convention.

Jun 30 A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band

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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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 7 16th National Annual Fall Gala

16th National Annual Fall Gala

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

Dec 5 UCA Hawkeye Championship

UCA Hawkeye Championship

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

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 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!

Jul 13-15 Anime Iowa

Anime Iowa