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One of the greatest benefits of living in Iowa is experiencing four distinct seasons. There are few places on the planet with such a diverse climate.

Iowa summers are filled with sunshine and tropical weather. Our autumns are gorgeous with lots of cool, crisp days. Our winters cool things off with plenty of snow for outdoor fun. But it’s our springs that will make you want to call Iowa your home.

Springtime here is hard-earned. It takes its sweet time arriving, but when it does — BAM! It’s an explosion of sunny days, blooming flowers, and the most joyous emotional state of people who are so excited about the warmer temperatures.

Pictures of Tulip Time in Pella
Tulip Time in Pella

Any day above 50 degrees makes Iowans ditch our winter coats and pull on our favorite shorts. We open our windows, put down the convertible tops, hop on bikes and motorcycles, and truly make the most of the springtime.

If you’re new to central Iowa or just need a refresher on why it’s so enjoyable in the spring, here’s a list of seasonal activities compiled by Two Rivers Marketing associates:

Baseball game at Principal Park
Iowa Cubs baseball game at Principal Park

Want even more ideas to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine in Des Moines? Our writer Diane Heldt offers her own list of reasons to love an Iowa spring.

As always, if you have questions about our agency or living or working in Iowa, we want to hear from you! Contact us anytime.