Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – August 2017 -

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – August 2017

As the last few days of summer vacation melt away, you are probably looking for a few fun ways to make some lasting memories. Despite the August heat, there are plenty of events and activities to entertain your kiddos before they go back-to-school.  Here’s where your family can Kid n’ Play this August in Des Moines.

If you want to see even more events, check out our Summer Fun Guide or use our calendar to find dozens more!

August 4-5, 2017

Stock up and save on your back-to-school purchases.  Iowa’s Tax Free Holiday Weekend is this Friday and Saturday.

August 7 -11, 2017

Enjoy Stories in the Park in Waukee. Hear fun songs and stories from Waukee Public Library librarians, followed by a craft provided by Waukee Parks and Recreation staff at the open shelter in Centennial Park.

August 14-20, 2017

Fore!  The top U.S. and European women’s golfers tee off during the Solheim Cup, which will be held this year at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.  Check out Your Guide 4 Taking Kids to the Solheim Cup in Des Moines, if you plan to have the littles in tow.

August 15-17, 2017

Looking for something fun to do before kids head back to school? The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is hosting Family Workshops designed for youth ages 4-14 and an adult to build a take-home project together.

August 20, 2017

Just in time for the Iowa State Fair (August 10-20, 2017) is National Lemonade Day.  If you can’t make it to the Fair, make the tasty sunny summer sipper at home with this recipe by Food and Swine.

August 21, 2017

It’s a total eclipse of the sun – the first to cross the contiguous United States since 1918.  Even though we’ll only see a partial eclipse, there are several events Celebrating “The Great American Eclipse” in Des Moines.

August 23, 2017

Today marks the day that most students will return to school in the metro.  To find some useful info. to help prepare your kids (and yourself) for this annual event visit our Back to School Fun Guide.

August 26, 2017

Dress up as your favorite superhero for GiGi’s Playhouse 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Inspirational Walk.  This year’s event will have something for everyone: you can run, walk, play and party in honor of all the families they serve and support!

August 30, 2017

Leap! jetes into theaters this month.  With the help of her best friend, Victor (Nat Wolf), Felcie (Elle Fanning) pursues her dream of becoming a prima ballerina in this Parisian-themed animated flick.



Where will your family kid n’ play in Des Moines this August?  Let us know!

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