May
27
Mon
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”

 

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.

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/.

Indianola Summer Kick Off Party @ Indianola Public Library
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Food trucks, live, music, lawn games. 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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

Adjutant’s General’s Summer Concert Series @ Camp Dodge Pool Complex
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Spend Thursday evenings listening to the sounds of local musicians at the historic Camp Dodge Pool Complex. Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, sit back and enjoy! Concessions are also available. All concerts start at 7:00 pm. (Note there will be NO concert on June 13th or July 4th.)

May 23: Cloud Ten featuring Heath Alan
May 30: The Candymakers
June 6: Gladys Kravitz
June 20: Dirt Renegade
June 27: The 34th Army Band’s Sidewinders group will play pop and classic rock
July 11: Faculty Lounge
July 18: Abby Normal

Des Moines Menace Men’s Soccer @ Drake Stadium
May 30 @ 7:30 pm

Home Schedule:

Wednesday, May 08            TBA                       Duluth FC

Saturday, May 11                 7:30 PM                Green Bay Voyageurs

Friday, May 24                      7:30 PM                WSA Winnipeg

Thursday, May 30                 7:30 PM                WSA Winnipeg

Friday, June 07                      7:30 PM                St. Louis Lions

Saturday, June 29                 7:30 PM                Kaw Valley FC

Thursday, July 11                  7:30 PM                Thunder Bay Chill

Saturday, July 13                   7:30 PM                Thunder Bay Chill

 

 

May
31
Fri
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
May 31 @ 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 31 @ 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.

Belin Quartet Concert @ Various Locations
May 31 @ 12:15 pm

he Belin Quartet is celebrating their 20th season this summer! All concerts in the series are on Fridays and begin at 12:15 pm and are FREE and open to the public.

May 31: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
June 7: Central Library Lawn
June 14: Central Library Lawn
June 21: Central Library Lawn
June 28: Cowles Commons
July 5: Killinger Family Stage @ Lauridsen Amphitheater, Water Works Park Cultural Series concert
July 12: Killinger Family Stage @ Lauridsen Amphitheater, Water Works Park Cultural Series concert
July 19: Central Library Lawn Children’s Concert at 10:30 am
July 26: Principal Financial Group Campus
August 2: Killinger Family Stage @ Lauridsen Amphitheater, Water Works Park Cultural Series concert