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Event Calendar

Our event calendar features information about when and where various events are occurring in Des Moines Water Works Parks. For Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park concert events, please visit  www.dsmwaterworkspark.com.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

  • 5:00 PM to 10:00 PMKilldeer field
  • Central Iowa Ultimate


  • 5:00 PM to 10:00 PMKilldeer field
  • Central Iowa Ultimate


Friday, July 30, 2021

Saturday, July 31, 2021

  • 7:00 AM to 10:00 PMshelter and event field
  • Iowa Coursing Hounds


Sunday, August 01, 2021

  • 7:00 AM to 10:00 PMshelter and event field
  • Iowa Coursing Hounds


Monday, August 02, 2021

  • 5:00 PM to 10:00 PMKilldeer field
  • Central Iowa Ultimate


Wednesday, August 04, 2021

  • 5:00 PM to 10:00 PMKilldeer field
  • Central Iowa Ultimate


Friday, August 06, 2021

  • 6:00 AM to 10:00 PMEvent field and shelter
  • Lantern Festival

    EVENT INFORMATION

    Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

    What's Included

    Each adult ticket comes with the following:

    - Wristband for entry into the festival area with access to food trucks
    - Floating lantern kit
    - LED candle
    - Commemorative drawstring bag
    - Marker
    - Lantern retrieval and water clean up

    The price covers the cost of collecting and removing the lanterns from the water following the event as well as cleaning up any trash that may have been previously been in or around the water.



    https://www.waterlanternfestival.com/desmoines.php

Saturday, August 07, 2021

  • 6:00 AM to 10:00 PMEvent field and shelter
  • Lantern Festival

    EVENT INFORMATION

    Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

    What's Included

    Each adult ticket comes with the following:

    - Wristband for entry into the festival area with access to food trucks
    - Floating lantern kit
    - LED candle
    - Commemorative drawstring bag
    - Marker
    - Lantern retrieval and water clean up

    The price covers the cost of collecting and removing the lanterns from the water following the event as well as cleaning up any trash that may have been previously been in or around the water.



    https://www.waterlanternfestival.com/desmoines.php

  • 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMAmphitheater
  • Iowa Craft Brew Festival

    The Iowa Brewers Guild's annual Iowa Craft Brew Festival returns on Saturday, August 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Water Works Park in Des Moines. Over 50 Iowa breweries will be sampling their beer, cider and mead, all for the price of just one ticket.


    VIP and General Admission ticket holders receive a commemorative sampling glass and access to over unlimited samples of over 300 varieties of craft beer.


    Included in the price of your ticket, live music from central Iowa reggae band The Sheet, and Mike Vallely & The Complete Disaster, a new music project from professional skateboarder and Black Flag frontman Mike V.
    Food available for purchase from a selection of central Iowa’s favorite food trucks.


    Free parking is available adjacent to the festival grounds, plus a bike valet will be provided courtesy of the Iowa Bicycle Collective.


    Tickets on sale online only.
    $55 VIP Ticket - Enjoy one hour early entry to the festival along with access to limited release offerings beginning at noon. Ticket also includes unlimited samples until 4:00, live music and commemorative sampling glass.
    $40 GA Ticket - Access to the festival at 1:00 with unlimited samples until 4:00, live music and commemorative sampling glass.
    $5 Designated Driver Ticket - Includes access to the festival and live music.


    The Iowa Craft Beer Festival will be held rain or shine and all tickets are non-refundable.
    This event is adults-only, aged 21 and older.

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