MEDIA ALERT: Iowa Celebration with Will Graham begins Friday in Des Moines

After months of planning and preparation, the Iowa Celebration with Will Graham begins on Friday, Oct. 1. The family-friendly event will feature free concerts from Christian artists and inspiring messages from evangelist Will Graham. Volunteers representing more than 200 area churches are working together to make the Celebration a success.

Will Graham is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the love of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He has shared the Gospel with more than 1 million people across six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006.

Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • Friday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. –  Cece Winans and Aaron Shust
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 (KidzFest), 10 a.m. – Go Fish
  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. – The Afters and Aaron Shust
  • Sunday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. – Skillet, FLAME and Aaron Shust

Admission is free of charge. No tickets are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

KidzFesta special event tailored just for children, will take place on Saturday morning, Oct. 2, at Wells Fargo Arena. The program will include music by children’s performer Go Fish, an interactive video Gospel presentation called The Quest, and a message of hope from Graham. The one-hour event will be followed by bounce houses, face painting and games.

The Iowa Celebration will follow applicable state, local and venue-directed protocols. Visitors are encouraged to observe the CDC guidelines for being in public places. Individuals who are sick, in a high risk group, or otherwise concerned, are encouraged to stay home and instead watch the livestream of the Iowa Celebration, which will be broadcast at

Media credentialing will take place at the press area, which will be located near the Celebration stage. Press kits and other materials will also be available at this location. Please bring your outlet-assigned press badge to use for verification in credentialing. Special seating for working press will be available.

Erik Ogren
(704) 577-2109

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