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2019: Des Moines’ Memorial Day Weekend Fun Guide –

First and foremost, Memorial Day is about the members of the armed forces who gave their lives in our nation’s service. Their sacrifice is unimaginable, our debt to them beyond measure. To those lost, and to those who serve our nation and all it stands for, we salute you!

Of course, the weekend is not all somber reflection: Memorial Day also means a long weekend, and the unofficial start of summer and all the seasonal activities that come with warm weather. Street fairs and festivals. Farmers’ markets. Outdoor concerts. Continue Reading…

2018 Memorial Day Weekend Fun Guide in Des Moines -

Find 2019 Memorial Day events and activities here.

For many of us, Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer. It’s the weekend we finally uncover our grills for backyard barbecues and make trips to the lake. However, Memorial Day, at its core, is a day to honor and remember women and men who lost their lives in military service to our country. To mark the holiday, many families attend their community’s memorial services. We’ve also rounded up some other family-friendly (and mostly FREE) events happening in and around Des Moines during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Continue Reading…