Spring in Des Moines

Experience spring in Des Moines. A season where you can enjoy your favorite indoor attractions like the Science Center of Iowa and MB2 Raceway, as well as outdoor favorites such as Living History Farms and Adventureland. Check out the new baby rhino and feed the giraffes at Blank Park ZooShop for spring clothes, home décor and more at Jordan Creek, Valley West, and other Greater Des Moines malls and shopping districts. Plan your spring getaway around one of the many Greater Des Moines events such as Drake Relays, Valley Junction Arts Festival, or the Broadway Production of Fun Home. 

Explore the indoor and outdoor gardens at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden during the day and then cheer on the Iowa Barnstormers at night. Browse public art over a food truck lunch. Watch the Iowa Cubs hit home runs at Principal Park. There’s no shortage of things to do in Des Moines this season. Catch it all and experience spring in Greater Des Moines.

Wells Fargo Arena

Live music, sporting events, holiday festivals and other great events around Greater Des Moines
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Family Friendly Attractions

Pack up the family and find your next adventure in Greater Des Moines.
Photo Trails

Catch more than 800 miles of trail systems throughout the area great for walking, hiking, biking and running.

Catch more than 100 public parks in Greater Des Moines. Find a full list of disc golf courses or bike rentals and accessible playgrounds.
Lake Ahquabi

Greater Des Moines knows how to play outdoors! One of the best ways I have found to experience outdoors is to visit the region’s many parks.


Hear from locals about where to eat, drink, and spend your time while visiting Des Moines this spring. Catch an insider look at events in Des Moines, suggested itineraries, places to shop in Des Moines, and a few of the many delicious restaurants. These are just a few of our recommendations! Read this suggested content and then check out an entire list of blogs here.

Celebrity Golf Classic

There are plenty of local spots to satisfy your golf itch. Check out these 5 Greater Des Moines courses
7 Tasty April Food Events

April showers bring May flowers. April events in Greater Des Moines bring donuts, bagels, cheese and more!
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Offering mile after mile of scenic views, what better way to enjoy each glorious Iowa season than to hit the trails?!
Louies Wine Dive Brunch

Des Moines Top Brunch Spots

Here’s a quick guide to seven of the hot brunch spots in Greater Des Moines.
MB2 Raceway Des Moines Iowa

If Maverick and Goose visited Greater Des Moines this would be at the top of their to-do list. This is not your average go-karting experience.
Court Avenue Brewing Co Des Moines Bloody Mary

It’s a Saturday morning, the sun is shining, the weather is just perfect and all you can think about is sitting on a patio…with a Bloody Mary…
St Patricks

Whether you are looking to enjoy the traditional St. Patrick’s Day activities or just want to enjoy a long weekend, Greater Des Moines has a long list of events happening March 16-19.