2015 World Food & Music Festival

September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015 - 11:00 am at Walnut Street Bridge to Court Avenue Bridge
Downtown Des Moines

In its 11th year, the World Food & Music Festival has grown steadily as Iowa’s top celebration of diverse food traditions and rich cultural network. The event is FREE to the public, with reasonably-priced food options from more than 40 food vendors for all to enjoy! More than 75,000 attend the event annually, to enjoy international flavors, free live cultural entertainment, on-site cultural cooking demonstrations by local chefs and much more.  More information coming soon at:

Drake Men’s Soccer vs. DePaul

September 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex
2600 Hartford Ave

Come watch the Men’s Soccer team take on DePaul.Tickets are $2 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for adults.

Drake Women’s Soccer vs. Iowa State

September 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Comples
2600 Hartford Ave

Come see the Drake women take on in-state rival Iowa State. Tickets are $2 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for adults.

Drake Women’s Soccer vs. Creighton

September 22, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex
2600 Hartford Ave

Come watch the Drake Women’s Soccer team take on Creighton. Tickets are $2 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for adults.

Community Youth Concepts Presents: A Spotlight on Service

September 24, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Iowa Hall of Pride
330 Park St

Community Youth Concepts presents Spotlight on Service, our inaugural annual fundraising event. This event will be a cornerstone of our ongoing effort to build financial support for programs that strengthen the foundations of our community. Our vision is to create an Iowa where all youth have access to high quality opportunities that prepare them for success in school, work and life. Our programs encourage community engagement, and develop youth who are well rounded, socially and emotionally healthy, and academically prepared to contribute to our great state.

Join us for cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and an interactive evening as we honor those who make a difference in the Des Moines community. Tickets available at:


Children & Families of Iowa’s Princess Party

September 26, 2015 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am at Jordan Creek Town Center Food Court
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy

Details: Children & Families of Iowa invites princesses and their chaperones to join us for a fun-filled morning of princess activities including breakfast, games, live princesses and crafts. All children are welcome and encouraged to dress up! Proceeds from the event benefit our programs, so the little princesses truly help other kids find their dreams! Visit for more information or to register.

Cost: $18/adult (up to six children per adult)   $18/child (12 months and under are free). A limited number of V.I.P. passes are also available for purchase.

Contact Phone: 515-697-7961

Contact Email:


Drake Football vs. Stetson

September 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Drake Stadium
2719 Forest Ave

Come watch the Drake Football team take on Stetson in the Family Weekend game. Tickets are $6 for youth ages 3-18 and $12 for adults.

Des Moines Symphony’s Season Debut: Tchaikovsky Piano Concert

September 27, 2015 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Natasha Paremski, piano

COPLAND  Hoe Down from Rodeo
RODGERS  Suite from State Fair
Peter HAMLIN  Symphony On A Stick  World Premiere
TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 1

Our season opens with one of classical music’s most cherished works, Tchaikovsky’s triumphant First Piano Concerto, played by the exciting Russian-born pianist Natasha Paremski – the Classical Recording Foundation’s 2010 Young Artist of the Year and winner of both the Prix Montblanc and the Gilmore Young Artist Awards. And we celebrate the vivid sights and sounds of our own internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair with the world premiere of Symphony On A Stick – accompanied by cinematography of the Fair projected on a giant screen above the Orchestra.

Visit for more information.

Drake Women’s Soccer vs. Indiana State

October 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex
2600 Hartford Ave

Come watch the Drake Women’s Soccer team in their conference home opener against Indiana State. Tickets are $2 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for adults.

Komen Iowa Race for the Cure

October 3, 2015 - 7:00 am - 12:30 pm at State of Iowa Capitol Grounds
Grand Ave. and E. 12th St.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an annual event to raise awareness for breast cancer and breast cancer research. Register today for the 5K or 1 mile walk/ run and join the fight against breast cancer!

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