dsm4kids Calendar

The “Play List”

A calendar of kid friendly events and activities in the Des Moines area.  

 

May
24
Wed
Grimes Farmers’ Market @ Grimes Public Library
May 24 @ 4:30 pm

Open-air market that features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade items, flowers and plants and more.

Buck Night @ Skate North Incrediroll
May 24 @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 5-8pm. Buck Night $1 adm. + $1 rollerskate rental/ $3 inline, $3 skate mate rental if  needed.

$1 Admission @ Skate West
May 24 @ 6:00 pm

$1 admission fee per guest  6-8:00 pm

Dollar Night @ Skate South
May 24 @ 6:00 pm

Dollar Night

6-8pm
$1 Admission

Skate Rental
$1 Brown Rentals
$2 Inline Rental
$3 Speed or Hockey Rental

Open Swim @ Urbandale Public Pool
May 24 @ 7:00 pm

Special Events and Holiday Closings

January 8 – Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March 1, 2, 8 & 9 – No Senior Exercise And Senior Lap Swim From 11:00 a.m. To Noon
March 4 – B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Boat) Race (No Lap Swim Or Public Swim)
March 13-17 – Additional Hours For Open Swim (1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Spring Break)
March 15 – Carnival 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Cost: $5.00 Per Person; $1.00 For Annual Pass Holders; No Group Rates Available
April 15 – Egg Dive during Open Swim, Cost $5.00 Per Person; $1.00 For Annual Pass Holders
April 16 – Closed For Easter
May 7 – Firefighter/EMS Appreciation Day (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
May 13 – Closed For Staff Training
May 29 – Closed For Memorial Day

May
25
Thu
Kids Story Time @ Reiman Gardens
May 25 @ 10:00 am

This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Preregistration is required for groups larger than 10 and is highly recommended for everyone else.

Free for members and Iowa State University students
Price of admission for the general public.

 

Open Jump @ Monkey Joe's
May 25 @ 10:00 am

We gladly accept walk-in guests any time we’re open. Bring your kids 12 years-old and younger, to our inflatable play center any time, where they can safely bounce, jump, slide, and have fun.

Monday $8.49
Tuesday $8.49
Wednesday $5.50
Thursday $8.49
Friday $10.99
Saturday $10.99
Sunday $10.99
2 years and under (if playing) $5.50
2 years and under Frequent User Cards* $40
Frequent User Cards* $70
Holiday Pricing $10.99

 

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
May 25 @ 10:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 10am to 5pm. 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.

Toddler Time @ Get Air Des Moines
May 25 @ 10:00 am

Tuesdays from 10 AM to Noon, each toddler is $8 for 2 hours plus $3 for socks.
Thursdays from 10 AM to Noon, each toddler is $8 for one 1 hour $13 for 2 hours plus $3 for socks

Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Des Moines
May 25 @ 11:00 am

AGES 5 AND UNDER. CHILD AND A PARENT OR GUARDIAN JUMPS FREE. 11:00 am to 12 noon.

 

Afternoon Happy Hour Special @ Plaza Lanes Family Sports Complex
May 25 @ 3:00 pm
Fish Feedings @ Bass Pro Shops
May 25 @ 3:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3 p.m. as we feed the fish in our Main Aquarium!

Do you have a youngster who would like to help us feed the fish?  Call the store at 515-957-5500 to make reserve a spot for one of our fish feedings days!

Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
May 25 @ 4:00 pm

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.

May 11:  Randy Burk & the Prisoners
May 18: Sumpin’ Doo
May 25: Fahrenheit
June 1: Decoy
June 8: The Blue Band
June 15: Abby Normal
June 22: Ctrl C
June 29: Toaster
July 6: The Tighten Up
July 13: Hound Dog Shy
July 20: James Biehn Band
July 27: Final Mix
August 3: Jimmy the Weasel
August 10: Monday Mourners
August 17: Boomerang
August 24: Brother Trucker
August 31: Royce John’s Band
September 7: Sons of Gladys Kravitz
September 14: Gimikk
September 21: NOLA Jazz Band
September 28: Tony Valdez Large Band

Summer Concert Series @ Jasper Winery
May 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join Jasper Winery every Thursday this summer from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for FREE live music on their lawn. They’ll be serving up wine by-the-glass, sangria, and Madhouse Brewing Company beer. Food vendors will be selling burgers, brats and pizza, but you’re also welcome to bring snacks too. No pets are allowed but kids are welcome. Music will go on rain or shine.

May 11: Ade and the Soul Brothers
May 18: Brazilian 2wins
May 25: Brother Trucker
June 1: TBD
June 8: TBD
June 15: TBD
June 22: TBD
June 29: TBD
July 6: TBD
July 13: TBD
July 20: TBD
July 27: TBD
August 3: TBD

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
May 25 @ 6:38 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on the I-Cub’s Website.

Home Schedule      

4/11 vs. New Orleans at 6:38 pm

4/12 vs. New Orleans at 6:38 pm

4/13 vs. New Orleans at 12:08 pm

4/14 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

4/15 vs. Round Rock at 5:08 pm

4/16 vs. Round Rock at 1:08 pm

4/17 vs. Round Rock at 12:08 pm

4/27 vs. Col. Springs at 6:38 pm

4/28 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

4/29 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

4/30 vs. Col. Springs at 1:08 pm

5/1 vs. vs. Col. Springs at 12:08 pm

5/6 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

5/7 vs. Memphis at 1:08 pm

5/8 vs. Memphis at 6:38 pm

5/9 vs. Memphis at 12:08 pm

5/19 vs. Tacoma at 7:08 pm

5/20 vs. Tacoma at 7:08 pm

5/21 vs. Tacoma at 1:08 pm

5/22 vs. Tacoma at 12:08 pm

5/23 vs. Reno at 6:38 pm

5/24 vs. Reno at 12:08 pm

5/25 vs. Reno at 6:38 pm

5/26 vs. Reno at 7:08 pm

6/1 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/2 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/3 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

6/4 vs. Nashville at 1:08 pm

6/5 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

6/7 vs. Okla. City at 12:08 pm & 7:08 pm

6/8 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

6/17 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

6/18 vs. Omaha at 1:08 pm

6/19 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

6/20 vs. Omaha at 12:08 pm

6/26 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/27 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/28 vs. New Orleans at 7:08 pm

6/29 vs. New Orleans at 12:08 pm

6/30 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/1 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/2 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/3 vs. Round Rock at 7:08 pm

7/7 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

7/8 vs. Omaha at 7:08 pm

7/9 vs. Omaha at 1:08 pm

7/17 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

7/18 vs. Nashville at 7:08 pm

7/19 vs. Nashville at 12:08 pm

7/20 vs. Nashville at 12:08 pm

7/21 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

7/22 vs. Okla. City at 7:08 pm

7/23 vs. Okla. City at 1:08 pm

8/3 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/4 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/5 vs. Fresno at 7:08 pm

8/6 vs. Fresno at 1:08 pm

8/7 vs. Sacramento at 7:08 pm

8/8 vs. Sacramento at 7:08 pm

8/9 vs. Sacramento at 12:08 pm

8/10 vs. Sacramento at 12:08 pm

8/15 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/16 vs. Col. Springs at 12:08 pm

8/17 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/18 vs. Col. Springs at 7:08 pm

8/24 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/25 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/26 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

8/27 vs. Memphis at 7:08 pm

Adjutant’s General’s Summer Concert Series @ Camp Dodge Pool Complex
May 25 @ 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.

May 25: Bob Dorr and the Blue Band
June 1: Brother Trucker
June 8: Bob Tyler and The Reckless Hearts
June 22: Abby Normal Band
June 29: The Candymakers
July 6: 34th Army Band Sidewinders
July 13: Bonne Finken

May
26
Fri
Facebook Friday Open Jump @ Playground for Kids Ankeny
May 26 @ 10:00 am

Open Jump 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Visit Playgound for Kids’ Facebook Page special code words and more! Parties available for up to 15 kids for only $149, includes private party room! We have the least expensive Friday parties around!

Kids in Motion @ Valley Community Center
May 26 @ 10:00 am

Ages 2-5 years, class max of 17                     

Join us on Fridays for Kids in Motion at the Valley Community Center! In class we will explore some very basic tumbling moves while also having fun through song, motion and age-appropriate activities. We sing, we dance, we move, we run, and we have fun! See calendar for dates.

Fridays: 10:00-10:30 am

Punch cards can be purchased for either five classes ($15.00) or ten classes ($30.00) and can be used for any child and/or adult class offered at the Valley Community Center.

Open Jump @ Monkey Joe's
May 26 @ 10:00 am

We gladly accept walk-in guests any time we’re open. Bring your kids 12 years-old and younger, to our inflatable play center any time, where they can safely bounce, jump, slide, and have fun.

Monday $8.49
Tuesday $8.49
Wednesday $5.50
Thursday $8.49
Friday $10.99
Saturday $10.99
Sunday $10.99
2 years and under (if playing) $5.50
2 years and under Frequent User Cards* $40
Frequent User Cards* $70
Holiday Pricing $10.99

 

Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
May 26 @ 10:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 10am to 5pm. 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.

 

 

Events considered for inclusion onto the on-line calendar include those at local venues, including free and low-cost events, as well as special events that may require paid admission.  Events are posted to the online calendar in a timely manner throughout the month.  To receive our weekly events e-newsletter, sign up at the top of the page.

While all submissions are considered, inclusion is based on event relevance. Events occurring outside of Central Iowa or events primarily geared toward adults will not be listed.

Please verify information before heading to an event or activity since information may change. 

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