Organization Event Arrival Departure Attendees Venue City
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU)/Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Co-Ed State Track Meet 5/16/2013 5/18/2013 60,000 Drake Stadium Des Moines
USSSA (Baseball) - Central Iowa Sports Slug Fest NIT AAA / Major 5/18/2013 5/19/2013 5,000 Bondurant Little League, Holiday Park-West Des Moines, Indianola Baseball Complex, Indianola Pickard Park, James Cownie Baseball Park, Prairie Ridge Sports Complex & Sam Wise Youth Sports Complex Various
Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Championship Cup Series Night #5 McKay/Allied Insurance Night plus 305's 5/18/2013 5/18/2013 3,500 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville
Drake University Commencement 5/19/2013 5/19/2013 3,000 Drake University Des Moines
Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) State Homeschooling Conference 5/16/2013 5/18/2013 2,500 Iowa Events Center Des Moines
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) State Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments Various Age Group State Tournaments 5/17/2013 5/19/2013 2,000 Hoover High School Hoover
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - East Des Moines East DM Girls Softball Assoc. - Early Bird Tournament 5/17/2013 5/19/2013 2,000 East Des Moines Softball Complex Des Moines
USSSA (Baseball) - Central Iowa Sports Strike Force 5/17/2013 5/19/2013 1,200 Highland Park Baseball Des Moines
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - Bryan Sage Beaverdale May Madness "C" 5/17/2013 5/19/2013 1,000 Beaverdale Softball Complex & Prairie Ridge Sports Complex Ankeny & Des Moines
Hott Horse Shows Maffitt Lake Spring Gathering II 5/16/2013 5/19/2013 750 Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center Cumming
Iowa State Skeet Association (ISSA) Skeet Shoot & Sporting Clays Shoot 5/18/2013 5/19/2013 400 New Pioneer Gun Club Waukee
Des Moines Roosters Australian Football Club 80/35 USAFL 9s Tournament 5/18/2013 5/18/2013 200 Des Moines Rugby Fields Des Moines
National FFA Organization National FFA Foundation Sponsors Board Meeting 5/16/2013 5/17/2013 100 Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel Des Moines
Source: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau