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, political fundraisers, luncheons, camps, 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.