Mar 22, 2024 - Things to Do

Things to do in Des Moines this weekend, including March Madness parties and Easter egg hunts

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Friday

πŸ€ Hoops & Hops is back at Cowles Commons. Watch March Madness with the comfort of a heated tent, food trucks and beer! 11am-9pm today and tomorrow. Free!

🍺 Commemorate Peace Tree's 14th anniversary with a "Strawberry Blonde" β€” the strawberry version of Blonde Fatale. Starts today at noon.

Saturday

🐀 Build a birdhouse with Des Moines Parks & Rec at MacRae Park. 10am. Registration: $10 under nature programs.

βœ‚οΈ It's Midwest BeardFest at The Hall in West Des Moines. Watch people shave their beards to raise money for Unravel Iowa, a pediatric cancer nonprofit. 11am-4pm. Tickets: $20.

🐰 Easter Egg Hunts: Stop by the Waveland Park Easter egg hunt at Perkins Elementary. 10am. Free!

  • Or: Journey Church of Urbandale is hosting an Easter egg hunt for kids with special needs. 3-5pm. Free!

Sunday

🐱 Cat lovers, unite! Watch the 6th annual NY Cat Film Festival at the Varsity. 1pm. Tickets: $13.

πŸ•‰ Celebrate Holi at the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of Iowa near Madrid. There will be a fire, color throwing, dancing and food. 11am-1pm. Free!

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