DSM 411: May 22nd, 2019

This episode discusses things happening around Des Moines in May, 2019. Updates include events and other spots throughout the city. Check out the list of events below, or subscribe to the podcast following these easy instructions

Family Friendly

CelebrAsian 2019
The Iowa Asian Alliance is hosting the 17th Annual CelebrAsian Festival this weekend in the Western Gateway Park. The festival will include over a dozen Asian Villages where you can experience authentic Asian food, educational activities, and live cultural entertainment. The Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Iowa come together to showcase cultural exhibits, history, food, performance artists, sports, martial arts, and family-friendly activities.
Where: Western Gateway Park
When: Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th, from 11am to 10pm
Cost: Free
Link to more information 


Out to Lunch
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting the Out to Lunch series, which is a weekly event on Wednesdays during lunchtime that features food trucks and vendors along with live music at various Downtown Des Moines locations. This event is free and open to the public.
Where: Various locations around Downtown Des Moines
When: Wednesdays, May 22nd through June 26th from 11am – 1:30pm
Cost: Free to attend
Link to more information

Summer in the City
There is a free monthly concert series called Summer in the City, which is held in parks throughout Des Moines. The first concert in the series will be held at Greenwood Park, this Saturday, May 25th at 5:15pm. It will feature the husband and wife folk/pop duo, The Well Pennies.
Where: Sylvan Amphitheater at Greenwood Park, 4500 Grand Ave.
When: Saturday, May 25th, doors at 4:30, music at 5:15pm
Cost: Free
Link to more information


Principal Charity Classic
The Principal Charity Classic is a golf competition held at the Wakonda Club each year. The event will pull in 78 PGA Tour players for the 3-day tournament which will also raise money for non-profits that support children throughout Iowa.
Where: Wakonda Club
When: May 31st (10:30-1), June 1st (2-4:30), and June 2nd (1:30-4)
Cost: 1-day tickets are $25 and kids under 15 get in free
Link to more information

Restaurant Scene

This East Village tiki bar is opening on Thursday, May 23rd. They’ve posted their drink menu, and it includes poolside classics like mojitos, Dark and Stormys, and Caipirinha. Classic Tiki variations like Mai Tais, Pina Coladas and Singapore Slings, and six house cocktails, and two options for drink bowls to share.
Where: 440 E Grand, East Village
When: Opens May 23rd
Link to more information

The Thing You Know About

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day, which is a holiday that’s easy to dismiss as a simple 3-day weekend. If you’re wanting to focus on the reason for the holiday, there is a free Memorial Day program, open to the public at the Iowa Events Center. The event will remember and honor all those who have dedicated their lives to serve our country, and will feature various speakers, an honored guest and a massing of the colors ceremony.
Where: Iowa Events Center– Vets Memorial, 833 5th St., Des Moines
When: Monday, May 27th at 11am
Cost: Free
Link to more information

The Thing You Don’t Know About

Ingersoll Food Walking Tour
Tour the Ingersoll Avenue District with a group of friends to have a fun, unique night out in one of the top dining areas of Des Moines. The tour starts with a brief history of the district before your local food tour begins. Enjoy delicious food tastings from a variety of fresh, unique and locally owned restaurants as well as wine or cocktails to accompany the chef created food tastings.
Where: Meet outside Star Bar, 2811 Ingersoll Ave
When: Weekly on T, W, Th, F, Sa from 5-8pm
Cost: $49 per person
Link to more information and tickets

Looking Ahead

Adventureland Season Tickets
If you plan to head to Adventureland more than a few times this summer, the 2019 Season Passes are on sale with $10 off per ticket through May 31st. But don’t forget to also use one of the discount codes distributed by Hy-Vee, Casey’s and Iowa State Bank to get another $10 off per ticket, including daily tickets!
Where: 3200 Adventureland Dr., Altoona
When: Discounted season tickets though May 31st
Cost: Daily adult tickets $35 (with discount code) Season tickets $130 (with discount code)
Link to more information and tickets

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