Temporary Calendar

Jul
4
Sat
City of Waukee – Skydiver Demonstration & 4th of July Fireworks @ Centennial Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm
The Des Moines Skydivers will land in Centennial Park at 8 p.m., and fireworks will light up the sky at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.)!  
West Des Moines Fireworks Display @ West Des Moines City Campus
Jul 4 @ 8:30 pm

The Fireworks Display will start at dusk over the West Des Moines City Campus.

City of Urbandale 4th of July Fireworks @ Walker Johnston Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

Urbandale is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area!  We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.

Fireworks viewing – the city parking lots around Walker Johnston Park will be available for parking & viewing of the fireworks. Area business parking lots will also be available.

Home Base Grimes Independence Day Fireworks Show @ Grimes Sports Complex
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

We do ask that everyone please consider staying in their cars, watching from their homes or just making sure that you are abiding by the social distancing guidelines.

In Partnership with the City of Grimes, a Home Base Iowa Community, looks forward to celebrating our nation’s Independence Day on the evening of July 4th at the Grimes Sports Complex (600 S James Street) at 10PM.

**Time is subject to change** So please keep checking for updates leading up to and day of the event!

Vetarans, please visit https://www.homebaseiowa.gov/ for a list of known local benefits.

Jul
11
Sat
Celebrate Ankeny Fireworks @ Ankeny SummerFest Grounds
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm

The approximately 20-minute fireworks celebration will fill the skies above the Prairie Ridge Pond, the same location as the traditional Ankeny SummerFest fireworks.

Jul
17
Fri
Family Movie Night Under The Stars @ Revive Church
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and enjoy a free family night. Revive church is inviting everyone to enjoy a “Sonic the Hedgehog” under the stars. Come early to get a good seat and bring a snack, blanket and a friend. We will be encouraging social distancing and please wear a mask in order to protect you and others.

See you at 8 PM on July 17th at the movies.

Sep
19
Sat
Apple Festival @ Penoach Winery
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy a family fun day at Penoach Winery. FREE wine tasting, hot apple wine and slushies for sale. Tractor and wagon rides around the vineyard, face painting and marshmallow roasting. There will also be food, produce, and craft vendors and music by Brick n’ Bob.

Apple Festival  10-5
Music by Brick n’ Bob 1-5
Oct
10
Sat
Victorian Funeral @ Living History Farms
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am

Open 9am-4pm, Funeral procession begins at 1 pm

In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions! Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. Join with historic interpreters as they celebrate the life and honor the death of a fictional Walnut Hill resident with a re-created funeral. Visit the Tangen home, prepared with a period style coffin and funeral drapery. At 1pm, walk in the funeral procession led by a horse-drawn hearse to New Hope Cemetery for a moving memorial service.

Event activities are included with regular admission to Living History Farms.

Oct
16
Fri
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
17
Sat
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
18
Sun
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
23
Fri
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
24
Sat
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
25
Sun
Pumpkin Walk @ Valley Junction
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for this fun, family-friendly event! The Pumpkin Walk features trick-or-treating, children’s activities and more.from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Dec
5
Sat
Living History Farms Family Christmas @ Living History Farms
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a day of holiday traditions filled with Christmas cheer! Visit the historic Flynn Mansion, where you can help decorate the tree and participate in holiday traditions of a Midwestern family in 1875. In the Church of the Land, enjoy decorating Christmas cookies and sipping hot cider during breaks from dancing to live music. Bundle up for a horse-drawn wagon ride in town, head over to the Advocate Print Shop for a holiday printing project, visit the Schafer Drug Store for a sniff of Christmas spices, and stop into Mrs. Elliot’s Millinery to see the latest in warm winter hats. Take a (free) photo of your kids with Santa in the decorated Visitor Center, and shop for unique gifts in the MarketPlace Museum Store (open 1:00-5:30PM). Living History Farms is the perfect place to enjoy the simple traditions of the holiday season!

Dec
31
Thu
Count Down To Noon Family Bowling Party @ Warrior Lanes
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am

Bring the family for a safe, fun-filled day of bowling on New Year’s Eve from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  This is an alcohol free event.

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling, “Mom” approved Music and a special count down at 12:00 noon.

$69.95 per Lane includes: Bowling (2 hours), Shoe Rental, Large 1 Topping Pizza, & a Pitcher of Soda

Maximum of six bowlers per lane.

Pre-Paid Non-Refundable Reservations are required.

Jul
4
Sat
City of Waukee – Skydiver Demonstration & 4th of July Fireworks @ Centennial Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Des Moines Skydivers will land in Centennial Park at 8 p.m., and fireworks will light up the sky at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.)!

 

West Des Moines Fireworks Display @ West Des Moines City Campus
Jul 4 @ 8:30 pm

The Fireworks Display will start at dusk over the West Des Moines City Campus.

City of Urbandale 4th of July Fireworks @ Walker Johnston Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

Urbandale is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area!  We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.

Fireworks viewing – the city parking lots around Walker Johnston Park will be available for parking & viewing of the fireworks. Area business parking lots will also be available.

Home Base Grimes Independence Day Fireworks Show @ Grimes Sports Complex
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm

We do ask that everyone please consider staying in their cars, watching from their homes or just making sure that you are abiding by the social distancing guidelines.

In Partnership with the City of Grimes, a Home Base Iowa Community, looks forward to celebrating our nation’s Independence Day on the evening of July 4th at the Grimes Sports Complex (600 S James Street) at 10PM.

**Time is subject to change** So please keep checking for updates leading up to and day of the event!

Vetarans, please visit https://www.homebaseiowa.gov/ for a list of known local benefits.

Jul
11
Sat
Celebrate Ankeny Fireworks @ Ankeny SummerFest Grounds
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm

The approximately 20-minute fireworks celebration will fill the skies above the Prairie Ridge Pond, the same location as the traditional Ankeny SummerFest fireworks.

Jul
17
Fri
Family Movie Night Under The Stars @ Revive Church
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and enjoy a free family night. Revive church is inviting everyone to enjoy a “Sonic the Hedgehog” under the stars. Come early to get a good seat and bring a snack, blanket and a friend. We will be encouraging social distancing and please wear a mask in order to protect you and others.

See you at 8 PM on July 17th at the movies.

Sep
19
Sat
Apple Festival @ Penoach Winery
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy a family fun day at Penoach Winery. FREE wine tasting, hot apple wine and slushies for sale. Tractor and wagon rides around the vineyard, face painting and marshmallow roasting. There will also be food, produce, and craft vendors and music by Brick n’ Bob.

Apple Festival  10-5
Music by Brick n’ Bob 1-5
Oct
10
Sat
Victorian Funeral @ Living History Farms
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am

Open 9am-4pm, Funeral procession begins at 1 pm

In 1875, the funeral was a pageant of honored traditions! Families gathered to find joy in a public celebration of a life well lived. Join with historic interpreters as they celebrate the life and honor the death of a fictional Walnut Hill resident with a re-created funeral. Visit the Tangen home, prepared with a period style coffin and funeral drapery. At 1pm, walk in the funeral procession led by a horse-drawn hearse to New Hope Cemetery for a moving memorial service.

Event activities are included with regular admission to Living History Farms.

Oct
16
Fri
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
17
Sat
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
18
Sun
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
23
Fri
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
24
Sat
Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Oct
25
Sun
Pumpkin Walk @ Valley Junction
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for this fun, family-friendly event! The Pumpkin Walk features trick-or-treating, children’s activities and more.from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Family Halloween @ Living History Farms
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm

October 16-18 and October 23-25 (5-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays)

Take part in a 33-year old tradition at Living History Farms’ Family Halloween! Join us in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to enjoy safe, non-scary trick-or-treating at our historic businesses, play fun games, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Living History Farms will offer “teal pumpkin” stops safe for trick-or-treaters with allergies.

Dec
5
Sat
Living History Farms Family Christmas @ Living History Farms
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a day of holiday traditions filled with Christmas cheer! Visit the historic Flynn Mansion, where you can help decorate the tree and participate in holiday traditions of a Midwestern family in 1875. In the Church of the Land, enjoy decorating Christmas cookies and sipping hot cider during breaks from dancing to live music. Bundle up for a horse-drawn wagon ride in town, head over to the Advocate Print Shop for a holiday printing project, visit the Schafer Drug Store for a sniff of Christmas spices, and stop into Mrs. Elliot’s Millinery to see the latest in warm winter hats. Take a (free) photo of your kids with Santa in the decorated Visitor Center, and shop for unique gifts in the MarketPlace Museum Store (open 1:00-5:30PM). Living History Farms is the perfect place to enjoy the simple traditions of the holiday season!

Dec
31
Thu
Count Down To Noon Family Bowling Party @ Warrior Lanes
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am

Bring the family for a safe, fun-filled day of bowling on New Year’s Eve from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  This is an alcohol free event.

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling, “Mom” approved Music and a special count down at 12:00 noon.

$69.95 per Lane includes: Bowling (2 hours), Shoe Rental, Large 1 Topping Pizza, & a Pitcher of Soda

Maximum of six bowlers per lane.

Pre-Paid Non-Refundable Reservations are required.