• June 6 - June 8, 2019

    Governors Days 2019

  • June 6 - June 8, 2019

    Governor's Days 2019

  • June 6 - June 8, 2019

    Governors Days 2019

Governors Days 2019

Governors Days is one of the grandest summer festivals in the Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area. Held entirely within the Governors District, in the heart of Grimes, Iowa, this premier summer event incorporates all the ingredients for an exciting family friendly event.
Complete with concerts, parades, carnivals, car shows and much, much more; Governors Days has something for everyone. This grand community event is headed up by a vibrant group of dedicated volunteers and organized with the help of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development.
Come and participate in this wonderful community event on June 6 - June 8, 2019. Admission to the festival is free thanks to the MANY wonderful business sponsors from the community.

Entertainment

Governors Days are always a great place to see outstanding entertainment! Plan to spend the day enjoying these artists perform for you!

Family Fun Night with Sam's Amusements
Family Fun Night with Sam's Amusements
Thursday, June 7

Schedule of Events

This schedule will be updated often prior to the actual event dates. Please check back often for the latest, most accurate information regarding the event and its sponsors.

Thursday
June 6, 2019
Friday
June 7, 2019
Saturday
June 8, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PMGrimes Chamber B.I.G. Business After Hours (Sponsored by Ryleah Cross | Edward Jones Investments)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFamily Fun Wristband Night | Ride the rides all night for only $20!
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMCraft & Food Vendors | FOOD COURT (Sponsored by Cell Only)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMSam's Amusements Carnival & Midway (Sponsored by Frampton Homes)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PMKiddie Parade on Main Street featuring the ISISERETTES (Sponsored by Rainbow of the Heartland)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMBill Riley Talent Show Registration (Presented by Inspiring Dance)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PMBill Riley Talent Show on the FOX Engineering Main Stage (Presented by Inspiring Dance)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PMFriends of the Grimes Public Library BINGO in the Shelter
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMSam's Amusements Carnival & Midway (Sponsored by Frampton Homes) | Ride the rides all night for only $20!
6:00 PM - 11:00 PMCraft & Food Vendors | FOOD COURT (Sponsored by Cell Only)
6:00 PM - 11:45 PMBeer & Entertainment Garden (Sponsored by Dreamscape Homebuilders)
8:00 PM - 11:30 PMThe Punching Pandas LIVE MUSIC! on the FOX Engineering Main Stage
6:30 AM - 10:00 AMGrimes Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at Grimes Community Complex
7:00 AM - 9:00 AMGovernors Days | DC-G School Foundation 5k/Fun Run (Sponsored by Athletico)
10:00 AM - Noon Governors Days Grande Parade
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMMS Moments Bags Tournament Registration
11:00 AM - 4:00 PMSam's Amusements Carnival & Midway (Sponsored by Frampton Homes) | Ride the rides for only $20!
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMSam's Amusements Carnival & Midway (Sponsored by Frampton Homes)
11:00 AM - 11:45 PMBeer & Entertainment Garden (Sponsored by Dreamscape Homebuilders)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PMIce Cream Social at City State Bank
Noon - 5:00 PMMS Moments Bags Tournament
Noon - 11:00 PMCraft & Food Vendors | FOOD COURT (Sponsored by Cell Only)
5:00 PM - 6:30 PMKids Pedal Tractor Pull by Ohana Pedal Pullers
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMSam's Amusements Carnival & Midway (Sponsored by Frampton Homes) | Ride the rides for only $20!
5:30 PM - 7:15 PMLIVE on the Fox Engineering Main Stage: AWAKENING FORCE
8:00 PM - 11:30 PMLive Entertainment on the FOX Engineering Main Stage: MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY (Sponsored by MS Moments)

Event Sponsors

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development would like to recognize and publically thank all of the businesses and organizations who have donated their time, effort, or finances into helping this event be a true celebration of community.

Our hats are off to you!

Location

Located northwest of Des Moines, Iowa.

Governors Day, 2019