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Illumifest Is September 28th in West Des Moines

Posted September 13, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

The West Des Moines City School Campus will once again glow with excitement at the 6th Annual Illumifest event.   The festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th starting at 2:00pm with events wrapping up at 9:00pm on the City/School Campus.

New this year is the inaugural edition of the Illumifest Car Show.  The event is FREE for car enthusiasts to enter  and FREE for car lovers who just want to look.  For entry information please contact Kevin Trevillyan at 273-0638.

Here’s  a rundown the day’s schedule:

  • Carnival Rides & Games/Food Vendors 2:00-9:00pm
  • Illumifest Car Show  2:00-4:00pm
  • FREE Paddle Boat Rides on the Campus Pond 3:00-8:00pm
  • FREE Displays and Exhibits by the Chinese Association of Iowa 4:00-9:00pm
  • FREE Lantern Making (Limited to 1,000) starts at 5:00pm
  • FREE Face painting @ WDM Library Cafe @ 5:00pm
  • FREE Hot Air Balloon Rides (Limited) starts at 5:30pm (weather permitting)
  • FREE strolling entertainment – throughout the evening
  • FREE outdoor movie (Disney’s “Brave”) starts at approx. 7:30pm
  • Fireworks Extravaganza 9:00pm

People attending the festival are encouraged to park in lots located throughout the City/School Campus area which  include: City Hall, WDM Public Library, Learning Resource Center, Southwoods School, Jordan Creek Elementary and Valley Stadium.  For more information please check out the official website

Illumifest is sponsored by the following: City of West Des Moines, Polk County, WDM Chamber, WDM Community Education,  The Iowa Clinic, and the WDM Register.

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