The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and the City of West Des Moines are excited to announce the inaugural Raccoon River Rally presented by Google Fiber scheduled for October 2, 2021. This is a FREE family friendly, rain or shine event and everyone is invited!
Raccoon River Rally is the first fall festival of its kind at Raccoon River Park celebrating WDM’s community and waters. Attractions for the event include a morning bike ride, live music, cardboard boat races, a vendor fair with fun activities for kids, beer tent featuring craft beer from Kinship Brewing Co. and food trucks.
A portion of sponsorship proceeds will benefit the Great Outdoors Foundation, a regional conservation leader and catalyst for high impact environmental projects. Great Outdoor Foundation is currently raising funds for the Central Iowa Water Trails.
Raccoon River Rally will be held on Saturday, October 2 from 12 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The bike ride, route below, will kick off the day at 11 a.m. and cardboard boat races will begin at 2 p.m. Come join us at this fall festival and enjoy all the best the west has to offer!
We are excited to feature two bands for your listening pleasure on the Raccoon River Rally Main Stage:
12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Dick Danger Band – A funky six piece Top 40/ R&B band who plays anything from Bruno Mars to Phil Collins, Jimi Hendrix to Prince.
3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: The Tony Bohnenkamp Cover Band– Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist and five piece band spotlighting the top covers from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to keep our Rally fans rockin’!