Black History Month started as “Negro History Week” in 1926. Historian Carter G. Woodson wanted to recognize the often overlooked contributions of Black Americans to our nation’s history. He chose a week in February to honor the birthdays of...
Don't wait for your next big trip to enjoy a hotel pool! Des Moines has many hotels with fabulous pools and even water parks. Make a splash to celebrate a child's birthday or just enjoy a little staycation. Best Hotel...
Lunar New Year is an ancient festival celebrating the new year in China. For most of my life, I had never heard of Lunar or Chinese New Year and didn't think much of it. Until that is, I married...
Baby it's cold outside! Or rainy, or you’re just about to lose it! Or it is that time of day where the kids are constantly picking on each other and no activity is keeping them occupied.  It is time for...
Going for a hike in the winter may not be your first thought, but why not? When it's cold enough for snow, it can make for an extra serene hike. And no matter what, it's always good to get...
The kids are off school Monday for Martin Luther King Jr Day, hooray! Of course it’s always nice to have a 3 day weekend, but hopefully, you’re able to take some time to talk to your kids about why...
Embrace the cold and go ice skating! There are plenty of options to go ice skating in Des Moines. Check out our guide to outdoor rinks and where you can rent ice skates and start skating! Most locations are open...
Winters in Iowa can go on for what seems like forever. Beat those wintertime blues with a bucket list of fun winter activities in Des Moines. From winter-only events and unique things to do around Des Moines, to creative and...
Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't enjoy the outdoors. From ice skating to skiing, and snowshoeing to sledding, there are places all over the metro to enjoy the winter, including lots of free options! Use this handy guide...
Traditions, rituals, and superstitions are my favorite part of New Year's. Perhaps you watch the ball drop, share a midnight kiss, or eat pork and sauerkraut. My traditions are rooted in Latin American culture and I've been doing them...

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Des Moines Halloween Events in 2023

Don't limit the Halloween fun to beggar's night and a pumpkin patch. Celebrate the spooky (and fun!) season all month long. Whether you are looking...