March 2020 Things to do with Kids in Sioux City

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Each month I bring you info on family friendly events and activities in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one I have missed, please leave me a comment or send me an email. I will update my lists throughout the month as I hear of new things to do in Sioux City and our surrounding communities, so check back often for the latest scoop! I  recommend checking out my Event Lists tab to find our lists for other months, and this month, you may also enjoy my posts on St. Patrick's Day fun for Siouxland Families, Best Places to Play Inside in Siouxland, Snow Sports in Siouxland, and Best Places to Play Inside in Sioux Falls.

St. Patrick's Day fun for Siouxland Families

*This post will be updated with 2020 details as they become available*

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When Valentine's Day is over, down come the hearts and up go the shamrocks! If you too love the wearin' of the green, shamrock shakes, leprechauns and rainbows, blarney and shenanigans, you're in the right place. There are tons of things to do for St. Patrick's Day in Sioux City and in nearby cities (and cities a wee bit farther away), and here are some of my top picks:

Mardi Gras Fun for Siouxland Families

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Did you know it's already Mardi Gras season? While technically "Mardi Gras" refers to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which for 2020 means Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, the Mardi Gras season is celebrating from the time after Epiphany (January 6th, 12 days after Christmas) until the day before Ash Wednesday! And even more fun for Siouxland Families: our sister city is Lake Charles, Louisiana, which is basically the capital of family-friendly Mardi Gras! I reached out to the Lake Charles tourism office, and they responded with tons of Southern hospitality and great ideas for celebrating Mardi Gras with kids. I added a few of my own, and I hope they inspire you to have a great day with your family:

Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College

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Nebraska's most advanced planetarium isn't in Omaha or Lincoln, on the campus of a huge university. It's right here in Siouxland, in Wayne, Nebraska, and I got to check it out with my family recently! Here's a peek at what we found, with full details below:



Doesn't it look fun? Here's everything you'll want to know about the planetarium, which is officially known as the Fred G. Dale Planetarium, after Wayne State College professor Fred G. Dale, who taught geography at Wayne State College from the 1920's to the 1960's.

Best Pizza in Siouxland

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Looking for the best pizza in Sioux City and other parts of Siouxland?
I'm excited to tell you about the great pizzerias in and around Sioux City to get delicious pizza. We have a surprising number of tasty options for a city our size, each unique, and there's sure to be one that is exactly the kind of pizza you love. And as a special bonus, our friends at 1000 Degrees Pizza Sioux City are sponsoring a giveaway for a $25 giftcard in honor of National Pizza Day, so be sure to enter on the Siouxland Families Blog Facebook page!

Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure at Sioux City's Tyson Event Center

Graphics and video in this post are used with permission of the Tyson Events Center, who is sponsoring this post. 

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure is coming to Sioux City! If you have kids in the 2-8ish age range, there's a good chance they know and love the adorable puppy rescue heroes from Paw Patrol and would be thrilled about getting to see them live on stage.
Read on for full details on what to expect, how to buy tickets, and how you can enter to win your tickets for free!

Party like a KC Chiefs Fan!

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Football's biggest game is just around the corner, and the KC Chiefs are officially in it!!! I've had a KC Chiefs fan idea board on Pinterest for years, but thought it might be more convenient to have my favorite ideas all together in one blog post. So if you're looking for ways to party like a KC Chiefs fan this February, check out these ideas:

Michael Cody Drury at the Sioux City Art Center

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The Sioux City Art Center's latest exhibit is Infinite Jux by Michael Cody Drury, opening 1/25/2020. Here's what you should know about it:


Valentine’s Date Ideas in Sioux City

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Are you looking for a special way to spend Valentine’s Day in Sioux City? Whether you’re looking for a date that's sporty, foodie, musical, classic, or somewhere in between, Sioux City has great options for romance and fun with your Valentine this February. And in great news for Sioux City parents, the Sioux City Parks and Rec Department is hosting a "Parent's Night Out" on Friday, February 14th from 6-9pm for kids and teens 6-18 at the Long Lines Family Rec Center ($10 for advance registration and $15 at the door,) so your kids can have as much fun as you do while you're out on a romantic date!

So with that in mind, here are my top six recommendations for Valentine’s Day dates in Sioux City:

Midwesterners to Watch in the 2020 Olympic Season

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In August 2020, the eyes of the world will turn to Japan for amazing feats of athleticism at the Tokyo Olympics. While part of the fun is cheering for and celebrating athletes from around the globe and all across our nation, I also love knowing specifically about the athletes from our area. If you do too, read on to find out some of the athletes with Midwestern roots that you should watch in the 2020 Olympic Season. For purposes of this post, I'm including people from the Midwest who are currently living somewhere else for training (for example, Dempster Christenson from Sioux Falls is training at the Olympic training center in Colorado) but I'm not including people whose only Midwest connection is attending college in the Midwest.

Several Midwest athletes have already qualified for Team USA, and I'm also including those who are likely qualifiers in sports that have not yet set their rosters or had their qualifying competitions or races. I'll try to update throughout the spring and summer as people qualify and are officially on the team! If you have a recommendation for an athlete I should include, please let me know so I can add them.

Also, be sure to catch the 2020 US Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Nebraska this June to cheer on our nation's best aquatic athletes without flying to Japan!


February 2020 Family Friendly Events in Siouxland

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Each month I bring you info on family friendly events and activities in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one I have missed, please leave me a comment or send me an email. I will update my lists throughout the month as I hear of new things to do in Sioux City and our surrounding communities, so check back often for the latest scoop! I  recommend checking out my Event Lists tab to find our lists for other months, and this month, you may also enjoy my posts on Valentine's Day in Siouxland Best Places to Play Inside in Siouxland, Snow Sports in Siouxland, and Best Places to Play Inside in Sioux Falls.


Valentine's Day Fun for Siouxland Families

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2020 is a Friday and there are lots of lovely things to do in Sioux City and Sioux Fall to get into the spirit, including several where you can make a one-of-a-kind gift for your valentine! Consider this your ultimate guide to Valentine's Day in Sioux City and Sioux Falls, and check back often, as I'll update throughout the coming weeks as new events and details are shared.

Kids Events in Siouxland January 2020

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Each month I bring you info on family friendly events and activities in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one I have missed, please leave me a comment or send me an email. I will update my lists throughout the month as I hear of new things to do in Sioux City and our surrounding communities, so check back often for the latest scoop! I  recommend checking out my Event Lists tab to find our lists for other months, and this month, you may also enjoy my posts on Best Places to Play Inside in Siouxland, Snow Sports in Siouxland, and Best Places to Play Inside in Sioux Falls.