Jul
27
Fri
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 27 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Italian-American Heritage Festival Of Iowa @ Western Gateway Park
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am

The annual Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa will return to Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines July 27-28, 2018. The festival will offer something for everyone – cultural and vocational displays, food preparation demonstrations, contests, continuous live entertainment, children’s activities and excellent Italian cuisine.

National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Jul
28
Sat
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 28 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Italian-American Heritage Festival Of Iowa @ Western Gateway Park
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am

The annual Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa will return to Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines July 27-28, 2018. The festival will offer something for everyone – cultural and vocational displays, food preparation demonstrations, contests, continuous live entertainment, children’s activities and excellent Italian cuisine.

National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Jul
29
Sun
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 29 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Jul
30
Mon
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 30 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Jul
31
Tue
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 31 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Aug
1
Wed
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Aug 1 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Aug
2
Thu
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Aug 2 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Aug
3
Fri
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Aug 3 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Hinterland @ Avenue Of The Saints Amphitheater
Aug 3 @ 3:30 pm

Hinterland Music Festival is two days of music curated for all who love both music and the outdoors. True to its name, Hinterland is held in St. Charles, a beautiful rural escape just outside Des Moines, Iowa. The annual festival features a blend of music, camping, art, craft vendors, family engagement and more.

Kiddos 12 and under are FREE in the GA area with a paying adult.

National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.

Aug
4
Sat
National Balloon Classic @ National Balloon Classic Balloon Field
Aug 4 @ 5:00 am

Central Iowa’s largest hot air ballooning event for over 40 years! Watch in awe as 100 spectacular hot air balloons (including Special Shapes) grace the skies during this cherished nine-day event. Great family fun, incredible value, something for everyone:

• Wacky classic parade
• Nite Glow Extravaganza
• Fantastic fireworks display
• Great bands every evening
• Fabulous food vendors
• Kids Land activities
• Balloon Challenge 5k Cross Country Run
• Iowa Wine Night

Morning Admission and Children under 5 are FREE.

Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m.

Spectator Parking and Evening gates open at 4:00 p.m.