Siouxland Kids Events July 2018

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Each month we will bring you info on events for kids in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one we have missed, please leave us a comment or send us an email. We will update our lists throughout the month as we hear of new events, so check back often for the latest scoop! We also recommend checking out our Event Lists tab to find our lists for other months.

free events


  • Sun 7/1
    • 7:30pm: Municipal Band concert at Grandview Park
  • Mon 7/2
    • 11am-noon: Imagination Builders STEM based storytime at the Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 1-3
  • Tues 7/3
    • 10am-noon: Meet the Animals at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 11am: Library Storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
    • 2-3pm: Read-to-Me Dogs at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) Branch
  • Weds 7/4
    • Happy Fourth of July!
  • Thurs 7/5
    • 1-3pm: Canoeing on the Lake with Woodbury County Conservation at Little Sioux Park in Correctionville, register by calling (712)258-0838 or by e-mailing BMartens@WoodburyPark.org
    • 2-4pm: Legos at the Library at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch, grades K-5
  • Fri 7/6
    • 10am-11am: Toddler Dance Party at the Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, ages 0-3, registration required, registration opens June 22nd
    • 10am: Raptors program with Woodbury County Conservation at Brown's Lake in Salix, Iowa
    • 6pm: Big Parade & Mardi Gras Festivale downtown, with fireworks at 10pm
    • 6-8pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Leif Erikson Pool
  • Sat 7/7
    • Saturday in the Park at Grandview Park, all day (Kids Zone open noon-7pm. more details coming soon.
    • 9am-noon: Fishing Game Kids Building Workshop at Home Depot, ages 5+, register online to ensure your kids get a kit
    • 7pm: Reptiles program with Woodbury County Conservation at Little Sioux Park in Correctionville


  • Sun 7/8
    • 7:30pm: Municipal Band concert at Grandview Park
  • Mon 7/9
    • 11am-noon: Imagination Builders STEM based storytime at the Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 1-3
    • 2-4pm: Henna at the Library at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch, grades 6-12
  • Tues 7/10
    • 6:30am-7pm: Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A, both locations
    • 10am: Going on a Bear Hunt Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center Playscape, registration required by calling (712) 258-0838 or by e-mailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org, for preschoolers with a parent or other adult caregiver
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch Library
    • 2-3pm: Read-to-Me Dogs at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
  • Weds 7/11
    • 9:30am: Mommy & Me Morning at Chick-fil-A Sergeant Road
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 7/12
    • 2-4pm: Innovation Studio STEM group at Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 4-8
    • 4:30pm: Live Animal Lunchtime at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Fri 7/13
    • 10am: Family Movie: Ferdinand at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
    • 7pm: Raptors with Woodbury County Conservation at Snyder's Bend near Salix
    • 7-9pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Riverside Pool
  • Sat 7/14
    • 9-10am: Yoga in the Park hosted by Be Yoga in green space outside Sgt. Floyd River Museum, all ages
    • 8-9pm: Pop-Up Park at Grandview Park
    •  9pm: Movies in the Park: HeavyWeights (PG) at the Grandview Bandshell



  • Sun 7/15
    • 7:30pm: Municipal Band concert at Grandview Park
  • Mon 7/16
    • 10:30am & 1:30pm: Jay and Leslie: Stories of Note featuring juggling, stories, jokes, and more at the Morningside Branch Library, free tickets required, tickets available beginning July 2nd
    • 3-4pm: Jay & Leslie Juggling workshop
  • Tues 7/17
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch Library
    • 2-3pm: Read-to-Me Dogs at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
    • 6-7:30pm: So You Want to Be a YouTuber? at the Sioux City Public Museum, ages 9-12
  • Weds 7/18
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 7/19
    • 2-4pm: Innovation Studio STEM group at Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 4-8
  • Fri 7/20
    • 10am: Family Movie: Coco at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
    • 5-6:30pm: Pop-Up Park at Lewis Park
    • 6-8pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Lewis Pool
    • 7pm: Critters of the Wetland with Woodbury County Conservation at Little Sioux Park near Correctionville
  • Sat 7/21
    • 9-10am: Yoga in the Park hosted by Studio 83 Wellness in green space outside Sgt. Floyd River Museum, all ages
    • 11am: Unity in the Community block party at Dale Street Park with Sioux City Police and Woodbury County Sheriff's Office
    • 7pm: Reptiles with Woodbury County Conservation at Brown's Lake near Salix
    • 9pm: Movies in the Park: Paddington 2 (PG) at the Grandview Bandshell



  • Sun 7/22
    • 7:30pm: Municipal Band concert at Grandview Park
  • Mon 7/23
    • 11am-noon: Imagination Builders STEM based storytime at the Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 1-3
  • Tues 7/24
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch Library
    • 2-3pm: Read-to-Me Dogs at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
  • Weds 7/25
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 7/26
    • 2-4pm: Innovation Studio STEM group at Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 4-8
  • Fri 7/27: 
    • 10am: Turtles Rock science lesson and rock painting with Woodbury County Conservation at Fowler's Forest Preserve near Smithland
    • 10am: Family Movie: Jumanji at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
    • Free Friday Night Swim at Leif Erikson Pool
  • Sat 7/28
    • 9-10am: Yoga in the Park hosted by Underground Yoga in green space outside Sgt. Floyd River Museum, all ages
    • 7pm: Owls with Woodbury County Conservation at Snyder's Bend near Salix



  • Mon 7/30
    • 11am-noon: Imagination Builders STEM based storytime at the Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 1-3
  • Tues 7/31
    • 11am: Library Storytime at Perry Creek Branch
    • 2-3pm: Read-to-Me Dogs at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
    • 6-8pm: Great American Read themed rock painting event, hosted by Sioux City Joy Rocks group, at the Sioux City Aalfs (downtown) Library



events with a cost



  • Sun 7/1
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Window Flower Box at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 8+
  • Mon 7/2 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Under the Stars at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Tues 7/3
  • Weds 7/4 
  • Thurs 7/5
  • Fri 7/6 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Under the Stars at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Sat 7/7
    • 10:30am: Reading by the Rails at the Sioux City Railroad Museum (free with membership or daily admission)
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Firework Oil Pastels at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12



  • Sun 7/8
  • Mon 7/9 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Summer Souvenirs at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Tues 7/10
  • Weds 7/11 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Summer Souvenirs at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Thurs 7/12
    • 10-11am: Kid Thursdays: Space Adventure at the Sioux City Public Museum, $1
  • Fri 7/13
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity:Summer Souvenirs at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Sat 7/14
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Clay Fish at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12



  • Sun 7/15
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Fireflies in the Night at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 8+
  • Mon 7/16 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Jam-bor-ee at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Tues 7/17
    • 10:30-11:30am: Clifford-Firehouse Dog summer class at the Sioux City Public Museum, ages 4-6, $5 for members/$6 for non-members
  • Weds 7/18 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Jam-bor-ee at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Thurs 7/19
  • Fri 7/20 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Jam-bor-ee at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Sat 7/21
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Mystery Bag Sculpture at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12



  • Sun 7/22
  • Mon 7/23 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity:Campfire Stories at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Tues 7/24
  • Weds 7/25 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Campfire Stories at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Thurs 7/26
    • 10-11am: Kid Thursdays: Sioux City At Work at the Sioux City Public Museum, $1
  • Fri 7/27 
    • 10am-noon: Camp Creativity: Campfire Stories at Michael's Crafts, $2 for ages 3+, $5 for ages 6+, online registration opens 4/28
  • Sat 7/28
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Four Season Tree Painting at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12



  • Sun 7/29
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Summer Sunset at the Lake at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 8+
  • Mon 7/30
  • Tues 7/31
    • 10:30-11:30am: The Red Hen and Little Pigs summer class at the Sioux City Public Museum, ages 4-6, $5 for members/$6 for non-members



We do not run any of these events and encourage you to call or visit the websites of the hosting locations, organizations, or stores with any questions and to confirm details. Many paid events and some free events require tickets or registration in advance and some may sell out or fill up quickly or very far in advance. Age and other recommendations are general guidelines provided by the event or activity organizer and should not be considered legal or medical advice and may not apply well to all children.


*Events at LaunchPAD Children's Museum listed here are accurate based on their website, but occasionally vary due to special events, holidays, etc. I recommend checking their Facebook page for the most current updates!

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