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Jul 23-Aug 2 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games

Welcome athletes and fans of the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games! Des Moines is excited and proud to be hosting the AAU Junior Olympic Games in the summer of 2014.

Aug 20 KISS / Def Leppard

with special guest The Dead Daisies

KISS / Def Leppard

This summer two of the world's greatest rock bands, KISS and
DEF LEPPARD, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer's biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America including a stop at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday, August 20.

Aug 23 515 Get Down Car Show

515 Get Down Car Show

5th 515 Get Down car show, open to all ages. Live DJ and special guest Trysha Lynn.

Aug 24 Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines 100th Anniversary Gala

Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines 100th Anniversary Gala

100th anniversary gala that will honor the Federation and its partners throughout its history.

Aug 29-30 Hy-Vee Triathlon

Hy-Vee Triathlon

This event is offered to all registered athletes to receive important information about the race, pick up packets and visit vendors

Sep 1 WWE Raw

WWE Raw

WWE Monday Night Raw
Monday, September 1 at 6:30
Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 28 at 10am

Sep 2 Psychic Medium & Author John Edward

Psychic Medium & Author John Edward

John Edward will begin the evening with an interactive question and answer session. He will then connect with the other side and give messages to the audience from friends and family who have crossed over.

Sep 5-7 The MAT Games

Hosted by CrossFit 8035

The MAT Games

The annual MAT Games, hosted by CrossFit 8035, brings together all athletic abilities for an exciting weekend of camaraderie and competition.

Sep 6 The Eagles

History of The Eagles: Live in Concert

The Eagles

The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards.Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Sep 17 Eric Church "The Outsiders World Tour"

with special guests Dwight Yoakam and Brothers Osborne

Eric Church "The Outsiders World Tour"

Although Church has already built a reputation as a restless creative force while blazing an unconventional path to country superstardom, The Outsidersrepresents an audacious quantum leap. The aggressive set, which consists almost entirely of Church compositions or co-compositions, finds the iconoclastic singer-songwriter-guitarist covering a dizzying amount of musical and lyrical ground, taking advantage of a wide range of sonic options to construct an adventurous, consistently thrilling ride. The result is Church's most revealing, personally-charged statement yet—and one that challenges many of the accepted rules of contemporary country music.

Sep 20-21 Christ Our Life Regional Conference

Christ Our Life Regional Conference

A biennial regional Catholic conference featuring world-class speakers, Mass, inspirational music, Adoration and Reconciliation. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, beloved Archbishop of New York, highlights a list of ten powerful speakers for 2014!

Sep 27 Des Moines Women's Expo

Des Moines Women's Expo

Iowa's Largest Women's Expo!

220 Vendors, Fashion, Beauty, Health and Wellness

Tickets: $12 (Adult), Kids under 12 FREE

September 27, 2014 9a-6p

Sep 28 An Evening with Marcus Luttrell

Lone Survivor: A Tribute to Courage, Honor and Patriotism

An Evening with Marcus Luttrell

Marcus Luttrell is a decorated Navy SEAL and best-selling author of Lone Survivor. Marcus Luttrell takes us from the rigors of SEAL training and what it takes to join America's elite fighting force,

Sep 28 Golden Circle College Fair

Golden Circle College Fair

The Golden Circle College Fair is the largest college fair in Iowa attracting 150 colleges, universities and career access exhibitors.

Oct 1-4 AQS QuiltWeek™ - Des Moines

AQS QuiltWeek™ - Des Moines

Join us in Des Moines, Iowa, as AQS QuiltWeek® rounds out our 30th anniversary year! Grab a celebration cupcake and raise it in a toast to the extraordinary benchmark of 30 years. Be there to experience the world-class exhibits, phenomenal workshops, lectures, and special events found only at AQS QuiltWeek. Learn from instructors who travel the world sharing their one-of-a-kind experiences, and surround yourself with vendors of every quilting supply you can imagine!

Oct 1 Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves - Preseason

Full team autograph session following the game

Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves - Preseason

There will be a full-team autograph session following the preseason game. Iowa Wild season ticket holders (full, 21-game, 10-game) will be admitted to the preseason game free of charge and will also be able to pick up their season tickets starting at 4:30 p.m.

Oct 5-8 2014 LCMC Annual Gathering

2014 LCMC Annual Gathering

LCMC Annual Gathering and Busniess Meeting.

Oct 7-9 IHA Annual Meeting

IHA Annual Meeting

The 85th IHA Annual Meeting and Trade Show.

Oct 10-12 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Presents Super Circus Heroes

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

What if superheroes were REAL? What if mortal men and women could rise above their fears and limitations and achieve extraordinary feats? In Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes, performers conquer the limitations of normal individuals and display seemingly impossible power, speed and precision.

Oct 16 Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Preseason Game

Presented Locally By Wells Fargo

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Preseason Game

Global Spectrum, managers of the Iowa Events Center, announced on Thursday that Wells Fargo Arena will play host to a National Basketball Association (NBA) preseason game between the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors on Thursday, October 16. The game is being presented locally by Wells Fargo.

Oct 17 Iowa Wild Opening Night

Opening Night - $2 Beer Night

Iowa Wild Opening 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.

Oct 18 Iowa Wild Local Heroes Night

Local Heroes Night / Guns N Hoses / Scout Sleepover

Iowa Wild Local Heroes 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.

Oct 23 Brantley Gilbert

Let it Ride Tour

Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert Let It Ride Tour
October 23 at 7pm

Oct 25 Comic Book I-Con

Presented by the Iowa Comic Book Club

Comic Book I-Con

Family fun for all. Thousands of comic books and related merchandise from vendors. Sketches and prints from creators of comic books. Fans in costume and characters for photos.

Oct 25-26 IBCA Fall Clinic

IBCA Fall Clinic

Annual Fall Basketball Clinic

October 25 9am-9pm

October 26 9am-2pm

Oct 26-27 Iowa Association of Student Councils Leadership Conference

Iowa Association of Student Councils Leadership Conference

Student leaders and their advisors and chaperones network and learn leadership skills at this two-day conference. Judson Larpply, the Evolution of Dance, is this year's Key Note Speaker.

Nov 7-8 Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo

presented by Hy-Vee

Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo

Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo, presented by Hy-Vee will be a melting pot for culinary enthusiasts throughout the Midwest, offering the opportunity to discover the latest cooking techniques from local and regional culinary experts.

Dec 2-3 2014 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting

For Iowa Farm Bureau Members Only

2014 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting

Annual Conference for Iowa Farm Bureau Members

Jan 3-4 Monster Jam 2015

Monster Jam 2015

Monster Jam is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment on the planet.  The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through.

Jan 11 Xtreme Spirit National Championship

Xtreme Spirit National Championship

Cheer-leading and Dance National Championship event. Teams will be competing for International Championship bids.

Jan 17 Iowa Wild Kids Winterfest Game

Girl Scout Cookie Kickoff / Kids Winterfest

Iowa Wild Kids Winterfest 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.

Jan 30 Iowa Wild Military Appreciation Night

Military Appreciation / $2 Beer Night

Iowa Wild Military Appreciation 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.

Jan 31 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

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 Wild Game

Iowa Wild 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 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 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.

Mar 6-8 Iowa Deer Classic

Iowa Deer Classic

March 6-8, 2015

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

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 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 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 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.

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 23 Des Moines University's 115th Commencement

Des Moines University's 115th Commencement

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