November 2018 Sioux City 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

  • Thurs 11/1
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Library
    • 10:30-11:15am: Storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Fri 11/2
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library
    • 2-5pm: Author visit and book signing by local author Dee Ashley at the North Sioux City Library, including a 4pm reading of her debut book, The True Story of Eddie the Duck   
  • Sat 11/3
    • 9am-noon: Home Depot Kids Building Event: Helicopters, registration online encouraged
    • 10-11am: Reading Buddy program at North Sioux City Library: K-3rd grade students are encouraged to come practice reading with a buddy from Dakota Valley HS, call the library at (605)422-2366 to reserve a spot
    • 11am: First Family Saturday Storytime at the Aalfs (downtown) branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: How the Grinch Stole Christmas storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1-2:30pm: Family Movie: Coco at the South Sioux City Library

  • Sun 11/4
  • Mon 11/5
    • 4-5:30pm: Family Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor? at the South Sioux City Library
  • Tues 11/6
    • 11am: Library storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 6pm: Night of FUN at the South Sioux City Library
  • Weds 11/7
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
    • 10:30-11:15am: Storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Thurs 11/8
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Library
    • 10:30-11:15am: Storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Fri 11/9
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library
  • Sat 11/10
    • 10-11am: Reading Buddy program at North Sioux City Library: K-3rd grade students are encouraged to come practice reading with a buddy from Dakota Valley HS, call the library at (605)422-2366 to reserve a spot
    • 11am: Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • noon-4pm: Christmas at the Homestead at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve featuring Santa, Christmas carolers, kids activities, and a vendor fair
    • 1-2:30pm: Family Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor? at the South Sioux City Library

  • Sun 11/11
    • 2-4pm: MAKEbreak: Melted Snowman Jar at Michael's Crafts
  • Mon 11/12
    • 4-5:30pm: Family Movie: ShowDogs  at the South Sioux City Library
  • Tues 11/13
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, for preschoolers with an adult caregiver, registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by e-mailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 11am: Library storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 6-7:30pm: Night of FUN at the South Sioux City Library
  • Weds 11/14
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
    • 10:30-11:15am: Storytime at North Sioux City Library
    • 2:30-5pm: Movie Day at the North Sioux City Library
  • Thurs 11/15
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Library
    • 10:30-11:15am: Storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Fri 11/16
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library
  • Sat 11/17
    • 10-11am: Reading Buddy program at North Sioux City Library: K-3rd grade students are encouraged to come practice reading with a buddy from Dakota Valley HS, call the library at (605)422-2366 to reserve a spot
    • 11am: Bear Says Thanks storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1-2:30pm: Family Movie: Show Dogs at the South Sioux City Library
    • 2pm: Harry Potter Explore the Magic event at Barnes & Noble

  • Sun 11/18
  • Mon 11/19
    • 3-5:30pm: Free admission to LaunchPad Children's Museum with donation to the Warming Shelter
    • 4-5:30pm: Family Movie: Free Birds at the South Sioux City Library
    • 5-8pm: Sioux City Public Museum open late for Downtown for the Holidays
    • 6:15: Holiday Lighted Parade on 4th Street
    • 6:30pm: Festival of Trees opening night in Ho-Chunk Center with festive handbell music, live dance performances, and more
  • Tues 11/20
    • 11am: Library storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 11:30am-noon: Beginner Lego Club for 3-5 year olds at the North Sioux City Library. Registration required to ensure adequate bricks are available for use by for all attendees
    • 6pm: Night of FUN at the South Sioux City Library 
  • Weds 11/21
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
  • Thurs 11/22 *Thanksgiving*
  • Fri 11/23
  • Sat 11/24
    • 9am-noon: Home Depot Kids Building Event: Gingerbread Man picture frame ornaments, registration online encouraged
    • 11am: Mickey Mouse Goes Christmas Shopping storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1-2:30pm: Family Movie: Free Birds at the South Sioux City Library

  • Sun 11/25
  • Mon 11/26
    • Lego Club Creative at the North Sioux City Library for K-6th grade students. Registration required to ensure adequate bricks are available for use by all attendees.
    • 4-5pm: Family Movie: Early Man at the South Sioux City Library
  • Tues 11/27 
    • 11am: Library storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 11/28
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Sioux City Public Library Aalfs (downtown) branch
    • 10:30-11:15am: Storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Thurs 11/29
    • 10:30-11:15am: Storytime at North Sioux City Library
  • Fri 11/30

Paid Events


  • Thurs 11/1
    • 5:30-6:30: Storybook Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Fri 11/2
  • Sat 11/3
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Recycled Sculptures at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Omaha at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 11/4
    • noon-2pm: STEAM Sundays: Scratch Jr. Animation at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Mon 11/5
  • Tues 11/6
  • Weds 11/7
  • Thurs 11/8
    • 5:30pm: Family Fun Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Fri 11/9
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Cedar Rapids at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 11/10
    • 10:30am-noon: 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Tessellations at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Lincoln at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 11/11
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Migrating Geese at the Sioux City Art Center
  • Mon 11/12
  • Tues 11/13
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures: Rawr Like a Dinosaur at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with membership or daily admission)
  • Weds 11/14
  • Thurs 11/15
    • 5:30-6:30pm: Smart Art: Apple Art at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Fri 11/16
    • 7:30pm: Mamma Mia! at LAMB Regional Theatre, $10 (Opening night only!)
  • Sat 11/17
    • 10am-noon: Kids Club Penguin Crafts at Michael's Crafts, simple option for ages 3+ for $2, more complicated option for ages 6+ for $5
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Paint Swatch Pointillism at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers: Scribble Bots at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with membership or daily admission)
    • noon: Q102 QTee Crawl at LaunchPad, sign up babies between 6 months and a year old here
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Christmas Wreaths at Michael's Crafts, decorating supplies free with purchase of wreath base
    • 7:30pm: Mamma Mia! at LAMB Regional Theatre, $25 for adults, $13 for students, $19 for seniors

  • Sun 11/18
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers: Scribble Bots at LaunchPad Children's Museum (free with membership or daily admission)
  • Mon 11/19
  • Tues 11/20
  • Weds 11/21
    • 6:3pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Waterloo at the Tyson Events Center
  • Thurs 11/22
  • Fri 11/23
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Fargo at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:30pm: Mamma Mia! at LAMB Regional Theatre, $25 for adults, $13 for students, $19 for seniors
    • 8pm: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Orpheum
  • Sat 11/24
    • 9-11am: Breakfast with Santa at Long Lines Rec Center hosted by the Sioux City Parks & Rec Department, including a full breakfast, cookies, crafts, Christmas music, and of course, Santa! $2 per person 2+ (free for babies and toddlers under 2), register on the Parks & Rec website
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Fiber Art at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 7:30pm: Mamma Mia! at LAMB Regional Theatre, $25 for adults, $13 for students, $19 for seniors

  • Sun 11/25
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Fall Bouquet at the Sioux City Art Center
  • Mon 11/26
  • Tues 11/27
  • Weds 11/28
  • Thurs 11/29
    • 5:30-6:30pm: Farm-tastic Learning at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 7:30pm: Mamma Mia! at LAMB Regional Theatre, $25 for adults, $13 for students, $19 for seniors
  • Fri 11/30
    • 7:30pm: Mamma Mia! at LAMB Regional Theatre, $25 for adults, $13 for students, $19 for seniors


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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