Des Moines Spotlight

SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG >>
Sign up to receive email notifications with the latest Catch Des Moines blog posts.

Category - Holiday

11 Can't-Miss November Events in Des Moines

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:00 PM

11 Can't-Miss November Events in Des Moines A Little House Christmas November 3-26 Head to the Des Moines Community Playhouse for the family-friendly production of A Little Christmas. Follow along as Ma, Pa, Mary and Laura Ingalls gather to celebrate the holidays. Tickets start at $15 and the show runs Friday-Sunday each week from November...

11 Can't Miss Halloween Events in Des Moines

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:00 PM

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 a Haunted House in Des Moines

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 7:00 AM by Allen Huffman

Catch a Haunted House in Des Moines If you are looking for something to take your mind off of pumpkin spice, here are a few Des Moines haunted house options, including one haunt that is returning after a three-year hiatus.   Multi-weekend commercial haunts: Linn’s Supermarket Haunted House Location: 3805 6th Ave, Des Moines IA 50313...

Fall Bucket List | Things to Do this Fall in Greater Des Moines

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:00 PM

Fall Bucket List | Things to Do this Fall in Greater Des Moines Finally , it’s here. The season every one enjoys. Gone are the bikinis, swim trunks and diets of summer and back are the scarves, flannels, boots and jeans. Pumpkin EVERYTHING hits the shelves and stores, leaves start falling and, let’s be honest, you’ve probably...

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 is...

7 Greater Des Moines Events to Enjoy Over Thanksgiving

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:30 AM by Katie Fencl

7 Greater Des Moines Events to Enjoy Over Thanksgiving Thanksgiving has become an assortment of our traditions and beliefs. For some, that includes traveling to visit family, feasting for days, time off work, parades and football games. A vast majority also indulge in shopping over the long holiday weekend but not everyone wants to deal with the...

'Tis the Season for Helping Others - Volunteer in Des Moines

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:47 AM by Mary Ann Moore

'Tis the Season for Helping Others! Is there any more rewarding activity than the act of volunteering? I don't think so! Monetary donations are essential but donating your time is also important. Many worthy organizations could not function without volunteers. Your time and talent is invaluable. Perhaps your family is looking for something to do...
Catch Costumes and Candy: A Guide to Kids Halloween Activities in Des Moines It’s that time of year to start thinking about Halloween!! The holiday where we spend time and money to make our kids’ costumes perfect, only to cover them up with a winter coat on Beggar’s Night. Regardless, Halloween is one of my favorites—so many...