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.

This time of year just beckons for adventure. Often that means hopping in the car for a road trip to new and faraway places for our family. Who doesn't love a little road trip?   However, a couple of summers...
 Please Join Us for Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Saturday, April 26th 10 a.m. to noon Valley Community Center (4444 Fuller Rd. WDM) Who's Invited: This community event is for expecting moms, new moms, and any moms needing a fun morning out!  Maybe you...
It's May! Here's our just-for-you guide to fun family events around Des Moines this month. From splash pads and playground grand openings to duck races and magic shows, you'll have your pick of fun excuses to get out of the...
Back by popular demand, we are super excited to offer another play date featuring The Music Together Program from Songs and Sings, LLC. Those of you who joined us for the December play date know how much fun we...
After taking a hiatus in 2020 because of the pandemic, Glow Wild is back at Jester Park for 2021. This one-day family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, August 28 from 4 p.m. -10 p.m. at the Jester Park...
Come join us for some good old fashioned outdoor fun at Wills Family Orchard located just 20 minutes west of Des Moines! This orchard is Iowa’s first and central Iowa’s ONLY certified organic apple orchard!  We are so excited and...
Our Bloom event is fast approaching and we'd love for you to join us and help us spread the word. This event will be full of fun and helpful information! There is still time to get your tickets! Questions and Answers...
This post is sponsored by Total Family Eye Care in Grimes - Your Eye Care Specialists for the Total Family – from infants to grandparents. We are honored to learn from Dr. Matthew Howie about what our children see and activities to promote healthy vision. Most...
Today's post is sponsored by the Central Iowa Doula Association. We are honored to have such an amazing group of women in our community!These ladies have a heart for our community and we can't wait for you to learn...
Hy-Vee is proud to partner with Pinky Swear to create the new Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon and 5K Family Fun Run Friday and Saturday July 11-12, 2015, in Des Moines. These will be fun, accessible, and engaging events for children...

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