October 2018 Siouxland Kids Events



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 on fun things to do in Sioux City and in our surrounding communities! We also recommend checking out our Event Lists tab to find our lists for other months.

Free events

  • Mon 10/1
  • Tues 10/2
    • 11am: Storytime at Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 10/3
    • 10:30am: Storytime at Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (Downtown) library
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Thurs 10/4
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Fri 10/5
  • Sat 10/6
    • 9am-noon: Home Depot Kids Building Event: Fireboat, registration online encouraged
    • 10am-4pm Earl May Pumpkin Fest (most events free, pumpkin painting requires purchase of pumpkin)
    • 11am: Builder Brothers: Big Plans storytime + activity at Barnes & Noble
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (Downtown) library

  • Sun 10/7
  • Mon 10/8
  • Tues 10/9
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, for preschoolers with an adult caregiver, register by calling (712)258-0838 or by e-mailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 6:30pm: Fall Color Hike at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, all ages
  • Weds 10/10
    • 9:30am: Mommy & Me Morning: Costume Party at Chick-fil-A Sergeant Road
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) library
  • Thurs 10/11
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Fri 10/12
    • All Day: Sioux City Fall Fest--check my 2018 Sioux City Halloween events post for more details
  • Sat 10/13
    • All Day: Sioux City Fall Fest--check my 2018 Sioux City Halloween events post for more details
    • 10am: I Lost My Tooth storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Spooky slime at Michael's Crafts
    • 7-8:30pm: Campfire and Cocoa at Stone Park, at fire ring near Pommel Valley Shelter, hosted by naturalists from Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Limited seating available, so please bring chairs or picnic blankets.

  • Sun 10/14
  • Mon 10/15
  • Tues 10/16
    • 11am: Storytime at Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 11;30am: Beginner Lego Club at North Sioux City Library, for ages 3-5, registration required to ensure adequate bricks for each child
  • Weds 10/17
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) library
  • Thurs 10/18
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Fri 10/19
  • Sat 10/20
    • 9am-noon: Map & Compass Clinic for ages 10+ with Woodbury County Conservationist Tyler Flammang, register by calling (712)258-0838 or by e-mailing TFlammang@WoodburyParks.org
    • 2pm: Kids Books Hangout at Barnes & Noble, register here.

  • Sun 10/21
  • Mon 10/22
  • Tues 10/23
    • 11am: Library storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 10/24
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) library
  • Thurs 10/25
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Fri 10/26
    • 7-9pm: Night Hike with Woodbury County Conservationist Tyler Flammang at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Sat 10/27
    • 11am: How to Scare a Ghost storytime at Barnes & Noble

  • Sun 10/28
  • Mon 10/29
    • 4pm: Club Creative Lego Building, for grades K-6, registration required to ensure adequate bricks for each child
  • Tues 10/30
    • 11am: Library storytime at Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 10/31: Halloween!
    • 10:30: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) library

Paid events

  • Mon 10/1
  • Tues 10/2
    • 10am & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Weds 10/3
  • Thurs 10/4
    • 5:30pm: Storybook Adventures at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 7pm: Casting Crowns contemporary Christian concert at the Orpheum
  • Fri 10/5
  • Sat 10/6
    • 10am-noon: Pumpkin crafts at Michael's craft store, $2 for simple option for ages 3+, $5 for more complicated option for 6+
    • 10am-9pm: Riverssaince Renaissance Festival at Riverside Park
    • 10:30am: Reading by the Rails: Ghost Train at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Metal Owl Assemblage at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12 (kids under 5 may participate with an adult helper)
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)

  • Sun 10/7
    • 10am-5pm: Riverssaince Renaissance Festival at Riverside Park
    • 10am-3pm: Pumpkin Day at the Pioneer Farmer's Market in Sergeant Bluff with pumpkin painting, rock painting, face painting, and more (some activities free)
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Mon 10/8
  • Tues 10/9
    • 10am & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Weds 10/10
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Thurs 10/11
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 5:30pm: Family Fun Night at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Fri 10/12
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Sat 10/13
    • 10am-noon: Spooky crafts at Michael's craft store, $2 for simple option for ages 3+, $5 for more complication option for 6+
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)

  • Sun 10/14
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Fields of Grain at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 8+ (kids under 8 may participate with a parent or other adult helper)
  • Mon 10/15
  • Tues 10/16
    • 10am & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Weds 10/17
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Thurs 10/18
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 5:30pm: Smart Art at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Fri 10/19
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Sat 10/20
    • 10am-noon: Spider craft at Michael's craft store, $2 for simple option for ages 3+, $5 for more complication option for 6+
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Michaelangelo Soap Carving at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12 (kids under 5 may participate with an adult helper)
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Waterloo at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 10/21
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Mon 10/22
  • Tues 10/23
    • 10am & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 6:35pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Des Moines at the Tyson Events Center
  • Weds 10/24
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Thurs 10/25
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 5:30pm: STEM with a Scientist at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Fri 10/26
    • noon-4pm: Halloween Hocus Pocus Potion Shop at Launchpad Children's Museum featuring slime making, bath bombs, and other spooky fun crafts and activities, regular admission rates apply, spooky creations are $4 each, or $10 to do all 3 
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
  • Sat 10/27
    • Halloween at the Roundhouse at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: The Scream self-portraits at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12 (kids under 5 may participate with an adult helper)
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Sioux Falls at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 10/28
    • Halloween at the Roundhouse at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Pumpkin Painting at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 8+ (kids under 8 may participate with a parent or other adult helper)
  • Mon 10/29
    • 4pm: Family Movie: Coco at the South Sioux City Library
    • 5:30-7pm: Community Health Center Trunk-or-Treat at 10th & Pierce
  • Tues 10/30
    • 10am & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures: Monster Mahem at Launchpad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)
    • 6:35pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Waterloo at the Tyson Events Center
  • Weds 10/31
    • 3:30-4:30pm: Game Zone at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free for members or with daily admission)



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.




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