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Des Moines Concours d’Elegance

September 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

photo of kids in car at concours

The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance™ is a premier automotive exhibition held at the internationally recognized John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines. The Concours presents an exhibition of 13 classes of vintage and classic motor vehicles. Children’s Cancer Connection is the official charity partner!

The event is FREE to the public, however, FREE WILL donations may be made and are encouraged to help Concours cover costs. Proceeds after expenses will benefit Children’s Cancer Connection. But wait – there’s more:

  • 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)

Here’s the schedule of events:

  • 10 a.m. – Open
  • 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 show field. Have your camera ready!

CCC youth are needed to be judges! Email Christina if interested.

Volunteers are also needed on Saturday and Sunday. Browse opportunities in our Better Impact portal. This is a great Silver Cord gig!


September 10, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Pappjohn Sculpture Park
1300 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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