Aug
19
Sun
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 19 @ 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: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Ashworth Swimming Pool Closing Day @ Ashworth Swimming Pool
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm

Mon – Sat 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sun 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

June 2 thru Aug 19

Birdland Pool Closing Day @ Birdland Pool
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm

Mon – Sat 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sun 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Teachout Aquatic Center Closing Day @ Teachout Aquatic Center
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm

Mon – Sat 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sun 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

June 2 thru Aug 19

Doggie Dive @ Veteran's Memorial Aquatic Center
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm

On the last day of the pool season, we throw a party for the dogs. Slides will be closed.

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

 

Family Night @ Holiday Park Aquatic Center
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm

Family Nights ($12 per family admission): Wednesdays (except for when evening swim lessons are in session) and Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm

Aug
20
Mon
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 20 @ 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: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Bounce Back to School @ Altoona Public Library
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am

It’s almost time for school!

To celebrate the summer, we will have a Bounce House and bubbles on the South Lawn from 10 AM – 3 PM. Come bubble and bounce back to school!

No registration.

Ages 2-12

Southridge Mall Farmers Market @ Southridge Mall
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm

The Southridge Farmers Market features homemade and homegrown items in the North parking lot of Sears every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pleasant Hill Farmers Market @ Berean Assembly of God Church
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm

Support local farmers, crafters, organizations and companies in Iowa by visiting the Pleasant Hill Farmers Market. 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Visit their Facebook Page for aditional info.

Aug
21
Tue
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 21 @ 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: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Capitol Complex Farmers’ Market @ Iowa Capitol Grounds
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am

Every Tuesday, June 11 – September 11 (no market week of July 4)

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm

Where: E. 13th St. between E. Walnut St. and E. Grand Ave.

Eat healthy and support Iowa farmers and vendors selling their homegrown and homemade products.

Johnston Farmers’ Market @ City Hall Parking Lot
Aug 21 @ 3:30 pm

The first market of 2018 will happen on Tuesday, May 22 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!

Beaverdale Farmers’ Market @ Beaverdale Farmers' Market
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

When:  Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 4100 Urbandale Avenue (between Beaver Ave. & 42nd St.) Des Moines, IA 50310
Contact:  Jane at 515-238-3245 or info@beaverdalefarmersmarket.org

The Beaverdale Farmers’ Market is in the heart of the Beaverdale neighborhood on Urbandale Avenue, with accessible areas to park, walk and sit. The market features vendors, entertainers, and consumers who value fresh, local food. Vendors offer fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and prepared meals that can be enjoyed in the seating areas..

Aug
22
Wed
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 22 @ 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: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Barnyard Readers @ Living History Farms
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am

It’s storytime with the animals at Living History Farms!

Do you know a 3, 4, or 5 year old that loves stories about farm animals and living on a farm? If so, then this 90-minute reading-based, activity-filled program will be perfect for them!

Schedule of Programs

Programs occur from 10:00am-11:30am on Wednesdays or Saturdays.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

  • Introductions; read stories and do activity at Visitor Center
  • Restroom break; walk to tractor carts and travel to the farm
  • Visit the animal of the day, and tour the barnyard
  • Board tractor cart and return to Visitor Center

Program Dates

Programs will feature different animals of the day. Over the series, you’ll learn about chickens, sheep, pigs, cows, horses, and oxen & wagons

Saturdays, from 10am-11:30am:

May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 8, October 6, October 20

Wednesdays from 10:30am-11:30am*:
*unless otherwise noted

June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18 (9am-10:30am and 10:30am-n00n), July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22

Altoona Farmers’ Market @ Civic Plaza
Aug 22 @ 4:30 pm

Wednesday nights 4:30- 7pm. June 6th through September 26th.

Homemade, homegrown, hand picked and handmade products.

Aug
23
Thu
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 23 @ 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: Evelyn K. Davis Park “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming
June: Gray’s Lake Park “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle
July: Sargent Park “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert
August: Greenwood Park “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming
September: Waveland Trail “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert

Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market @ Drake Neighborhood
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

The Drake Neighborhood Farmers Market is a non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of promotion and development of urban gardening; food and food preparation education and the health benefits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.

Wednesdays 4:00 – 7:00 pm.