These are just a few of our top picks for June. Get your calendars ready and read on for all our best bets for the month. If you’re looking for even more options, check our Event Calendar sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook!
Here’s where to Kid n’ Play this June in Des Moines:
Make your mark on one of nearly 200,000 miles of trail throughout the U.S. this National Trails Day! Polk County Conservation, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and REI West Des Moines invite you, your friends, and family out to Jester Park for an afternoon and evening of volunteerism and celebration in support of our treasured public trails. FREE
Feel the energy of hundreds of amazing student performers representing 77 participating Iowa high schools, at the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards Showcase. They will share highlights from their award-winning school musicals at the Des Moines Civic Center.
Secret Life of Pets 2 hits theaters today. This new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?
The Des Moines Symphony & Academy is excited to welcome audiences to its first sensory-friendly concert, Little Johnny & Papa Haydn at the Temple for Performing Arts. This sensory-friendly concert will tell a story of the most famous movie composer of our time, John Williams, and the “father of string quartets,” Joseph Haydn.
Clive Parks and Recreation will host a Teen Splash Party, an after-hours private party just for teens! Snacks, prizes, music, and games will be provided by the Aquatic Center staff.
Kick off summer with a Party in the Park. Urbandale Parks and Recreation will provide fun actives for the whole family! There’s a beer garden for adults, food trucks, live music, and free kids activities including bounce houses, lazer tag, and lawn games. FREE
Celebrate Father’s Day by enjoying a fun experience as a family. We’ve rounded up 11 Ways to Have Fun with Dad this Father’s Day in Des Moines. FREE activities are listed.
Celebrate the summer solstice at Solstice, Stars, and Sleepout! hosted by Dallas County Conservation. Join a group to watch the solstice sunset and sunrise at the hilltop rock clock. Other activities include a hike down to the river, looking for fireflies and bats, listening for owls and so much more. Pre-registration is required. FREE
Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will be in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center on his first headline concert, Shawn Mendes: The Tour.
Make plans to golf at Children & Families of Iowa’s Family Tees Inter-generational Golf Tournament at Terrace Hills Golf Course. Teams will be placed into flights based on the age of the youngest player. Registration required.
Where will your family kid n’ play in June? Let us know!