About Annual Events


The District at Prairie Trail hosts a variety of events that are fun for the whole family. Enjoy our annual events that offer year-round celebrations of community, music, shopping, and holiday cheer!

Here’s a glimpse into the exciting events we have lined up for you:



Sips & Songs: Join us under the summer sky for an evening of live music, refreshing drinks, and good company. Sips & Songs is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of The District every Friday June through July!





Nash Nights in The District: Get your boots ready for Nash Nights, where we bring a little country to Ankeny. Experience the best of country music once a month June through September.






Thursday Night Acoustics: Wind down your week with intimate acoustic performances on the many District restaurant patios. Sit back, relax, and let the soothing melodies of local artists serenade you into the weekend.






Sip, Shop, Stroll: Fall into fun with Sip, Shop, Stroll—an evening dedicated to indulging in local flavors, exploring unique boutiques, and leisurely strolling through The District.






Trick or Treat in The District: Bring the whole family for a spooktacular evening of trick-or-treating in The District. Dress up in your favorite costumes and enjoy a safe and festive Halloween celebration with us.







Dazzling in The District: As the holiday season approaches, join us for Dazzling in The District the first Saturday of December —a magical celebration to kick off the most wonderful time of the year! Experience the sparkle of holiday lights, festive performances, and heartwarming community spirit in Ankeny’s favorite holiday destination.




We hope you join us throughout the year for these unforgettable events at The District at Prairie Trail. Stay tuned for updates and additional events that will make each season even more memorable!


  • No firearms or weapons of any kind allowed.
  • No pets in event grounds.
  • No outside food or beverages. Take-out from The District is allowed!
  • No smoking inside event grounds.
  • Bags limited to 12x12x6″
  • Bags subject to search.
  • Lawn chairs are allowed for certain events. See event details for designated chair policies. 


Will there be food and beverages available? 

Yes! During Summer events such as Sips & Songs and Nash Nights we will have two bars open as well as food trucks in the event grounds. Take-out is welcome from the local District restaurants, food only!

Does the outdoor bar take card?

Yes, all major card are accepted at the bars during events.

Can I bring a chair?

Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed to certain events. Please refer to the event  posting for more details. Designated chair areas will change by event. 

Are events kid friendly?

All ages are welcome! We will have a kids play area set up at every Sips & Songs event. We encourage families to attend our events with which you feel comfortable. 

What if it rains?

Please follow us on social media for timely updates on upcoming events.