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Find Your Next Hobby at One of These Can’t-Miss Events in Downtown DSM This Week

Five Things to Do

February 16, 2024

Try something new this week in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)! From painting to puzzles and science exploration, taste-testing margaritas and cheering loud for the home team: these five can’t-miss events in Downtown DSM might just spur on your next favorite hobby.

In-Studio Painting Events

Daily | Bottle & Bottega
Downtown DSM’s paint-and-sip studio has tons of fun scenes to choose from this week! Ranging from whimsical Valentine’s Day artwork to beautiful, scenic wintery landscapes and a few peeks of springtime florals — there’s something for every palette! Consider this a great getaway for this week’s date night, a fun night out with your crew and even a solo activity to test out a new hobby.

Bottle & Bottega

Girls in Science Festival

Saturday, Feb. 17 | Science Center of Iowa
Thinking about delving into the realms of science, technology, engineering and math? Girls of all ages can discover a myriad of STEM careers and engage with inspiring female role models at SCI’s annual Girls in Science Festival taking shape this week. Attendees can also choose to dive deeper into the experience with advanced workshops for more immersive learning opportunities!

 Girls in Science at SCI

Iowa Wild

Monday, Feb. 19 and Wednesday, Feb. 21 | Wells Fargo Arena
Let’s gooooo! The Iowa Wild are taking on the Rockford Icehogs with two chances for action on the ice this week. New to watching hockey? Don’t sweat it! You’ll be cheering loudly for the home team before the end of the first period. Individual tickets start at just $18! Note: The Feb. 19 game is also Sensory Awareness Night.

Iowa Wild Hockey


Wednesday, Feb. 21 | Peace Tree Brewing Co.
The Rook Room is bringing their latest jigsaw puzzle competition to Downtown DSM this week. Newcomers, get ready for a thrilling experience! Teams of up to four compete head-to-head in a race to finish their 500-piece puzzle the fastest. (And come prepared! Teams have the chance to sabotage each other for an added element of excitement.) Note: Reservations are required, and space is limited.

Puzzles at Peace Tree

National Margarita Day

Thursday, Feb. 22 | Various Downtown DSM Venues
Indulge in the ultimate celebration of your favorite past-time: taste-testing margaritas! Whether you prefer it shaken, stirred or frozen, hop on over to one of these Downtown DSM restaurants and nightlife venues and enjoy this totally official holiday to the fullest.

Margs at Coa

Looking for more? Here’s a list of five free things to do in Downtown Des Moines in February.

For these upcoming events and more, find tips on Downtown Des Moines (DSM) parking and navigation. For additional upcoming events, visit the Downtown DSM events calendar. Plus, follow @downtownDSMUSA on Instagram for more epic, things-you-just-can’t-miss happening around Downtown.

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