Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 7:30pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 1:30pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 7:30pm Buy Tickets

Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines)

Experience Star Wars like never before! Jump in the Millennium Falcon and journey to Tatooine, Alderaan and beyond with a complete showing of Star Wars: A New Hope in high-definition, on a giant screen, with John Williams’ Oscar®-winning score played live by the Des Moines Symphony. Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, battles the evil empire and learns the ways of the Force in the iconic film that started it all.

“Even with the Iowa Cubs playing mere blocks away, this symphonic event is the most significant home run of the weekend in downtown Des Moines.” Read the Review from Listen Iowa!

Tickets start at $40 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office online, in person 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday, or by phone at 515.246.2300.

Parking Notice: Starting Friday, traffic lanes will be closed on Locust and 3rd Street due to Winefest on Cowles Commons. We anticipate there will be heavy traffic in the area; please allow extra time to get to the Civic Center and find parking.

Click here to view the Greater Des Moines Partnership Map containing detailed information, location and cost of available parking in downtown Des Moines.

On-street metered parking is available around downtown Des Moines. Parking meters charge Monday through Saturday from 9AM – 9PM.

Valet Parking is available at all Des Moines Symphony performances. Advanced valet purchases are available through the ticket office or online. Starting one hour prior to the performance, valet is available for purchase curbside. Please note that for this weekend’s concerts, valet dropoff will be located on the north side of Walnut Street directly in front of the ticket office.

Fourth and Grand Parking Ramp: You may enter this parking garage from Grand Avenue, just east of Fourth Street or you may enter the garage from Fourth Street, just north of Locust Street. Event parking fees are charged at most downtown ramps.

Third and Court Parking Ramp: You may enter this parking garage directly from Third Street, just south of Walnut Avenue. Event parking fees are charged at most downtown ramps.  This ramp is connected to the Civic Center by Skywalk.

Elliott Apartments: Located at 216 3rd St. and 219 4th St. Downtown Des Moines: This is a surface pay lot that costs $5.


Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner/Chappell Music.

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