The Des Moines Register will present our first All Iowa Auto Show on March 9-12 at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The All Iowa Auto Show will feature the newest automotive makes and models from every major manufacturer. There will be exotics, SUVs, minivans and more. It’s your chance to see the 2017 models all in one place.

The Register and presenting sponsors AAA Auto Club, Mediacom and University of Iowa Community Credit Union are proud to bring you this event. It speaks to the economic growth of our community and the strides our city is making to bring new and exciting events to the Des Moines area.

We hope to see you in March at the All Iowa Auto Show. See our full schedule of events below.

Is Iowa Ready for Cars of the Future? conference | Thursday, March 9

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

As a kickoff to the show, we are hosting a conference sponsored by Charles Gabus Ford Commercial Sales and the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. The conference will feature four one-hour segments covering a range of topics. It is $30 per person to attend. Purchase tickets here.

VIP Sneak Preview | Thursday, March 9

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You will be wined, dined and entertained. The evening includes great food, beer, wine, and soft drinks courtesy of Sam and Gabe's and musical entertainment compliments of Advance Auto Parts, all while leisurely strolling the more than 110,000 square feet of showroom floor. The VIP Sneak Preview is sponsored by Audi of Des Moines. $10 of every ticket sold will be donated to the American Heart Association.  Purchase tickets here.

All Iowa Auto Show | March 10-12

Start your engines. Peruse the huge showroom floor. Whether you are in the market for a new car or just looking, the All Iowa Auto Show will have something for everyone.

The event will bring out the kid in all of us. Entertainment includes the Iowa League of Heroes, Professor Von Air Balloon artist, and indoor fun featuring MB2 Raceway (additional fee).  Purchase tickets here.

Auto Show Hours

  • Friday, March 10: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 12: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • $7 online or $10 at the door.
  • Students, military and seniors (65+) are $5 on Friday only.
  • Children 12 and under are free.
  • To purchase tickets or for more information, visit our event website at www.iowaautoshow.com
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