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Feb 11-14 Des Moines Home + Garden Show 2016

Click the Buy Tickets link and enter code "IEC" for $3 off each online ticket

Des Moines Home + Garden Show 2016

Renew, restore, and refresh your home at this years Des Moines Home and Garden Show February 11-14, 2016

Feb 13 Iowa Wild vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

Crash's Birthday Party featuring a Mascot Party and Super Hero Day

Iowa Wild vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

First 1,500 fans will receive an Iowa Wild Super Hero Poster

Postgame mascot autograph session

FREE postgame skate - bring your own skates

Feb 17 2016 State Wrestling Dual Team Tournament

2016 State Wrestling Dual Team Tournament

Feb 18-20 2016 IAHSAA State Wrestling Tournament

2016 IAHSAA State Wrestling Tournament

Feb 20 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Recognized as the world’s premier bacon festival, the much talked about Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival takes place annually in Des Moines, IA.  Organized and promoted by the Iowa Bacon Board, the festival offers food, fun, and most importantly international bacon fellowship. Bacon-enthusiasts around the world gather for one day of extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen contest, bacon awards and live entertainment. Every year, the festival announces a wacky theme for attendees, restaurants and sponsors to embrace. From Baconmania VIII’s wrestling vibe to Viva Las Bacon’s tribute to old Vegas, everyone gets a little goofy to take part in the bacon madness.

Feb 22 Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose

Free Parking Monday

Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose

Free Parking Every Monday (until the Iowa Events Center lots are full) – sponsored by Des Moines Radio Group.

Feb 23 Iowa Energy vs. Raptors 905

$1 Hot Dogs / Domino's Meal Deal

Iowa Energy vs. Raptors 905

$1 Hot Dogs

Domino's Meal Deal

For group tickets, season tickets and premium seating and entertainment opportunities, please call 515-564-8550 or visit www.IowaNBA.com.

Feb 24 Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose

Winning Wednesday

Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose

Winning Wednesdays – For every Wednesday home game – if the Iowa Wild wins all fans in attendance will receive a ticket to the next Wednesday game, sponsored by Cumulus Media Group.

Feb 25 Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Swipe Right Night

Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:00pm

For group tickets, season tickets and premium seating and entertainment opportunities, please call 515-564-8550 or visit www.IowaNBA.com.

Feb 26 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard

2016 Opening Night

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Feb 29-Mar 5 2016 IGHSAU High School State Basketball

2016 IGHSAU High School State Basketball

Mar 4-6 Iowa Deer Classic

The Greatest Whitetail Show on Earth!

Iowa Deer Classic

Each year the Iowa Deer Classic brings to the hunters of Iowa and the Midwest a weekends worth of trophy whitetails, world class hunting seminars, hunting and outdoor exhibitors, hands-on archery opportunities and much more.

Mar 5-6 Variety Telethon

Variety Telethon

The Variety Telethon is broadcast live from the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center Ballroom. Tune in to ABC5 from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, or stop by to see the Telethon live.

Mar 6 Iowa Energy vs. Delaware 87ers

Faith & Family Day presented by Service Legends

Iowa Energy vs. Delaware 87ers

Post-game Concert

For group tickets, season tickets and premium seating and entertainment opportunities, please call 515-564-8550 or visit www.IowaNBA.com.

Mar 7-12 2016 Boys High School State Basketball

Iowa High School Athletic Association

2016 Boys High School State Basketball

Mar 11-13 Des Moines Home + Outdoor Living Show

Des Moines Home + Outdoor Living Show

Renew, Refresh and Restore your home and outdoor at Des Moines Home and Outdoor Show March 11-13, 2016

Mar 13 Iowa Wild vs. Milwaukee Admirals

Subway/Star 102.5 Combo Pack Game

Iowa Wild vs. Milwaukee Admirals

The Subway/Star102.5 FM Combo pack starts at $12 per person and includes one ticket, one hot dog, one soda and one subway coupon.

Canned food drive presented by Billion Buick, Price Chopper, and Zerorez benefitting MovetheFood.org.

Mar 14 Fall Out Boy

Wintour Is Coming

Fall Out Boy

Showing no signs of stopping, multi-platinum selling artist Fall Out Boy is set to bring another can’t-miss line-up across the U.S. in 2016, announcing their “Wintour Is Coming” tour with AWOLNATION.

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 18-20 Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all.

Mar 21 Iowa Energy vs. Erie BayHawks

Domino's Meal Deal

Iowa Energy vs. Erie BayHawks

Join the Energy as they embark on their ninth season in the NBA D-League and second season as the direct affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)! 

For group tickets, season tickets and premium seating and entertainment opportunities, please call 515-564-8550 or visit www.IowaNBA.com.

Mar 24 Iowa Energy vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Go Green Week

Iowa Energy vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Happy Hour from 5:30–7:00 PM

For group tickets, season tickets and premium seating and entertainment opportunities, please call 515-564-8550 or visit www.IowaNBA.com.

Mar 24 Iowa Prayer Breakfast

Iowa Prayer Breakfast

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

Mar 25 Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves

$2 Beer Night

Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves

$2 Beer Night

Mar 26 Iowa Energy vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Go Green presented by MidAmerican Energy

Iowa Energy vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants

$2 Beer

Youth Jersey Giveaway

XPOGO Halftime

For group tickets, season tickets and premium seating and entertainment opportunities, please call 515-564-8550 or visit www.IowaNBA.com.

Mar 26 Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves

Go Green Game

Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves

First 1,000 fans receive an Iowa Wild water bottle compliments of Water Works Park

Mar 29 Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy

Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy

A leadership academy for students and teachers across the state of Iowa to foster leadership skills that will impact their lives, schools and communities.

Mar 30 Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose

Winning Wednesday

Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose

For every Wednesday home game - if the Iowa Wild wins all fans in attendance will receive a ticket to the next Wednesday game (April 13) sponsored by Cumulus Media Group.

Mar 30-Apr 3 Talent On Parade

Des Moines Regional Competition

Talent On Parade

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

Mar 31 Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Super Hero Night

Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Happy Hour 5:30—7:00 PM

Super Hero Cape Giveaway

For group tickets, season tickets and premium seating and entertainment opportunities, please call 515-564-8550 or visit www.IowaNBA.com.

Apr 1 Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose

Race Car Night - Bobblehead Night

Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose

$2 Beer Nights presented by 100.3 The Bus

First 1500 fans in attendance receive a bobblehead of the team's all-time leading scorer presented by Krist Insurance

Apr 2 ChildServe’s Bubble Ball 2016

ChildServe’s Bubble Ball 2016

ChildServe’s Bubble Ball is a fun and innovative event unlike anything in our community!   Cocktails and dinner are a prelude to the main event: a runway show and gallery of stationary designs and sculptures – all of which are created by talented local designers with bubble wrap as their core element!

Apr 2 Iowa Energy vs. Erie BayHawks

Midcourt Mutts presented by Anderson Animal Hospital

Iowa Energy vs. Erie BayHawks

Bring your dog to the game!

$2 Beer

Olate Dogs Halftime

For group tickets, season tickets and premium seating and entertainment opportunities, please call 515-564-8550 or visit www.IowaNBA.com.

Apr 5-6 Iowa 1:1 Institute

Iowa 1:1 Institute

Apr 7 INTERFACE

INTERFACE

INTERFACE conference series is dedicated to providing both attending delegates and sponsors a strong return on their investment of time and resources.

Apr 8-10 Nexstar National Talent Competition

Nexstar National Talent Competition

Dance Competition.

Apr 9 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Nebraska Danger

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Nebraska Danger

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Apr 10 Harlem Globetrotters

90th Anniversary World Tour

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in history, as the world famous team celebrates its 90th Anniversary Would Tour, with over 320 games in North America alone.  A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.  The Globetrotters will tip off their historic 90th year of smiles, sportsmanship and service April 10, 2016

Apr 11 Iowa Wild vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

Free Parking Monday

Iowa Wild vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

Free Parking Every Monday (until the Iowa Events Center lots are full) – sponsored by Des Moines Radio Group.

Apr 13 Iowa Wild vs. Rockford Ice Hogs

Winning Wednesday

Iowa Wild vs. Rockford Ice Hogs

Winning Wednesdays – For every Wednesday home game – if the Iowa Wild wins all fans in attendance will receive a ticket to a potential Iowa Wild Calder Cup Playoff Game, sponsored by Cumulus Media Group.

Apr 15 Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves

Fan Appreciation Night

Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves

$2 Beer Nights presented by 100.3 The Bus

First 2,500 fans to the game will receive an Iowa Wild Team Poster

Apr 16 Des Moines On Tap

Authentic Beer Festivals

Des Moines On Tap

Sample over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors.

*Participants must be at least 21 years of age to attend*

Apr 16 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Spokane Empire

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Spokane Empire

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Apr 19-20 39th Annual Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse

39th Annual Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse

The Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse is a statewide forum focused on substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery while offering recommendations for best practices.

Apr 23-24 PBR Built Ford Tough Series

Des Moines Invitational

PBR Built Ford Tough Series

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

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

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.

May 4 Des Moines Area Community College 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Des Moines Area Community College 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Doors open at 4:45pm
Ceremony starts at 7pm

May 7 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Colorado Crush

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Colorado Crush

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

May 27 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Sioux Falls Storm

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Sioux Falls Storm

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Jun 4 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Jun 18 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Wichita Falls Nighthawks

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Wichita Falls Nighthawks

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Jun 22 Justin Bieber

Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber

With back-to-back worldwide smash hit singles and anticipation for his new studio album PURPOSE this Friday hitting an all-time high, global superstar Justin Bieber has announced his 50+ city PURPOSE WORLD TOUR beginning March 9, 2016 in Seattle, WA.

 The 58-date tour, promoted by AEG Live, will travel through arenas across North America

Jun 25 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Aug 7 Journey and The Doobie Brothers

San Francisco Fest 2016

Journey and The Doobie Brothers

JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will bring the “SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016” tour to Wells Fargo Arena on August 7, bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the "San Francisco Sound."  The tour, produced by Live Nation, includes special guest DAVE MASON

Sep 25 Golden Circle College & Career Fair

Golden Circle College & Career Fair

Iowa's largest college fair brings more than 140 colleges and career-planning resources together from across the country.

Nov 1-2 2016 HPCAI Fall Conference

2016 HPCAI Fall Conference

Conference designed for professionals and volunteers who work in hospice and palliative care settings.

Apr 29 Raise Your Paw Auction

Raise Your Paw Auction