Des Moines boasts an array of fabulous restaurant patios. If you’re feelin’ al fresco, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite patios around Des Moines to make your planning a bit easier. Whether you want a friendly-family patio or you’re planning a date night, these top-ten outdoor dining options in Des Moines will help you […]
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Summer is a great time to lace up your running shoes and start running! There are lots of road races around the city all summer long and into the fall. With distances ranging from 1 mile to a more ambitious 10K or even a full marathon, there are plenty of chances to hit the pavement. Many […]
Hello, summer! We’re welcoming June with open arms here at Des Moines Moms Blog. Our June event guide to fun family events around Des Moines (and surrounding suburbs) has been curated just for you. Our top event calendar picks for June in central Iowa include Shakespeare on the Lawn (bring a blanket!) and the Des Moines […]
Summer nights are perfect for sitting outside and watching an outdoor movie! The City of Des Moines and many of the surrounding towns offer free outdoor movies in parks during the summer. Check out our list below and get ready to enjoy a family-friendly movie with your friends and neighbors. Bring a blanket or lawn […]
Des Moines boasts a bounty of farmers markets that feature local produce, freshly-picked flowers, Iowa-raised meats, handmade art, farm-fresh eggs and cheese, and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods. Our Des Moines Area Farmers Market Guide is divided by day of the week, featuring farmers markets in Des Moines and local suburbs. No matter where your summer schedules […]
It’s May! Here’s our just-for-you guide to fun family events around Des Moines this month. From splash pads and playground grand openings to duck races and magic shows, you’ll have your pick of fun excuses to get out of the house. May 2018 events and activities May 1 | Spraygrounds Open, Des Moines The start of […]
Wondering how to beat cabin fever? The mom-approved winter ideas on our winter bucket list feature things to do around Des Moines, as well as free, boredom-busting ideas you can do without leaving your living room! Whether you want to stay warm and cozy at home or head out to some of central Iowa’s best sledding […]
Wondering what to do in Des Moines this December? Des Moines is brimming with Christmas cheer this month! Central Iowa has plenty of magical events to offer families this time of the year, so check out (and share!) this event guide and get ready to make memories this holiday season. (And don’t forget about the […]
A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Family Fun Day Sept 16 at Centennial Park in Waukee. It was a great morning to have fun as a family!
Whether you’re new to the Des Moines area or picking the best place for your next family home, we hope this guide helps you find the best place to raise your family.