Des Moines Concours d’Elegance 2022

  • Western Gateway Park, 1330 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: September 11, 2022
  • Location: John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
  • Start/End Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free to attend
  • Overview

    The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance™ is a premier automotive exhibition held annually, traditionally on the 2nd Sunday of the month in September, at the internationally recognized John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines. The Concours presents an exhibition of vintage and classic motor vehicles, selected to celebrate the fine art, design evolution and amazing innovations of motor vehicles through the years, as well as the talented designers and engineers who created them.

    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Des Moines Concours d’Elegance at the Pappjohn Sculpture Garden in Des Moines (Grand and Locust between 12th and 16th Streets).

    • FREE to the public – however, FREE WILL donations may be made to the Children’s Cancer Connection. There are marked tubes placed around the exhibit for your donations. Thank you for your generosity!
    • Exhibit of more than 170 cars
    • Midway featuring food, merchandise and service vendors
    • Car Clubs from Des Moines area showcasing cars from members (west of 16th Street on Grand)
    • Audio interviews and music throughout the day

    3 p.m. Grand Awards Presentation: Join us at 13th and Grand for the presentation of Class Winners and Best of Show.

    4 p.m. Roar at 4: Listen as cars fire up their engines to leave the showfield. Have your camera ready!