Calendar

Jun
27
Thu
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Jun
28
Fri
Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Jun
30
Sun
Yoga on the Lawn @ North lawn at WDM City Hall
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am

Get your Sunday off to a great start with some Yoga on the Lawn! This FREE program is a great introduction to Yoga for the beginner and offers new challenges for seasoned yogis. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat.

Ages 6+ welcome.

Jul
1
Mon
Tour DM Parks @ Des Moines Parks
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am

Tour Des Moines Parks – Starts July 1 and ends July 31st!

Once again, Des Moines Park and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month i by inviting residents to get out and to take a tour of our parks,trails and facilities.

There are 31 locations for contestants to find, they must document their visit with a photo and share it on any or all of our social media networks (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with the official contest hashtag #tourdmparks.  Participants who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win a grand prize of $1,000 CASH courtesy of the Friends of Des Moines Parks.

Find the tour itenerary and other info. at: https://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/tourdmparks.aspx.

 

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Jul
2
Tue
Tour DM Parks @ Des Moines Parks
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am

Tour Des Moines Parks – Starts July 1 and ends July 31st!

Once again, Des Moines Park and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month i by inviting residents to get out and to take a tour of our parks,trails and facilities.

There are 31 locations for contestants to find, they must document their visit with a photo and share it on any or all of our social media networks (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with the official contest hashtag #tourdmparks.  Participants who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win a grand prize of $1,000 CASH courtesy of the Friends of Des Moines Parks.

Find the tour itenerary and other info. at: https://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/tourdmparks.aspx.

 

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

4th of July Celebration @ Urbandale
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am

Urbandale is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area!  We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.  From a family-friendly street dance to carnival rides or a 2-mile long parade to a breathtaking fireworks display – the celebration has something for everyone!

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, July 2
5:00 PM Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
7:30-10:30 PM Street Dance-on 71st and Aurora with DJ “Dreams Unlimited”
11:00 PM Midway and CarnivalCloses

Wednesday, July 3
5:00 PM Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
4:30 PM – 7PMRace packet pickup and registration@ Lions Park Shelter House
8PM – 11PM Street Dance on 71st & Aurora with “Abby Normal”
11:30 PM Midway and Carnival Closes

Thursday, July 4th
7:30 AM William Courtney 5K run @ Walker Johnston Park
8:10 AM Coach Silvey Kid’s Mile Run@ Walker Johnston Park
8:30 AM Coach Gary Page Tot Trot@ Walker Johnston Park
10:00 AM Parade starts by Old City Hall Parade entry forms available on website after May 1st.North on 70th to Aurora, West to 82nd
Noon Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
Noon Cribbage Tournament Registration @ Senior Citizen Recreation Center
1:00 P.M. Bob Dabrieo Memorial Cribbage Tournament @ Senior Citizen Recreation Center
Noon Lee Kane Annual Alumni Soccer Game @ U.H.S.
9:00-1:00 Registration Kris Mandt Memorial Car Show for Urbandale Food Pantry @ UHS
3:30 P.M. Awards Kris Mandt Car Show
4PM – 5PM Urbandale Community Adult Band @ Lions Park Gazebo
10:00 PM Fireworks Display Shot from Walker Johnston Park – west side
11:00 PM Midway and Carnival Closes

4th of July Celebration @ Urbandale
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm

Urbandale is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area!  We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.  From a family-friendly street dance to carnival rides or a 2-mile long parade to a breathtaking fireworks display – the celebration has something for everyone!

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, July 2
5:00 PM Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
7:30-10:30 PM Street Dance-on 71st and Aurora with DJ “Dreams Unlimited”
11:00 PM Midway and CarnivalCloses

Wednesday, July 3
5:00 PM Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
4:30 PM – 7PMRace packet pickup and registration@ Lions Park Shelter House
8PM – 11PM Street Dance on 71st & Aurora with “Abby Normal”
11:30 PM Midway and Carnival Closes

Thursday, July 4th
7:30 AM William Courtney 5K run @ Walker Johnston Park
8:10 AM Coach Silvey Kid’s Mile Run@ Walker Johnston Park
8:30 AM Coach Gary Page Tot Trot@ Walker Johnston Park
10:00 AM Parade starts by Old City Hall Parade entry forms available on website after May 1st.North on 70th to Aurora, West to 82nd
Noon Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
Noon Cribbage Tournament Registration @ Senior Citizen Recreation Center
1:00 P.M. Bob Dabrieo Memorial Cribbage Tournament @ Senior Citizen Recreation Center
Noon Lee Kane Annual Alumni Soccer Game @ U.H.S.
9:00-1:00 Registration Kris Mandt Memorial Car Show for Urbandale Food Pantry @ UHS
3:30 P.M. Awards Kris Mandt Car Show
4PM – 5PM Urbandale Community Adult Band @ Lions Park Gazebo
10:00 PM Fireworks Display Shot from Walker Johnston Park – west side
11:00 PM Midway and Carnival Closes

Jul
3
Wed
Tour DM Parks @ Des Moines Parks
Jul 3 @ 8:00 am

Tour Des Moines Parks – Starts July 1 and ends July 31st!

Once again, Des Moines Park and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month i by inviting residents to get out and to take a tour of our parks,trails and facilities.

There are 31 locations for contestants to find, they must document their visit with a photo and share it on any or all of our social media networks (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with the official contest hashtag #tourdmparks.  Participants who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win a grand prize of $1,000 CASH courtesy of the Friends of Des Moines Parks.

Find the tour itenerary and other info. at: https://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/tourdmparks.aspx.

 

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

All Iowa Bash @ Valley Junction
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm

Meet in Valley Junction for a celebration of the United States and all things IOWA!! Try food and drink from local Iowa vendors, crafts from Iowa makers, music from Iowa bands, and more!

4th of July Celebration @ Urbandale
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm

Urbandale is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area!  We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.  From a family-friendly street dance to carnival rides or a 2-mile long parade to a breathtaking fireworks display – the celebration has something for everyone!

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, July 2
5:00 PM Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
7:30-10:30 PM Street Dance-on 71st and Aurora with DJ “Dreams Unlimited”
11:00 PM Midway and CarnivalCloses

Wednesday, July 3
5:00 PM Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
4:30 PM – 7PMRace packet pickup and registration@ Lions Park Shelter House
8PM – 11PM Street Dance on 71st & Aurora with “Abby Normal”
11:30 PM Midway and Carnival Closes

Thursday, July 4th
7:30 AM William Courtney 5K run @ Walker Johnston Park
8:10 AM Coach Silvey Kid’s Mile Run@ Walker Johnston Park
8:30 AM Coach Gary Page Tot Trot@ Walker Johnston Park
10:00 AM Parade starts by Old City Hall Parade entry forms available on website after May 1st.North on 70th to Aurora, West to 82nd
Noon Midway and Carnival Opens @ Lions Park
Noon Cribbage Tournament Registration @ Senior Citizen Recreation Center
1:00 P.M. Bob Dabrieo Memorial Cribbage Tournament @ Senior Citizen Recreation Center
Noon Lee Kane Annual Alumni Soccer Game @ U.H.S.
9:00-1:00 Registration Kris Mandt Memorial Car Show for Urbandale Food Pantry @ UHS
3:30 P.M. Awards Kris Mandt Car Show
4PM – 5PM Urbandale Community Adult Band @ Lions Park Gazebo
10:00 PM Fireworks Display Shot from Walker Johnston Park – west side
11:00 PM Midway and Carnival Closes

Independence Day Fireworks @ Reiman Gardens
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm

Reiman Gardens is open all day on July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the fireworks display which is across the street from the Gardens. The Young Professionals of Ames, the City of Ames and Iowa State University is excited to present the fireworks.

Visitors may bring their folding chairs, coolers with food and drinks. No fireworks or sparklers are allowed inside the Gardens.

Reiman Gardens will also be open on July 4th, so bring your family for some fun.

If it rains on July 3, the fireworks will be moved to July 5.

No preregistration required. Standard admission rates apply.

Independence Day Parade @ West Des Moines
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm

Join the fun of the annual Independence Day Parade that will start from Valley High School and end in Valley Junction.

Des Moines Symphony’s 26th annual Yankee Doodle Pops @ West Terrace, Iowa State Capitol
Jul 3 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 26th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s FREE! Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert.

Cost

FREE! No tickets required.

Time

6:30pm: Concert Prelude
8:30pm: Des Moines Symphony’s 25th annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert

Prairie Meadows 4th of July Fireworks @ Prairie Meadows Casino
Jul 3 @ 10:00 pm

Prairie Meadows Annual Independence Day Celebration – live racing, live music and firework show! Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome.

Jul
4
Thu
Tour DM Parks @ Des Moines Parks
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am

Tour Des Moines Parks – Starts July 1 and ends July 31st!

Once again, Des Moines Park and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month i by inviting residents to get out and to take a tour of our parks,trails and facilities.

There are 31 locations for contestants to find, they must document their visit with a photo and share it on any or all of our social media networks (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) with the official contest hashtag #tourdmparks.  Participants who visit the most spots are then eligible to compete to win a grand prize of $1,000 CASH courtesy of the Friends of Des Moines Parks.

Find the tour itenerary and other info. at: https://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/tourdmparks.aspx.

 

Military Appreciation Day at the Pools @ Des Moines Swimming Pools & Aquatic Centers
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm

All active duty, retired and veteran military personnel receive free admission to any Des Moines pool or aquatic center. Immediate family members accompanying military personnel will receive 1/2 price admission.

Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool
101 SW 45th Street • 243-3567 (1)

Birdland Swimming Pool
300 Holcomb Avenue • 243-3567 (2)

Nahas Family Aquatic Center
1101 Porter Avenue • 243-3567 (3)

Northwest Family Aquatic Center
4915 Madison Avenue • 243-3567 (4)

Teachout Family Aquatic Center
2601 Hubbell Avenue • 243-3567 (5)

City of Waukee 4th of July Celebration @ Downtown Waukee & Centennial Park
Jul 4 @ 3:00 pm

Each year, Waukee hosts an all-day celebration of our nation’s independence. Activities start at 3 p.m. with a parade through the Historic Downtown that ends at Centennial Park where the fun continues for the rest of the day and night. Bring your friends and family for fun with inflatables, the Game on Game Trailer, live music, food vendors and a great fireworks show after dusk. Area Boy Scouts also put on the annual fun run the morning of July 4th! Everyone is welcome to participate in Waukee’s Independence Day Parade. Registration is not required. Those who wish to participate in the parade should arrive at 2 p.m. at Vince Meyer. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. No water balloons or guns will be allowed in the parade.