Things To Do In Highland Park, Des Moines


Iowa Chocolate Festival: Iowa Chocolate Festival Admission for Two or a Family of Four on May 21 or 22 (Up to 38% Off)

Iowa Chocolate Festival Admission for Two or a Family of Four on May 21 or 22 (Up to 38% Off)

Iowa Chocolate Festival

Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center

Local chocolate shops come together for a weekend of sweets, treats, contests, and games

$16 $10

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The Carry Academy: $25 for an Online Concealed-Carry Permit Course ($49.99 Value)

$25 for an Online Concealed-Carry Permit Course ($49.99 Value)

The Carry Academy

 

Class with a firearms-safety training video led by NRA-certified instructor; after completion, pupils can apply for concealed-carry permits

$49.99 $25

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Felton Training Group: $29.99 for an Online Multi-State Concealed-Carry Permit Course from Felton Training Group ($60 Value)

$29.99 for an Online Multi-State Concealed-Carry Permit Course from Felton Training Group ($60 Value)

Felton Training Group

 

Online course completed at your convenience. Upon completion you receive a certificate you may use to apply for a permit valid in 29 states

$60 $29.99

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced teacher helps beginner and intermediate students and musicians learn how to improve their piano or keyboard playing

$316 $10

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Wizard World Comic Con: Wizard World Comic Con on May 13 or 15

Wizard World Comic Con on May 13 or 15

Wizard World Comic Con

Iowa Events Center

Stars of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Once Upon a Time convene during an annual celebration of all things comic book and science fiction

$41.97 $20.98

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Paint Nite: $25 for Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite ($45 Value)

$25 for Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite ($45 Value)

Paint Nite

Des Moines

Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.

$45 $25

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Dynamic E-Course: $29 for a Learn-to-Draw Online Course from Dynamic E-Course ($1,170 Value)

$29 for a Learn-to-Draw Online Course from Dynamic E-Course ($1,170 Value)

Dynamic E-Course

 

Get comfortable drawing human figures, buildings, cars, faces, and other models by the end of the course while earning a certificate

$1,170 $29

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Project Appleseed: Admission for a Child or Adult to a Project Appleseed Event (Up to 33% Off)

Admission for a Child or Adult to a Project Appleseed Event (Up to 33% Off)

Project Appleseed

 

Participants will learn gun safety and shooting marksmanship from a certified rifle training program. Appropriate for all skill levels.

$20 $14

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e-Careers: $25 for an Online Sewing Course from e-Careers ($504 Value)

$25 for an Online Sewing Course from e-Careers ($504 Value)

e-Careers

 

Learn how to mend and customize clothes and create textile products for profit with this easy-to-use online course

$504 $25

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Bartender & Barista: Online Bartending, Catering, and Other Food Service Training Courses from Bartender & Barista (Up to 96% Off)

Online Bartending, Catering, and Other Food Service Training Courses from Bartender & Barista (Up to 96% Off)

Bartender & Barista

 

Begin training for a career in catering, bartending, food service, or hotel management in a program designed for aspiring professionals

$199 $9

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Rockstar Academy (96% Off).

One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Rockstar Academy (96% Off).

Rockstar Academy

 

Guitar lessons for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced student from an experienced teacher

$237 $10

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Blue Mountain Training Solutions: Online Garden and Landscape Certification Course from Blue Mountain Training Solutions (91% Off)

Online Garden and Landscape Certification Course from Blue Mountain Training Solutions (91% Off)

Blue Mountain Training Solutions

 

This online curriculum covers all the topics necessary for certification in garden design

$330 $29

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A.D.A.T.: Basic or Advanced Online Concealed Carry Course from  A.D.A.T. (Up to 63% Off)

Basic or Advanced Online Concealed Carry Course from A.D.A.T. (Up to 63% Off)

A.D.A.T.

 

Online video courses qualify IA, OR, ID, WY, and VA state residents to apply for their state permit for Concealed Carry

$90 $35

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SkillSuccess: $9 Online Music Courses from SkillSuccess (95% Off). Five Options Available.

$9 Online Music Courses from SkillSuccess (95% Off). Five Options Available.

SkillSuccess

 

Students learn the skills to play musical instruments through video lectures; no prior experience necessary

$199 $9

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Mixology Training: $29 for On-Demand Master Beer-Brewing Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$29 for On-Demand Master Beer-Brewing Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

In online course, master brewer Bob Sylvester delves deep into the beer-brewing process, from sanitation and hop variety to equipment setup

$595 $29

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CraftBeerAtHome.com: $25 for Lifetime Membership to Craft Beer Brewing Online Course from CraftBeerAtHome.com ($199 Value)

$25 for Lifetime Membership to Craft Beer Brewing Online Course from CraftBeerAtHome.com ($199 Value)

CraftBeerAtHome.com

 

The lifetime access course details the differences between various beers and walks students through step-by-step instruction for brewing

$199 $25

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Express Bartender: $9 for Lifetime Access to a Certified Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

$9 for Lifetime Access to a Certified Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

 

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

$79.97 $9

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BeatsBlueprint: $5 for Online 30-Day Beginner Music-Production Course from BeatsBlueprint ($199 Value)

$5 for Online 30-Day Beginner Music-Production Course from BeatsBlueprint ($199 Value)

BeatsBlueprint

 

Students follow along with 35 video lectures, learning everything from sound design to music theory, and create a song from start to finish

$199 $5

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SkillSuccess: $19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course teaches piano-playing basics, helping complete novices reach the level of early intermediate standard pianist

$199 $19

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SkillSuccess: $5 for a Online Beginner's Salsa-Dancing Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$5 for a Online Beginner's Salsa-Dancing Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

This online course uses easy-to-follow instructions to teach beginners how to salsa dance

$199 $5

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Center Stage Guitar Academy: Guitar-Lesson Package or One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Guitar-Lesson Package or One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

 

High-quality video guitar lessons shot from many angles teach everything from guitar basics to specific songs

$40 $9

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Center Stage Ukulele Academy: $15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

$15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Ukulele Academy

 

Knowledgable ukulele expert teaches newbies the ropes with helpful, easy-to-follow instructional videos

$108 $15

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Mixology Training: $39.99 for an Online Wine-Making Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$39.99 for an Online Wine-Making Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

Learn how to make wine from the comfort of your own home with this online wine-making course led by a master wine maker

$595 $39.99

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Drake University : Summer Volleyball Camps at Drake University (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Summer Volleyball Camps at Drake University (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Drake University

Knapp Center

Experienced coaches lead camps that develop fundamental skills; high school camps incorporate advanced elements

$210 $119

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Rockstar Academy: $19 for a Six-Month Access to All-Instrument Online Course Rockstar Academy ($125 Value)

$19 for a Six-Month Access to All-Instrument Online Course Rockstar Academy ($125 Value)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced teacher helps beginner and intermediate students and musicians learn how to improve skills in guitar, piano, vocals, & drums

$125 $19

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Wolfgang Puck Cooking School: Online Subscriptions to Wolfgang Puck Cooking School (Up to 83% Off). Four Options Available.

Online Subscriptions to Wolfgang Puck Cooking School (Up to 83% Off). Four Options Available.

Wolfgang Puck Cooking School

 

Follow along with the famed chef as he prepares pasta sauce, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, and other classic dishes in online videos

$29.85 $5

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CreatorUp: How to Become a Cinematographer or How to Make a Short Film Online Course from CreatorUp (Up to 83% Off)

How to Become a Cinematographer or How to Make a Short Film Online Course from CreatorUp (Up to 83% Off)

CreatorUp

 

Online courses offer students the basics of visual storytelling or a comprehensive introduction to screenwriting, production, and directing

$60 $10

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Mary Kay Jenny: Planting Flowers and Vegetables Course, Garden Design Certification Course, or Both at Mary Kay Jenny (98% Off)

Planting Flowers and Vegetables Course, Garden Design Certification Course, or Both at Mary Kay Jenny (98% Off)

Mary Kay Jenny

 

Learn to plant thriving gardens based on climate and soil quality, and get an understanding of the elements of successful garden design

$410 $9

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Rockstar Academy (81% Off)

One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Rockstar Academy (81% Off)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced guitar teacher helps beginners learn how to grip, play, and eventually improvise on the ukulele during online lessons

$79 $15

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EventTrix: $19 for an Accredited Online Wine-Appreciation Course from EventTrix ($199 Value)

$19 for an Accredited Online Wine-Appreciation Course from EventTrix ($199 Value)

EventTrix

 

Learn how to properly evaluate and appreciate wine with a course that covers grape varieties, winemaking, and the wine-tasting process

$199 $19

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ProBartenderTraining.com: Lifetime Access to Online Bartending Certification Course at ProBartenderTraining.com ($99.95 Value)

Lifetime Access to Online Bartending Certification Course at ProBartenderTraining.com ($99.95 Value)

ProBartenderTraining.com

 

16 interactive lessons teach students how to use bar tools and pouring techniques to create 125 cocktails

$99.95 $19

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PBS Bartending School: Online Bartending, Flair Bartending & Card Dealer Course from PBS Bartending School ($99.50 Value)

Online Bartending, Flair Bartending & Card Dealer Course from PBS Bartending School ($99.50 Value)

PBS Bartending School

 

Students learn drink recipes, bartending, and card-dealing skills in a course that prepares them to work as professional bartenders

$99.50 $19

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Bar Virgin: 81% Off Lifetime Access to an Online Bartender Certification Program

81% Off Lifetime Access to an Online Bartender Certification Program

Bar Virgin

 

Online bartending class includes 80 lessons covering topics like drink recipes and trade secrets; concludes in bartender certification

$99.95 $19

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SkillSuccess: $5 for a Beginner Children's Piano Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$5 for a Beginner Children's Piano Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course uses video lectures to teach beginners how to locate notes, play with proper positioning, and effective practice techniques

$199 $5

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FIGHT2FITNESS: $20 for 30 Kickboxing and Fitness Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

$20 for 30 Kickboxing and Fitness Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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PBS Bartending School: Online Bartending Course from PBS Bartending School ($99.50 Value)

Online Bartending Course from PBS Bartending School ($99.50 Value)

PBS Bartending School

 

Students learn drink recipes and bartending skills during this online course that prepares them to work as professional bartenders

$99.50 $15

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SkillSuccess: $5 for an Online Violin Course from SkillSuccess.com ($199 Value)

$5 for an Online Violin Course from SkillSuccess.com ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online courses teaches students how to hold and play the violin

$199 $5

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Wine Pairing Course: $19 for Online Wine-Pairing Class from Wine Pairing Course ($59 Value)

$19 for Online Wine-Pairing Class from Wine Pairing Course ($59 Value)

Wine Pairing Course

 

Through engaging videos, students learn to distinguish different types of wine and match them with the foods that draw out flavor profiles

$59 $19

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Mixology Training: $19 for an Online Wine Pairing and Tasting Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$19 for an Online Wine Pairing and Tasting Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

Learn how to examine and evaluate wines with your senses and how to create an exemplary dining experience by pairing wine with food

$595 $19

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Starterfish: $25 for an Online Musical-Artist Management Master Course from Starterfish ($430 Value)

$25 for an Online Musical-Artist Management Master Course from Starterfish ($430 Value)

Starterfish

 

This course covers artist-management fundamentals such as finding talent, managing spending and copyrights, booking gigs, and touring

$430 $25

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SkillSuccess: $5 for an Online Learn Harmonica Today Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$5 for an Online Learn Harmonica Today Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Harmonica instructor’s video lectures teach beginners how to play the instrument and add flourishes linked to certain styles like the blues

$199 $5

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Gravy For The Brain: $19 for an Online Drumming for Beginners Course from Gravy for the Brain ($219 Value)

$19 for an Online Drumming for Beginners Course from Gravy for the Brain ($219 Value)

Gravy For The Brain

 

Online course taught by an industry expert helps students learn the basics of drumming, eventually enabling them to play on a kit in a band

$219 $19

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02Skills: $69 for Lifetime Access to Master Animation Course Bundle from 02Skills ($695 Value)

$69 for Lifetime Access to Master Animation Course Bundle from 02Skills ($695 Value)

02Skills

 

Seven courses amount to 30 hours of online training in HTML, JavaScript, Tween, and AS3 GSAP

$695 $69

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Outstanding Guitar Video Course: $8 for a Downloadable Online Guitar-Lesson Course from Outstanding Guitar Video Course ($100 Value)

$8 for a Downloadable Online Guitar-Lesson Course from Outstanding Guitar Video Course ($100 Value)

Outstanding Guitar Video Course

 

Step-by-step coaching program teaches beginner/intermediate students how to master the acoustic or electric guitar and build basic skills

$100 $8

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The Little Food Academy: $59 for Recipe to Retail Online Food-Business Course from The Little Food Academy ($599 Value)

$59 for Recipe to Retail Online Food-Business Course from The Little Food Academy ($599 Value)

The Little Food Academy

 

8-week course preps culinary entrepeneurs to get their stuff on shelves by teaching the basics of production, pricing, sales, and promotion

$599 $59

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Salted: 6- or 12-Month Online Cooking-Lesson Subscription to Salted (Up to 54% Off)

6- or 12-Month Online Cooking-Lesson Subscription to Salted (Up to 54% Off)

Salted

 

Acclaimed chefs teach everything from how to dice vegetables to how to make Korean bibimbap; online videos make it easy to follow along

$59.94 $29

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No More To-Go: 6- or 12-Month Healthy-Meal-Plan Membership from No More To-Go (Up to 70% Off)

6- or 12-Month Healthy-Meal-Plan Membership from No More To-Go (Up to 70% Off)

No More To-Go

 

Receive weekly menus, recipes, and shopping lists each Friday via email; all recipes provide substitutions to make the meal meatless

$34 $12

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Simplilearn: Online Video Game-Development Courses from Simplilearn (Up to 95% Off). Two Courses Available.

Online Video Game-Development Courses from Simplilearn (Up to 95% Off). Two Courses Available.

Simplilearn

 

Learn how to create video games with an online introductory course or all-in-one development suite; prior coding knowledge not required

$399 $19

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SkillSuccess: $19 for Beginner-Ukulele Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for Beginner-Ukulele Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

The online course teaches ukulele basics, including how to care for it, strumming, and music theory

$199 $19

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Select Local Merchants

  • Scooter & Babs Sports Bar and Grille
    Swing by Scooter and Babs Sports Bar and Grille in Des Moines for your next meal. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal. Head on over to Scooter and Babs Sports Bar and Grille for weekday and weekend happy hour. Warm weather brings out Scooter and Babs Sports Bar and Grille's highly coveted patio seating. The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Scooter and Babs Sports Bar and Grille. Casual clothing is the name of the game at Scooter and Babs Sports Bar and Grille, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles. With a parking lot adjacent to Scooter and Babs Sports Bar and Grille, you won't get stuck circling the block. For a quick and easy payment solution at Scooter and Babs Sports Bar and Grille, pay by major credit card.
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    918 East Euclid Avenue
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Hull Avenue Tavern
    Grab some friends and head on over to Hull Avenue Tavern for great pub grub. With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Hull Avenue Tavern is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour. Open air seating is ready for diners at Hull Avenue Tavern when the weather is warm. Be aware of the restaurant's no-reservation policy, as weeknights tend to get packed. Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal. Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with Hull Avenue Tavern's delicious pub food?
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    834 Hull Avenue
    Des Moines, IA US
  • 14th Street Tavern
    Chow down on all of your pub favorites at 14th Street Tavern. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu. Looking for a good happy hour? Head to 14th Street Tavern and treat yourself to a bite or a drink for a discounted price. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at 14th Street Tavern. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time. Take it nice and easy at 14th Street Tavern, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to 14th Street Tavern. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at 14th Street Tavern — swing by for your favorite meal. Isn't it time to go to a pub that doesn't take their food lightly? 14th Street Tavern makes tasty bites that maximize the meaning of indulgence.
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    3418 East 14th Street
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Bigdog Billiards Inc
    Regardless of what your skill level is, Big Dog Billiards pool hall in Des Moines is a great place to play a fun and friendly game of pool. Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this club has the restaurant just for you. Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Big Dog Billiards during the slower weekday hours. Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Big Dog Billiards for easy access to parking lots. So rack 'em up at Big Dog Billiards! Des Moines' number one pool hall is ready for you to have some fun.
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    4510 Northeast 14th Street
    Des Moines, IA US
  • NB Golf Cars
    With more than 40 years of experience, the salesmen and mechanics at NB Golf Cars know their way around all kinds of off-road sports, trail, and utility vehicles. In addition to packing their showrooms with the latest commercial and industrial models, they also keep owners motoring smoothly with thorough inspections, tune-ups, and repair services.
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    4509 NE 14th St
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Linn's Super Market
    Check off the items on your grocery list at Linn's Super Market in Des Moines and get a bang for your buck. If you always seem to have one foot out the door, breakfast can be tricky. For a quick and easy solution, a box of cereal is right up your alley. Spices and seasonings are a kitchen staple, so explore the selection at this fun store. Linn's Super Market makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it. Feeling hungry? Canned food from Linn's Super Market makes for a quick and tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner option. For mouthwatering meats at an affordable price, head over here and get a bang for your buck. Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Linn's Super Market and get cooking. Here you can find a variety of tasty frozen food items, all of which make a great meal solution for busy families. Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs. Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Linn's Super Market serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads. Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated. A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards. Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Linn's Super Market's impressive coffee and tea connection. If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here. When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before. Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner. If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Linn's Super Market for all your protein and calcium needs. If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Linn's Super Market. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Linn's Super Market. If you have a recipe you have been dying to try, pick up the ingredients at Linn's Super Market in Des Moines and start cooking.
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    3805 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA US

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