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DMPA Brings Touchdown Tailgate Back to Cowles Commons

September 3, 2021

DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) announced the return of the immensely popular Touchdown Tailgate on Cowles Commons. Celebrating the intrastate rivalry football game between the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones, the Touchdown Tailgate will take place Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Admission to Des Moines’ largest tailgate is free, and guests can enjoy the big game on two large screens starting at approximately 3:30 p.m. The Iowa Craft Beer Tent will be open throughout the event, with a variety of food trucks selling local favorites. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day with a live performance of the national anthem at 3:15 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s colors and bring chairs for a day of football, fun and state pride. Guests are asked not to bring coolers or outside food.

More details here.

Assets are available here.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 41 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.