It’s Party Time in Greater Des Moines’ Suburbs

What’s better than a BYOB (bring your own blanket) event? Whether you’re at Chill on the Hill or the Beaverdale Bluegrass Festival, scope out your own prime spot and enjoy the music. Photo: Chuko Cribb.

Who says city slickers get to have all the fun? Head to the suburbs this weekend to find a host of events and activities going on.

Start in Pleasant Hill on Friday for the weekly Chill on the Hill concert from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s act is local dance band Fahrenheit. Admission is $10 at the gate. If you’re in the mood for more live music, check out the free Beaverdale Bluegrass Festival on Saturday at Tower Park from 5 to 10 p.m. Hear four bluegrass-inspired musicians while enjoying a beer (or two) underneath the illuminated Allen Hazen Water Tower.

What’s more, on Friday and Saturday, you can also swing by the Clive Festival for a giant Slip-N-Slide and beverage garden (among other entertainment options), or check out the Waukee Arts Festival to browse more than 100 artist vendors, see musical performances and more.

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