Close out your summer with an EPIC adventure!

This article is sponsored by Greater Des Moines Partnership

Downtown DSM

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 Des Moines (DSM) has a variety of fun outdoor activities and events to entertain your family for hours, while also stopping by Downtown DSM local businesses and restaurants. You won’t want to miss what’s happening in Downtown DSM. Get out there and explore, experience and enjoy — Make this One Epic Summer!

Make Planning a Family Staycation or Your Next Date Night Easy

Planning a weekend getaway for the family that’s still close to home? Or maybe you’re just looking forward to getting out some extra fun in the sun? We’ve got you covered. Find out the latest family-friendly activities that suit your needs.

Are the kiddos away? Looking for the best date night menu? Trying to find that new speakeasy that “nobody” is talking about? We have that too! Treat yourself to great music, food and more in Downtown DSM.

Make this summer truly epic with tips from these Downtown Guides.

Mark Your Calendars for Summer Events

From the World Food & Music Festival to the Latino Heritage Festival, there are so many fun events and festivals happening in the Downtown DSM area that are perfect for the whole family. And don’t forget to stop by the Downtown Des Moines’ Farmers’ Market every Saturday Morning in the Historic Court District!

Check out the Downtown DSM USA calendar and make sure you have all your favorite events bookmarked on your calendar.

Latino Heritage Festival Des MoinesGet Outside This Summer

The summer is all about sunshine and good vibes. Take advantage of the 800 miles of biking, walking, and running trails that wind through the Greater Des Moines region that wind right through the Downtown DSM area. Stroll through the Western Gateway Park or glide over the Principal Riverwalk, the possibilities are endless!

Don’t have a bike? You can also rent BCycles from their locations in Downtown DSM and return them at one of the 27 stations located around the area.

Gray’s Lake and Water Works Park offer plenty of water recreation options, giving the kiddos a chance to cool off on long bike rides. There are also plenty of parks to explore, adventure always abounds in Downtown DSM. Plan your epic outdoor adventure now!

Gray's Lake Downtown Des Moines

Head to Downtown DSM to make the most of the end of summer. 


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