2019: Your Daily Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

2019: Your Daily Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Des Moines

Now that spring is here and summer is fast approaching, the local farmers’ markets are setting up their tents and filling their stands with fresh foods harvested nearby. Visiting a farmers’ market is a great way to teach your kids about good nutrition and developing healthy eating habits. Many of the farmers markets here in the Metro provide fun family friendly activities to enjoy as well. Here’s your daily guide of local farmers markets to explore this season in Des Moines.

2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List – dsm4kids.com

May 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

May is bursting with springtime fun. It’s the perfect month to take a day trip, celebrate moms, and check out local fairs and festivals happening across the metro. When the weather’s not cooperating, head indoors to see a spring stage performance. May culminates Memorial Day weekend, which marks the start of summer fun with the opening of many aquatic centers and splash parks!

High Flying Family Fun at Kites on the Green in Johnston – dsm4kids.com

High Flying Family Fun at Kites on the Green in Johnston

Since 2014, Kites on the Green has been bringing Johnstonians of all ages – and their kites – together to enjoy a day of kite flying, live entertainment, and tons of FREE activities for families and children. Organized by the City of Johnston, the festival takes place at Johnston Commons by the Johnston Public Library and the Simpson Barn.

2019: Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

2019: Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day in Des Moines

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2019, and mothers everywhere (is it fair to say especially in DSM?) deserve to have a great weekend! From enjoying brunch out, to taking a stroll through a local park or garden to finding a great gift, we’ve come up with some great ideas for how to enjoy a fun-filled and budget-friendly Mother’s Day with (or without;) the kids.

Stargazing in Central Iowa: Best Views, Observatories, Astronomy Club – dsm4kids.com

Stargazing in Central Iowa: Best Views, Observatories, Astronomy Club

If you have a budding astronomist on your hands, you’re in luck: Des Moines is home to a myriad of scenic outdoor stargazing locations, as well as a couple of public observatories and an astronomy club for the truly dedicated. With the proper equipment, information, and planning, your family can get an up-close look at planets, star clusters, and the moon.