Friday, July 3, 2015

Weekend Planner

Welcome to our weekly Thursday morning post about what's going on in the Des Moines, Iowa area. We'll share what we'll be doing, great finds, restaurants to eat at, shops to drop some cash at, and just all the great things Des Moines has to offer families.

What We're Doing:
  • Berry picking at the Berry Patch Farm
  • Heading down to Cumming, Iowa for a night of family, slip n' slides, drinks, and fireworks. This will only be the second year that my kids have actually seen fireworks so they're really excited.
  • Mixology Night at the Science Center.
Other Happenings:
  • Parades: West Des Moines, Urbandale, and Windsor Heights.
  • Urbandale Carnival
  • Windsor Heights celebration at Colby Park (more info here).
  • Adventureland. Spend a day riding the rides in the amusement park and swimming at the water park. End the day enjoying a fireworks show at 9:40 p.m.
  • Fireworks (of course). Here's a list provided by KCCI of all of the area displays.
  • Cascade Falls. This is one of our favorite pools to go to: it has a toddler area, slides, and swimming lanes. Great way to relax on Sunday after the fourth's activities.