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‘Big Beer Pong Battle’ will add fun new element to Blues & Brews Fest Saturday

‘Big Beer Pong Battle’ will add fun new element to Blues & Brews Fest Saturday

If you like blues or brews – or have ever been to a frat party – at sometime in your life you may have also run across a fun little party game called ‘Beer Pong,’ where people toss ping... [Read more]

2nd annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser Thursday will support Food Bank

2nd annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser Thursday will support Food Bank

Natalie & Lilah Nutting are hosting their 2nd Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser this Thursday, Aug. 24, and this year they are raising funds for the Des Moines Area Food Bank. The stand will be open... [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

It is the hope of The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market that shoppers who are still staying away will accept our offer of 2 hours free validated parking for the Saturday markets. Just show your purchases... [Read more]

Amazing bands will rock Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26

Amazing bands will rock Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26

One of the region’s premier blues music events returns to the shores of Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 26, as the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest rocks Des Moines Beach Park. Close to 20 craft... [Read more]

8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival will rock Des Moines Beach Park Sat., Aug. 26

8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival will rock Des Moines Beach Park Sat., Aug. 26

The 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will rock the waterfront at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 26. Lisa Mann – winner of the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award and the Oregon... [Read more]

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through area on Sunday, Aug. 13

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through area on Sunday, Aug. 13

Photos from the 2016 Obliteride by Scott Schaefer Obliteride bike riders will be cycling against cancer through the Normandy Park area on Sunday, Aug. 13 as part of the second leg of a two-day route... [Read more]

Free inaugural All-Day Music & Community Festival will be Sat., Aug. 12

Free inaugural All-Day Music & Community Festival will be Sat., Aug. 12

A FREE inaugural All-Day Music and Community Festival will be in Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled day featuring 4+ live bands, fresh... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club’s ‘Blues & Brews Fest’ will be Saturday, Aug. 26!

SAVE THE DATE: Rotary Club’s ‘Blues & Brews Fest’ will be Saturday, Aug. 26!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. One of the region’s premier blues and craft beer festivals returns on Saturday, Aug. 26, as the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival... [Read more]

LETTER: Huge THANK YOU to Aquatics Management Group for Mt. Rainier Pool

LETTER: Huge THANK YOU to Aquatics Management Group for Mt. Rainier Pool

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Mt. Rainier Pool is closed for renovations... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation: Every kid deserves the chance to play outdoors!

Des Moines Legacy Foundation: Every kid deserves the chance to play outdoors!

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation has mounted a fundraising drive to replace all of the worn-out and aging playground equipment across the city’s parks system, plus add equipment at both the Beach... [Read more]

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…

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]

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]

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]

Get your car washed, help local footballers raise $$ this Saturday, June 10

Get your car washed, help local footballers raise $$ this Saturday, June 10

Mount Rainier and Tyee High Football players are teaming up for a Car Wash fundraiser this Saturday, June 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get your car washed and help these student athletes at this... [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]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Habitat Auction this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Habitat Auction this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church is holding a Habitat Auction this Saturday, June 3: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Silent Auction 4:30 p.m.: Sandwiches/Dessert 7:15 p.m.: Live Auction starts! Des Moines United... [Read more]

Local Eagle Scout seeking Volunteers to help with trail project on Sat., June 10

Local Eagle Scout seeking Volunteers to help with trail project on Sat., June 10

Local Eagle Scout Jonah Mensonides is seeking Volunteers to help with the Barnes Creek Trail project on Saturday, June 10. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jonah and Volunteers will don gloves, use landscape rakes,... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High’s Swing with the Arts Gala & Auction will be Thursday, June 1

Mt. Rainier High’s Swing with the Arts Gala & Auction will be Thursday, June 1

SWAG – ‘Swing With the Arts Gala’ and Auction will be at Mt. Rainier High School on Thursday, June 1. “Join us for an evening of music and art from MRHS Jazz Band and Choir, student... [Read more]