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.

Looking for a place to go fishing in Des Moines? There are plenty of options! Many city parks and residential areas have public ponds for family fishing fun. June 7, 8, 9 is free fishing weekend in Iowa.  Neighborhood ponds...
As summer nights warm, the skies over Des Moines erupt in dazzling displays of fireworks. Stay up late and revel in the vibrant colors and brilliant bursts illuminating the night. Cities across the metro area will host multi-day Independence Day...
Across the Des Moines metro, an abundance of incredible ice cream shops await, offering a delightful array of options. From seasonal pop-ups to year-round establishments, the selection spans funky, innovative flavors and timeless soft serve. Here's a roundup of some...
National Donut Day is June 7, 2024. Celebrate all around Des Moines! Donuts are a beloved treat enjoyed by people of all ages, making them a popular choice for any meal or occasion. From breakfast to dessert, donuts can satisfy...
Des Moines is bustling with a packed schedule of summer events in June. Don't miss annual favorites like the Des Moines Art Festival, Governors Days in Grimes, and Pollinator Fest in Ames. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer to...
We love summer in Des Moines! But it's only 3 months long and there are only so many weekends to pack in all the fun. If you're overwhelmed by all the options, we've got you covered! Here's what we...
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer that doesn't cost a fortune? Head to the movie theater! Several movie theaters in Des Moines are offering discounted family movies this summer. Enjoy classic family favorites on...
There are so many different reasons our family loves summer in Des Moines. From activities for kids and date nights, to mom’s nights out, the metro has so much to offer. Here's what's on our summer bucket list. Adventureland Our absolute favorite...
Looking for a pediatrician in Des Moines? Here's a guide to Des Moines pediatricians and family medicine physicians to help you choose.
Who doesn't love a family activity that's free!? We found a ton of fun things you can do with your family this summer that won't cost you anything. Enjoy! Free Activities in Des Moines 1. Check out free outdoor events from...

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