22. Enjoy the best BBQ in Des Moines from Woody’s Smoke Shack.
23. Make a sand castle at the Raccoon River Park beach.
25. Visit the Iowa State Fair and get some “stick” food.
26. Check out some Local Farmer’s Markets.
27. Have a camp out in the back yard.
28. Make homemade Popsicles and then eat them outside.
29. Sit under the stars and watch Fireworks.
30. Enjoy some water fun at Ashby Park at the Spraygrounds.
31. Have a dance party out on the deck.
32. Collect some fireflies.
33. Eat fresh watermelon and have a seed spitting contest.
34. Get artsy at the Des Moines Arts Festival.
36. Visit the Pirate Playground and Sprayground at Columbus Park
37. Make some mud pies.
38. Slip-N-Slide in the back yard.
39. Take Advantage of Free Summer Bowling on a rainy day.
40. Create a Pool noodle Obstacle Course.
41. Participate in VBS with the Kids.
42. Drive up to Ames and visit Reiman Gardens to enjoy the butterflies and beauty.