Summer Fun Guide

dsm4kids 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!!!

Summer Holidays & Celebrations in Des Moines

2019 Labor Day Weekend Fun for Des Moines Families

Pappajohn Sculpture Park is Celebrating its 10th Anniversary!

Awesome Birthday Party Venues 4 DSM Kids

Summer 2019: July 4th Fun in DSM – Fireworks, Parades, & More

2019: 11 Ways to Have Fun with Dad this Father’s Day in Des Moines

2019: Des Moines’ Memorial Day Weekend Fun Guide

5 Summer Birthday Party Spots 4 Des Moines Kids

13 Tween and Teen Birthday Ideas 4 Des Moines Kids

A Festive Feast for July 4th

Let’s Party! 7 Hot Spots for an Outdoor Birthday Bash in Des Moines

10 Inexpensive Kids’ Birthday Party Venues in Des Moines

5 Birthday Party Themes That Work for Both Boys and Girls in Des Moines

Things To Do this Summer in Des Moines

September 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

A Few Ways to Extend Your Summer Fun

August 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the Iowa State Fair

15 Cheap Ways to Beat the Heat with Kids in Des Moines

Things to do in Greenwood/Ashworth Park with Des Moines Kids

Exploring the Des Moines Art Center with Kids

July 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

Des Moines Kids Can Stop and Smell the Roses at the Clare and Miles Mills Rose Garden

2019: 33 FREE Things To Do in Des Moines with Kids This Summer

Summer 2019: Pool Events for Des Moines Kids

June 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

Best Shows for DSM Kids and Families for Summer 2019

2019: Des Moines Area Water Parks, Aquatic Centers, Pools, Splash Pads, Spraygrounds & Wading Pools

2019: Des Moines Area Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

2019: FREE & Cheap Indoor Summer Movies for DSM Kids

2019: FREE Summer Outdoor Movie Nights in Des Moines

2019: Find “A Universe of Stories” this Summer at Your Local Library

2019: Kid-Friendly FREE Fishing Days Events in Des Moines

2019: Family Friendly Outdoor Summer Concerts in Des Moines

2019: Kids Bowl FREE in Des Moines

DSM Teen Bucket List

FREE Perks That Come with Your Public Library Card in Central Iowa

25 Rainy Day Boredom Busters

Sargent Park is a Hit on Hot Summer Days

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!

Tips 4 Family Fun at an Iowa Cubs Baseball Game

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at Living History Farms

Rainy Day Fun in Des Moines

Celebrate the End of Summer at Glow Wild

Eat & Shop this Summer in Des Moines

Best Shave Ice Spots in Des Moines

Best Patio Dining 4 Families In DSM

2019: Pick Your Own Strawberries and Other Berries near Des Moines

2019: Your Daily Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Des Moines

Chill Out at One of these 5 Great Ice Cream Places in Des Moines

5 Hot Spots for a Cool Summer Treat in Des Moines

5 Cool Ice Cream Shops in Des Moines

The Scoop on the Sweetest Ice Cream Shoppes in Des Moines

Top Spots 4 Family Friendly Outdoor Dining in Des Moines

Camps & Classes this Summer in Des Moines

2019: FREE Outdoor Kids’ Story Times in Des Moines Parks

2019: Summer Swimming Lessons 4 Kids in Des Moines

2019: Summer Arts Camps 4 Des Moines Kids

2019: Summer STEM & Entrepreneurial Camps 4 Des Moines Kids

2019: Summer Nature and Outdoor Recreational Camps 4 Des Moines Kids

2019: Summer Sports Camps 4 Des Moines Kids

2019: Summer Overnight Camps 4 Des Moines Kids

2019: Summer Day Camps 4 Des Moines Kids

Camp Mom (or Dad): 10 Summer Activities To Do With Your Kids

Go on a Road Trip this Summer from Des Moines

7 Tips for Camping with Kids

Iconic Movie Landmarks You Can Visit IRL in Iowa

Lost Island: Family-Friendly Water Park in Waterloo

American Gothic House and Visitor Center

Road Trip Tips and Activities 4 Kids

Book Nook: Audio Books 4 Family Road Trips

3 Summer Day Trips 4 Kids from Des Moines

Stay Healthy this Summer in Des Moines

Summer 2019: Des Moines Area Races and Fun Runs 4 Families

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

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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