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Special Events

Drake Relays

April 22, 2015 to April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee has brought some of the finest athletes in the world to Des Moines for 105 years & 2015 will be no different as Drake Relays director Brian Brown has declared "The Sky Is The Limit" for this season's competition in Des Moines. Brown announced the first round of elite athletes & events, plus schedule & v...

Grand Blue Mile 2015

April 21, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Des Moines
  • 13th and Locust Streets
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $25; Youth $15; Free for spectators
  • Website

6 p.m. Iowa Kidstrong Fun Run - Non-competitive ¼-mile fun run for Iowa Kidstrong program participants 6:15 p.m. Recreational Division - Open to all ages & abilities, including runners, joggers, and walkers* 6:45 p.m. Women's Competitive Division - Open to all competitive runners and recommended for sub-8-minute milers 7 p.m. Men's Competitive Divisio...

Harlem Globetrotters

April 19, 2015

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes & entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3 p.m., during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 "Washington Generals' Revenge" Tour.  The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infa...

Healthy Kids Day-John R. Grubb Community YMCA

April 25, 2015
  • Location: John R. Grubb Community YMCA
  • 1611 11th St.
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Times: 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-868-0528
  • Email

Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free, family event focused on improving the health and well-being of kids. Join us for healthy snacks and nutrition information, a fun run, Zumba Kids, indoor and outdoor games, open swim, giveaways, child passenger safety information, the DMU mobile clinic and educational anatomy specimens.

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans Zephyrs

April 24, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 7:05 p.m.- Fireworks
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines. This game will have fireworks! For more information/schedule/tickets: www.iowacubs.com  

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans Zephyrs

April 22, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 12:05 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines. This game will have fireworks! For more information/schedule/tickets:   http://www.iowacubs.com/    

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans Zephyrs

April 23, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 12:05 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines. This game will have fireworks! For more information/schedule/tickets: www.iowacubs.com  

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans Zephyrs

April 21, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 6:35 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines. This game will have fireworks! For more information/schedule/tickets:   http://www.iowacubs.com/  

Iowa Cubs vs Oklahoma City Dodgers

April 19, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 1:05 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines.  For more information/schedule/tickets:   http://www.iowacubs.com/    

Iowa Cubs vs Oklahoma City Dodgers

April 20, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 12:05 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines.  For more information/schedule/tickets: http://www.iowacubs.com/  

Iowa Cubs vs Oklahoma City Dodgers

April 30, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 6:35 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines.  For more information/schedule/tickets: www.iowacubs.com.  

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series

April 25, 2015 to April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Every event begins with pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames. Then the excitement really begins when the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, providing two hours of thrills and spills guaranteed to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat and your heart pounding. The nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series visits some of the mo...

Street Vault on Court Avenue (Drake Relays)

April 22, 2015
  • Location: Court Avenue District
  • Court Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 5:15 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Join the crowd on Court Avenue as a favorite track event goes downtown for the first time street vault, presented by Hy-Vee. More information to come!

Thoroughbred Racing

April 18, 2015 to August 08, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Horse Racing is free and open to all ages to watch. Adults 21+ may place bets on the horses or within the adjacent casino. Opening night of live racing is Saturday, April 18; Thoroughbred | April 18 - August 8; Thursday - Saturday | Post time 6:30pm; Sunday | Post time: 1:00pm. Quarter Horse | August 15 - October 10; Friday & Saturday | Post time 6:30pm; Sunday | Po...

World Tai Chi & QiGong Day

April 25, 2015
  • Location: South Suburban YMCA
  • 401 East Army Post Road
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-554-8539
  • Email | Website

Tai Chi demonstrations and free workshops. Celebrated in over 80 countries.

On-Going Events

Early Bird Season Pool Passes Available

April 01, 2015 to April 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Season pool passes can be purchased ONLINE throughout the summer season. Now through the month of April you can purchase your season passes at a discounted Early Bird price.

Sky Mania

Started April 10, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Sky Zone Des Moines
  • 1300 SE Gateway Dr.; Suite #103
  • Grimes, IA 50111
  • Times: 8 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: $16
  • Phone: 515-986-2524
  • Email | Website

Every Friday for ages 10-15 and includes 90 minutes of jump time and pizza/drinks after.

Summer Bean Bag League

April 10, 2015 to May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot, located at the 210 Water St. at the corner of Court Ave., across from the Polk County Treasurers Office. The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18 and older) compete on Wednesday or Thursday nights for six weeks plus a tournament starting June 10. Cost i...

Summer Tennis Lessons

April 13, 2015 to April 22, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Summer tennis registration is now open for players of all ages. This summer’s programs include: • Quickstart Tennis 1 for children between the ages of 5-7 • Quickstart Tennis 2 for children between the ages 8-10 • Youth tennis for kids ages 11-18 • Adult tennis (minimum of five participants needed for each session) Tennis programs begin in early June. ...

Swim Lesson Registration

April 01, 2015 to July 17, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Swim lesson class sizes are restricted and registration is first come first served. We have four sessions for swim lessons; in order to get your preferred class, dates and/or times, go online and sign up starting April 1 at 8:00 a.m. Classes offered this summer include: • Baby/Infant and Me • Preschool Swim • Learn to Swim Levels 1-5 • Adult Swimming Lessons

Toddler Time

Started April 08, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Location: Sky Zone Des Moines
  • 1300 SE Gateway Dr., Suite #103
  • Grimes, IA 50111
  • Times: 11 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: $6 per Child; One Parent/Guardian Jumps Free
  • Phone: 515-986-2524
  • Email | Website

Every Wednesday and Thursday from 11AM-12PM. $6 a child (5 & under), and a parent/guardian jumps for free.

 


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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