Visit Prairie Meadows This Fall for a Season Packed Full of Entertainment, Action-Packed Horse Racing, Special Promotions & Casino Excitement

labor day weekend at prairie meadows

Labor Day Weekend

Live Racing

Celebrate the last of summer and the holiday weekend at Prairie Meadows! Bring the family to enjoy the thrill of live horse racing Friday – Monday. You can watch & wager, while enjoying trackside food selections.

If you’re looking to experience the races from the best seats in the house, head up to Champions on Level 4. They offer tiered seating, great food options, and a full-service bar.

Labor Day Swipe & Win

Be sure to finish off the holiday weekend with a chance to take home cash prizes with their Labor Day Swipe & Win promotion. Participate with your Prairie Gold Rewards card to win up to $1,000!
Not a Prairie Gold Rewards member? Don’t worry, it’s easy to sign up! All you need is a valid photo ID, phone number, and email address. Stop by Prairie Gold Rewards on casino Level 2 to enroll, so you can get to winning!

The Best in Live Entertainment Just Minutes Outside of Downtown Des Moines

Big Karaoke Showdown Singing Competition

big karaoke showdown

The Big Karaoke Showdown is coming to The Finish Show Lounge on September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5. Everyone’s favorite Big Karaoke competition is at Prairie Meadows and excitement is in the air as contestants compete for the $2,500 grand prize which will be awarded at the Finale on October 5.

Only looking to be a spectator? You can still be a part of the competition by voting for your favorite contestant during Big Karaoke Showdown’s open round competition. Each week, one fan favorite will advance to the semifinal round.

Must be a Prairie Gold Rewards member to compete. Not a member? Sign up on Casino Level 2. Must be 21 or older to participate. See Prairie Gold Rewards for complete promotion details.

Bee Gees Tribute Band – Saturday, November 18, 2023

bee gees tribute band

Enjoy NIGHT FEVER – BEE GEES TRIBUTE in the Finish Line Show Lounge. Tickets on sale now in the Prairie Meadows Gift, while supplies last. NIGHT FEVER – BEE GEES TRIBUTE includes songs such as More Than A Woman, You Should Be Dancing, Stayin’ Alive and more! Don’t miss this spot-on tribute of the legendary Bee Gees who have over 50 years of hit songs and live forever in music history as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

Commodores – Sunday, December 3, 2023


Experience a timeless concert packed full of hits when legendary entertainers, The Commodores, are LIVE in concert, at The Meadows Events Center at Prairie Meadows, Sunday, December 3 at 7:30pm. Hear the smooth, timeless music and hits from one of the most successful funk and soul groups of all time such as “Brick House,” “Three Times A Lady,” “Night Shift,” “Easy” and more! Tickets on-sale July 21, while they last, at MIDWESTIX. The best in entertainment, at Your Favorite Place to Play.

Check out the full line up of entertainment coming to Prairie Meadows. Must be 21 or older to attend all shows.

Action-Packed Live Horse Racing Now through September 30

Live Racing is still going strong at Prairie Meadows, Fridays and Saturdays with a 6:00pm post time, and Sundays and Mondays with a 4:00pm post time. Racing is FREE and open for all ages to attend.

Quarter Horse Championships

Friday, September 29 • Post Time 6pm
Watch and wager as these sprinters compete for the season championship.


Saturday, September 30 • Post Time 4pm
Don’t miss these action-packed races featuring Iowa bred horses.

Take in all the action and thrill of horse racing now through September 30. See the Racing Center on Level 4 for details.

Renovations Wrapping Up at Prairie Meadows Hotel

Experience all the amenities, luxury and so much more with a stay at the newly renovated Prairie Meadows Hotel. No matter the occasion, you will enjoy being steps away from all the casino action, a nice selection of restaurants, and bars, , not to mention, top-notch free entertainment, the beauty and thrill of horse racing, salt water pool, and all the comforts you deserve in beautifully appointed rooms. Click here for reservations or to learn more.

Your Chance to Win a Share of $30,000 in Cash & Prizes in September

Head out to Prairie Meadows in September for the Gridiron Grands Cash Drawings for your chance to get in the game and win cash! Stop by on Wednesdays in September for your chance to win a share of $30,000! To be eligible to win, you must be a Prairie Gold Rewards member. Not a member? Signing up is easy! Stop by and sign up at Iowa’s Favorite Place to Play!

AJ’s Steakhouse Wednesday & Thursday Duet Specials

AJ’s Steakhouse is featuring mouthwatering $25 Duets every Wednesday & Thursday! Join us for this incredible Chef special with choices of Surf & Surf, AJ’s Classics, or Land and Sea options! Perfectly paired and prepared! Be sure to save room to indulge in a delicious housemade desert such as classic strawberry shortcake, lemon blueberry cheesecake or a summertime torte, each made fresh, daily! Call 515.957.3535 or click here to reserve your table.