Best time to visit Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA

1 THING TO DO IN DES MOINES, IA (MARCH 28 - APRIL 07)

Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption

Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption

all year round • activity

A massive religious shrine built by a priest contains thousands of rare stones and minerals and is considered the largest humanmade grotto in the world

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National Balloon Classic

National Balloon Classic

July 30–August 7, 2021 • event

The premier ballooning festival in Iowa held since the 1970s

Iowa Fall Colors

Iowa Fall Colors

October • nature

Warm days and cool nights, very few insects, and the vibrant autumn colors make the fall season one of the best times in Iowa

Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair

August 12–22, 2021 • event

Feel the spirit of the Midwest, at one of the largest and best-known state fairs in the USA

Des Moines Christmas Lights

Des Moines Christmas Lights

November 26–December 31, 2020 • event

Experience the magic of Christmas in the capital of Iowa

Beaverdale Fall Festival

Beaverdale Fall Festival

September 17–18, 2021 • event

One of the most popular community festivals in Des Moines, Iowa

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