Organization Event Arrival Departure Attendees Venue City
National Balloon Classic Balloon Festival 7/27/2012 8/4/2012 65,000 Indianola Indianola
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 11:U & 13:U World Series World Series 11:U and 13:U 7/23/2012 7/28/2012 8,000 Holiday Park-West Des Moines West Des Moines
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 11:U & 13:U World Series World Series 11:U and 13:U 7/23/2012 7/28/2012 8,000 Prairie Ridge Sports Complex Ankeny
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 11:U & 13:U World Series World Series 11:U and 13:U 7/23/2012 7/28/2012 8,000 Raccoon River Park West Des Moines
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 15:U World Series World Series 15:U 7/23/2012 7/28/2012 8,000 Prairie Ridge Sports Complex Ankeny
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 15:U World Series World Series 15:U 7/23/2012 7/28/2012 8,000 Raccoon River Park West Des Moines
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 8:U Coach Pitch World Series USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 8:U Coach Pitch World Series 7/23/2012 7/28/2012 8,000 Prairie Ridge Sports Complex Ankeny
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 8:U Coach Pitch World Series USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - 8:U Coach Pitch World Series 7/23/2012 7/28/2012 8,000 Raccoon River Park West Des Moines
Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup Series #16 plus 305’s – Candi’s Flowers Night 7/28/2012 7/28/2012 3,500 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville
United Pentecostal Church International Iowa District Conference 7/25/2012 7/27/2012 1,500 Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center Des Moines
Drake Women's Basketball Women's Team Camp/Officiating Camp 7/25/2012 7/29/2012 1,000 Drake Knapp Center Des Moines
Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Men's Class D Slow Pitch 7/27/2012 7/29/2012 1,000 Raccoon River Park West Des Moines
United States Lawn Mower's Racing Association STA-BIL America's Heartland Nationals 7/28/2012 7/29/2012 1,000 Carlisle Carlisle
Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Urbandale - Baconball Softball 7/27/2012 7/29/2012 800 Walker Johnson Park Urbandale
Iowa Women's Golf Association Iowa Women's Amateur State Championships 7/23/2012 7/25/2012 600 Des Moines Golf and Country Club Des Moines
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus DMACC Wild Wild West 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament 7/28/2012 7/28/2012 550 DMACC-West Des Moines West Des Moines
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC) Biennial Convention 7/26/2012 7/30/2012 500 Des Moines Marriott Downtown Des Moines
Midwest Football Alliance Des Moines Blaze vs. Midwest Rampage 7/28/2012 7/28/2012 500 Valley Football Stadium West Des Moines
Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club of America Annual Convention 7/26/2012 7/29/2012 250 Holiday Inn - Airport Des Moines
United States Polo Association OPEN / Wedding 7/28/2012 7/29/2012 200 Des Moines Polo Fields Des Moines

Source: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau