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.

Moms, it's time to celebrate YOU and all you do for your families. We asked our team what they want for Mother's Day, because let's be honest, moms have the best ideas! If you're shopping for a  mom (or...
Farmers markets are plentiful in the Des Moines area. Thanks to our proximity to farmland, we have some of the best farmers markets in the country. The local produce, fresh flowers, Iowa-raised meat, handmade goods and crafts, and fresh-baked...
Hello, my name is Mary and I am a skater mom. My 11-year-old daughter has been skateboarding for over a year now and I must admit this has become one of my favorite hobbies of hers. It has been...
It's finally spring! The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming! Maybe it's because we've survived another Iowa winter, but spring is lovely in Des Moines and we think we have some of the prettiest flowers. You know...
The writer Matt Basile said, "Breakfast is a meal, but brunch is a culture". Luckily, in Des Moines have myriad options to dive into brunch culture. Whether a lazy Sunday or a special occasion, brunch is a feel-good winner....
April showers bring May’s favorite event: Kites on the Green in Johnston. Save the date for the ninth annual Kites on the Green event at Johnston Commons on Saturday, May 7. This family-fun event will be held in the green...
Feel the rhythm of the drums at the Civic Center on Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. with San Jose Taiko as part of Des Moines Performing Arts' Wellmark Family Series. Returning to Des Moines for their third time, this...
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase family law? Do you think of divorce or child custody battles?  People have a lot of misconceptions about family law. They make assumptions about divorce and...
Easter egg hunts are a great tradition. Cute kiddos running around and excited over finding an egg. Plus it preemptively burns some of that energy from candies found in the eggs. Leading up to Easter, there are several community hunts...
We look for the alphabet in many things: car rides, neighborhood walks, songs from Encanto. The kids and I challenged ourselves to come up with the Des Moines ABCs to highlight some of our favorite destinations in and around...

In + Around Des Moines

Des Moines Outdoor Summer Concert Guide 2022

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Warm nights, lawn chairs, snacks, and refreshments, all make for a perfect outdoor concert experience. From nights at a local winery or the big...