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Dec 27-30 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.
Dec 31 GuideOne ImaginEve!
Join us for Des Moines' biggest New Year's Eve party for kids at GuideOne ImaginEve!
Jan 11 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
The conference/trade show is for IOWWA members and other professionals in the on-site waste water industry.
Jan 23 MCC 57: Schmauss vs. Sessi
The Midwest’s most popular promotion returns to the Iowa Event Center with one of the most talent-rich fight cards to date. MCC 57: Schmauss vs. Sessi features two of the region’s top up and coming fighters in an epic battle of light heavyweight mixed martial artists.
Jan 24 Rally Against Cancer
John Stoddard Cancer Center
The diagnosis of cancer changes lives forever. For patients and families the changes are often physical, emotional and psychological. Rally Against Cancer raises money to help the patients and families at John Stoddard Cancer Center while they are going through one of the hardest journeys of their lives. The proceeds support the John Stoddard Cancer Center Care Coordinator Program, as well as other programs that provide healing and overall well-being of patients and their families.
Jan 29 Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Business
Presented by Van Meter, Inc.
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
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
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 20-22 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic
The largest upland gamebird event anywhere in the country
Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic is a trade show focused on wildlife habitat conservation, upland bird hunting, dog training and an outdoor lifestyle. In connection with the trade show, Pheasants Forever hosts seminars on habitat improvement, wild game cooking, bird hunting, conservation, and dog training. There are also a variety of banquets and special events to help make Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic the largest upland gamebird event anywhere in the country.
Mar 6-8 Iowa Deer Classic
March 6-8, 2015
"Truly the greatest show in the country for trophy Whitetails"
Mar 17 Midwest March for Life
Every January, for decades, there has been the March for Life in Washington D.C. The March commemorates the dreadful Roe v. Wade decision, which paved the way for abortion on demand. In recent years, the West Coast began their own January March for Life. Now it’s OUR turn! Stand with us – March with us – for the 3rd Annual Midwest March for Life. Send the message throughout Iowa and the Midwest: We have not been silent! We are the voice for the voiceless—the unborn, the infirm and the elderly. We will not rest until every life, born and unborn, is safe from the pervasive culture of death. #midwestmarch. See you there!
Mar 25-29 Talent On Parade
Talent On Parade is a National Dance Competition celebrating its 18th season!
Mar 31 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! 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.
Apr 17-19 Just For Her Event
The largest shopping event for women in DesMoinesjust got bigger with the addition of the DesMoinesLocal Marketplace. Join over 165 vendors and shop, pamper and treat yourself at the Just for Her Event!
May 13 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
“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.”