Boat parade Des Moines Racing

Every year, the community comes together to celebrate the Iowa River, one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the United States.

The annual parade is one of the largest in the world.


It is a celebration of the Iowa River and its past, present, and future.

The Des Moines Boat Parade is the biggest event of the year.

The parade is a tradition for the city, celebrating all that is aquatic.