May
26
Sun
SpringFest @ Jasper Winery
May 26 @ 2:00 pm
FREE! Family Friendly! FUN!

2:00-3:00PM
Matt Woods Band

3:30-5:00PM
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations

5:30-7:00PM
Heather Newman Band

7:30-9:00PM
Reverend Raven & Westside Andy with the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys

Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at Jasper Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is FREE! All ages are welcome. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs. Wine from Jasper Winery, Beer from Madhouse Brewing, and BBQ and MORE from food vendors will be available to purchase. (Please, DO NOT bring your own alcohol, it is against Iowa State Law. Any alcohol must be purchased from the winery.)

Presented by: Central Iowa Blues Society, Fat Tuesday Productions, and Jasper Winery

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
May 26 @ 2:00 pm

Summerset Winery has been hosting live music concerts on Sunday afternoons for the past 20 years. Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.

Concerts take place every Sunday, May-October, and once or twice a month November-April.

Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

May 5: Patresa Hartman & Steph Graham
May 11: (Saturday) Pale Blue Erf (6:00-9:00 pm)
May 12: Tony Valdez & The Retro Rockets
May 19: Hot Tamale & the Red Hots
May 26: Sons of Gladys Kravitz
June 1: (Saturday) Johnny Novicane Duo (6:00-9:00 pm)
June 2: Feel Right Band
June 9: Royce Johns Lincoln Rock House
June 16: Infuzion Band
June 23: Abby Normal
June 30: Get Off My Lawn
July 7: The Sons of Gladys Kravitz
July 14: Freestyle
July 21: TBD
July 28: TBD
August 4: Heath Alan Band
August 11: Mill St. Band & Teacher Appreciation Day
August 18: Music Infuzion
August 25: Tony Valdez Large Band
September 1: The Son’s of Gladys Kravitz
September 8: Tony Valdez Duo
September 15: Freestyle
September 22: Jimmy the Weasel sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society
September 29: TBD

May
27
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony @ Iowa Veterans Cemetery
May 27 @ 8:00 am

The Iowa Veterans Cemetery annual program at the Fallen Heroes Monument, which honors and remembers the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces.

Adventure Bay – Opening Weekend @ Adventureland
May 27 @ 10:00 am

Advenuture Bay opens for the 2019 season.

All current members of all military branches including the National Guard/Reserve will be admitted FREE to Adventureland Park/Adventure Bay with their military photo ID. Retired members can also show their DD Form 214/Discharge form and matching gov’t photo ID.

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
May 27 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Memorial Day Ceremony @ Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
May 27 @ 11:00 am

An annual ceremony that includes the “Massing of the Colors” ceremony by local veteran’s organizations, speakers, musical interlude, and other program events that vary each year.

May
28
Tue
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
May 28 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
May 28 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Story Hour in the Park @ Raccoon River Nature Park Lodge
May 28 @ 12:00 pm

Join the West Des Moines Parks & Recreation staff for an hour of story power! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as our Naturalist shares nature books, stories and games.

Johnston Farmers’ Market @ City Hall Parking Lot
May 28 @ 3:30 pm

The first market of 2019 will happen on Tuesday, May 21 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  The Farmers’ Market will be held every Tuesday afternoon in the City Hall parking lot through early October.  Come check out our brand new vendors and a wide selection of locally-grown produce, beautiful art, household items, garden accessories and delicious baked goods! Johnston City Hall is located at 6221 Merle Hay Road. See you there!

Tuesdays on the Trail @ Waukee Raccoon River Valley Trailhead
May 28 @ 5:30 pm

Cyclists of all skill levels and ages are welcome to meet up at the Raccoon River Valley Trail: Waukee Trailhead on Tuesdays. The average ride distance is 25 miles. This is a no-drop paved trail ride (you won’t get left behind!

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/415699765860338/.

May
29
Wed
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
May 29 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
May 29 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Bondurant Farmers Market @ Bondurant
May 29 @ 6:00 pm

Location:  Landus Cooperative and Bike Trailhead, 102 Lincoln Street NE, Bondurant, IA 50035
Months Open: May 1 to October 9, 2019
Hours: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

May
30
Thu
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
May 30 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
May 30 @ 10:00 am

2019 Season: May 28 – TBD. Closing schedule will be determined by staffing levels and the 2019-2020 Ankeny school calendar.

Monday – Friday – 10-11:45 a.m.-  Free

Free entry to the splash park is valid only until 11:45 a.m. Patrons wishing to re-enter the facility during open swim will need to pay daily admission or use a season pass.

Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
May 30 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
May 30 @ 4:00 pm

The 2019 Farmers Market/Music in the Junction series will take place May 2 through September 26.

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series.

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, with music starting at 6:00 pm.

Food Truck Fundo @ Bike World
May 30 @ 5:30 pm

Meet up at Bike World in West Des Moines and depart for dinner/dessert at a rotating selection of food trucks. This is a casual group ride every that takes place every other Thursday.  The destination depends on the week with an average distance of 20 miles. Cyclists of all skill levels and ages are welcome.

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/415699765860338/.

Summer Concert Series @ Jasper Winery
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Join Jasper Winery every Thursday this summer from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for FREE live music on the lawn. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for outside seating. Burgers and brats will be available from the grill. No pets are allowed but kids are welcome. All shows outside, weather permitting, otherwise in the outdoor party tent.

May 9: Adé & The Soul Brothers
May 16: Brian Herrin Band
May 23: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
May 30: Decoy
June 6: Damon Dotson MUSIC
June 13: The Maytags
June 20: The Nadas
June 27: B2wins
July 11: Dueling Guitars feat. Brian Congdon and Brad Seidenfeld
July 18: PIANOPALOOZA
July 25: Dazy Head Mazy
August 1: Final Mix Show Band