August 28, 2015 - August 30, 2015 - 7:00 am at Wells Fargo Arena at Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
The Iowa Yoga Festival is a three-day event designed to bring the Iowa yoga community together. The immersive event will unite new, intermediate, and advanced practitioners through immersion in the origins of yoga and the celebration of its festive spirit.
September 7, 2015 - 4:30 am at Nahas Aquatic Center
1101 Porter Ave
This is an opportunity for dogs and their owners to celebrate the last day of the pool season. Dogs must be accompanied by their owners at all times.
Fee: $4.00/dog – regular admission fees apply for dog owners and family members.
September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015 - 11:00 am at Walnut Street Bridge
In its 11th year, the World Food & Music Festival has grown steadily as Iowa’s top celebration of diverse food traditions and rich cultural network. The event is FREE to the public, with reasonably-priced food options from more than 40 food vendors for all to enjoy! More than 75,000 attend the event annually, to enjoy international flavors, free live cultural entertainment, on-site cultural cooking demonstrations by local chefs and much more. More information coming soon at: www.worldfoodfestival.org.
September 24, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th Street
Fertig machen! Zoo Brew is back with an Oktoberfest twist! Be part of Zooktoberfest – a mash-up of the popular Zoo Brew and the ever famous Oktoberfest! Come out and enjoy live music, best seasonal beers, Oktoberfest-style food, pretzel necklaces and of course a handful of your Zoo animal friends.
September 26, 2015 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Brenton Skating Plaza
Robert Ray Drive
Iowa Author Fest supports the creativity of our local Iowa authors/artist/musicians in their endeavor to bring their work to reality and promote their written word/art/music to their patrons.
The purpose of holding the Iowa Author Fest is to promote Iowa Authors and to start or continue the networking of Iowa Authors and other associated fields of creativity.
Also we are holding an Essay Writing Contest.
Iowa Author Fest Essay Writing Contest
Open to all Des Moines High School Students tenth through the twelfth grade. The essay will be judged by six local Indie authors and a copy editor. The winners will be awarded their prize at the Iowa Author Fest September 26th, 2015 at Brenton Skating Plaza, Robert Ray Drive in downtown Des Moines at 1:00 pm. by organizer Larry Stumbo during the Iowa Author Fest. Essays will be judged on originality, grammar, and spelling.
Winners will be notified by September 1st, 2015. Prizes awarded will be 1st place: $100 2nd place: $75 and 3rd place: $50.
September 26, 2015 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Brenton Skating Plaza
520 Robert D Ray Dr
Event to promote and network Iowa Authors and the creative arts surrounding Authors:Artist, musicians, editors, proof readers, etc.
October 10, 2015 - 10:00 am at Water Works Park
2201 George Flagg Parkway
DSM Adventure Race is a truly unique adventure triathlon This year, the full-spirited will gather in the heart of downtown Des Moines in support of family, friends and those who have been affected by cancer. Their challenge is the DSM Adventure Race adventure triathlon, consisting of three events: canoeing, trail running, and road cycling. The event benefits Above + Beyond Cancer, a public charity with a mission to elevate the lives of those touched by cancer, and to create a healthier world. The DSM Adventure Race is among the longest races that takes place inside of a single park.
Each team must consist of two competitors. Registration for each team is $150. The DSM Adventure Race is open to ages 18+. Please review the FAQ page for additional information.
October 10, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm at Wells Fargo Arena at Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
The Iowa Wild begin its third season at Wells Fargo Arena as the American League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
For tickets, call 515-564-8700 or visit us at IowaWild.com.
November 20, 2015 - 12:00 am at Choctaw Grand Theatre
3702 Choctaw Road
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