Celebrating “The Great American Eclipse” in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Celebrating “The Great American Eclipse” in Des Moines

On August 21, 2017 we will get to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. We are in the path of a solar eclipse, a dazzling celestial event when the shadow of the moon falls on the surface of the earth and is large enough to cover the sun. Unfortunately, a total solar eclipse will not be visible in Des Moines, but we will see a partial eclipse, which is still a spectacular sight.  Here are events happening in the Des Moines area and beyond celebrating “The Great American Eclipse”. 

Tips 4 Keeping Your Kids Safe at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

Tips 4 Keeping Your Kids Safe at the Iowa State Fair

dsm4kids promotes several events and activities like the Iowa State Fair (August 10-20, 2017). Many of which are busy, crowded events with a lot of stimulation. The potential for getting separated from your child is real. This can make a family outing overwhelming and stressful for both parents and children. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your kids safe at the Iowa State Fair (or any large event or attraction). 

An A to Z Guide to Iowa State Fair Foods - dsm4kids.com

An A to Z Guide to Iowa State Fair Foods

It’s that time of year again! The Iowa State Fair has unveiled the new foods for this year’s fair. In addition to these newbies, you can also enjoy old favs. There’s always so much great food to eat at the Fair that it can be hard to know where to begin, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Loosen your belts…here’s your A to Z guide to trying foods at the Iowa State Fair.

A Local’s Guide to the Iowa State Fair – dsm4kids.com

A Local’s Guide to the Iowa State Fair

Giant turkey legs, sticky cotton candy fingers and screams of delight emanating from the Midway. These experiences come only once a year and that time is almost upon us.  August 10-20, 2017 is officially Iowa State Fair time. While rides take center stage in the minds of a lot of Fair visitors, your kids will be blown away by some of these more off-the-beaten-path fair attractions.

Your Guide 4 Taking Kids to the Solheim Cup in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Your Guide 4 Taking Kids to the Solheim Cup in Des Moines

The Solheim Cup takes place August 14-20, 2017 at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.  It is the most prestigious team event in women’s professional golf and it’s a great honor to have it here in Des Moines. The biennial event pits the U.S. against Europe for three days of outstanding golf.