Submit an Event

The Catch Des Moines event calendar is a resource for visitors and locals looking for event and things to do in the Greater Des Moines area.

Events posted on the calendar must be open to the general public, entertainment-based and appeal to visitors and locals alike. This includes but is not limited to festivals, kids and family activities, concerts, sporting events, performing arts and other cultural-based activities.

Events unlikely to be approved include, but not limited to:

  • Non-entertainment bar or restaurant events (such as dining specials or happy hours)
  • Store sales/promotions
  • Job/education/health fairs
  • Try-outs/auditions
  • Camps
  • School performances
  • Garage sales
  • Auctions
  • Political fundraisers
  • Permanent exhibitions/tours
  • Other events deemed not tourism-related by Catch Des Moines

All submitted events will be reviewed by Catch Des Moines staff and approved/denied on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of Catch Des Moines. Submissions will not appear on the calendar until they have been approved.

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.