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Here’s what’s blasting off in Des Moines this 4th of July weekend

Here’s what’s blasting off in Des Moines this 4th of July weekend

Stay in town this 4th of July weekend and enjoy a great time of family, food, music, fun, and FIREWORKS courtesy Destination Des Moines. Des Moines has three days of activities suited for everyone: THURSDAY,... [Read more]

Enjoy a ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ at Beach Park Thursday night

Enjoy a ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ at Beach Park Thursday night

A ‘Smoke on the Water’ BBQ will be held Thursday, July 3, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park to help raise funds for Destination Des Moines’ 4th of July fireworks show. With... [Read more]

The 55th Waterland Festival will return as a 3-day event from July 18 – 20!

The 55th Waterland Festival will return as a 3-day event from July 18 – 20!

Now in its 55th year, the Des Moines Waterland Festival (presented by Destination Des Moines) is returning as a 3-day event jam-packed with family fun! The festival will be held the weekend of July 18-20,... [Read more]

Common Good Benefit Brunch will be Saturday, April 26

Common Good Benefit Brunch will be Saturday, April 26

The ‘Common Good’ Brunch will be held Saturday, April 26 at the Des Moines Activity Center, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Cost is $10 for Adults, $7.50 for Seniors (62 and over) and $5 for children... [Read more]

It’ll be an ‘Old Fashioned Tree Lighting’ at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 6

It’ll be an ‘Old Fashioned Tree Lighting’ at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 6

It’s going to be an Old Fashioned Christmas – Norman Rockwell style – at the ‘Old Fashioned Tree Lighting’ at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 6 starting at 6 p.m. The tree lighting... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines elects new President, Board Members

Destination Des Moines elects new President, Board Members

At their August meeting, the Board of Directors of Destination Des Moines re-elected Tony Hettler President for a two-year term. Other Directors include Jill Pritchard of the Scotch and Vine; Susan Goegebuer... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2013 Waterland Parade

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2013 Waterland Parade

Last weekend at this time participants in the Waterland Parade were putting the finishing touches on their parade entries, and looking forward to marching through the heart of Des Moines on Saturday. Sadly,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Looking back at the 2013 ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’

PHOTOS: Looking back at the 2013 ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’

Courtesy of photographer Brian Morris from Morning Star Creative Group we have this setup of photos from the Independence Day fireworks display at the Des Moines Marina earlier this month. You can click... [Read more]

Street closures to begin at 4:45pm for Waterland Parade on Saturday, July 20

Street closures to begin at 4:45pm for Waterland Parade on Saturday, July 20

Destination Des Moines wants our Readers to be aware of the street closures that will take place for the Waterland Parade, which is set for Saturday, July 20, starting with the Children’s Parade... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Sweetheart Ball’ will be at Beach Park Auditorium Feb. 9

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Sweetheart Ball’ will be at Beach Park Auditorium Feb. 9

Destination Des Moines‘ third annual Sweetheart Ball is coming to the Beach Park Auditorium Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 9, with live music by local fave Joey Jewell and his orchestra. In addition... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Summer With The 2012 Waterland Parade

PHOTOS: Des Moines Celebrates Summer With The 2012 Waterland Parade

This past Saturday (Jul. 21) was the big day for the annual Waterland Parade, a Seafair sanctioned community event produced by Destination Des Moines. Under beautiful blue skies, all of our favorite units... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Looking back at the 2012 Fireworks Over Des Moines

PHOTOS: Looking back at the 2012 Fireworks Over Des Moines

Fourth of July is over already? It must be since we’ve been enjoying Summer-like weather! Fortunately thanks to Des Moines photographer David Sharpe, we can look back at last week’s beautiful... [Read more]