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Free Summer Events

FREE OUTDOOR EVENTS

There's something for everyone in our all-new FREE summer series! From yoga to music to water bombs, join us for a summer full of fun, multi-cultural arts and music in Des Moines-area outdoor parks and venues!

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FEATURED EVENTS

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS SHOWCASE

July 9, 2021 Learn More
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

October 1, 2021 Get Tickets
The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit

October 12 - 17, 2021 Get Tickets

Bernadette Peters In Concert

April 30, 2022 Get Tickets

A Message About COVID-19 to DMPA Patrons:

DMPA’s top priority is always the safety and security of our guests. Learn more about steps we are taking to help keep our community healthy and safe. 


 

TOURS

Want an inside look at the Des Moines Civic Center? Tours can be arranged for groups up to 8. 

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Tour duration: 1 hour

Pricing: Free/Optional Donation


You Make The Difference

"My favorite part was everything!"

- Des Moines second-grader, after attending Applause Series performance

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Recent News

DMPA ANNOUNCES NEW BROADWAY DATES

Broadway is making a triumphant return to the Des Moines Civic Center

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DMPA Announces Two New Concerts

DMPA announced two new concerts heading to the Civic Center. All-vocal Country entertainers, Home Free’s Warmest Winter Tour 2021 and Disney Princess – The Concert.

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Only Tickets purchased on our official website, by phone at 515-246-2300 or in person at the Des Moines Civic Center are guaranteed to be authentic.

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