Labor Day weekend plans?

September 2, 2009 —

Just a reminder: this weekend is Labor Day. DMU will be closed on Monday. I apologize if you go through withdrawals. I understand your pain. Ha ha.

Not to worry though, there’s plenty to keep you entertained, regardless of your interests! There’s a blues fest at Living History Farms Saturday & Sunday. This weekend kicks off the first of 3 weekends for the Des Moines Renaissance Faire. Saturday night is a local MMA show. Or you could make it your goal to taste most of these “best in Des Moines” foods.

I’ll be out on a boat at Saylorville/Big Creek area. There’s plenty to do, everything from renting a boat to renting a shelter or just enjoying the free disc golf course or volleyball area, walking/biking trails and playground!

There are literally HUNDREDS of options for fun this weekend. Since we’re gettin a jump-start on it (this being only Wednesday…), please leave a comment & share your idea for fun this weekend!

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


  • Nate

    The Midwest Cage Championships are pretty sweet. I have some guys out there. How many MMA events do you attend?

  • Courtney

    Hey Nate, I attend most of the metro Iowa thai or mma events. Who are your guys?

  • Seth Stevenson

    Going to the UNI v Iowa game tomorrow :D

  • Chris S

    I am going to the UNI vs. Iowa game and I was thinking of starting my patio project this weekend. Not sure if that will happen, all depends on the weather.

  • Livorno

    It’s Labor Day Weekend. Have a nice day!!

  • Labor Day

    It is almost Labor Day 2010!