Consignment Season is OPEN! Today's post is sponsored by Just Between Friends - the nation's leading children's and maternity consignment event being held at Events Center West September 27-29 in West Des Moines.  You may remember our interview with Sally Messinger, the founder of...
Some of you are probably thinking this post is a joke. "Enjoying" the Iowa State Fair with Littles?? Impossible! Well, I am here to tell you that you CAN conquer, and even enjoy, the Iowa State Fair with your...
Who had so much fun at July's Playdate at Noodle Zoo featuring Jonathan May Comedy Magician??? We did for sure!! And we hope you did, too. Jonathan did such a good job entertaining our children with not only a...
JOIN US FOR OUR AUGUST PLAYDATE AT HERITAGE CAROUSEL & PARK It’s hard to think that school starting is just around the corner!!  That said, we would love for you to come celebrate with us for another hoorah before the...
Does your family enjoy being active outdoors?  Or do you wish your kids had an interest in something other than video games and Barbie dolls?  Let me offer a suggestion- Scheel's Kids Club! A Fun, Free Event for Kids I only...
To some the words HAPPIEST and 5K should never be allowed to be in the same sentence. To others, crazy people like me, we think they go hand in hand. When the coordinators of The Color Run pursued us...
This week we celebrate Independence Day. The 4th of July is usually a family holiday for us: Grilling, snappers, sparklers, the little parachute men, and as soon as the sun goes down, the fireworks light up the sky. This...
Next Tuesdsay is the Magic Show at Noodle Zoo Ankeny. We're so excited to meet new families and enjoy dinner and a show together! Here's what you need to know: Date: Tuesday, July 9th Time: 4:30 pm - 5:15 magic show, 5:15...
Remember the giveaway we did from Chick-fil-A back at the end of April? We're excited to share more with you today! Check out all the amazing events happening at the Mills Civic location in West Des Moines. Chick-fil-A has so many fun events...
A couple of weeks ago we loaded up the van and drove 2.5 hours up to Storm Lake to enjoy our first vacation as a family of four at King's Pointe Waterpark Resort. This was our second time staying at...

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Things to do in Des Moines in July 2022

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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...