We may be saying, “sayonara, summer” this month, but there are still plenty of crazy fun activities on the docket to entertain your family all month long. Read on for details for our top 10 must-dos for September in Des Moines.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month the corn maze at Geisler Farms in Bondurant features the words “childhood cancer” as part of the shape of an awareness ribbon in the center of it. The corn maze and pumpkin patch will be open on weekends from September 2nd through October 29th.
It’s Labor Day! Give summer one last hurrah. Find a number of ways to celebrate in our 2017 Labor Day Family Fun Guide 4 Des Moines.
Get crack’n at the Iowa State Historical Museum of Iowa during their Goldie’s Kids Club. Visit the museum on the first early-out Wednesday of each month for Iowa History Makers. Activities and topics will vary from month to month and focus on the STEAM umbrella of learning. This program is FREE and recommended for children 8-12 years old.
Get in a twist – it’s National Yoga Month and just in time Yoga at Colby Park in Windsor Heights is back. Attend FREE Yoga sessions each Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Windsor Heights Community Center, now through November 29th.
The CyHawk football game will take place at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames this year. If you’re headed there for the game visit Your Kid Friendly Guide to Jack Trice Stadium and be sure to check out our 7 Tips 4 Tailgating With Kids. If you can’t make it to Ames, but want to be part of a crowd, head down to the Touchdown Tailgate at Cowles Commons.
Based on the hit preschool series PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings it’s totally pawsome show to the Civic Center. Tix start at $22.50 and all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.
“Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” – Margaret Mead. Show papa and nana a little love on National Grandparents Day! We’ve even helped you out with a few ideas in our 5 Great Gift Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Des Moines article.
September 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24th
Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into the Boone & Scenic Valley railroad and invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. There’s still time to enter our Day Out With Thomas Ticket Giveaway. (Monday, September 4th is the deadline.)
It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and you know what that means? Any swashbuckling guest who talks like a pirate will receive one FREE Original Glazed doughnut, while fans who dress like a pirate will receive one dozen Original Glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!
The battle for Ninjago City calls to action your favorite LEGO ninja characters in The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors, and led by Master Wu, must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.
Where will your family kid n’ play in Des Moines this September? Let us know!