Family Fun Day September 29, 2018


We are thrilled to announce our annual

Family Fun Day

Saturday September 29

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

DMMB Family Fun Day 2018

Who: All Des Moines Metro families!

What: A morning of fun for all!  Tickets are all-inclusive and include all activities, snacks, a goody bag for each child ticket, and access to all giveaways as part of our raffle.

When: Saturday, September 29th 9 a.m. – noon

Where: Centennial Park, 1255 Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA 50263

Ticket Price: 

  • Adults and children: ONLY $5 per ticket
  • Under 2 years-old: Free (please note, this ticket does not include a goody bag. If you would like your child to have these things, please purchase them a child ticket.)

All tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event and all activities
  • Food, drinks, and dessert samples
  • A goody bag loaded with goodies (1 per child ticket purchased)


Family Fun Day

See all the fun from last year’s event here

Platinum Sponsorfamily fun day

Mercy Medical Center Des Moines is proud to serve Des Moines area families for all their healthcare needs. The hospital has two main campuses: the central campus and West Lakes, as well as Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics. Mercy Clinics includes more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine, and specialty locations throughout the Des Moines metro area. 

mercy one helicopterThe Mercy One emergency medical helicopter will be at the event.  Kids will have a chance to look inside the helicopter. 



Gold Sponsor

Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry

If you have been searching for a board-certified pediatric dentist in Des Moines, you’ve come to the right place! Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities. Their staff members are compassionate and committed to giving your child the best pediatric dental experience possible. Their office has an animated barnyard theme complete with three-dimensional barn animals, a silo-slide, touch-screen video games, and tv monitors above every treatment chair. 


If you have been searching for a board-certified pediatric dentist in Des Moines, you’ve come to the right place! Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities. Their staff members are compassionate and committed to giving your child the best pediatric dental experience possible. Their office has an animated barnyard theme complete with three-dimensional barn animals, a silo-slide, touch-screen video games, and tv monitors above every treatment chair. 

Bronze Sponsor

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dallas County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dallas County- Providing research-based resources and education on: K-12 Youth Outreach using STEM and through 4-H; Health and Well-Being helping the whole family to be healthy and have proper nutrition; Food and the Environment helping Farmers, training Master Gardeners, and supporting your  garden and lawn; and Economic Development working with City Officials and Business owners to create thriving neighborhoods.  Help us Build a #StrongIowa.    

Activity Partners

Photobooths by SKP

photobooth by skpShane Kiesner Photography, LLC is a portrait photography and photo booth rental business specializing in capturing and preserving life moments, especially those involving children, and bringing more FUN, smiles, laughter, and love to YOUR event with the inclusion of one of our FUN photo booths.  

Des Moines Birthday Party is the largest mobile provider of Bubble Soccer & Bubble Suite rentals in Iowa. Bubble Balls Suits provide a fun, and safe experience that takes social events to the next level of fun. You’re guaranteed to be laughing while playing, and while watching. 



Complete Weddings and Events

Complete Weddings and Events will be providing balloon animals for attendees! Complete Weddings and Events, your leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services andphoto booth rental. Whatever you need to set the stage for a phenomenal special event, they have you covered. Complete Weddings and Events has gathered the most talented Des Moines wedding photographers, videographers, and DJs. Expert photos, high-quality video, timeless music and unforgettable events at an affordable price.

Way to Play

What kid doesn’t love a bounce house? Way to Play is Central Iowa’s #1 Fun Headquarters. They have been delivering high-quality inflatables that are safe and clean for more than 15 years. Their goal is to make your event memorable. 

Waukee Fire Department

You’ll have the chance to touch the City of Waukee’s very own firetruck! The Waukee Fire Department works proactively with residents, schools, and businesses to promote fire safety awareness. Providing big city services on a small-town budget, the Waukee Fire Department is known for its quick and caring response to any call!


You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and have your picture taken with Spike the Bulldog – Des Moines’ favorite bulldog! Spike the Bulldog is the mascot for Drake University. The Texas Roadhouse armadillo will also make an appearance. family fun day event









We have room for additional activities. If you or someone you know are interested in being part of the event, please contact [email protected]!

Food & Drink Partners

Delicious snacks and treats will be provided by Chick-Fil- A, Quinn’s Cookies, Crystal Clear Water, Kona Ice, and MORE!


Chick-Fil-A at University Avenue and Mills Civic Pkwy will be providing their breakfast Chicken Biscuits. Start your morning off with a famous Chik-Fil-A’s famous chicken, seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure cooked in 100% refined peanut oil and served on a buttermilk biscuit baked fresh at each restaurant. 



Quinn’s Cookies will be providing chocolate chip and snickerdoodle cookies. They make their cookies like Grandma used to make them. Their cookies are filled with fresh natural ingredients that make their cookies soft, chewy, and made to order. 



Crystal Clear Bottled Water is a locally owned and operated business proudly serving Des Moines since 1975. Every day, Crystal Clear provides delivery of pure, safe bottled water and coffee products to customers across Iowa. And, water treatment systems provide quality water for home and office every day.

Serving West Des Moines, Clive, Grimes, Granger, Ankeny, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, and Indianola from the Des Moines location and serving many other cities in Iowa through one of their distributors.


Kona Ice will be providing Kona’s to attendees. Kona Ice of Ames and Ankeny has given back over $55,000 to the community since it’s inception. They love putting smiles on kids faces and making our community a better place, one Kona at a time. The Kona truck brings flair to any special event!


Iowa Orchard is providing fresh, delicious apples to attendees. They offer fresh produce such as apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, and sweet corn. Their bakery serves homemade pies, banana bread, pumpkin bread, cookies, turnovers, coffee cake, and apple crisp. They are known for our apple cider, caramel apples, fudge, and honey. Bring the family out to the orchard for fun activities and tours throughout the season.



Miss NiNi developed a passion for baking in her youth. Over the years, that passion has done nothing but intensify, leading to the rebranding of Encore Desserts as Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts. Miss Nini’s will be providing dessert bread samples to attendees. 


Rusty Taco will be providing chips and salsa for attendees! Rusty always said, “Tacos Are the Most Important Meal of the Day.” Rusty’s travels and love of authentic Mexican cooking inspired the menu. His commitment to making everything fresh and by hand inspires us daily. Located at 9500 University Avenue in West Des Moines. 


Northern Lights on Westown Parkway will be providing breakfast pizza for attendees! Northern Lights began in Clive in 1994, since then they have expanded in the metro and over multiplestates! This company brings high quality ingredients to some delicious pizza.  





There will be a variety of vendors for everyone to check out. All table vendors will have kid-friendly activities, games or treats. Everyone will have something fun to do!

Confirmed Vendors:

Color Street Nails Polished Pretties

DotDotSmile Four Twirly Girlz

Edward Jones-Travis Gaule

Elite Eye Care

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, P. C. 

Farrell’s Martial Arts

Key Potential Chiropractic

Mercy Clinics

New Horizon Academy

Premiere Dance Project

Science Center of Iowa

Vero Chiropractic

Zyia Active





Swag and Giveaway Partners

BLK and Bold Specialty Beverages


Des Moines Holiday Boutique

Go-Go Squeeze

Happy Families

Hy-Vee HealthMarket

Iowa Pork Producers

KIND Bars 

Kwik Stix

Matilda Jane Clothing

Rise Buddies


Smarty Pants

Texas Roadhouse


Opportunity to Give Back & Win a Giveaway! 

Every child ticket also comes with a goody bag. Children will have a chance to visit vendor tables and fill their goody bags with items from our wonderful partners!

Who doesn’t love to win amazing prizes? We have an awesome lineup of giveaways thanks to our fabulous partners!

We are excited to partner with Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics to give you an opportunity to give back. Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics receives requests from individuals and groups in the community wanting to know how they can help children who are in the hospital. The child life specialists have a list of items that are always in demand to help the various ages of children they serve.

For each donation item from the list below that you bring, you will receive ONE raffle ticket (up to 5 items). The more you donate, the better your chances of winning – it’s that simple! We hope you will participate in this important initiative of giving back to children in need for a chance to win one of these prizes.

  • Infants (0-18 months)
    • Infant rattles/toys
    • Board books
    • Mobiles (plastic/no cloth)
    • Music crib toys
    • Mamaroo
    • Muslin blankets, Receiving blankets, Waffle blankets, Swaddle blankets
    • Sound machines
    • Interlocking Foam Floor Tiles/Mats
    • Shape sorters, Stacking rings, Cubes, Cups

    Toddler/Preschool (18 months-4 years)

    • Cause-effect toys (make sound, light up)
    • Musical toys/instruments
    • “Little people” sets
    • Fisher price toys
    • V-Tech toys
    • Leap Frog toys
    • Play Medical kits
    • Play Figures (Spiderman, Batman, Doc McStuffins, Princesses, Super Hero’s, Star Wars, etc)
    • Matchbox cars
    • Sound/Music Books
    • Animals/Dinosaurs
    • Mr. Potato Heads

    School Age (5-12 years)

    • Lego kits
    • Board games (Apples to Apples, Connect Four, Sorry, Headbandz, etc)
    • Modeling clay
    • Beads/Jewelry making kits
    • Card games (Uno, Skip-Bo, Go Fish, etc)
    • Art Kits
    • Nail polish

    Teenagers (13 years & up)

    • Earbud headphones
    • Magazines (teen, fashion, sports)
    • Lego kits (Bionicles)

>> Buy Your Tickets Today! <<

*Please note, we are only selling a limited number of tickets to the event and we expect them to go fast. Due to the nature and planning of this event, we cannot accommodate cancellations or refunds. By purchasing a ticket you are permitting Des Moines Moms Blog to take photos of you at the event for promotional use.

*This event is geared towards children 2-12 years old, however we will have a few activities that little ones may enjoy. If bringing a stroller, please make sure that it is able to be used easily on grass. 

*This event will happen rain or shine. 


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