Ankeny, Iowa offers numerous opportunities to achieve a fulfilling lifestyle in Central Iowa, whether you like your days quiet, action-packed or somewhere in between. During the summer, swing by Ankeny Summerfest, held after the 4th of July, for a parade, music, a carnival and fireworks. During the winter season, you can get your shopping done early and support local artists and crafters at Santa's North Pole Village, featuring handcrafted items such as jewelry, furniture, clothing and holiday decor.
Throughout the year, the Ankeny Farmers Market provides a wide variety of products from seasonal produce, homemade baked goods, specialty food items, plants, homemade items and much more. You can also enjoy Ankeny's summer evenings under the stars at Ankeny Unplugged or Summer Sounds, two outdoor concert series, or watch a flick outside during Movies Under the Stars.
If you're looking for something a little more active, Ankeny boasts over 40 miles of trails, 40 parks, 2 aquatic centers and 3 golf courses. For a complete listing of events, attractions and activities, check out the Things to Do section of the City of Ankeny's website, where you can also learn more about living and working in this thriving community.
Ankeny's convenient location also makes it an easy drive to all of the Des Moines Metro area featured destinations, like the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa Cubs, the Science Center of Iowa, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market.