Posted on 10/10/2017 at 09:57 AM by YMCA of Greater Des Moines
From carving pumpkins to running trails, painting masterpieces to tearing up dance floors, we’ve got a roundup of active, family friendly events coming your way in central Iowa!
Join the Walnut Creek YMCA for an inclusive environment for families and children with special needs on Sensory Friendly Sunday. The Y is excited to partner again with Animal Rescue League of Iowa, the Autism Society of Iowa and Easter Seals. See photos from last time!
Have some fun out in the fresh autumn air while giving back to your community at the South Suburban Y Harvest Party & Community Garden Fall Cleanup!
Enjoy carnival games, pumpkin painting and a costume contest judged by the West Des Moines Fire Department and West Des Moines Police Department at the Walnut Creek YMCA’s Fall Family Festival!
Hay rides, mini golf, food trucks, inflatables and more will be at the Ankeny Family YMCA’s Pumpkin Party!
Bring your little superheroes and ghouls to the Wellmark YMCA Trick-or-Treat Night; while the kids enjoy the goodies, parents can connect with local businesses and organizations and learn more about our community.
Face painting, a Hotel Transylvania screening, carnival games and a costume contest judged by the Des Moines Fire Department: don’t miss the Grubb YMCA Beggars’ Night Party!
The Boone YMCA’s Pumpkin Palooza includes games, hot dogs, special guests and costumes, of course!
Meanwhile at the Walnut Creek YMCA, kids will be enjoying a fall-themed Parents Night Out while the grownups enjoy an evening to themselves.
Drop in to the Walnut Creek YMCA for Family Art Saturday where you’ll have fun creating an original tree painting!
Head southeast to continue the excitement at the South Suburban YMCA’s Family Fun Day with trick-or-treating, open swim and more!
Finally, round out the evening at our Waukee YMCA for Healthy Halloween — a free family event offered in partnership with Blank Children's and Waukee APEX! Come for trick-or-treating, a Monster Mash dance party and lots of fun.
Of course, with a community as active as ours, we haven’t covered all the fun events coming up, so share more of your favorites in the comments!