Touchdowns in Town

Whatever colors you’ll be donning come game day, grab your cheering squad and head to Cowles Commons to enjoy food, drink and entertainment. Photo courtesy of Des Moines Performing Arts.

It’s time again for the annual football showdown between the Iowa State University Cyclones and University of Iowa Hawkeyes this Saturday. Des Moines Performing Arts will host its Touchdown Tailgate event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Cowles Commons where fans from both sides can watch the game live on two Jumbotron TVs.

The outdoor tailgate will feature food trucks serving up city favorites like Big Mama’s Bistro and What the Fries, alongside Ricochet Bar selling craft beers. Other live entertainment and music will round out the pregame party. Buy a T-shirt sporting your favorite team, or engage in a friendly bags competition.

Kickoff is at 3 p.m. After the big game, stick around to watch the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Florida Gators until doors close. Find more details about the event here.

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