Kick-off Summer with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation at Park PALOOZA, a FREE family-friendly event at Raccoon River Park. The morning begins with the Mayor's Bike Ride at 8 a.m., featuring a long and a short route. Beginning at 9 a.m. at Raccoon River Park, enjoy FREE activities including balloon artist creations, make-and-take crafts, airbrush body creations, boat rentals at the Boathouse, and inflatables.

Backyard Big Show at Big Grove Brewery

Big Grove Brewery (Iowa City) 1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, United States

"It’s the return of concerts in the Backyard at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom • Iowa City! Saturday, August 26, we’re welcoming The Dip, Alanna Royale, and James Tutson and the Rollback for the Backyard Big Show — our new, annual, live music celebration. All tickets are general admission and are $45 each. • Doors open at 5:00pm • Opening act at 5:30pm • Music ... Read more


Walnut Creek Watershed Festival

Campbell Recreation Area 12385 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, United States

Celebrate living in the Walnut Creek Watershed! In partnership with the City of Clive's Food Truck Friday, cities within the Walnut Creek Watershed, along with partners in conservation, will have informational booths and interactive stations that the whole family can visit to learn about the importance of keeping our creek healthy. This event is free to the public.

Sustainability Sensibilities

Jester Park Nature Center 12130 Northwest 128th Street, Granger, IA, United States

Come learn the sustainability practices staff are implementing at Polk County Conservation parks and natural areas. We will share the long-range goals and best practices of our newly adopted sustainability plan. Polk County Conservation will be offering bi-monthly sustainability programming topics for the public to learn more on living green and ways to implement sustainability into our everyday lives. REGISTRATION: Required DEADLINE: October 1 COST: ... Read more

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Varsity Cinema 1207 25th St, Des Moines, United States

On Sunday, November 5, from 12 - 3 pm, IEC is bringing the On Tour festival to Des Moines' Varsity Cinema, featuring films that will spark conversation about creating a just, healthy environment and sustainable future for all Iowans. Iowa Outdoors host Kellie Kramer is back this year to host the event, including a panel of local Iowans discussing the issues in the films.

$9 – $15
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