Mar 15, 2024 - Things to Do

Things to do in Des Moines, including a St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Friday

🚙 Buy some new wheels: All Iowa Auto Show is at Hy-Vee Hall. 11am-7pm Friday and Saturday. Noon-6pm Sunday. Free!

⚽️ Watch a game: Iowa Raptors vs Iowa Demon Hawks at Buccaneer Arena in Urbandale at 7pm. Tickets: $20

🎶 Experience Broadway: "Funny Girl" runs through Sunday at the Civic Center. Tickets: $40+.

Saturday

🧹 Clean up your act: Free compost and trash drop-off sites are open for DSM residents. 7am-2pm.

🙋‍♀️ Get answers: The DSM Taxpayer Assistance Center in downtown's Neal Smith Federal Building is open. 9am-4pm. Free!

🎢 Find a summer gig: Adventureland is hiring more than 1,000 employees for the upcoming season. A job fair is 10am-3pm at Adventureland Inn or apply online.

🦸‍♀️ Geek out! Cosplay as your favorite character and learn how finding your inner hero can boost your mental health. 1-4pm at Franklin Avenue Library. Free!

☘️ Celebrate: Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl in downtown starts at Hessen Haus with a required check in. 4pm-6pm. Tickets: $10-30.

Sunday

✂️ Eradicate invasive species: Volunteer to remove unwanted plants and litter at Easter Lake. 10am.

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