Organization Event Arrival Departure Attendees Venue City
80/35 Music Festival -None- 7/6/2012 7/7/2012 30,000 Western Gateway Park Des Moines
USSSA - Central Iowa Sports Summer Sizzler NIT 7/8/2012 7/10/2012 6,000 Raccoon River Park West Des Moines
Iowa Cubs Home Series vs. Omaha Storm Chasers 7/4/2012 7/8/2012 5,000 Principal Park Des Moines
Des Moines Menace Soccer Regular Season Game vs. Thunder Bay 7/6/2012 7/7/2012 3,700 Valley Football Stadium West Des Moines
Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series #12 & 13, 410 Twin Features Night 7/7/2012 7/7/2012 3,500 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville
Oldsmobile Club of Iowa Oldsmobile Club of America Car Show & Swap Meet 7/4/2012 7/7/2012 2,000 Iowa Events Center Des Moines
Thai Boxing Association - Sanctioning Authority Muay Thai Classic 7/6/2012 7/8/2012 1,000 Holiday Inn - Airport Des Moines
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - South Des Moines South DSM Girls Softball - Summer Fest 7/6/2012 7/8/2012 1,000 South Des Moines Complex Des Moines
North American Limousin Foundation National Junior Limousin Show and Congress 7/7/2012 7/14/2012 600 Iowa State Fairgrounds Des Moines
Des Moines Menace Soccer Womens League Soccer vs. Indiana Invaders 7/7/2012 7/7/2012 500 Valley Football Stadium West Des Moines
United States Tennis Association - Aspen IA MCCULLOM JR OPEN 7/2/2012 7/3/2012 450 Aspen Athletic Club West Des Moines
All-American Junior Sheep Show All-American Junior Sheep Show 7/6/2012 7/8/2012 350 Iowa State Fairgrounds Des Moines
Iowa State Skeet Association (ISSA) Crystal D Skeet Jamboree 7/7/2012 7/8/2012 300 New Pioneer Gun Club Waukee
United States Polo Association OPEN / Wedding Reception 7/7/2012 7/8/2012 200 Des Moines Polo Fields Des Moines
Source: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau