How long does it take?

The Breakfast is over by 8:45am so those attending can make it to the office in good time.


The Breakfast is always held on Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter weekend).


In order to accommodate the large crowd, the venue for the 2019 Iowa Prayer Breakfast will be the Ballroom of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, formerly known as Veterans Auditorium.

Where do I park?

Parking at the Iowa Events Center:

Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off the following streets: Third, Fifth, and Crocker. Iowa Events Center surface lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility, and easy access to I-235 and other major routes after the event. ADA Accessible parking is available at the Iowa Events Center by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Cost $8. NOTE: they take cash only at the parking lot gates – they do not take debit or credit cards – come prepared with cash.

Parking and Skywalk Access:

To find parking elsewhere, refer to this map of downtown Des Moines.

Parking Garages:

City parking garages are located throughout downtown with convenient skywalk access to the Iowa Events Center. Payment for city garages is collected each time you enter the garage. The City of Des Moines recently completed a downtown parking signage system to give up to the minute details on where parking is available in the garages. Cost: Varies depending on the garage.

What does it cost?

Adults are $25 and college students and younger are $10.

Do I need to register in advance?

Yes. Reservations are always a good idea, as the event is attended by anywhere from 600 to 1,200 people. Registering online is convenient and will secure your admittance with a ticket you print off to be scanned at the door.

How do I make reservations?

We have online registration at our website which allows you to purchase tickets using Eventbrite. Over 1,200 invitations will also be mailed, which include an RSVP card. For registration questions, please email: questions@iowaprayerbreakfast.com.