Teens and tweens can be tough to entertain, but Des Moines has plenty of activities and events to keep them busy. We’ve hand-picked the best events to keep your older kids busy this fall. From a special Halloween Bash to roller skating, to a Buc’s game be sure to take advantage of these five fantastic events for Des Moines teens. For more activity inspiration, be sure to check out our calendar.
Friday Pajama Party
Glazed Expressions • 8826 Swanson Boulevard • Clive, IA 50325 • (515) 224-4700
Select Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Join Glazed Expressions for a Pajama Party on select Friday evenings. Pajama Party is for kids and adults. Just wear your pajamas and get creative. Everyone who is wearing their pj’s will have FREE studio sessions for the evening. So grab your friends, bring any snacks or beverages you would like, and be ready to party in your jammies.
Teen and Tween Halloween Bash
South Side Library • 1111 Porter Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50315 • (515) 283-4152
Wednesday, October 26th at 2:30 to 3:30pm
Students in Grades 5th-12th are invited to the South Side Library’s Halloween celebration! Come play games, make homemade root beer, enjoy snacks and more. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
Star Wars Night
Des Moines Buccaneer Arena • 7201 Hickman Road • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 278-2827
Saturday, November 5th at 7:05 pm
See Lord Vader and his Stormtroopers and your other favorite Star Wars characters and support the Des Moines Bucs as they take on the Green Bay Gamblers.
Des Moines Playhouse • 831 42nd Street • Des Moines, lA 50312 • (515) 277-6261
Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 to 10:00 pm
Join area teens, grades 6 through 12, for sketch comedy, fast-paced games, and think-on-your-feet in spur-of-the-moment situations. While this isn’t a class, it is planned and supervised by Playhouse education staff. You’ll work in groups of kids your own age, and meet theatre kids from all over the metro and beyond.
Skate South • 10494 County Line Road • Des Moines, IA • (515) 285-6037
Every Friday from 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Grab your BFF, lace up your skates and hit the rink on Fridays at Skate South for Teen Night!
What events or activities are your tween and teens planning on attending this fall in Des Moines?