Family-Friendly Glow Wild 2021
Glow Wild, is back for 2021! This event is held by Polk County Conservation and Cumulus Media, this family-friendly event is fun for all ages! Glow Wild is held at the Jester Park Nature Center in Granger, Iowa right outside of the Des Moines metro area. Celebrate the end of summer with live music, fun outdoor activities, food, drinks, and friends on August 28 from 4 – 10 p.m.
This year, they are welcoming local Iowa bands and singer-songwriters to the stage for an evening full of live music for the entire family at Glow Wild 2021.
- Royce Johns | On stage @ 5 – 6 p.m.
- Suede | On stage @ 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Elizabeth Mary | On stage @ 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Make an afternoon of it and go on a tethered hot air balloon ride, canoeing, climbing, a horse-drawn wagon ride, hang around for the signature bonfire and explore many more fun activities throughout the evening at Glow Wild in Jester Park.
Feeling adventurous? Add a festival tent campsite to your ticket purchase for Saturday night! Campground #5 at Jester Park has been blocked off specifically for Glow Wild attendees. At $25 per tent, you will be able to safely enjoy all that Glow Wild has to offer and take advantage of the shuttle service provided to and from the event that evening. The maximum number of people per tent is 6. Each person who will be staying in your tent is required to purchase a Glow Wild ticket. Read more about festival camping for Glow Wild here.
Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides
This option is available to add to tickets upon check out. Please take note that tethered hot air balloon rides are dependent on wind conditions. Rides are NOT included within the ticket prices and must be purchased separately. There are a limited number of rides and you must purchase Glow Wild tickets to participate.
- $130 per group/basket | Unlimited passengers up to 600 lb. weight limit.
- Tickets are sold in hour time blocks: 6 -7p.m. | 7-8p.m. | 8-9p.m.
- 5 rides per time block.
- Please be present for the time block you purchase.
Festival Camping Tickets
This option is available to add to tickets upon check out. Camping passes are NOT included within the ticket prices and must be purchased separately. A limited number of sites are available. All campers must purchase Glow Wild tickets.
- Saturday Night Camping Only | $25
- Maximum number of people per tent: 6
- Each additional tent must purchase a camping ticket
- Children (ages 3 – 17) | $5
- Adults (ages 18+) | $15
- Children 2 & Under are Free
Des Moines Parent has teamed up with Polk County Conservation to give away one free admission ticket for you and your immediate family (children, significant other)! To enter to win click the button below and follow the directions.