-ISU Dairy Barn open house Ames 6 – 11am
-Free stable tours Prairie Meadows 10am
-Fun Friday KangerooBoo 10am
-Story-time at Barnes/Noble Jordan Creek 10am
-The Berlin Quartet at Nollen Plaza noon
-Music on the plaza (inflatables) Altoona 5 – 8:30pm

-“Unwind” Gray’s Lake 5:30pm
-Father’s Day card craft Michaels 6 – 8pm
-Live Racing Prairie Meadows
-Pajamarama Barnes/Noble University 7pm
-Make Father’s Day cards Barnes/Noble Jordan Creek 7pm
-Drake Observatory 9pm
-Monsters vs. Aliens outdoor movie Ashby Park dusk

-Shrek Forever After outdoor movie Colby Park dusk
-Akeelah and the Bee outdoor movie Ankeny dusk

-Home builders assoc. garage sale 7 – 3pm
-Children’s safety event 8 – noon Ankeny
-Home Depot toolbox craft 9 – noon
-Free admission to Ankeny dog park & open house 9 – noon
-Yoga in the Park Gray’s Lake 9am
-Parade (Johnston Green Days) 10am
-Father’s Day key chain craft Michaels 10 – noon
-Father’s Day card craft Central library 11 – 4pm
-Storytime Barnes/Noble Jordan Creek 11am
-Public safety expo (take home DNA kits) Johnston 11:30 – 1:30pm
-Kids craft and balloon artist Johnston library noon – 5pm
-Creative Kidstuff event Jordan Creek 1 – 3pm (bring a shirt)
-Pottery Barn Kids Lego event Jordan Creek (time??)
-Kids crafts/activities Bass Pro Shop 2 – 4pm
-Music in the Park Easter Lake 6:30 – 8:30pm

-Dads get free mini golf at Toad Valley
-Dads/grandpas ride free with kids purchase at Union Park carousel

-Dads get free admission to Reiman Gardens in Ames
-Dads get free admission to the Botancial Center
-Dads get in Indianola pool free if accompanied by at least 1 child (plus free item from the snack bar)
-Yoga on the lawn West Des Moines 9am
-Kids crafts/activities Bass Pro Shop 2 – 4pm
-Music under the stars DSM Capital  6:30pm

Please confirms times/dates, I make mistakes!  Feel free to mention other events in the comment section.




3 Responses to “Free things to do around Des Moines this weekend (June 17 – 19)”

  1. Free Activities this weekend from Frugal Playground | Des Moines Coupons

    [...] Tweet There are some great FREE activities for your Father’s Day weekend!  Thanks to Kim at Frugal Playground for compiling this list and sharing with [...]

  2. Tammy

    Kim– have you ever tried out the kangarooboo storytime in valley junction… I see you have it listed but wondered what it was like.

    • admin

      I have been and it was really very good! I was only a little embarrassed because Max was so distracted by all the toys all around he had a hard time sitting still. I might try it again soon if he mellows out a bit. He’s normally pretty good during library story times/crafts, I should try it again!

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