News – July – 2013

Upcoming Events for July

Willie Farrell at Forte Banquet & Conference Center, Friday, July 12th at 7pm, Tickets $15

Celebrate RAGBRAI XLI with Baratta’s at the State Historical Museum, Tuesday, July 23, 9am-5pm. food drinks, live music and fun!

3X Live Pro Wrestling, 7pm, Friday, June 26th at Forte Banquet & Conferance Center 615 3rd St. Tickets at the door for $16

Baratta’s at “Viva L’Italia” – The Italian-American Heritage Festival, July 26th & 27th, Western Gateway Park.


RAGBRAI XLI – Cyclers, Citzens and Seekers of Fun…

Come Celebrate RAGBRAI with Baratta’s and the State Historical Museum!
Tuesday, July 23 from 9am-5pm 600 E. Locust St.

  • Carb-up with fresh homemade pasta dishes and lots of other declicious Baratta’s food!
  • Purchase a Riding Through History 16 oz. Collector Cup for only $5 and receive one free beer or soft drink and $2 refills
  • Enjoy music by Dan Kelly DJ Service, the band DECOY at 11am and THE NADAS at 2pm on the Grand Terrace!
  • Tour the Historical Musem’s NEW “Riding Through History” exhibit, which features Iowa’s cycling history and the RAGBRAI experience!
  • Participate in family-events throughout the day…AND…pamper yourself with a chair massage from the East Village Spa!


Christmas in July?…That’s Crazy!

Still, even Santa knows it’s NEVER too early to start planning!

Secure a spot for your Holiday Party today!

We have great spaces available at the State Historical Building, Forte Banquet and Conference Center, & AH Blank Golf Course. And don’t forget…Baratta’s can cater to your home, office or any other location.

For parties big or small, formal or informal, click here for more information or call 243-4516, extension #3.


Willie Farrell with Special Guest the Mini Comedian

“It’s the middle of July, come inside before you have a stroke you maniacs.”

Firday, July 12 2013 at Forte Ballroom 615 3rd Street. (515) 333-5057

Doors Open at 7PM

Seating General Admission

Tickets on sale at or Forte Ballroom with Tickets Price including a Pre-Show, Hors D’oeuvres Reception

Look for Baratta’s at “Viva L’Italia”!

Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa – Western Gateway Park Des Moines, Iowa July 26 & 27, 2013


Bara-ttrivia! (Bar-ah-triv-e-ah)

Congratulations to our June Bara-ttrivia winner: Julie Simon!!! Good Job, Julie, you’ve won the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Baratta’s!

Our June Trivia Question was:
Where is the best place to celebrate RAGBRAI XLI in Des Moines in July?

The correct answer was with Baratta’s and The State Historical Museum on Tuesday July 3rd from 9am to 5pm, of course!

Our July Trivia Question is:
Name one of the locations where Baratta’s can cater your Christmas Party!

email with your answer for a chance to will a $25 Baratta’s Gift Certificate!


Thanks for making Tunes on the Terrace a Success this Summer!

Due to popular demand, it shall return on Fridays this Fall!

Check your email for updates! (you can sign-up for email updates here)

Sponsored by Cafe Baratta’s & The Iowa Arts Council Cafe Baratta’s, State Historical Building, 3rd floor

600 E. Locust St. Des Moines, Iowa 515-281-3294


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