Sep 2, 2022 - Things to Do

Des Moines Labor Day weekend plans

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Concertgoers watched the Des Moines Symphony last year at the Lauridsen Amphitheater. Photo: courtesy of Des Moines Symphony


๐Ÿ’š Hop in a glow foam party that's open to kids and adults at Sister's Place in Carlisle, 9pm-10pm.

๐Ÿ“ Enter the "Dink & Drink" pickleball tournament at Smash Park starting at 7pm. Registration is $30.


๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Take a free yoga class at Gray's Lake Park, 9am-10am.

๐Ÿ’ต Cheap movies: Tickets will be $3 at Regal Cinemas and AMC theaters on Saturday for National Cinema Day.

  • Locally, that includes Wynnsong, Cobblestone and Southridge.

๐ŸŒฎ The 10th annual "Taste of the Junction" festival is happening at Valley Junction, 2pm-10pm. The multicultural event is at Railroad Park.

๐ŸŽถ The Des Moines Symphony is playing free concerts at the Lauridsen Amphitheater.

  • Listen to to the music of Whitney Houston on Saturday and Hollywood tunes on Sunday.
  • Both start at 7:30pm.


๐Ÿถ Celebrate "Yappy Hour" at Peace Tree Brewing from 4pm-6pm. Proceeds help animals at the ARL.


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