Father’s Day in Des Moines

Father’s Day in Des Moines

Father’s Day in Des Moines

Father’s Day is a week away, falling on Sunday, June 21 this year. There are several ways to spend the day with your dad in Des Moines, Iowa. We have gathered a list of fun experiences to celebrate dad and all the other father’s in your life. How are you celebrating Father’s Day in Des Moines? Share with us below!


Adventureland is finally open for the season! Grab the family and enjoy a fun day full of rides. Before you go check out all of our tips and tricks while you are there and do not forget to purchase your discounted tickets using one of these codes.

Clive Drive-In

The Clive Aquatic Center may be closed for the season, but Clive Parks & Recreation are offering a fun option for their parking lot. Enjoy the Clive Drive-In on Sunday, June 21. The perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day. They will be showing “Onward”. Tickets are limited. Purchase your spot here.

Easter Lake Boat Rental

Does your dad love to fish or kayak? The Easter Lake Boat Rental offers a large selection of high-quality boats. Take dad out on the water and enjoy each other’s company! Afterward, cool off on the beach and take a swim.

Howell’s Pumpkin Patch

Goat cuddling is seriously the best therapy! Sign dad up to cuddle and bottle feed some adorable goats at Howell’s Pumpkin Patch in Cumming, Iowa. Afterward, play with dad in their fun play yard outdoors.

Jester Park Miniature Golf

Jester Park in Granger, Iowa is one of our favorite places to play and explore. Not only do they offer tons of hiking opportunities, bison, elk, water play, and more they have a miniature golf course! This fun course is fun for all ages. Grab dad and challenge him to a round of mini-golf.

Smash Park

Smash Park is the perfect place to play and eat with dad. Currently, you can reserve an outdoor area just for your group to follow social distancing. Bring your own games or play one they have available. Maybe dad is up for a Pickleball challenge?

Summerset Winery

Treat Dad to an afternoon of live music and a cold beverage at Summerset Winery in Indianola, Iowa. Dad’s get in FREE on Father’s Day and receive a complimentary glass of beer. This is something fun for the entire family! Bring lawn chairs, games, and enjoy live music outdoors.

Valley Community Center

Treat your father’s to some FREE ice cream at the Valley Community Center. Between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Pull through their circle drive and the VCC team will have your ice cream ready for you! This is not far from Smash Park. Maybe a fun pit stop on the way home after a day full of games.

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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