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Catch the vibe of Greater Des Moines. Festivals and endless foods-on-a-stick. Art shows and the Downtown Farmers’ Market. Live music at the Iowa Events Center. Racing at Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Speedway. Stage theater at the Des Moines Playhouse and the Civic Center. Catch sports action. Iowa Wild, Cubs and Energy. Family-friendly and free events. Catch it all in a city that thrives and thrills. Experience more in Greater Des Moines.

 

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07-22-2014

Special Events

Adel Farmers' Market

June 03, 2014 to August 26, 2014
  • Location: Harvey's Floral
  • 611 Nile Kinnick Dr. South
  • Adel, IA 50003
  • Times: 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-993-3916
  • Website

The ever popular Adel Farmers' Market returns for 2014!

Baking Expereince Session 4 Creme Summer Camp for Kids

July 22, 2014 to July 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Bakery Experience: Day 1 Cinnamon Rolls & Cake Balls Day 2 Bars & Cookies Day 3 Cupcakes - cupcakes, frostings, decorations + Graduation ceremony. As seen on Food Network's Cupcake Wars, voted Cityview best dessert & DSM Magazine's Top Bakery! Details: •3 day session Tue-Thur •Enrollment strictly limited to 6 students & for Ages...

Beaverdale Farmer's Market

June 10, 2014 to September 16, 2014
  • Location: Beaverdale
  • 3422 Beaver Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Eastside Farmers' Market

June 03, 2014 to September 16, 2014
  • Location: Collectamania Parking Lot
  • 3200 Delaware Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-261-4550

Family Days @ The Races

July 13, 2014 to July 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Coloring books, crafts, spin art, mascots, Heartland Greyhound Adoption, Animal Rescue League, Des Moines Mounted Police, Avenue of Horses. Sunday brunch special $11.95/adults; $5.95/children; Free/children under age 5.

From Speaker to Receiver Exhibition

June 13, 2014 to August 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)

From Speaker to Receiver seeks to explore the role of spoken and written communication as a catalyst for social agency in a world radically altered by digital information and social networking. The exhibition specifically looks at how artists use the linguistic transfer of information to address a broad set of issues pertaining to political and religious propaganda, history, ...

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans

July 22, 2014

Stammtisch: Des Moines German Club Treffen bei @ Exile

July 22, 2014
  • Location: Exile Brewing Company
  • 1514 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-250-6366
  • Email | Website

Wir treffen uns diesen Monat bei Exile Brewing Company (1514 Walnut St, DSM) am Dienstag, 22. Juli, um 18.00 Uhr. Bitte, teil mir mit ob Du dabei sein kannst (suzanne@contemporary-business-solutions.com). Wir werden die deutsche Sprache üben. Willst du mitmachen? Bitte sich an Suzanne Hull mit Fragen melden. http://www.facebook.com/StammtischDSMGermanClub http://exilebrewi...

Teen & Tween Mixed Media Art

July 22, 2014
  • Venue: Forest Avenue Library
  • 1326 Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Times: 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

Teens are invited to join us at the Forest Avenue Library to use old books, newspapers, and magazines to create a brand new design. Grades six through 12 are invited.

YWRC- Movin' onto Middle School

July 14, 2014 to July 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Young Women's Resource Center
  • 818 5th Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-244-4901
  • Email | Website

A free 2-week program for 5th grade girls who are going into 6th grade! We'll be talking about self-esteem, body image, healthy relationships, reproductive health, and what concerns the girls may have about middle school. We have lots of fun activities planned and can even provide transportation for the girls.

On-Going Events

Botanical Details

July 05, 2014 to August 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Local painter Jerri Ross presents a series of plant paintings from a unique point of view as executed in watercolor and gouache media. The exhibit celebrates Jerri's excitement and fascination with plants and their diversity of colors, patterns, anatomical symmetry and chaotic growth. Jerri's art is influenced by her experiences as an architectural designer and travels abroad. ...

Conversations & Coffee

June 24, 2014 to July 29, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Venue: Forest Avenue Library
  • 1326 Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Times: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

English-learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. Come to the Forest Avenue Library on Tuesdays. For information, contact Ashley Molzen at armolzen@dmpl.org.

Douglas and Harnack Exhibit

June 03, 2014 to July 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Ankeny Art Center
  • 1520 SW Ordnance Rd.
  • Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Times: Gallery hours: Tuesday/Wednesday 9am - 1pm; Thursday 4 - 7pm; Friday 9am - 1pm; Saturday 9am - Noon
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-965-0940
  • Email | Website

Exhibition: June 3-July 27; Opening Reception: Thursday, June 5, 5 to 7pm! The Ankeny Art Center gallery & receptions are free & open to the public. Wine & appetizers will be served. Main Gallery: Pamela S. Douglas specializes in painting & drawing. Like many professional artists her work has evolved from a traditional approach to a more intense exp...

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Open House

June 10, 2014 to August 26, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates is expanding its FREE public hours! Now open to all on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with Wednesdays and Thursdays reserved for pre-booked group tours! Come explore our beautiful artwork, architecture, stories and educational exhibits! www.worldfoodprize.org/visit

07-23-2014

Special Events

AAU Junior Olympics

July 23, 2014 to August 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Greater Des Moines and Iowa City
  • Times: See description below
  • Admission: Passport: $40.00 (6 & under free); Daily Pass: $12.00 (6 & under free)
  • Website

Registration times for certain sports may differ, please check your sport's entry information for specific check-in times. You may only check-in at your sport's designated location. Participants should check-in the day prior to competing. CHECK-IN LOCATIONS: SPORTS: Iowa Events Center: Baton Twirling, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cricket, FOS AllSports Combine, Gymnastics...

Baking Expereince Session 4 Creme Summer Camp for Kids

July 22, 2014 to July 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Bakery Experience: Day 1 Cinnamon Rolls & Cake Balls Day 2 Bars & Cookies Day 3 Cupcakes - cupcakes, frostings, decorations + Graduation ceremony. As seen on Food Network's Cupcake Wars, voted Cityview best dessert & DSM Magazine's Top Bakery! Details: •3 day session Tue-Thur •Enrollment strictly limited to 6 students & for Ages...

Batman Day

July 23, 2014
  • Location: Barnes & Noble
  • 4550 University Avenue
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 11 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-226-0162
  • Email | Website

Customers can celebrate the most popular superheroes of all time with Batman’s 75th Anniversary in our stores. Customers can get a free Batman Detective Comics #27 Special Edition while supplies last as well as activities, chances to win great prizes, and much more.

Drake Neighborhood Farmers' Market

June 04, 2014 to September 24, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Location: Parking lot of First Christian Church
  • 2500 University Ave.
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a
  • Email | Website

Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate: Lunch & Learn with Cathy Wilkinson Barash

July 23, 2014

  Join edible flower and garden guru Cathy Wilkinson Barash for lunchtime lectures throughout the summer.  Enjoy inspired cuisine crafted by Trellis chef Lisa LaValle, while learning how to add edibles to your landscape and your plate.   June 25 - Food is Pretty.  Get a visual overview of using edibles for their beauty.  This enticing progr...

Family Days @ The Races

July 13, 2014 to July 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Coloring books, crafts, spin art, mascots, Heartland Greyhound Adoption, Animal Rescue League, Des Moines Mounted Police, Avenue of Horses. Sunday brunch special $11.95/adults; $5.95/children; Free/children under age 5.

From Speaker to Receiver Exhibition

June 13, 2014 to August 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)

From Speaker to Receiver seeks to explore the role of spoken and written communication as a catalyst for social agency in a world radically altered by digital information and social networking. The exhibition specifically looks at how artists use the linguistic transfer of information to address a broad set of issues pertaining to political and religious propaganda, history, ...

Greenwood Indoor Farmers Market/Merle Hay Mall

May 28, 2014 to September 03, 2014
  • Location: Merle Hay Mall - Food Court Area
  • 3800 Merle Hay Road
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

If you love going to a farmers market, but are easily discouraged by weather, there is now an option for you - the Greenwood Market in the food court at Merle Hay Mall.The market will debut on May 28 & runs from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 3. The market is the brainchild of Dana Green­wood, who also organized the Beaverdale Farmers Market....

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans

July 23, 2014

Jazz in July - John Morgan Orchestra featuring Gina Gedler

July 23, 2014
  • Location: Wesley Acres
  • 3520 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Standup Paddleboard with the Naturalist

July 23, 2014
  • Venue: Gray's Lake
  • 2100 Fleur Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 5:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Rental price or bring your own
  • Phone: 283-4294
  • Website

Bring your own standup paddle board or rent one at Gray's Lake and join the naturalist for an evening paddle to learn more about the history of the lake and how if functions. We will paddle to different areas and search for wildlife from the water that lives in and around the lake. Regular rental prices apply for those renting.

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