Father's Day is this weekend, and what better way to celebrate dear old dad than with a day out in Greater Des Moines! There are plenty of things to do, whether you want to go out and explore or stay close to home and enjoy grilling in the back yard. Check out some of our favorite ideas for how you and your father figures can enjoy Greater Des Moines. 

Father's Day at Principal Park 

Treat dad to a memorable Father's Day afternoon at Principal Park on Sunday, June 21. For $25 per person, purchase the Father's Day package, including entrance into Principal Park from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., the opportunity to play catch on the field, a burger or brat meal, and a special message for dad displayed on the video board! Make your reservations here by Friday, June 19.  

Get creative with Art Week Des Moines 2020 

Explore the Art Week 2020 schedule filled with many free art events organized by local artists with dad. Included this year is a community coloring book, drive-in underground film festival, city-wide yard art project, and lots of online content. So whether you'd like to go out, or perhaps stay in and do activities together, Art Week has plenty of things to do with dad. 

Take a Des Moines craft beer tour with Brew Moines  

Barley. Hops. Brewery Stops. That's what Brew Moines is all about! Download the Brew Moines app and explore local breweries, sip craft brews, and check-in at each location to take advantage of exclusive deals and discounts. Now offering Brew Moines To-Go for easy curbside pickup and improved check-in capabilities. Learn more and find participating breweries here. 

Hiking & Biking 

Lace up your hiking boots, pack a picnic, and take dad on a hike through the beauty of nature in central Iowa. The Greater Des Moines region is full of scenic hiking spots, overlooks, water features, and wildlife. Check out our hiking blog for the best places to explore on foot or by bike! 

Swimming, Boating, & Fishing 

There are plenty of great places to take a dip or drop a line in the Greater Des Moines area. Grab a fishing pole, dig out your swim trunks, or pack your sunscreen for the pontoon as you get ready to spend a warm day out on the water. Check out our page featuring Greater Des Moines lakes and swimming holes! 

Treat dad to dinner  

While some places are open and following social distancing guidelines, others offer convenient curbside pickup. Whatever you prefer, treat dad to dinner from his favorite restaurant or try something new! Greater Des Moines has something enticing to please all palates, including BBQ-loversfine dining expertspub grub and grill fans, or comfort food enthusiasts

*Recommended restaurants might have new hours of operation due to COVD-19, call ahead before visiting.