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Fran Woodard will be this weekend’s Waterland Parade Grand Marshal

Fran Woodard will be this weekend’s Waterland Parade Grand Marshal

Destination Des Moines and the Waterland Festival & Parade are proud to announce the 2017 Waterland Grand Marshal – Fran Woodard. Fran Woodard is a dedicated volunteer and active steward of the... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The beautiful sunny days just keep coming at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! It is so nice to see new fruits and vegetables ripening and on display. We are expecting another record day for the Waterland Festival weekend…

Waterland Festival, Parade, Car/Boat Show & more is weekend of July 21–23

Waterland Festival, Parade, Car/Boat Show & more is weekend of July 21–23

The annual Waterland Festival – a full weekend of fun summer events celebrating our Waterland Community – will be held from July 21 – 23. This event is brought to you by Destination Des Moines as... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The first day of paid parking at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market saw some minor glitches but, overall it went fairly well. Just keep in mind we will validate 2 hours free parking…

Picnic Shelter dedication, BBQ, Kids & Music in the Park Wed. at Beach Park

Picnic Shelter dedication, BBQ, Kids & Music in the Park Wed. at Beach Park

This Wednesday, July 12 will be a big day in Des Moines, with four big events at Beach Park: 4:30 p.m.: BEACH PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT PICNIC SHELTER DEDICATION Help the City celebrate the reopening of the... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market  was busy last Saturday at the start of the 4th of July weekend. Paid parking is to start July 6, so remember that we will validate 2 hours free parking for both…

Update from the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District

Update from the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District

By Scott Deschenes District General Manager We appreciate your support for the Mount Rainier Pool. We’ve had a busy month, and I wanted to share the highlights with you in this blog post. First, a quick... [Read more]

Indelible Memories Formed at Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

Indelible Memories Formed at Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

What will your memories of Summer 2017 be? Most people form specific memories that stand out in Technicolor vividness because of their significance or intensity. Every year, the PowellsWood Garden Storytelling... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

We welcomed a little breeze at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market  last Saturday, as temps reached 90. That didn’t seem to bother the huge crowd enjoying all that goes on at our market…

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

It was nice to see the berries and other fruits finally arriving at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market  last Saturday – especially my favorite, Rainier Cherries. Again this weekend there will... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ will be Tuesday, July 4

Destination Des Moines ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ will be Tuesday, July 4

Destination Des Moines and sponsors are returning with the BEST 4th of July community celebration, which will start at Noon and end with fireworks a 10:15 p.m.: We work all year to raise money and plan... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Sun Gods were looking down on the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market last Saturday, as everyone was thinking rain.  Again this weekend there will be NO paid parking. The start date for that has... [Read more]

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Enjoy a unique, tasty and fun ‘Sunday Brunch with The Maury Island Incident’ on Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Tin Theater! You’ll enjoy brunch, plus view a special,... [Read more]

Meeting to kick-off downtown historic survey will be Wednesday, June 21

Meeting to kick-off downtown historic survey will be Wednesday, June 21

Are you interested in the history of Des Moines? Are you a local business owner? Do you have memories or old photos of downtown to share? Want to learn more about future plans for downtown? Please join... [Read more]

‘Welcome to the Beach’ – how to enjoy your Waterland City this Summer

‘Welcome to the Beach’ – how to enjoy your Waterland City this Summer

If beaches, parks and sea life are on your list of things you love, point yourself in the direction of your Waterland City – Des Moines – this Summer! Offering stunning views of the Olympic Mountains... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Even with the overcast sky, Opening Day for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market was attended by 6,000+ shoppers! A lot of new vendors, especially the value added food products made with local farm... [Read more]

Dad called…he wants to Dive!

Dad called…he wants to Dive!

Father’s Day is coming up soon – Sunday, June 18 – and here’s a great and unique Father’s Day gift idea: Bring Dad to TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night on Tuesday, June 27, from 7 – 10... [Read more]

Feed the ducks and support youth swimming

Feed the ducks and support youth swimming

The mother of all rubber ducks will float into Tacoma in a couple of weeks, and if you feed her ducklings you may win passes to see her. Momma Duck, a six-story, 30,000-pound inflated rubber duck will... [Read more]

REMINDER: First pitch for Highline Bears 2017 baseball season is TONIGHT!

REMINDER: First pitch for Highline Bears 2017 baseball season is TONIGHT!

REMINDER: The first pitch for the 2017 season of the Highline Bears will be this Friday, June 2, at 7:05 p.m. at Steve Cox Memorial Stadium in White Center! The Bears are heading into their third season... [Read more]