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Summer Celebrations Around DSM: Part 1

June 2021 Summer Celebrations

In Greater Des Moines (DSM), each of our communities offers something special to help make the region a great place to work, live and play, including unique summer celebrations. This summer, following the many closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, these communities are bringing back their annual celebrations and festivals — albeit some in a limited capacity. We want to highlight a few of those upcoming events so that even if you don’t live in that community, you can still find a way to show your love for the region by helping to spread the word to your contacts and taking part in activities that help support the businesses and people who live in that community. By supporting each other, we grow faster and stronger!

Early Summer Celebrations

Celebrate Bondurant: June 5, 2021

At Celebrate Bondurant in Bondurant, Iowa, hear Fahrenheit play, take part in sidewalk painting and more. The event is free of charge and takes place in Bondurant’s downtown from 6-9 p.m. at 2 Main Street Northeast.

Governor’s Days: June 10-12, 2021

In Grimes, Iowa, Governor’s Days will take place in June with musical entertainment from Red Dirt Renegade and Damon Dotson, a 5K run/fun run, grand parade, talent show and more. Find all the action at Waterworks Park, 200 N James Street.

Johnston Green Days: June 17-20, 2021

In 2021, Johnston Green Days in Johnston, Iowa will celebrate with the theme of “Better Together.” Activities like the Jammin’ in Johnston Business Expo, carnival, parade, 5K walk/run and more will keep you busy throughout the event at Terra Park.

We’ll continue to share more celebrations with you that are happening this summer in our next Celebrations post. Keep an eye out for it here on the blog so you can be a part of the fun happening across our region!

Shop Local

While you’re attending one of the community celebrations above, you might also consider stopping in at locally-owned shops and buying local. Check out our #DSMlocal Buying Guide and Restaurant Guide before you go for ideas on where to spend your dollars!

Share Our Story

Attending these celebrations is also a chance for you to become a DSM USA Ambassador by sharing what you do and see at these events with your social audiences. Use #DSMUSA on social media and join the #DSMUSA Facebook group to post about your experiences!

Named the #1 Best Place to Live in the Midwest and #2 Safest Place to Live, Greater Des Moines (DSM) is a city where you can have it all. Learn more about what it’s like to live here.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.