2016PlayDaycoverWEBAll-City Play Day

Wednesday, July 6
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Let's Play! The 9th Annual All-City Play Day will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This free event will take place at Wagner and Hawkeye parks, located next to Ankeny’s City Hall, 410 W First St. The City of Ankeny invites residents of all ages to attend this fun event dedicated to play. View more info and event map and guide.



Yoga in the Park

Saturdays, May 7 - Sept. 24, 2016
8 - 9 a.m.

Bring your yoga mat and join professional yoga instructors every Saturday morning May 7 through Sept. 24 for one hour of free outdoor yoga. Sponsored by UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. See more info and schedule of instructors.


movies under the starsMovies Under the Stars

Fridays, June 3-24 and July 15-29

Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite snack! Movies are free and begin at dusk. Sponsored by Veridian Credit Union. See full movie schedule.


SummerSoundsSummer Sounds Concert Series

Thursdays, June 16, June 23, July 14 and July 21
7 p.m.

The Summer Sounds Concert Series is held on Thursday nights. Live music will run from 7 - 8:30 p.m. These concerts are free and open to the public. Sponsored by John Deere. See full concert series schedule.

Ankeny Unplugged 2016

Saturday, July 30, 4-9 p.m.

ANKENY UNPLUGGED is an annual festival featuring live music, art and food, held at the Ankeny Bandshell in Wagner Park. All ages welcome.

2016 Ankeny Unplugged Line-up:
5 p.m. - Courtney Krause
6 p.m. - SIRES
7 p.m. - Chad Elliott
8 p.m. - Brazilian 2wins

Buy your tickets online, here. Cost is $5 for anyone age 21 and up, free admission for those age 20 and under. (Tickets will also be sold at the gate the day of the show but won't include any free drinks or 2 for 1 specials.) Ankeny Unplugged is organized, managed, and operated by the Ankeny Jaycees with assistance from the City of Ankeny.