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Upcoming Events

    Rockin’ the Ridge featuring Jason Brown

    September 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm at Southridge Mall,Northeast parking lot
    1111 East Army Post Road Des Moines,

    Join us for a Jason Brown concert benefiting Children & Families of Iowa. This family-friendly event will kick off with kids activities and raffle prizes.

    Harvest Wagon Rides

    September 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Living History Farms
    11121 Hickman Road Urbandale, IA

    Bring your blanket and enjoy an evening horse and wagon ride this fall at Living History Farms.  Munch on popcorn as you take a ride through the fields and country roads of Living History Farms with autumn in the air!

    Crash Test Dolls vs TBA

    September 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm at 7 Flags Event Center
    2100 NW 100th Street Clive,

    $10 advance; $14 day of show; Ages 10 & Under Free

    Drake University vs Truman State

    September 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm at Drake University – Drake Stadium
    28th Street and Forest Avenue Des Moines,

    $12 Adult; $6 (ages 3-18)

    Gatsby Gala

    September 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Salisbury House & Gardens
    4025 Tonawanda Drive Des Moines,

    Enjoy the 10th Annual Gatsby Gala, a 1920s era celebration staged atop the picturesque gardens of Salisbury House.

    Fall Antique Jamboree

    September 7, 2014 - 8:00 am at Historic Valley Junction
    217 - 5th Street West Des Moines,

    Step back in time and enjoy bagging some old treasures from the past! Historic Valley Junction will be celebrating its annual Antique Jamboree on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

    Bridal Forum

    September 7, 2014 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Sheraton – West Des Moines
    1800 50th Street West Des Moines,

    Featuring Gowns & Fashions for the Wedding Party- Informative Seminars, Displays, Exhibits and Demonstrations. Over 90 exhibitors AND over $6,000 in prizes & certificates! Plus thousands of great ideas!

    East Village Sunday Bazaar

    September 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm at East Village
    E Grand Ave Des Moines, IA

    East Village Sunday Bazaar a unique local market of funky finds and tasty treats. Be sure to come check us out!

    Pedal for the House Bike Ride/Ronald McDonald House

    September 7, 2014 - 1:00 pm at High Trestle Trailhead
    High Trestle Trailhead Woodward,

    Bring the family out to support the children & families of the Des Moines Ronald McDonald House! Ride your bike along the High Trestle Trail & check out the bike raffles along the way (bike raffles at Flat Tire Lounge, Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, The Whistlin’ Donkey).

    Superhero Heart Run

    September 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm at Raccoon River Park (West Des Moines Parks & Recreation)
    2500 Grand Avenue West Des Moines,

    $25/Adult; $10/Child – includes superhero cape!

    Join us for a 2K/5K fun run/walk to support kids and families with congenital heart defects (CHD). All registrants will receive a superhero cape for the event.

    Moon Float

    September 9, 2014 - 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Gray’s Lake
    2100 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA

    Participants in lighted boats will float on Gray’s Lake while enjoying the view of the pedestrian bridge and listening to the sounds of the nigh

    The Phantom of the Opera

    September 10, 2014 - September 21, 2014 - All Day at Des Moines Civic Center
    221 Walnut Street Des Moines,

    Breeders Halter Futurity

    September 10, 2014 - September 13, 2014 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Iowa State Fairgrounds
    E 30th Street & E University Avenue Des Moines,

    Worldest Richest Halter Event

    Des Moines Downtown Culture Crawl

    September 11, 2014 - 12:00 am at Mickey’s Irish Pub – downtown
    206 Third Street Des Moines,

    Enter the Beer Garden at Mickey’s where you will be greeted with a signature kick-off cocktail. Luxury buses will then stop at the newly expanded Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the World Food Prize Garden, and one last mystery spot.

    Music in the Junction

    September 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
    Valley Junction West Des Moines,

    Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature Rebyl Road this week.

    WDM Community Band Presents: “America” Concert

    September 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm at Historic Valley Junction
    4th - 7th blocks of Railroad Avenue & Locust Street West Des Moines,

    The West Des Moines Community Band presents their concert “America”. Featured will be marches and big band favorites.

    2014 DSM Fashion Expo

    September 13, 2014 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Iowa State Fairgrounds – 4H Building
    3000 E Grand Ave Des Moines, IA

    Every aspect of the Des Moines Fashion Expo is about Iowa, from designers to models, hair stylists to make-up artists, artists, videographers, photographers and sponsors. 

    Raffle drawings, 100+ vendors, product demos, fashion show, local band, local comedian will be featured that day. Seat tickets are not numbered so come early to get your special seat, join our newletter and follow us on Facebook for notifications on the line up of the day.


    Beaverdale Farmer’s Market

    September 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Beaverdale
    3422 Beaver Avenue Des Moines,

    Music in the Junction

    September 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm at Railroad Park
    Valley Junction West Des Moines,

    Music in the Junction (part of the Valley Junction Farmers Market) will feature The James Biehn Band this week.

    2014 Des Moines Walk to End Alzheimer’s

    September 20, 2014 - 12:00 am - 12:00 pm at State Capitol
    1007 E Grand Ave. Des Moines, Iowa

    Registration starts at 8 am and the Walk begins at 10 am.  - Greater Iowa Chapter region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.  Visit for more details about the event and to register you or your team today!

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