The Des Moines Home and Garden Show is the largest and most successful home show in Central Iowa. This year, the show is celebrating its 40th anniversary! The Show features over 400 exhibitors, 1,000 experts, and amazing feature gardens, national and local celebrities.

2019 Dates & Hours

 Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
 Friday, February 8, 2019    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
 Saturday, February 9, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Adults (at the door) - $12.00    
Adults (online only) - $10.00
Children Ages 7-12 - $4.00
Children Ages 6 & Under - FREE

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40TH Anniversary Celebration

Birthday Cake with Happy Birthday writing

To help celebrate our 40th birthday, we want to extend a special offer to any of our friends and neighbors who were also born in 1978. Anyone turning 40 this year will receive FREE admission on Thursday, February 8th when they present valid ID at the Box Office. Happy Birthday!

Iowa Events Center logoComing to Des Moines Home and Garden Show? Don’t miss out on other fun events going on at the Iowa Events Center:

Sunday, February 11th: Disney Live “Disney Live: Mickey and Minne’s Doorway to Magic.” Des Moines Home and Garden Show attendees will receive $3 off box office ticket price by showing our Show Guide at the Box office, or entering promo code HOME here.

Iowa Wild logoAfter a full day of shopping at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show, head over to the Wells Fargo Arena for an Iowa Wild game! Present your official Des Moines Home + Garden Show Show Guide at the box office to save $3 off your Iowa Wild ticket. 

Friday, February 9, 7:00 PM: Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves
Saturday, February 10, 6:00 PM: Iowa Wild vs. Rockford Ice Hogs

Show Location

Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

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From the West:
If you are traveling from the west you may exit I-235 at the 7th Street or 3rd Street exits and enter the Iowa Events Center parking lot at the 5th Avenue entrance or the 3rd Street entrance.

From the East:
If you are traveling from the east you may exit 1-234 at 3rd Street and go south to enter the Iowa Events Center parking lot.


There are currently 15,000 parking spaces within a 15-minute walk of the Iowa Events Center. City parking is free during the weekend.

Please note that parking space is available on a FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED basis and is NOT guaranteed and will NOT BE HELD if you leave and come back at a later time.

Parking passes (Thurs-Sun) can be purchased at the Guest Services Desk at the Iowa Event Center or at the parking booth.

Area Hotels

Holiday Inn Downtown (1/2 mile)
1050 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-283-0151 or

Marriott Downtown (1/2 mile)
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-245-5500 or

Embassy Suites (1/2 mile)
101 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-244-1700 or

Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
120 SW Water Street
Des Moines, IA  50309

Residence Inn Downtown Des Moines
100 SW Water Street
Des Moines, IA  50309

Quality Inn and Suites Events Center
929 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Staybridge Suites West Des Moines
6905 Lake Drive
West Des Moines, IA  50266