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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.

One of the only Beer, Wine and food events where you can not only sample beer and wine, but purchase a bottle of those that you like to take home.

Nov 9 Cheer Innovation Midwest Playoffs

Cheer Innovation Midwest Playoffs

Cheer Innovation started as an idea, a dream, an opportunity. To make all of the athletes and coaches we have the chance to work with into better athletes, competitors, and people. We hire and train the best coaches to instruct our camps and choreography to give you an experience you are sure to love at the best value possible.

Nov 11 Veterans Day Program

Veterans Day Program

Global Spectrum will host its annual Veterans Day Program at the Iowa Events Center on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. We invite you to join us once again for this year’s program, which honors and remembers the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. The event will once again be held inside Veterans Memorial at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

Nov 15 Yoli - The Better Body Company

Yoli - The Better Body Company

Nov 20-22 Junior League of Des Moines Gift Mart

Junior League of Des Moines Gift Mart

Gift Mart is the Junior League of Des Moines' annual shopping event. This upscale shopping extravaganza features boutique shopping with over 50 unique retailers. Gift Mart provides you with a unique holiday shopping experience that has helped fund our various community programs and kick off the holiday shopping season!

Nov 26-30 Festival of Tree and Lights 2014

Providing Caring Support to the Blank Children's Hospital

Festival of Tree and Lights 2014

Event Hours:
Wed., Nov. 26 - Sun., Nov 30

Nov 26 MCC 56: Thanksgiving Throw Down

MCC 56: Thanksgiving Throw Down

The Midwest’s most exciting promotion is in full swing, gearing up for its annual event, and in 2014 MCC aims to please! Announced earlier today, MCC 56: Thanksgiving Throw Down will feature light heavyweight champion, Rob “The Destroyer” Morrow in his first title defense when he meets Des Moines native, Rakim Cleveland. Meanwhile, featherweight kingpin, Eric Howser will face off against Jordan “Country Boy” Neer in the co-main event of the evening.

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

Dec 8 Star 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show with Neon Trees and O.A.R

sponsored by DMACC

Star 102.5's Ho Ho Ho Show with Neon Trees and O.A.R

Monday, December 8 at 7:00pm

Dec 27-30 Faithwalkers Midwest Conference

Faithwalkers Midwest Conference

At Faithwalkers 2014 we will focus on God’s heroes. We will study the lives of these individuals who, just like all of us, were ordinary people - men and women who despite their sins, their weaknesses and their failures became heroes for the cause of Christ.

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 21-22 Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA) 17th Annual Conference

Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA) 17th Annual Conference

The conference/trade show is for IOWWA members and other professionals in the on-site waste water industry.

Jan 29 Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Business

Presented by Van Meter, Inc.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Business

A do not miss event! A flagship event for the Urbandale Chamber, our celebration of Business event is scheduled for January 29, 2015. This event draws more top business professionals than any other event. It is at our Celebration of Business, the Chamber honors Urbandale's Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Connector of the year. This event draws close to 300 prominent business professionals.

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!

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 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 14 2015 Heart Ball

2015 Heart Ball

Mar 6-8 Iowa Deer Classic

Iowa Deer Classic

March 6-8, 2015

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

Mar 25-29 Talent On Parade

Talent On Parade

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

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.