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Category - Family Fun

It's Pumpkin Patch Time! Catch Fall Fun at Geisler Farms

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:00 PM by Jannae Lane

It's Pumpkin Patch Time!! Catch Fall Fun at Geisler Farms Fall is here which means my family is planning our annual trip to a local pumpkin patch. I’m not sure who looks forward to this day more…the kids or me! You can’t beat a day wandering the pumpkin patch with a scarf wrapped around your neck and camera in hand to...

11 New Reasons to Catch the Iowa State Fair

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:00 PM

11 New Reasons to Catch the Iowa State Fair Content courtesy of the Iowa State Fair.  1. Nothing Compares To State Fair Thrills Iowa State Thrill Parks: THRILL VILLE, THRILL TOWN and THRILL ZONE officially open in 2017. From state-of-the-art reloadable digital wristbands to super spectacular rides, join the fun in 2017 with the new THRILL...

8 Things to Do 4th of July Weekend in Greater Des Moines

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:00 PM

8 Things to Do 4th of July Weekend in Greater Des Moines 4 th of July is a great time to get out and experience what the metro can offer. Here’s a quick list of eight things to do this 4 th of July in Greater Des Moines. 26th Good Guys Heartland Nationals Browse hundreds of hot rods and muscle cars at the Iowa State Fairgrounds . Good Guys...

7 Can't Miss Family-Friendly January Events

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:00 PM

7 Can’t Miss Family-Friendly January Events January in Des Moines might be cold but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy everything the city has to offer! Winter is a great time to bring the entire family for a weekend getaway enjoying indoor attractions, outdoor ice skating, and delicious food. Here’s a quick list of 7...

11 Can't Miss Halloween Events in Des Moines

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:00 PM by Addison Bratvold

11 Can’t Miss Halloween Events in Des Moines Ahhh October. A month filled with football, fall weather and Halloween events. Let’s not forget Des Moines trick or treating. This year, October brings new events, annual celebrations, and plenty of ways to get your dose of ghosts, pumpkins and candy. Catch these 11 ways to celebrate...

Catch These Iowa State Fair Tips

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:00 PM by Addison Bratvold

Catch These Iowa State Fair Tips The Iowa State Fair is here! Who’s excited for food on a stick, rides, live music and so much more? For those who haven’t experienced the greatness of the Iowa State Fair, or perhaps you’ve only been once or twice, we have a few insider tips to help make your trip well worth it! #1. Food First...
Catch these Greater Des Moines Parks for Fishing, Boating and Fun Greater Des Moines knows how to play outdoors! One of the best ways I have found to experience Des Moines’ outdoors is to visit the region’s many parks. You may already know about Big Creek and Saylorville , but did you also know Greater Des Moines is home to an amazing...

Where to Catch a Movie this Summer in Greater Des Moines

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:38 AM by Trina Flack

Where to Catch a Movie this Summer in Greater Des Moines With so many fun things to do in Greater Des Moines in the summer, sometimes it’s hard to want to catch a movie. But there are some great summer movie options in the Metro! Check out some of these fun and affordable options below to keep your kids entertained this summer. Valle Drive...
4 FREE Reasons to Love Thursday's in Greater Des Moines this Summer We’re always waiting for the weekend, but when summer rolls around Thursday nights are just as exciting. From live music to farmers’ markets, there’s no excuse to go home and sit on the couch after work! Here are 4 reasons to love Thursday nights this...
Celebrating Heroes in Greater Des Moines - Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines The word heroes as defined by the Merriam - Webster’s dictionary is as follows: “A person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities or a person who is greatly admired”. Photo Courtesy of Wizard World Comic Con For me, heroes have...