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dsm4kids Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Welcome to dsm4kids’ calendar of family events! 

No matter where you live in the Des Moines metro, you can rely on our calendar to find nearby events and activities your kids will love!

To keep up to date on weekend events and activities be sure to sign up for our Weekend Fun Guide!

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

Jun
26
Wed
Half Price Night @ Skate South
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm
5pm-8pm
$3 Admission
All rentals half price.

 

Half-Price Admission Nights @ Des Moines Swimming Pools & Aquatic Centers
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

Make a splash at the pool Monday-Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm throughout the summer. (Half price daily admission applies.)

Locations:
Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool – 101 SW 45th Street
Birdland Swimming Pool – 300 Holcomb Avenue
Nahas Family Aquatic Center – 1101 Porter Avenue
Northwest Family Aquatic Center – 4915 Madison Avenue
Teachout Family Aquatic Center – 2601 Hubbell Avenue

Arts in the Park @ Lions Park Shelter
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm

Tie Dye: The annual favorite! Bring your white t-shirts, shorts, socks, hats, or other articles of clothing to tie dye. You will be amazed at the incredible designs which can be created! Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: June 12

Flower Pot Decorating: What a fun way to start the summer! Participants will get a chance to decorate a clay pot with many different craft items, and then actually pot a neat little plant to bring home. Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: June 19

Garden Critters: You will have the choice of creating a garden critter, a clay pot critter, garden snakes, or decorations. We will provide you with the supplies you’ll need to dress up your garden! Maximum 15 participants. Staff Instructor. Registration Deadline: July 3

LOCATION: Lions Park Shelter House For ages 6-11.

$1 Admission @ Skate West
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm

$1 admission fee per guest  6-8:00 pm

Skate Rental Fees

Basic Rental: $3
Specialty Rental: $5

Bondurant Farmers Market @ Bondurant
Jun 26 @ 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

Family Night @ Valley View Aquatic Center
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm
Free Flicks at South: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse @ Southside Library
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm

Kids! Beat the heat and join us at South to watch the film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Rated PG)! Kids can eat snacks, make a spiderweb during the screening, and more! Ages 5 and up. Parent or guardian must be present with children during screening.

Iowa Cubs Home Game @ Principal Park
Jun 26 @ 7:08 pm

Find Tickets and Promotions Schedule on the Iowa Cubs’ Website.

2019 Home Schedule    

4/9 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 6:38 pm

4/10 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 6:38 pm

4/11 New Orleans Baby Cakes at 12:08 pm

4/12 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

4/13 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

4/14 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 1:08 pm

4/24 Nashville Sounds at 6:38 pm

4/25 Nashville Sounds at 6:38 pm

4/26 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

4/27 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm

4/28 Nashville Sounds at 1:08 pm

4/29 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

4/30 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

5/1 San Antonio Missions at 6:38 pm

5/2 San Antonio Missions at 12:08 pm

5/11 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

5/12 Omaha Storm Chasers 1:08 pm

5/13 Omaha Storm Chasers 12:08 pm

5/14 Omaha Storm Chase8rs 12:08 pm

5/16 New Orleans Baby Cakes 6:38 pm

5/17 New Orleans Baby Cakes 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

5/18 New Orleans Baby Cakes 7:08 pm

5/19 New Orleans Baby Cakes 1:08 pm

5/20 New Orleans Baby Cakes 12:08 pm

6/4 El Paso Chihuahuas 7:08 pm

6/5 El Paso Chihuahuas 12:08 pm

6/6 El Paso Chihuahuas 7:08 pm

6/7 Albuquerque Isotopes 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

6/8 Albuquerque Isotopes 7:08 pm

6/9 Albuquerque Isotopes 1:08 pm

6/10 Albuquerque Isotopes 12:08 pm

6/20 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

6/21 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

6/22 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

6/23 Round Rock Express 1:08 pm

6/24 Round Rock Express 12:08 pm

6/25 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/26 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/27 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm

6/28 Omaha Storm Chasers 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/4 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/5 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/6 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm

7/7 Memphis Redbirds 1:08 pm

7/15 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/16 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/17 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 7:08 pm

7/18 Oklahoma City Dodgers at 12:08 pm

7/26 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

7/27 Round Rock Express 7:08 pm

7/28 Round Rock Express 1:08 pm

8/7 Las Vegas 7:08 pm

8/8 Las Vegas 7:08 pm

8/9 Las Vegas 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/10 Salt Lake Bees 7:08 pm

8/11 Salt Lake Bees 1:08 pm

8/12 Salt Lake Bees 7:08 pm

8/13 Salt Lake Bees 12:08 pm

8/19 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/20 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/21 San Antonio Missions 7:08 pm

8/22 San Antonio Missions 12:08 pm

8/23 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/24 Nashville Sounds at 7:08 pm

8/25 Nashville Sounds at 1:08 pm

8/30 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm (Fireworks)

8/31 Memphis Redbirds 7:08 pm

9/1 Memphis Redbirds 1:08 pm

9/2 Memphis Redbirds 12:08 pm

 

 

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Civic Center
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get “The Play That Goes Wrong”, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A Gut-Busting Hit” (The New York Times) and “The Funniest Play Broadway Has Ever Seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A Riotous Explosion of Ccomedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “Tons Of Fun For All Ages” (HuffPost) and “Comic Gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

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.

Teddy Toddler Story Time @ Clive Public Library
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am

Toddlers age 3 and younger (with an adult, siblings welcome)

Tuesdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.
Fridays 9:30, 10:00 a.m.

Begins June 4 and runs for seven weeks.

Enjoy this 20-minute program with your toddling teddy bear. This is bonding time for you and your child. Early literacy skills are modeled with the use of picture books, puppets, felt stories, finger plays, music, dancing, and bubble fun.

Drop-in program.

B&B Theatres Summer Kids Series @ B & B Ankeny 12 & B-Roll Bowling
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Yet another reason why it’s great to be a kid in the summertime! The B&B Theatres Kids Summer Series operates during the summer months when school is not in session and is designed to give families an affordable morning option that is safe for the whole family.

June 4-6: Secret Life of Pets PG

June 11-13: Despicable Me 2 PG

June 18-20:  Sing PG

June 25-27: The Grinch PG

July 2-4: The Lorax PG

July 9-11: Trolls PG

July 16-18: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

July 23-25: Shrek PG

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Jun 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”

 

Dollar Day @ Merle Hay Lanes
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Dollar Day

$1.00 Games! $1.00 Shoe Rentals! $1.00 12 oz Soft Drinks!

10:00 am to 4:00 pm  and 9:00 pm to Close

Fridley Theatres Summer Discount Matinees @ Copper Creek Cinemas
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

SUMMER DISCOUNT MATINEES

$2 ADMISSION

All tickets must be purchased at the box office. Seating is limited and subject to availability.

Summer Discount Matinee Schedule:

June 5 & 6: Hotel Transylvania 3 PG

June 12 & 13: Small Foot PG

June 19 & 20: Goosebumps 2 PG

June 26 & 27: Minions PG

July 10 & 11: A Dog’s Way Home PG

July 17 & 18: The House with a Clock in its Walls PG

July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Movie 2 PG

August 7 & 8: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

Fridley Theatres Summer Discount Matinees @ The Palms Theatres & IMAX
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

SUMMER DISCOUNT MATINEES

$2 ADMISSION

All tickets must be purchased at the box office. Seating is limited and subject to availability.

Summer Discount Matinee Schedule:

June 5 & 6: Hotel Transylvania 3 PG

June 12 & 13: Small Foot PG

June 19 & 20: Goosebumps 2 PG

June 26 & 27: Minions PG

July 10 & 11: A Dog’s Way Home PG

July 17 & 18: The House with a Clock in its Walls PG

July 31 & August 1: The LEGO Movie 2 PG

August 7 & 8: How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG

Kids’ Story Time @ Reiman Gardens
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Join us for this summertime favorite! Every other week, hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult. No preregistration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

Open Play @ Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $10 per child for two hours of fun. You can also purchase punch cards – 5 Plays for $40 and 10 Plays for $75.

Follow us on Facebook for other special offers or changes to open play times and dates.

 

 

Pop-Up Library In The Park @ Dewey Park
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am

Visit us at Dewey Park on Thursday mornings throughout the summer, weather permitting. Sign-up for a library card, choose a free book, create a fun craft, and participate in our Summer Library Program and earn prizes!

Splash Park – FREE @ Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
Jun 27 @ 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.

 

 

Events considered for inclusion onto the dsm4kids 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.  

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.

If you are a business or organization and would like to submit an event listing, please click on Submit Event.