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Events for "Des Moines, IA"


  • Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival (Feb. 17)

    Des Moines, IA

    It's all about bacon at this festival at the Iowa Event Center, with sampling and demos followed by a concert by Smash Mouth. 


  • CelebrAsian Asian Heritage Festival (May 25 – 26)

    Des Moines, IA

    This festival at Western Gateway Park features martial arts, lion dancers, chopstick races and a fashion show.


  • Des Moines Arts Festival (Jun 22 – 24)

    Des Moines, IA

    This big, juried arts fair at Western Gateway Park downtown includes street theater, live music and a film festival.


  • Iowa State Fair (Aug. 9 – 19)

    Des Moines, IA

    See a diaper derby, outhouse races and mullet contest, and don't miss the butter sculptures.