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8/15/2014 – 8/23/2014

Greater Des Moines Sporting Events

Catch the excitement surrounding Greater Des Moines sporting events. The top-notch competition. The goal made in the last seconds of the game. The basketball skimming the rim. The pounding hearts at the finish line. And the victorious smiles from records set by champions.

 

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Special Events

24th Annual Knoxville Nationals

July 31, 2014 to August 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 N Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Times: Gates open 5:30 p.m; Race 7:15
  • Admission: Adults $20 & up
  • Phone: 641-842-5431
  • Website

The biggest sprint car race in the world with the top drivers in the sport. A 4 day racing extravaganza that includes music, food, camping, expo and more that ends each night with some of the most exciting racing you can ever experience. Sponsored by Arnold Motor Supply!

AAU Junior Olympics

July 23, 2014 to August 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Greater Des Moines and Iowa City
  • Times: See description below
  • Admission: Passport: $40.00 (6 & under free); Daily Pass: $12.00 (6 & under free)
  • Website

Registration times for certain sports may differ, please check your sport's entry information for specific check-in times. You may only check-in at your sport's designated location. Participants should check-in the day prior to competing. CHECK-IN LOCATIONS: SPORTS: Iowa Events Center: Baton Twirling, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cricket, FOS AllSports Combine, Gymnastics...

FORE! The Animals Golf Classic

July 28, 2014
  • Location: Echo Valley Country Club
  • 3150 Echo Valley Drive
  • Norwalk, IA 50211
  • Times: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Jethro's BBQ Lunch/Registration; 12:30 p.m.: 18-Hole Shotgun Start & Four Person Scramble
  • Admission: $95/Player; $380/Foursome; $200/Sponsor a hole
  • Email | Website

Love golf & pets? Come TEE IT up for the animals & join us for FORE! The Animals Golf Classic! Golfers can sign up as individuals, as a foursome, or you or your business can also sponsor a hole. Non-golfers (individuals or businesses) may also participate by sponsoring a hole to show your support for the animals. Schedule of Events 11:30-12:30pm - Jethro's ...

Iowa Barnstormers vs San Jose Saber Cats

July 26, 2014

Tickets may be purchased at Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, online at http://www.dahlstickets.com/, call 866-55-DAHLS or stop by any Dahls Food Stores.

Iowa Cubs vs Memphis

July 25, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Memphis

July 26, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Memphis - DH

July 27, 2014

Iowa High School Boys State Baseball Tournament

July 25, 2014 to August 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Iowa Cubs
  • 1 Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: see below
  • Admission: Tickets for each session (2 games): $10
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website

Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26: Quarterfinals - Class 1A, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Monday, July 28: Quarterfinals - Class 2A, Noon, 2 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29: Quarterfinals - Class 3A, Noon, 2 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30: Quarterfinals - Class 4A, Noon, 2 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31 - Semifinals, Class 1A: Noon &a...

Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series #16 - 410's & 360's

July 26, 2014
  • Venue: Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 N Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Times: Hot Laps 6:45 p.m.; Time Trials 7:15 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 - $25
  • Website

Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series #16 - Candis Flowers Night!

Westside Football Classic 7-on-7 Shootout

July 25, 2014 to July 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)

15 Player Roster · 3 Games Guaranteed! 3 Divisions : Junior High 6, 7, & 8 · High School 9, 10, 11, & 12 · Open 18 year olds +. For more information: www.westsidefootballclassic.com.  

On-Going Events

Capitall Riders' Run with the Animals

April 21, 2014 to October 20, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Location: McVay Trail Head Shelter
  • 300 Block of East 5th Street
  • Indianola,
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: N/A
  • Phone: 515-979-7751

Beginning Runner's Group -  A FREE running group for learning the basics of training and racing for all levels of runners. We run rain or shine, cold or heat - but we will wait for a storm to pass. If there is lightning, we will not run. Everyone who enjoys running. This will be a great way for new runners to learn from experienced runners in a safe and guided enviro...

Live Thoroughbred Racing

April 20, 2014 to August 09, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Prairie Meadows
  • 1 Prairie Meadows Drive
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: Thurs - Sat 6:30 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m. through August 9
  • Admission: No admission fee
  • Website

Yoga at the Plaza

July 02, 2014 to August 27, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Venue: Brenton Skating Plaza
  • 520 Robert D. Ray Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-237-1456
  • Website

Des Moines Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in Yoga at the Plaza (520 Robert D. Ray Dr.) during your lunch hour. This 45-minute program will be held every Wednesday during July and August and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sessions will be taught by local yoga instructors, so come join the fun and relax over your lunch break. Remember to bring your yoga mat or towel.

Yoga in the Park

June 07, 2014 to September 27, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Venue: Gray's Lake
  • 2100 Fleur Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 237-1456
  • Email | Website

Yoga in the Park, presented by Des Moines Parks and Recreation & Unity Point Health - Des Moines is back again for another summer. We invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray's Lake. The class will be from 9 - 10:00 a.m. and will be held every Saturday beginning June 7 through September 27. Local volunteer inst...

 


The Parent Organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309-2350 (800) 451-2625
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