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Special Events

11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals 2014

September 25, 2014 to September 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Knoxville Raceways
  • 1000 N. Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Times: see website
  • Admission: $12.50 - $40
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website

Sept. 25: Presented by Casey's General Stores. Sept. 26: Ideal-Ready Mix Qualifying Night; Sept. 27: Finals, presented by Casey's General Stores. For more information/purchase tickets: www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

31st Annual Head of the Des Moines Regatta

September 27, 2014
  • Location: Prospect Park
  • 1225 Prospect Road
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-262-3628
  • Email | Website

Come on out to the 31st Annual Head of the Des Moines Regatta!

6th Annual Sporting Clays Event

September 19, 2014
  • Location: New Pioneer Gun Club
  • 31454 312th Place
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Admission: n/a
  • Website

Event that supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa!

Breeders Halter Futurity

September 10, 2014 to September 13, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • E 30th Street & E University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Times: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Admission: No Charge
  • Phone: 479-648-3116

Worldest Richest Halter Event

Crash Test Dolls vs TBA

September 06, 2014
  • Venue: Seven Flags
  • 2100 NW 100th Street
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: Doors open 6 p.m.; Event at 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 advance; $14 day of show; Ages 10 & Under Free
  • Website

There's lots of ways that you can be a part of the Des Moines Derby Dames team. •Be a Fan: Come out to each and every Des Moines Derby Dames bout. Check the website often to find out when we'll be playing next. All of our home bouts are at the 7 Flags Events Center in Clive. •Be a Volunteer: We're always looking for volunteers to help out at bouts. Duties normally ...

Des Moines Derby Dames/Crash Test Dolls vs. Old Capitol City Roller Girls

September 27, 2014
  • Venue: Seven Flags
  • 2100 NW 100th Street
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: Doors open 6 p.m.; Event at 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 advance; $14 day of show; Ages 10 & Under Free
  • Website

There's lots of ways that you can be a part of the Des Moines Derby Dames team. •Be a Fan: Come out to each and every Des Moines Derby Dames bout. Check the website often to find out when we'll be playing next. All of our home bouts are at the 7 Flags Events Center in Clive. •Be a Volunteer: We're always looking for volunteers to help out at bouts. Duties normally ...

Des Moines Roosters Australian Football Game

September 06, 2014
  • Location: Des Moines Rugby Club
  • 120 39th Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50325
  • Times: see website
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-988-7640
  • Website

Des Moines Roosters vs Kansas City Power! More details coming soon at:  www.desmoinesroosters.com.  

Drake University vs Marist College

September 20, 2014

Football

Drake University vs Truman State

September 06, 2014

Football

Fahrrad 2014

September 06, 2014
  • Location: High Trestle Trail
  • Times: 10 a.m.
  • Admission: $50
  • Phone: 515-309-2396
  • Email | Website

A German-themed bike ride benefiting Easter Seals Iowa will be held September 6, beginning at the Ankeny firehouse at 10 a.m. and following the High Trestle Trail to the Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid. The ride features entertainment by the Nadas at the Flat Tire Lounge, German food and beverages and raffle prizes including a BMW bike and kit donated by European Motorcars. The $50 ...

Fall Whiff-It Classic

September 20, 2014

Registration is now open for the 2014 Spring Whiff-It Classic! The spring tournament will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at Campbell Park in Clive. All teams are co-ed and consist of 6-8 players. For more information or to register your team visit www.whiffitdsm.com. Don’t have time to Whiff-It all day? We’re also looking for volunteers! Contact Doug Vinsand at 515-95...

Historic Baseball Game

September 20, 2014
  • Venue: Living History Farms
  • 11121 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 1:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $14/Adults, $8.50/Kids, Members Free
  • Phone: 515-278-5286
  • Email | Website

Watch our home team, the Walnut Hill Bluestockings, compete in 1870s-rules baseball games. Cheer the batters or “strikers” as they call their pitch and “Leg it” to first. The team makes sure kids have a chance to bat around at the end of the game!

Iowa Crush Women's Tackle Football Tryout

September 07, 2014
  • Location: Valley Southwoods Freshman High School
  • 625 S. 35th Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Times: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-480-0138
  • Email | Website

Ladies, have you ever had the desire to play tackle football? Have you ever played tackle football? Now is your chance to join the Iowa Crush Women's Tackle Football Team. We are a part of the IWFL, a nationally run women's tackle football league. We will have multiple tryouts through the fall. Contact us for details or just come out and see what we are all about! No experience...

Live Quarter Horse Racing

August 16, 2014 to October 11, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Prairie Meadows
  • 1 Prairie Meadows Drive
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: Fri - Sat 6:30 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m. through Oct 11 (no racing on 10/12)
  • Admission: No admission fee
  • Website

MCC55: Champions

September 19, 2014

In just over one month, the Midwest’s most popular promotion will return to Hy-Vee Hall with another explosive mixed martial arts event. MCC 55: “Champions” features five title bouts with some of the most exciting up and coming and veteran fighters in the game today.  For Tickets: http://bit.ly/1pe8Rgk.    

Metro Arts 5K Rock 'N Run

September 20, 2014
  • Location: Clive Aquatic Center
  • 1801 NW 114th Street
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 4 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Now- Aug 24: $35/person; $30/teams of 4 or more. Aug 25- Sept 19: $40/person; $35/ teams of 4 or more. Day of: $45/person; $40/teams of 4 or more
  • Email | Website

Rock out to great local bands as you race to the stage and enjoy a concert by Pop Rocks! Dress up as your favorite rock star and you’ll have a chance to win the “best dressed” prize. The event is sponsored by Metro Arts Alliance and includes a chip-timed 5K race, 1 mile walk, prizes for race winners, food/beverages, vendors, children’s activities, and li...

Metro Arts Rock 'n Run 5K

September 20, 2014

Become a rock star on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 4:00 - 10:00pm. You can run like a rock star and help support arts education, with live music every half mile of this 5k run! Forget the ipod and break out the big hair and spandex! Run like a rock star with live music every half mile of this 5k run! Finish the race in front of a free concert from great local bands. Prizes...

Monster Jam @ Knoxville Raceway

September 19, 2014
  • Venue: Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 N Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 - $20 advance; +$2 day of show; Gold Circle $30
  • Website

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam! Kids 2-12 need a ticket. 7:30 pm Gold Circle Tickets All Seats $30 For more information: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/.  

Monster Jam @ Knoxville Raceway

September 20, 2014
  • Venue: Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 N Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 - $20 advance; +$2 day of show; Gold Circle $30
  • Website

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam! Kids 2-12 need a ticket. 7:30 pm Gold Circle Tickets All Seats $30 For more information: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/.  

Monster Jam Pit Party @ Knoxville Raceway

September 20, 2014
  • Venue: Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 N Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Times: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $7 - $10 advance
  • Website

Saturday Night Event ticket needed with Pit Party Ticket to enter: 5 - 6:30 pm For more information: http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/.  

Pedal for the House Bike Ride/Ronald McDonald House

September 07, 2014
  • Location: High Trestle Trail
  • Times: 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: see website
  • Phone: 515-243-2111
  • Email | Website

Bring the family out to support the children and families of the Des Moines Ronald McDonald House! Ride your bike along the High Trestle Trail and check out the bike raffles along the way. Bike raffles at Flat Tire Lounge, Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, and the Whistlin' Donkey. Raffle tickets available at each location throughout the summer and during the event. Join us at...

Remembrance Run - Honoring Iowa's Fallen

September 28, 2014

A 5K Walk/Run that honors service members from Iowa (and service members with ties to Iowa) that have died in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere from combat, illness or accident since the Iraq war began in March 2003. Also have a special tribute to fallen Vietnam vets.

Run DMU 5K

September 05, 2014
  • Venue: Des Moines University
  • 3200 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $25/person ($35 day of race), $15/ages 12 & Under; $20/person on corporate team (10+)
  • Phone: 515-271-1701
  • Website

5K Run/walk

Run Like A Girl 1K

September 05, 2014
  • Venue: Mullet's
  • 1300 SE First Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $20 - $30
  • Phone: 515-250-0547
  • Email | Website

Run Like A Girl’s 1K Race to Benefit Camp for Kids with Diabetes Annual 1K Race (.625) is the LARGEST 1k road race in the Midwest!  Run Like a Girl will host it’s 8th annual 1K race on September 5 beginning at 6 p.m. Hundreds will take part in the event to support Camp Hertko Hollow which provides a residential camping program for kids ages 6-17 with dia...

Superhero Heart Run

September 07, 2014

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!

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