Experience Zooktoberfest at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines


Des Moines is an especially prime place to be when fall arrives. The summer heat backs off a bit, and it’s time to get out and enjoy all the festivals and events. You certainly won’t want to miss this year’s Zooktoberfest! Oktoberfests are zany and fun loving to begin with, so why not pair one with a Zoo Brew event? You’ll get to see the zoo … [Read more...]

Embrace the Music At Des Moines’ Metro Arts 5K Rock ‘N Run


Looking for an excuse to get active? If so, slip on your sneakers and head outdoors for the Metro Arts 5K Rock 'N Run on September 20. Runners will make their way to the Clive Aquatic Center for this event, which is two miles from our apartments in West Des Moines at 1801 NW 114th Street. Organized by the MetroArtsAlliance, the rain or shine event … [Read more...]

Head to Downtown Des Monines for the 2014 World Food & Music Festival


Where can you find a huge sampling of the world's cuisine right at your fingertips? The answer is at Iowa's biggest cultural celebration, the World Food and Music Festival, now in its tenth year. This year, the festival is moving downtown which is conveniently close to our Sun Prairie apartments near Des Moines. The free festival is happening … [Read more...]

Dive in to the Waterfront Seafood Market


Eating a few portions of seafood each week could improve your overall health, so why not chow down on ocean-fresh fare at one of the businesses near our West Des Moines apartments? The Waterfront Seafood Market is a great place to find everything that you need! A restaurant and market in one, it is open Monday through Saturday. You can fill your plate … [Read more...]

Browse From More Than 100 Antique Dealers at West Des Moines’ Fall Antique Jamboree


Do you have a fascination for antiquities? Perhaps you want to admire rare relics from a different era? Whatever strikes your fancy, you are sure to be amazed at the collection of goods on display at the Fall Antique Jamboree. Free to attend, this rain or shine event will be held at Historic Valley Junction, which is six miles from our West Des Moines … [Read more...]