Events Section

Help build a safer Des Moines at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6

Help build a safer Des Moines at ‘National Night Out’ on Tuesday, Aug. 6

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WILL BE TUESDAY, AUG. 6 Registration is open for National Night Out – don’t forget to get your block registered. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, hundreds of Des Moines residents will join... [Read more]

Burien Actors Theatre taking it to the parks this Summer, including Des Moines this Sunday

Burien Actors Theatre taking it to the parks this Summer, including Des Moines this Sunday

Burien Actors Theatre turns 40 this season! In the first of many wonderful things this season, BAT is bringing theater to where you (may) live! That’s right – BAT is taking it to the streets (well,... [Read more]

LGBTQ Task Force’s inaugural event to battle LGBTQ+ isolation will be July 27

LGBTQ Task Force’s inaugural event to battle LGBTQ+ isolation will be July 27

South King County LGBTQ Task Force will be holding their first community event “Queens of Heart” movie screening on Saturday, July 27, at the Highline College Theater. This FREE event will be held... [Read more]

Master Gardeners offer FREE gardening advice on Thursdays & Saturdays

Master Gardeners offer FREE gardening advice on Thursdays & Saturdays

The Master Gardeners are conducting free Question/Answer Clinics for the 2019 season at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market and Burien Library: WHEN/WHERE: THURSDAYS, 5–8 p.m. through August at... [Read more]

The FREE 4th of July Fireworks Over Des Moines is this Thursday

The FREE 4th of July Fireworks Over Des Moines is this Thursday

Destination Des Moines‘ FREE 4th of July Fireworks Over Des Moines will be this Thursday at the Des Moines Marina and Beach Park. This Independence Day Celebration has been a tradition within the... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market this Saturday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market this Saturday

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday, June 29: ALL TYPES URGENTLY NEEDED! PLEASE DONATE SATURDAY! Our daily mission and responsibility is to make... [Read more]

It’s ‘Kids Day’ at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday

It’s ‘Kids Day’ at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday

It will be ‘Kids Day’ at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Expect: Face Painting Spin Art Corn Hole Giant Connect Big Trucks MaST Center BookMobile Kids... [Read more]

Free Summer Concerts start TONIGHT at the Quarterdeck in the Marina

Free Summer Concerts start TONIGHT at the Quarterdeck in the Marina

Free Concerts at the Quarterdeck in the Des Moines Marina start TONIGHT – Thursday, June 27, with a free performance by Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers. Here’s the full lineup: Thursday,... [Read more]

Outdoor Family Movie Nights begin Aug. 2; here’s the lineup

Outdoor Family Movie Nights begin Aug. 2; here’s the lineup

Outdoor Family Movie Nights begin Aug. 2, with “Aquaman” at Des Moines Beach Park, and continue through Aug. 30. Movie nights will also be held in Midway Park, Field House Park and Wooten Park... [Read more]

4th of July Fireworks will light up skies above Des Moines Marina & Beach Park

4th of July Fireworks will light up skies above Des Moines Marina & Beach Park

Destination Des Moines’ 4th of July Fireworks event will light up the skies above the Des Moines Marina and Beach Park on Independence Day, starting at around 10:30 p.m. Please note the list of... [Read more]

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ (and US Marshal!) this Wednesday, June 19

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ (and US Marshal!) this Wednesday, June 19

Join the Des Moines Police Department as they welcome a real U.S. Marshal to their next Coffee with a Cop: The Western District of WA, US Marshal Jacob Green will be in attendance, in addition to Des Moines... [Read more]

Celebrate (or shop for) Dad at the Des Moines Farmers Market this Saturday!

Celebrate (or shop for) Dad at the Des Moines Farmers Market this Saturday!

From our friends at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market: We love Dads, so we are making the Market special just for him. Alaska Weathervane Scallops Seafood Food Truck, Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que Food Truck,... [Read more]

Drag Queen Story Hour will be Monday, June 17 at Des Moines Library

Drag Queen Story Hour will be Monday, June 17 at Des Moines Library

Celebrate Pride at the Drag Queen Story Hour, coming to the Des Moines Library from 11 a.m. – Noon on Monday, June 17. This is a free family program, all ages welcome. “What do drag queens and... [Read more]

Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of Des Moines ‘Parkrun’

Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of Des Moines ‘Parkrun’

This Saturday (June 8) will mark the one-year anniversary of Des Moines weekly ‘Parkrun.’ The Des Moines Legacy Foundation contributed $5,000 to launch this effort to provide both a healthful... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Auction is this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Auction is this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Auction is this Saturday, June 8. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:05 p.m. “Come leisurely bid on hundreds of items!” Live auction starts... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines ‘Smoke on the Water’ Community BBQ will be July 10

Destination Des Moines ‘Smoke on the Water’ Community BBQ will be July 10

Destination Des Moines’ 2019 Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be Wednesday, July 10, from 5– 7 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. All proceeds from this community event... [Read more]