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Five Ways to Celebrate Spring in Des Moines

Spring Outdoor Recreation in DSM USA

April 24, 2017

Greater Des Moines (DSM) has a lot to offer year-round, but some things are just better in warmer weather. Here are five ways to get outside, shake that spring fever and celebrate the season.

Get Outdoors in DSM USA

Iowa Cubs Games

Enjoy America’s pastime with the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park. With picturesque sunsets over the Capitol, classic ballpark eats, fireworks and a family-friendly environment, a night on the diamond is the perfect way to welcome spring. And don’t forget to get your pup in on the fun during Dog Days.

Des Moines BCycle

There’s no better way to celebrate spring than a bike ride! Des Moines BCycle allows riders to borrow bikes for a small fee and get going. Ride to spring festivals, through trails, or to meet up with friends at Out to Lunch, an event series in Downtown Des Moines.

Art Route

Des Moines is one sprawling art museum. This spring, grab an iced drink and wind your way through the city, finding vibrant pieces of art in virtually every corner. If you want to feel like a tourist in your own city, then set yourself on the Art Route, follow its dots and chevrons and rediscover the beauty of Des Moines. Additionally, West Des Moines will feature an art pocket along the trails near the City of West Des Moines City Hall.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Spring has bloomed at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. From May 11 through 14, enjoy all things gardening at the 2017 Spring Garden Festival. Through the rest of the season, stop by to learn about flowers and plants, pick up gardening tips or simply wander through the conservatory and indoor gardens.

Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is a Des Moines staple. Its May 6 return will mark the beginning of spring shopping in the region. Choose from nearly 300 vendors selling locally-grown produce, locally-produced goods and Iowa-raised meat. Or discover local artists, live music and entertainment. Located in the Historic Court District, the Market is near niche bookstores, acclaimed eateries and boutiques for a spring Saturday well spent.

Interested in even more locally-loved spring happenings throughout the region? Follow #DSMUSA on social media for the latest happenings for residents.

Jasmine Ward

Jasmine Ward is a Simpson College alumnus and former marketing assistant intern with the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Ward migrated to Des Moines (DSM) and has found a second home in the region.