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Catch Des Moines Annual Celebration

Thank you to those who joined us for the 2019 Catch Des Moines Annual Celebration! 

2018-2019 Annual Celebration Winners: 
Catch Des Moines Champion: This champion helps bring more visitors to Greater Des Moines.

Des Moines City Council Member Chris Coleman

Corporate Champion: The advocacy of this corporation brings vitality and strength to Greater Des Moines tourism.

West Bank

Community Champion: Whether a group or individual, this community contributor has made Greater Des Moines a better place to live, visit, and work.

Tom Mahoney, Chairman of ITA Group 

Partner Champion: This partner proudly supports tourism efforts in Greater Des Moines.

Exile Brewing Company

Sports Champion: This winner shows support in bringing sporting events to Greater Des Moines.

Drake University 

Spirit of Hospitality: This organization exemplifies first-class hospitality and has a passion for enhancing the industry.

Des Moines Marriott Downtown


2018-2019 Visitor Choice Awards: These awards are determined by an online visitor vote.
Attraction of the Year: Adventureland
Restaurant of the Year: Centro
Hotel of the Year: Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown


Presenting Sponsor:

West Bank logo 

Supporting Sponsors:

Crystal Clear Water

Willis Automotive