Experience summer in Des Moines. A season where you can enjoy roller coaster rides at Adventureland Park and baby animals at the Blank Park Zoo. Catch an Iowa Cubs game at Principal Park or live horse racing at Prairie Meadows. Enjoy live music along the river, more than 800 miles of trails, and a rooftop patio with an Iowa craft beer in hand. 

Plan your getaway around one of the many Greater Des Moines summer events such as Winefest, Iowa State Fair, 80/35, Des Moines Arts Festival, National Balloon Classic and so more. Summer in Des Moines is experiments and IMAX movies at the Science Center of Iowa and high-speed racing at the Iowa Speedway. It's breakfast at the farmers market and snapping pictures near public art. Catch the summer you have been waiting for in Greater Des Moines. 




Adventureland Park has more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, including the new MONSTER steel roller coaster coming in June 2016!!
AJs Steakhouse

Come see why Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel is your place to play. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action...
Iowa Speedwway 2016

Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” is central Iowa’s home for both racing and non-racing fans who are looking for thrilling, all-
Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires visitors by bringing
Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair features mouth-watering food, fabulous free
Blank Park Zoo

Blank Park Zoo is "Iowa's Wildest Adventure!" Experience the wonders
Summer Balloon Festival

Watch in wonder as hot air balloons paint the Iowa sky with brilliant colors
Civic Center Beauty and the Beast

Enjoy a Broadway musical at the Des Moines Civic Center.
Valley West Mall Chocolaterie Stam

Valley West Mall is a premier shopping center offering three department
80/35 Music Festival

The 80/35 Music Festival takes place July 8-9 at Western Gateway Park
Des Moines Social Club live music

Catch entertainment, classes & culture at the Des Moines Social Club.
Living History Farms

Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor history museum which
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant 7-acre public
Des Moines Arts Festival

The Festival invites you to ‘go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180

Catch Winefest Des Moines June 4-11: a week in celebration of local wine