In + Around Des Moines

Find family-friendly activities in and around Des Moines. We love raising our family in Des Moines–here’s why! Find events happening in downtown Des Moines and the Des Moines Metro for the whole family. Learn more about Des Moines Family Fun.

      August brings the pinnacle of Iowa summer fun, the state fair! But, that's not even close to the only thing going on. Fill up those last weeks of summer with events all over the metro. From concerts to storytimes,...
Ready or not, The Iowa State Fair is just around the corner, August 11-21! Going to the fair is one of my family’s top summer traditions, and we always have to check out our favorites (mostly food). But we also...
Looking for things to do before the school year begins? Celebrate the summer season with your family at the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint – Health Des Moines! Get There Whether you’re walking, driving, or even biking, The Market makes...
Waukee's newest park, the 66-acre Triumph Park features a 15,000-square-foot EPIC Inclusive Playground, 12 baseball/softball fields, practice fields, batting cages, the Greater Iowa Credit Union Miracle League® Field, and an 11-acre pond with an accessible fishing pier. Triumph Park Waukee Details Where:...
Going to the Iowa State Fair has become a tradition for our family to head to the fairgrounds for a full day of multi-generational family fun. The Iowa State Fair started in 1854 and is one of the most...
The Iowa Cubs are calling all Marvel Super Hero fans to join them at Principal Park on July 16 for Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamonds Night as the I-Cubs take on the Buffalo Bison, official affiliate of the Toronto...
We have updated our annual Des Moines Birthday Party Guide to be your go-to resource to help you plan the best birthday parties in Des Moines.
I don’t know about you, but the second the temperature gets above 70 degrees I suddenly want to forgo all responsibilities and take up permanent residence on a patio. Lucky for me, there are plenty of great patios in...
Who doesn't love a family activity that's free!? We found a ton of fun things you can do with your family that won't cost you anything. Enjoy! Free Activities in Des Moines 1. Check out free outdoor events from Des Moines...
Do you and your family know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States of America. Learn more about the holiday and get...

In + Around Des Moines

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The school year is around the corner, but there’s still time for you and the kiddos to get a few more memory-making experiences! Downtown...
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