Apr 12, 2024 - Things to Do

Things to do in Des Moines, including a Taylor Swift skating party

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Friday

🌺 Enjoy nature after dark during a Hawaiian luau at Jester Park Nature Center. 6-7pm. Free!

πŸ›Ό Skate to Taylor Swift's top hits at Skateland. Starts at 6pm. Registration: $14.

Saturday

πŸ˜† Laugh for a good cause. Watch a comedy fundraiser at The District Venue in Ankeny and help support mental health. 7-11pm. Tickets: $20.

πŸ‡±πŸ‡¦ Celebrate Lao New Year with a pageant and traditional dishes at 1804 E. Park Ave. in Des Moines and help raise money for a new DSM Buddhist temple building. 11am-7pm.

πŸš™ Monster Jam is back. Watch giant monster trucks tear up the dirt at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday at 1pm and 7pm and Sunday at 1pm. Tickets: $35.

🍎 Winterset Cidery is holding its last pop-up this weekend and will remain closed for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. 1-6pm Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday

🐢 Enjoy puppy yoga at Paws & Pints and hang out with adoptable puppies from AHeinz57! 11am and 12:30pm. Tickets: $15.

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