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.

Celebrations spark joy. They make memories. They reaffirm community and signify togetherness. Kids' birthday parties are some of the best celebrations people can join in on. They are those rare events where everyone is focused on just one child. Birthday parties...
With the last days of summer upon us, it is time to focus on Fall! If you are anything like me and my family, you look forward to enjoying fall fun in Des Moines and time outside before the...
Des Moines Mom regularly highlights local nonprofits. There are so many amazing organizations in our community dedicated to looking out for the well-being of all who live here. We want to feature them and share ways you and your...
With summer winding down and the promise of cooler fall days on the horizon, it’s time for sunflowers to shine. You don’t want to miss the towering blooms stretching as far as the eyes can see. Their gigantic blooms...
Apple picking is a great way to spend time with the family and the perfect fall activity. It also supports local business and yields a healthy snack or plenty of fruit for a cooking project like homemade applesauce. Whether you...
Happy Fall! The air is crisp and the leaves are turning shades of yellow, red, and orange. It's time to decorate and secure some pumpkins for carving! Get out to one of the local pumpkin patches to enjoy fun fall...
Seasonal goodies for fall will become available at the Downtown Farmers’ Market soon. Prepare for the crisp autumnal season with some farm-fresh produce like pumpkins, winter squash, and fall fruits, like apples from local orchards like Storybook Orchard or Hinegardners...
With the big kids back in school, there are lots of opportunities for toddlers and preschoolers to experience storytimes at local libraries and outdoor venues. Plan a weekend outing at one of Des Moines’ great outdoor festivals or head north...
Make family memories this fall with our ultimate fall bucket list. Check out more than 65 things to do in Des Moines this fall. No more generic fall bucket list: This Fall Bucket List was made with Des Moines families in...
Fall is a great time to be in Des Moines. The air is crisp and the trees are changing to beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow. We are excited to see so many new businesses opening. Here are...

In + Around Des Moines

Bloom: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

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Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s...
Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in Des Moines