Greater Des Moines is open!

Greater Des Moines is open and ready to welcome you safely and responsibly. Here is information on venues, attractions, things to do and other services.

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Submit an Event

The Catch Des Moines Events Calendar is a tourism-focused calendar and should follow these guidelines:

  • Open to the public
  • Acceptable events include, but are not limited to festivals, concerts, sports, performing arts and museum/art exhibitions.

Events that are NOT likely to be approved:

  • Store sales/promotions, job fairs, non-entertainment bar or restaurant events, auctions, networking events, try-outs/auditions, religious events, political fundraisers, luncheons, camps, K-8 school performances, garage sales, events taking place outside Greater Des Moines and events deemed not tourism-related by Catch Des Moines.


*Submissions will not appear on the calendar until they have been approved by Catch Des Moines staff. All submitted events will be reviewed and listed by Catch Des Moines on a case-by-case basis. If the event is not approved, you will be notified via email. For questions, please contact us at (800) 451-2625 or By clicking submit you confirm that you have read and agree to our Privacy Policy.