Things to Do
Memorial Day weekend is finally here, and Iowans are expected to go outside in full force.
Driving the news: Visits to state parks swelled in 2020 as Iowans and the rest of the country sought more opportunities to get outside at the height of the pandemic.
Festival season is in full swing and we are booked and busy in 2022, folks.
- Here are the top seven events happening in Des Moines, starting this week.
What: This festival brings together different Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Iowa around food, educational activities and live cultural entertainment.
Why it matters: Team Axios is in the lineup and we're sizing up our competition.
It's prime walleye season in Iowa. Did you know the magic doesn't start in the state's rivers, but rather, in giant fish lava lamps?
Driving the news: The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is busy hatching an astounding 145 million walleyes and stocking them into the state's waters this year.
Occasionally, I scroll through eBay just for kicks. This ad selling a 666 vanity telephone number caught my attention last week.
By the numbers: For just $22,666.66, you could own the devil's digits.
- That's up 10 spots from last year and ahead of places like Atlanta, San Diego and Tampa.
We're back with our second edition of "Saucy Questions," a new feature where we ask all our most pressing and... cheeky questions. In today's saucy seat: Kelly Foss.
State of play: Foss served as director of Des Moines' Downtown Farmers' Market for 23 years, helping it gain recognition as one of the best in the nation.
A new exhibit at Johnston's Gold Star Military Museum shares the stories of women who helped free or account for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.
- "League of Wives" will open to the public Thursday at 7pm, and run through Aug. 31.
- Admission is free.
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