St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Des Moines is almost here! Whether you are looking to enjoy the traditional St. Patrick’s Day activities or just want to enjoy a long weekend, Greater Des Moines has a long list of events happening March 15-18. Put on your green (or don’t) and spend the weekend enjoying food, drinks, live music and so much more. We pulled a list of some major events happening Thursday through Sunday. Here’s 12 things you can enjoy in Des Moines this St. Patrick’s Day weekend:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Thursday, March 15
7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $35
Hoyt Sherman Place

 

Celtic Fire

Michael Londra and The Celtic Fire

Thursday, March 15
7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $50
Temple Theater

 

 

We do it for the beer 👯🍻 #HoopsAndHops 🏀🍺#IowaCraftBeerTent

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Hoops & Hops

Friday, March 16 - Saturday, March 17
10 a.m.  – 10 p.m. each day
Admission: Free
Cowles Commons

 

All Iowa Auto Show

Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. F; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun
Admission: $8 early bird; $5 students and seniors (at the door Friday only); Free for children 11 & under
Iowa Events Center

 

Iowa Flower, Lawn and Garden Show

Iowa Flower, Lawn & Garden Show

Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18
1-7 p.m. F; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun
Admission: $8.75 adults; Free youth 16 & under
Iowa State Fairgrounds

 

 

Three more days until we get to see this guy in the @nbagleague Slam Dunk Contest!

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Iowa Wolves vs Austin Spurs

Friday, March 16
7 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $10
Wells Fargo Arena

 

 

CXP love! Catch us at our 13th birthday shows!

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Comedy Xperiment Improv Show

Friday, March 16 - Saturday, March 17
7:30 p.m. each night
Admission: $12
Stoner Theater

 

St. Patrick’s Day at The Royal Mile

Saturday, March 17
8 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Admission: Free
The Royal Mile

 

St Patricks 5k

Des Moines St. Patty's Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, March 17
Rach starts at 8:30 a.m.
Admission: Free to spectators; $50 for 5K; $85 for half marathon
Iowa State Capitol

 

St Patrick's Day at The Hall!

Saturday, March 17
11 a.m. - Midnight
Admission: Free
The Hall DSM

 

St Patricks

Friendly Sons of Iowa St. Patricks Day Parade

Saturday, March 17
Noon
Admission: Free
Downtown Des Moines

 

The Baby Boomer Comedy Show

Saturday, March 17
2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $25
Temple Theater

 

Did you know?: Des Moines was also named one of the top cities in America to for St. Patrick's Day celebrations! Read More >