Jul
22
Sun
National Parents Day @ Des Moines Swimming Pools & Aquatic Centers
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm

Free admission for parents with child admission.

Locations:
Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool – 101 SW 45th Street
Birdland Swimming Pool – 300 Holcomb Avenue
Nahas Family Aquatic Center – 1101 Porter Avenue
Northwest Family Aquatic Center – 4915 Madison Avenue
Teachout Family Aquatic Center – 2601 Hubbell Avenue

Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Jul
29
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Aug
5
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Aug
12
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Aug
19
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Aug
26
Sun
Yoga on the Lawn @ North lawn at WDM City Hall
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am

Earth Day is a perfect day for you and your family to come enjoy some family friendly outdoor activities. You can go
kayaking, canoeing, fishing or you may choose to create a small paddle boat or relax in our outdoor lounge and enjoy a cup of coffee or cocoa! Free tree saplings will be handed out to celebrate this Earth Day Event. A special four-legged visitor from the conservation grazing project in Southwoods Park may also be joining us. Come help us celebrate Earth Day today!

Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Sep
2
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Sep
15
Sat
Apple Festival @ Penoach Winery
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy a family fun day at Penoach Winery. FREE wine tasting, hot apple wine and slushies for sale. Tractor and wagon rides around the vineyard, face painting and marshmallow roasting. There will also be food, produce, and craft vendors and music by Code Blue.  The festival is from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Code Blue will play 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Sep
22
Sat
Illumifest @ West Des Moines City School Campus
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm

Illumifest, A Fall Festival of Light, offers a variety of activities and events for people of all ages! The inflatables and games will open Saturday afternoon and run throughout the day, as well as a wide variety of food stands. An outdoor movie will be shown. Saturday evening will include a “Royal Promenade” around the Pond, featuring Royal characters from Little Princess Parties.  Join us as for these and many of the Illumifest events that have made this festival the fastest growing community event in West Des Monies.

Oct
6
Sat
Victorian Funeral @ Living History Farms
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am

Open 9am-4pm, Funeral procession begins at 1 pm

In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions! Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. At 1:00, join with historic interpreters as they celebrate the life and honor the death of a fictional Walnut Hill resident with a re-created funeral. Visit the Tangen home, prepared with a period style coffin and funeral drapery. Walk in the funeral procession led by a horse-drawn hearse to New Hope Cemetery for a moving memorial service.

Event activities are included with regular admission to Living History Farms.

Oct
18
Thu
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to enchanting storytellers. Living History Farms offers “teal pumpkins” stops for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Buy your ticket early – pre-registrants save money and skip the line!

Theme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays: Double Treats and Athletes – Get twice as many treats, dress up as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot!
  • Fridays: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog at the historic Vet Clinic in our 1875 Town, sponsored by Just Paws.
  • Saturdays: Fairytales and Super Heroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays: Farmer & Friends – Dress up as an animal on the farm, a farmer, or Victorian style like a person in the past! Wear your best “Living History Farms” themed costume for trick-or-treating, and stop by our petting zoo to see some farm animals!

Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Oct
19
Fri
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to enchanting storytellers. Living History Farms offers “teal pumpkins” stops for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Buy your ticket early – pre-registrants save money and skip the line!

Theme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays: Double Treats and Athletes – Get twice as many treats, dress up as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot!
  • Fridays: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog at the historic Vet Clinic in our 1875 Town, sponsored by Just Paws.
  • Saturdays: Fairytales and Super Heroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays: Farmer & Friends – Dress up as an animal on the farm, a farmer, or Victorian style like a person in the past! Wear your best “Living History Farms” themed costume for trick-or-treating, and stop by our petting zoo to see some farm animals!

Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Oct
20
Sat
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to enchanting storytellers. Living History Farms offers “teal pumpkins” stops for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Buy your ticket early – pre-registrants save money and skip the line!

Theme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays: Double Treats and Athletes – Get twice as many treats, dress up as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot!
  • Fridays: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog at the historic Vet Clinic in our 1875 Town, sponsored by Just Paws.
  • Saturdays: Fairytales and Super Heroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays: Farmer & Friends – Dress up as an animal on the farm, a farmer, or Victorian style like a person in the past! Wear your best “Living History Farms” themed costume for trick-or-treating, and stop by our petting zoo to see some farm animals!

Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Oct
21
Sun
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to enchanting storytellers. Living History Farms offers “teal pumpkins” stops for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Buy your ticket early – pre-registrants save money and skip the line!

Theme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays: Double Treats and Athletes – Get twice as many treats, dress up as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot!
  • Fridays: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog at the historic Vet Clinic in our 1875 Town, sponsored by Just Paws.
  • Saturdays: Fairytales and Super Heroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays: Farmer & Friends – Dress up as an animal on the farm, a farmer, or Victorian style like a person in the past! Wear your best “Living History Farms” themed costume for trick-or-treating, and stop by our petting zoo to see some farm animals!

Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Oct
25
Thu
Halloween in Uptown @ Uptown Ankeny
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm

Join us in Uptown for a night of trick or treat at businesses marked with a lighted pumpkin!

Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to enchanting storytellers. Living History Farms offers “teal pumpkins” stops for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Buy your ticket early – pre-registrants save money and skip the line!

Theme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays: Double Treats and Athletes – Get twice as many treats, dress up as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot!
  • Fridays: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog at the historic Vet Clinic in our 1875 Town, sponsored by Just Paws.
  • Saturdays: Fairytales and Super Heroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays: Farmer & Friends – Dress up as an animal on the farm, a farmer, or Victorian style like a person in the past! Wear your best “Living History Farms” themed costume for trick-or-treating, and stop by our petting zoo to see some farm animals!

Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Oct
26
Fri
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to enchanting storytellers. Living History Farms offers “teal pumpkins” stops for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Buy your ticket early – pre-registrants save money and skip the line!

Theme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays: Double Treats and Athletes – Get twice as many treats, dress up as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot!
  • Fridays: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog at the historic Vet Clinic in our 1875 Town, sponsored by Just Paws.
  • Saturdays: Fairytales and Super Heroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays: Farmer & Friends – Dress up as an animal on the farm, a farmer, or Victorian style like a person in the past! Wear your best “Living History Farms” themed costume for trick-or-treating, and stop by our petting zoo to see some farm animals!

Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Oct
27
Sat
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm

October 18-21, 25-28, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Take part in 31-year old tradition at Living History Farms – Family Halloween! Families are welcomed into the 1875 town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, try their hand at pumpkin bowling, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and listen to enchanting storytellers. Living History Farms offers “teal pumpkins” stops for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Buy your ticket early – pre-registrants save money and skip the line!

Theme Nights

Need some costume inspiration? Take a look at our theme for each night!
  • Thursdays: Double Treats and Athletes – Get twice as many treats, dress up as your favorite athlete, and meet a local mascot!
  • Fridays: Doggone Scary – bring your furry friend along (in costume!) for trick-or-treating. Get treats for your dog at the historic Vet Clinic in our 1875 Town, sponsored by Just Paws.
  • Saturdays: Fairytales and Super Heroes – meet your favorite characters and dress up in your best superhero and fairytale costumes.
  • Sundays: Farmer & Friends – Dress up as an animal on the farm, a farmer, or Victorian style like a person in the past! Wear your best “Living History Farms” themed costume for trick-or-treating, and stop by our petting zoo to see some farm animals!

Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.