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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 19 MCC 55: Champions

MCC 55: Champions

In just over one month, the Midwest’s most popular promotion will return to Hy-Vee Hall with another explosive mixed martial arts event. MCC 55: “Champions” features five title bouts with some of the most exciting up and coming and veteran fighters in the game today.

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: $6 (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 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 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 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 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!

Mar 6-8 Iowa Deer Classic

Iowa Deer Classic

March 6-8, 2015

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

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.”