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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 23 515 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
100th anniversary gala that will honor the Federation and its partners throughout its history.
Aug 29-30 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 2 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 annual MAT Games, hosted by CrossFit 8035, brings together all athletic abilities for an exciting weekend of camaraderie and competition.
Sep 27 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
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
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
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 25 Comic Book I-Con
Presented by the Iowa Comic Book Club
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 26-27 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 & 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
Annual Conference for Iowa Farm Bureau Members
Jan 11 Xtreme Spirit National Championship
Cheer-leading and Dance National Championship event. Teams will be competing for International Championship bids.
Jan 31 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!
Mar 6-8 Iowa Deer Classic
March 6-8, 2015
"Truly the greatest show in the country for trophy Whitetails"