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July 3rd

2019 Viewing Party for Yankee Doodle Pops

Where: State Historical Building

When: 6:30pm-9:00pm

What: Celebrate our nation’s independence in style at the Des Moines Symphony’s premier fundraising event: The Viewing Party for Yankee Doodle Pops! Join us on the Grand Terrace of the State Historical Building for a pre-concert cocktail reception, silent auction, gourmet picnic dinner, a cash bar, and premium reserved parking. Once the Des Moines Symphony takes the stage, enjoy an HD live stream of the concert followed by a spectacular view of fireworks over the city skyline. Your ticket and all event proceeds support the Des Moines Symphony & Academy’s concerts, education programs, and its mission to create extraordinary live musical experiences and outstanding educational opportunities



Des Moines
Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops

Where: State Historical Building

When: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 26th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s FREE! Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert. Free Admission!



July 4th

Firecracker 5k

Where: Peace Tree Brewing Co.

When: 9:00am-1:00pm

What: The Des Moines Firecracker is the best way to celebrate America’s Birthday in America’s Greatest City with family and friends! Run the 5K and enjoy the post-race fun at Peace Tree – Des Moines Branch!



Des Moines’ Largest 4th Of July Patio Party

Where: Tipsy Crow Tavern

When: 11am -2am

What: One of the BEST DAYS OF THE YEAR is almost here, America’s
Birthday!! Join us this year for our 4th of July Party -The LARGEST PATIO PARTY
in Downtown Des Moines!

Games To Play + Things to Know:
– Bags/Cornhole… (Whatever you call it 😉)
– Giant Connect 4’s (BRAND NEW!)
– We will have LIVE Music
– Great food + Drinks!
– Largest PATIO in Des Moines
Iowa Cubs game is at 7pm (FIREWORKS AFTER, so you’ll have a great view at Tipsy Crow Tavern)



4th of July by the River

Where: Brenton Skating Plaza

When: 12:00pm-11:00pm

What: Please join us at the Brenton Skating Rink downtown to celebrate our nation’s 242nd anniversary… let freedom ring! There will be music, performances by several local legends and a featured artist (to be announced soon), food trucks and a beautiful view of our city’s skyline! The event is for all ages.



Grant Williams (Live Music)

Where: 300 Craft and Rooftop

When: 3:00pm

What: Come enjoy drinks, food and LIVE Music! Grant Williams is a rock instrumentalist and will sure present a good time for the 4th!



A Killer’s Confession (Live Music)

Where: Vaudeville Mews

When: 5:30pm

What: Metal and rock band playing on the 4th. Cost: $15.



The Iowa Cubs Vs. Redbirds

Where: Principal Park

When: 7:00pm

What: Stick around after the game for fireworks!!



Dan Medeiros (Live Music)

Where: Rooftop Bar

When: 7:00pm

What: Listen to good music and covers by DEFNOTES!



Brett B and Coach G (DJ)

Where: 300 Craft and Rooftop

When: 8:00pm

What: : Celebrate the 4th with
DJ’s Brett B and Coach G! Should be a great time before the fireworks!