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Local Events - Dont forget to Check Them Out

by Jon Smith, CRB, CRS, GRI

The State Historical Museum has opened an exhibition that shares the stories of the Iowa residents who had supported the First World War. "Iowa and the Great War" is open every day through May 1, 2017 with more than 100,000 men and women from across Iowa who served in the military during the war. 

May Day is a a local event that celebrates the arrival of beautiful weather with a short hike through Brown's Woods. During the hike, many residents bring a May Day basket and look for spring wildflowers to take home with them. 

Local farm sites may seem mundane, but Living History Farms has changed it up. Engage in each of the working farms around the area, with a blacksmith, general store, print shop, and see the Flynn Mansion and Barn, both historic places. Open May 1 through August 27, Monday through Saturday. 


Des Moines Summer Festivals

by Jon Smith, CRB, CRS, GRI

Memorial day kicks off the summer season and our area offers many festivals and events all summer long to enjoy. From music to art and everything in between, Des Moines offers something to do for everyone! Summer always goes quick so take time to enjoy the below offerings throughout the area.


Greek Festival 2008

June 7 - 8

Eat and Be Greek! The Greek Food Fair of Des Moines promises to be another fun filled Greek weekend. The festival will be located on the grounds of St. George Greek Orthodox Church,1110 35th St. Des Moines, IA, 50311

Des Moines Arts Festival 

June 27 - 29

Come enjoy the sites in downtown Des Moines' Western Gateway Park. The De Moines Arts Festival features 175 professional juried artists, over 25 family and adult art activities  Performing Arts Stage,   24 eclectic food booths,2 stages hosting live music, 26 Non-profit organizations showcasing art activities,fireworks and much more. Admission is free.        

 Iowa State Fair 

August 7-17

In additon to the traditional rides and great food, the music line-up includes classic rock band Def Leppard with special guest Everclear, “High School Musical” sensations Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu, country superstar Josh Turner, and glam metal band Cinderella.

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Jon Smith, CRB, CRS, SRES, SFR
Iowa Realty
3521 Beaver Ave.
Des Moines IA 50310
Fax: 515-453-6404



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