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Adel, Iowa is home to approximately 3,682 people and has been steadily growing since 1847 to become the community it is today. It's a charming, friendly, small town with bricked downtown streets just a few miles west of the Des Moines metro area. If you’re looking for a city that offers unique shops, friendly service and welcoming hospitality, you'll love it here.

Located just off of the beaten path, Adel offers numerous recreational activities like camping, biking, and canoeing. The Raccoon River Trail runs right through town, which features 56 miles of paved trails winding through the natural beauty of Dallas, Guthrie and Greene counties. Kinnick/Feller Park is Adel’s largest and oldest park and provides residents with are volleyball courts, softball fields, a football field, as well as the city’s swimming pool, boat ramp to Raccoon River, playground equipment and full park amenities including grills, restrooms and park shelters.

If you’re looking for festivals and community events that happen all year, Adel is the community for you! In May, the Annual Atherton House Spring Kiln Opening brings together traditional, whimsical, functional, decorative pottery from 90 creative Americana potters. Enjoy a special collection of tiles and pottery, along with artist talks, wine and food. The All Iowa Wine Festival, an annual event held in June brings together wine, food, music and a relaxed atmosphere where you can sample the premier of local Iowa wines. In August, come celebrate with the community at the annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival that features 7 tons of delicious sweet corn, one of the largest parades in Iowa, music, dancing, a car show, a 5K and much more. Stick around for the Dallas County Fair just north of Adel for six days of Grand Stand shows, livestock exhibits, rodeo events, live concerts, race events and more during this entertaining week!

Other events throughout the year include reading programs, musical performances, movie nights, ice cream socials and more. For more information on current and annual events, living in Adel and more, check out the Discover Adel website or the Adel Chamber of Commerce website.

When you want to get away, Adel is a short drive to all of the top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market.  For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Adel and the Des Moines Metro area.

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