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Things to Do This Weekend While Social Distancing

Things To Do This Weekend in DSM

Due to COVID-19, a lot of families are looking for ideas on how to keep children entertained. To help alleviate some stress on parents, the Greater Des Moines Partnership has gathered a list of local things to do while still social distancing.

Things to Do This Weekend

Des Moines Symphony Video Series

The Des Moines Symphony is excited to introduce DMSO at Home, a new series of videos and streaming content. Visit the Des Moines Symphony on Facebook for a full schedule of upcoming performances.

50 Fun Things to Do Outside with Kids as a Family

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Outdoor Things to Do

Catch Des Moines offers outdoor activities to do in DSM.

Outdoor Games for Kids

Find outdoor game ideas from dsm4kids.

50 Cool, Hidden + Unusual Things to Do in Iowa

Atlas Obscura’s guide to Iowa includes unusual attractions.

Blank Park Zoo Hosts 'Lighted' Zoo Loop

Blank Park Zoo is hosting a 'Lighted' Zoo Loop for families to drive through this weekend.

Virtual Disney Rides

Disneyland is offering virtual rides so families can still visit the most magical place on Earth.

Family Hikes at Iowa Parks

Wander Women has compiled day hiking info, including what to pack and where to go for hikes in Iowa.

Big Creek State Park Exploration

Venture out to Big Creek State Park for a chance to get outside and explore many trails and recreational options.

Delish Baking Courses

Spend some time in the kitchen this weekend! The kids will love the online cooking and baking classes offered by Delish.

Color Your World

There are a number of local DSM businesses offering downloadable coloring pages, many of them free! Check them out below:

Livestream Music Performances

  • A tribute performance for Elton John and Billy Joel, at 6 p.m. today, headlines the weekend lineup at DSMTV Live, a Facebook livestream featuring local musicians. The Pork Tornadoes take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4, and Courtney Krause caps off the weekend at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5.
  • The Gas Lamp is livestreaming performances by local musicians to help support its employees, production team and entertainment crew. Dust Radio will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 5. You can tune in on the Gas Lamp's Facebook page.
  • The Max Wellman Trio, along with Noce, is hosting a livestream performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

This list is not comprehensive and there are still other things happening in the DSM community. Feel free to check your local news or other local sites for other offerings happening within your community.

You can count on The Partnership to continue to share accurate and fact-based updates as well. See more on COVID-19 here.

Find these tips useful? Find more business tools and information by visiting the Business Resources page.

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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 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.