Des Moines Summer Fun Guide -

Des Moines Summer Fun Guide

We’ve got the scoop on the best summer events and activities taking place in Des Moines! From Farmers’ Markets to Outdoor Concerts and Movies to Water Fun and great Indoor Fun to cool off on SUPER HOT Summer Days!

Our Summer Fun Guide launches early in the season, a bit before all of the summer events have been announced, so check back often as we will be continuing to update the Summer Fun Guide throughout the season!

Don’t miss these great ideas for family friendly Summer Fun in Des Moines!!!

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2018 FREE Summer Bowling Programs 4 Kids in Des Moines

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Sargent Park is a Hit on Hot Summer Days

7 Ways to Beat the Heat in Des Moines

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10 Animal Adventures 4 Kids in Des Moines

Public Golf Courses in Des Moines Where You Can Putt Around with Your Family

Tips 4 Taking Kids to an Art Festival this Summer in Des Moines

Tips 4 a Family Bike Ride on the High Trestle Trail

7 Places to Play Mini Golf in Des Moines

Go Jump in a Lake, Des Moines!

Enjoy a Family Date Night This Summer in Des Moines

Tips 4 Family Fun at an Iowa Cubs Baseball Game

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Rainy Day Fun in Des Moines

Eat & Shop this Summer in Des Moines

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Camps & Classes this Summer in Des Moines

2018 Guide to Swimming Lessons in Des Moines

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2018 Summer Day Camps & Sleepaway Camps 4 Des Moines Kids

2018 Summer Academic & Arts-Based Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines

2018 Summer Sports & Outdoor Recreation Camps & Classes 4 Des Moines Kids

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Go on a Road Trip this Summer from Des Moines

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American Gothic House and Visitor Center

Road Trip Tips and Activities 4 Kids

Stay Healthy this Summer in Des Moines

Families on the Run: 5Ks 4 All Ages in Des Moines

21 Screen Time Alternatives 4 Kids in Des Moines

Fight the Summer Brain Drain in Des Moines

Fireworks Safety Tips 4 Kids in Des Moines

10 Firework Alternatives 4 Kids

Tips to Keep Kids Safe Around Fireworks

Give Back This Summer in Des Moines

Family Volunteer Opportunities in Des Moines

Encourage Kids to Put a Little Love Out into the World

Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities in Des Moines

Looking for More Summer Fun?

Use our comprehensive online Calendar to find the perfect events for your family.


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