Inaugural Raccoon River Rally – FREE Fun For the Whole Family!

Inaugural Raccoon River Rally – FREE Fun For the Whole Family!

Inaugural Raccoon River Rally – FREE Fun For the Whole Family!

Mark your calendars and save the date for the inaugural FREE Raccoon River Rally at Racoon River Park on Saturday, October 2nd from Noon to 6 p.m. The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and City of West Des Moines has been busy planning the Raccoon River Rally which will bring a day of FREE fun for the entire family.


Not only is the Raccoon River Rally bringing together our amazing community, but a portion of proceeds will also benefit the future Raccoon River Pedestrian Bridge project. This beautiful piece will tie together Walnut Woods State Park and Brown’s Woods with Raccoon River Park. Can you imagine how wonderful it will be? Three amazing parks are all connected by a bridge. The Great Outdoors Foundation will be on-site to answer questions and accepting donations on site.

“Our vision is to make West Des Moines the best suburban city in America to live, work and play. Now is the time to show pride in our vibrant community at this new festival,” said Therese Wielage, board chair for the WDM Chamber and Explore WDM Committee leader, “This is a chance to immerse yourself and your entire family in the outdoors. West Des Moines is excited to have a blast and show off the best the West has to offer!”


  • Morning Bike Ride – Starts at 11 a.m. Register here.
  • Live music from Dick Danger Band and The Tony Bohenkamp Cover Band
  • Cardboard boat racesStarts at 2 p.m. Register here. ($25 registration fee)
  • Vendor Fair with fun activities for kids
  • Beer tent featuring Kinship Brewing Co.
  • Food trucks including Hot Off the Presses, Totally Rolled, and more!


Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines.


This is going to be a grand event! If you are interested in volunteering for the Raccoon River Rally signup here.


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