Countdown to spring in Des Moines 2015

We’re just one week away from the official start to spring (it’s March 20). But we have a few other ways to measure the official start to spring here in Des Moines. Here are seven:

Snookies 2014 opening day is April 4. Feel free to camp out the night before. You won’t be the only one.

The Iowa Cubs open their 2015 home season Friday, April 17. The Cubs take on Oklahoma City at 7:08 p.m. at Principal Park in Des Moines.

The Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market opens May 2. The summer farmers market in the Court Avenue district downtown runs 7 am to noon on Saturdays.

Woodland Hills Golf Course opened today. All of Des Moines’ public golf courses appear to be open for the season as well.

The Drake Relays begin April 22. Get involved by running the Grand Blue Mile on April 21.

Spring means … football! The Iowa Hawkeyes play their 2015 spring game April 21 at 1 p.m. at Kinnick Stadium. The Iowa State Cyclones play their spring game April 11 in Ames. Attendance to the game is free.


And the best sign of spring … your furnace is off. Well, hopefully soon. Now is the perfect time to schedule your air conditioning tune-up (or to sign up for our maintenance plan) to make sure everything is working great when that first shot of hot summer weather arrives.