Jun 6, 2024 - Things to Do

What's happening in DSM this weekend

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Friday

🛼 Family Skate Night at Brenton Skating Plaza. Bring your own roller blades or skates, 5-9pm. Admission is $5.

🏳️‍🌈 Capital City Pride Pridefest includes multiple events and entertainment in downtown DSM, 5-11pm Friday; 6:30am-11pm Saturday; 10am-3:45pm Sunday.

  • Sunday's parade starts at noon. Free!

Saturday

⚾️ Emancipation Day + Historic Baseball at Living History Farms, 9am-4pm. Admission is $13-$19, free for kids 1 or younger.

🦝 Raccoon River Palooza games and entertainment at Raccoon River Park in WDM, 8am-8pm. Free!

🏎 Greater Des Moines Soapbox Derby at Ewing Park, starting at 9:30am. Free admission for spectators!

Sunday

🏊🏼‍♀️ Ironman 70.3 Des Moines triathlon starts at Gray's Lake at 6:30am and ends with a 4pm awards ceremony. Free admission for spectators!

  • Pro tip: Ironman Village at Cowles Commons is where athletes commonly gather.

⚾️ Iowa Cubs vs. Toledo at Principal Park at 1:08pm. Tickets start at $10.

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