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Easter fun in Siouxland

Easter is just around the corner! Easter 2021 will be on Sunday, April 5th, 2021. Consider this your headquarters for Siouxland Easter fun for kids. If you know of an egg hunt or other Eastery events happening this March in or around Sioux City, please send me an e-mail so I can get them added to the list! Easter Egg Hunts in and near Sioux City Sergeant Bluff Community Easter Egg Hunt This Easter egg hunt will be held at the Sergeant Bluff Rec Complex on Saturday, March 27th at 1pm Hosted by Sergeant Bluff Parks & Rec Department, National Honor Society, and Mayor's Youth Commission.  iHeartMedia "hop through" Easter egg hunt March 27th, 2021 starting at 10am Families are encouraged to drive through the Bomgaars parking lot to pick up an Easter treat bag in lieu of their annual Easter egg hunt at Grandview Park, while supplies last (more than 1000 treat bags available) Tentative The following organizations, businesses, and churches hosted Easter Egg hunts in

Summer Day Camps for Kids in Sioux City

Ready to plan your 2021 summer fun? Here are all the summer day camp opportunities I have found in the Sioux City area for this year, in alphabetical order. I'll put the basic info here and link to the host's website or Facebook page where you can find more details. This page will be updated throughout spring and summer 2021 as new day camps in the Sioux City area are announced. If covid-19 related closures are extended, I will try to reach out to as many of the hosting organizations as I can for an update on their plans, but I also encourage you to ask them directly if it is a concern for you as they will have the most up-to-date information. Summer Camps in Sioux City, Iowa Arena Sports Academy The Arena Sports Academy hosts creative and fun dance camps for kids from preschool to intermediate and advanced dance levels. Summer 2021 dance camps at the Arena cost $50-65 depending on the session chosen and all camps include a T-shirt. Prior dance experience is not req

Visiting Sioux City's Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

I'm excited to share all about one of my favorite places to visit in Sioux City with kids! One of Siouxland's big claims to fame is that it served as a major portion of the Corps of Discovery Expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Under the leadership of William Clark and Meriweather Lewis, the Corps followed the Missouri River north from Kansas City and west from Sioux City, exploring much of the Siouxland area along the way in late summer 1804. Their legacy remains not just in parks, monuments, and historical sites where they once trod, but also pervades naming in Sioux City, from the Explorers baseball team, to Clark elementary school, to streets like Lewis Boulevard, Clark Street, York Street, and Floyd Boulevard! And one of the best places to learn more about Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery Expedition is at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center.  What is the Lewis & Clark Interp

What Sioux City Families should know about Fazoli's

  Sioux City's newest eatery is opening soon (I have heard probably Tuesday, February 16th, but have not seen that confirmed anywhere official), and I can't wait to taste the buttery, garlicky deliciousness of their unlimited breadsticks and amazing pasta, with some refreshing Italian soda to wash it down. Sound good to you too? Read on for full details on what Fazoli's is and why it's so fun to have one here in Sioux City! I'll update this post with more specific details and some food pics after it opens and I go try it! Where is Fazoli's Sioux City? Sioux City's new Fazoli's is under construction in the former Pizza Hut at 3327 Singing Hills Blvd, next door to Austad's Golf and right across the street from Four Brothers.  What is Fazoli's? Fazoli's is a chain of fast food Italian restaurants known for inexpensive but delicious Italian-American fare. Their slogan is "Fast. Fresh. Italian." Founded in Kent

Football in Siouxland

With football's biggest game just around the corner (check out my top food and fun suggestions for Chiefs fans !), I thought it could be fun to talk about football in Siouxland. While we don't have any NFL teams (Chiefs and Vikings are about tied for closest NFL stadium to downtown Sioux City), we do have lots of football for fans to enjoy, from professional, collegiate, and high school teams:  Professional Indoor Football in Siouxland In 2000, the first indoor football team in Sioux City started as the Sioux City Attack. The team was renamed the Sioux City Bandits in 2001, thrived under the ownership of Bob Scott, and in 2021 was sold to J.R. Bond. The Bandits continue to be Sioux City's premier indoor football team. The Sioux City Bandits currently plays in the Champions Indoor Football League, after stints in the National Indoor Football League, United Indoor Football League, American Professional Football League, and Champions Professional Indoor Football League!  In t

Why Siouxland Families Love Palmer's Candy

One of my personal favorite things about Sioux City is that we have our very own candy factory, Palmer's Candy, and their factory store, the Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe.  If, when you hear "factory store", you picture some linolueum-clad dumping ground for production rejects of questionable quality, you're not picturing the Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe at all! The Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe is instead an adorable gourmet store that transports you back to the early 1900's, with a side of candy factory museum thrown in for good measure.  It's definitely one of the cutest places to shop in Siouxland, whether you're a local or visiting from out of town. Where is the Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe? The Palmer's candy store is at 405 Wesley Parkway in downtown Sioux City, Iowa, just off I-29. There is free parking at the Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe.