Skip to main content


Featured Post

June Events for Siouxland Families

Recent posts

Guide to Crystal Cove Park in South Sioux City, Nebraska

Crystal Cove Park, nestled in a South Sioux residential area, is a cute park well worth a visit! What is Crystal Cove Park? Crystal Cove Park is one of South Sioux City's premier parks, consisting of a 33-acre lake inside a 100-acre park! The park is free and open to the public. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds and other wildlife. Where is Crystal Cove Park? Crystal Cove Park doesn't actually have a specific street address, but for GPS etc. purposes, it's closest to W 39th & Timberline Drive in South Sioux City, Nebraska. There is lots of free parking in the parking lot at Crystal Cove Park. Trails and amenities at Crystal Cove Park Crystal Cove Park has about 1.5 miles of trails, looping around the lake, but that's far from the only thing to do at Crystal Cove! Some other features visitiors love at Crystal Cove include: Disc Golf course : my family has played the first 9 holes, but it got too buggy for us, so we bailed before the second nine.

July Events for Kids and Families in Siouxland

Every month I bring you the best things to do in Sioux City and Siouxland, from storytimes and crafts to music festivals, streaming concerts, and holidays from silly to serious. This month, some of the highlights include  Fourth of July , Saturday in the Park , and tons of summer fun! You might also be interested in my posts about  pools  and  splash pads  in Siouxland or  summer day camps in Siouxland .  I hope these event listings help inspire you to go make some happy memories with your family this month! Fri 7/1 10am to noon: Meet the Animals at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE 10am: Family Movie Friday at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library 6pm: Mardi Gras Parade at the Tyson Events Center 7pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball game at Lewis & Clark Park 7pm: Patriotic Show live musical performance at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA Sat 7/2 All Day: Saturday in the Park Music Festival at Grandview Park, featuring Elle King, the Avett Brothers, and

Siouxland Fourth of July Fireworks & Fun

Fourth of July falls on a Monday in 2022 and there is lots of patriotic fun happening. Here's where you can catch fireworks and celebrate the USA this year: 

Sioux City's Saturday in the Park Music Festival

Fireworks. Funnel cake. Ferris wheel. Funk music. Sioux City's biggest and best music festival, Saturday in the Park features all that and more, and you're going to want to be part of the tens of thousands of people who flock to Grandview Park on the first weekend of July to be a part of the fun! Here's your guide to attending Sioux City's Saturday in the Park Music Festival.   * now  updated for 2022* Crowd at a previous year of SITP, photo by R.W.  Saturday in the Park Main Stage The 2022 Saturday in the Park festival will bring us funk, blues, country, and rock! This year's concert on July 2nd, 2022 is headlined by The Avett Brothers (check them out on their YouTube channel .) After the concert on Saturday night, Saturday in the Park usually features Sioux City's best Fourth of July fireworks show, beginning sometime between 10:30pm and midnight. (The last performance is always scheduled to be over by about 10pm, but sometimes things run behind schedule by th

100 Things to Do in Iowa Before You Die

Thank you to Reedy Press for the free review copy of 100 Things to Do in Iowa Before You Die. Links are affiliate links, which means your price stays the same, but if you choose to buy through one of them, I get a tiny chunk of Amazon's profits--thanks!! I'm so excited to tell you all about the latest book in the Reedy Press 100 Things travel guide series, 100 Things to Do in Iowa Before You Die . If you aren't familiar with the series, Reedy Press is a small Midwest publisher, based in St. Louis, and each title in their 100 Things series offers a local view of the must-see attractions in that city, area, or state, from natural wonders to museums to candy shops and more! Reedy enlists local travel experts from around the country to write these guidebooks, and I wrote the Siouxland edition ! I really think it makes the Reedy travel guide series stand apart that they find writers around the country to write each book about their own area rather than having the same person or

Siouxland Summer Reading Programs

* Updated for 2022 * Summer is a great time to read, and our local Siouxland libraries do a great job of supporting summer reading with fun programs for kids (and sometimes for adults!) Here are some of the great summer reading programs happening in and around Sioux City for summer 2022 at local libraries and at stores and restaurants: