Schedule

The 2023 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance events are being held September 8th, 9th , and 10th. Please check our Facebook feed (www.facebook.com/desmoinesconcours) for the most current information.

Donations are accepted year-round – visit our DONATE page. All donations benefit the Children’s Cancer Connection.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH

2nd Annual Des Moines Concours Charity Gala

September 8th will be a really fun, quality evening at the fabulous Stine Barn, located at 4000 Turnberry Drive, West Des Moines. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

  • More details and online ticket sales to come!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

17th Annual Heartland Driving Tour – starts at 7:30 am

The 2023 Heartland Driving Tour takes drivers back in time along an historic highway and through Iowa towns and countryside.

  • More details and online tickets sales to come!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

Sponsor & Exhibitor Cars & Cocktails Reception – 4 to 7 pm

A private and fun early evening event with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The evening will include a fun & informative program and plenty of time to socialize. By invitation only.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Des Moines Concours d’Elegance at the Pappjohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines (Grand and Locust between 12th and 16th Streets).

  • FREE to the public – however, FREE WILL donations may be made and are encouraged to help us cover our costs and proceeds after expenses will benefit the Children’s Cancer Connection.
  • Exhibit of more than 150 cars
  • Midway featuring food, merchandise and service vendors
  • A radio controlled car race track, photo booth and more for the entire family!
  • Car Clubs from Des Moines area showcasing cars from members (west of 16th Street on Grand)

2:45 p.m. Star Car Presentations

3 p.m. Grand Awards Presentation: Join us at 13th and Grand for the presentation of Class Winners and Best of Show.

4 p.m. Roar at 4: Listen as cars fire up their engines to leave the showfield. Have your camera ready!

FAQS

Q: What is the cost for the show?

A: The show is FREE to attend. Concessions from our food and merch vendors are priced by each vendor.

Q: I’m not a “car person”, so what’s in it for me?

A: We show cars to highlight their artistic, design, technological and historical significance. Rather than large groups of similar cars, many of our classes showcase one or two examples of each type of vehicle. We also find many people like to find cars like family members had in the past, have only seen in video games or have had on their Bucket Lists. New for 2023 will be a fun photo booth with a Model T, a radio-controlled car race track, and more for the entire family.

Q: Where can I park?

A: There is ample public parking downtown around the showfield, including both public garages and street parking. Be sure to honor “No Parking” signs. The Concours is not responsible for damage or towing fees.

Q: Can I take pictures?

A: Absolutely. We encourage you to find your favorite vehicles and take lots of pictures. Feel free to share them on our Facebook page, as well.