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Special Events

Drake Relays

April 21, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Drake University - Drake Stadium
  • 28th Street and Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: See description below
  • Admission: All Sessions $95; Friday all $60; Fri Day & Sat $70; Fri Night & Sat $65
  • Website

Monday, April 21- Noon Beautiful Bulldog Contest Knapp Center; 6:00 p.m. High Jump at Hy-Vee Waukee Store Tuesday, April 22 - 6:00 p.m. Grand Blue Mile Downtown Wednesday, April 23 - 11:30 a.m. Decathlon Men, Day 1; 12:30 p.m. Heptathlon Women, Day 1; 6:15 p.m. Pole Vault in the Mall Jordan Creek Mall Thursday, April 24 - 9:30 a.m. Decathlon Men, Day 2 - 10:30 a.m. Heptathlo...

Drake Relays High Jump Competition

April 21, 2014
  • Location: Hy-Vee Store - Waukee
  • 1005 East Hickman Road/Alice's Road
  • Waukee,
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

More than two and a half tons of product will be temporarily moved to other parts of the store to make room in the 4,600 square foot store to put on the high jump event.

Grand Blue Mile

April 22, 2014
  • Location: Western Gateway Park
  • 13th and Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 6 p.m.; see description
  • Admission: Adult (18 and over) $15 - $35; Youth (17 and under) $10 - $25
  • Website

The Grand Blue Mile is the Midwest's premier community street run for all ages and abilities. Held annually since 2010, the Grand Blue Mile has hosted more than 13,300 participants including Olympians, American record holders, and many of the world's finest track & field athletes. On April 22, 2014, don't miss your chance to experience the tradition and pageantry of the G...

Hy-Vee Des Moines Kids Road Race

April 27, 2014

The Hy-Vee Kids Road Races are a fun and friendly atmosphere for children ages 5 to 17. These races are seeking to get kids more active by showing them just how fun running can be. On Sunday April 27th, we would bring a traditional timed 5K and a one-mile fun run to Drake Stadium. Excitingly, children will get to finish at the Drake Blue Oval, giving them a chance to feel apart...

Hy-Vee Road Races

April 27, 2014
  • Venue: Drake University - Knapp Center
  • 2525 Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7:30am – Hy-Vee Half Marathon; 8:00am – 10K Road Race; 10:30am – 5K Road Race
  • Admission: Registration Fees on website
  • Website

Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo:  Join us at the 2014 Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo presented by Kellogg's from the Iowa Events Center Hall A!  Come see the latest health and fitness equipment, running apparel and running shoes from some of the top manufactures in the industry Packet Pickup - All athletes must pick up their own race packet i...

Iowa Barnstormers vs Los Angeles Kiss

April 19, 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 New Orleans

April 16, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans

April 17, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans

April 18, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Omaha

April 28, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Omaha

April 29, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Omaha

April 30, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Round Rock

April 19, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Round Rock

April 20, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Round Rock

April 21, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Round Rock

April 22, 2014

Iowa Wild vs Chicago Wolves

April 16, 2014

Buy tickets online at www.iowawild.com.  $2 Beer Night Every Friday Night

Live Thoroughbred Racing

April 20, 2014 to August 09, 2014
  • Venue: 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

Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series Season Opener KCCS #1 Plus 305's

April 19, 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; Free Kids' Night
  • Website

Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series Season Opener KCCS #1 Plus 305's - Pella Motors Race For Your School Night/Lions Club Night

Opening Night of Live Thoroughbred Racing

April 19, 2014
  • Venue: Prairie Meadows
  • 1 Prairie Meadows Drive
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: No admission fee
  • Website

Professional Bull Riders (PBR) at Bass Pro Shops!

April 26, 2014
  • Venue: Bass Pro Shops
  • 1000 Bass Pro Drive Northwest
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

The PBR is back at Wells Fargo Arena in the Built Ford Tough Series - and they'll be BACK at Bass Pro Shops Altoona Iowa! Exclusive PBR Fan Club autograph session: 11:30-Noon Autograph session for the public: Noon-1 p.m. Mechanical Bull: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Seminar with PBR Announcer and experienced angler Clint Adkins - 1-1:30 p.m. Kids activities - Bull roping and stick bull ridin...

Professional Bull Riders: Built Ford Tough Series

April 26, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (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 ...

Set Your Sights Weekend

April 25, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Bass Pro Shops
  • 1000 Bass Pro Drive Northwest
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: Varies, see description

A weekend of free seminars covering optics and other accessories, conceal carry laws and equipment, target shooting, and gun care and safety. Friday, April 25: 6:30PM Concealed Carry - A discussion of laws, permits, and equipment. 7:30PM Gun Care, Maintenance, and Storage Products to keep your guns safe, secure, and functioning properly. Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27:...

Swim Lesson Registration Opens

April 01, 2014 to May 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)

In 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times. http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf

World Tai Chi & QiGong Day

April 26, 2014
  • Location: South Suburban YMCA
  • 401 E. Army Post Road
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: Free - Open to the public
  • Email

Central Iowa's World Tai Chi Celebration, Free workshops!

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