Organization Event Arrival Departure  Attendees Venue City
Iowa Horse Council Iowa Horse Fair 4/5/2013 4/7/2013 9,000 Iowa State Fairgrounds Des Moines
Iowa State Pool Players Association (ISPA) Iowa State 8 & 9Ball Championships 4/3/2013 4/7/2013 8,000 HyVee Hall Des Moines
Talent on Parade Midwest Regional Competition 4/4/2013 4/7/2013 6,000 HyVee Hall Des Moines
Arena Football Iowa Barnstormers vs. Spokane Shock 4/5/2013 4/5/2013 6,000 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines
Arena Football Iowa Barnstormers vs. Kansas City Command 4/5/2013 4/5/2013 6,000 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines
West Des Moines Soccer Club Annual Invitational - Premier Games 4/5/2013 4/7/2013 5,000 James Cownie & Hidden Valley Soccer Park Des Moines
USSSA (Baseball) - Central Iowa Sports Kick Off Classic NIT 4/6/2013 4/7/2013 4,000 Holiday Park-West Des Moines, Indianola Pickard Park, James Cownie Baseball Park, Prairie Ridge Sports Complex, Raccoon River Park, Sam Wise Youth Sports Complex & Walnut Creek Baseball West Des Moines, Indianola, Des Moines, Altoona
National Basketball Association Developmental League (NBADL) Iowa Energy April Home Games 4/4/2013 4/6/2013 3,500 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines
Gluten Free Life Gluten Free Expo 4/6/2013 4/7/2013 3,000 Adventureland Inn Altoona
Dream Star Production Regional Dance Competition 4/5/2013 4/7/2013 2,000 Indianola Indianola
USSSA (Girls Fastpitch) - Bryan Sage Spring ThawOut 4/5/2013 4/7/2013 1,200 Prairie Ridge Sports Complex & Sam Wise Youth Sports Complex Altoona
Central Iowa ASA Iowa ASA 14-18U A/B State Championships 4/6/2013 4/7/2013 1,000 Greater Des Moines Softball Complex Des Moines
USSSA (Baseball) - Central Iowa Sports SPRING TRAINING 2013 4/6/2013 4/7/2013 1,000 Norwalk High School Norwalk
Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse State Conference 4/2/2013 4/3/2013 450 Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center Des Moines
Iowa Chiropractic Society Annual Convention 4/5/2013 4/7/2013 350 Des Moines Marriott Downtown Des Moines
Iowa Optometric Assistants Association State Convention 4/5/2013 4/6/2013 300 Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel Des Moines
Iowa Optometric Association State Meeting 4/5/2013 4/7/2013 285 Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown Des Moines
National Weather Association-Central Iowa Chapter Central Iowa NWA Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference 4/4/2013 4/6/2013 250 Courtyard by Marriott - Ankeny Ankeny
Greater Iowa Reef Society Spring Fest 4/6/2013 4/6/2013 200 Central Campus Des Moines
Iowa Cheerleading Coaches' Association Spring Coaches Conference 4/5/2013 4/6/2013 125 Prairie Meadows Hotel Altoona
Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Spring Conference 4/3/2013 4/5/2013 120 Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center Johnston
Source: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau