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Family Friendly Things to Do in Sioux City in May 2019


Each month we will bring you info on family friendly events and activities 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 things to do in Sioux City and our surrounding communities, 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 Things to Do in Sioux City in May 2019

  • Weds 5/1
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Downtown (Aalfs) Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 4-7pm: Grab & Go Activity at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 5/2
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
    • 6-7pm: Experiment It! at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Fri 5/3
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Sat 5/4
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 9am: Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet at Morningside College's Elwood Olsen Stadium--more info here (MUST sign up by 4/26!)
    • 9am-noon: Kids Building Workshop: Blooming Art at Home Depot, register online to ensure you get a kit.
    • 10am: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Library Storytime at the Downtown (Aalfs) Branch of the Sioux City Public Library: Star Wars Theme
    • 11am: High Five Storytime at Barnes & Noble at the Southern Hills Mall
    • noon to 4pm: Free Comic Book Day at Acme Comics
    • 2pm: Lego Star Wars Event at Barnes & Noble at the Southern Hills Mall

  • Sun 5/5
  • Mon 5/6
  • Tues 5/7
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 5/8
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Downtown (Aalfs) Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 5/9
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 5/10
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Sat 5/11
    • 7-9am: Zen in Nature at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. No age restrictions, but will involve extensive quiet time in nature. Call (712)252-3268 or e-mail dpecaut@gmail.com for more information.
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10am: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: In a Minute, Mama Bear Storytime at Barnes & Noble at the Southern Hills Mall

  • Sun 5/12
  • Mon 5/13
  • Tues 5/14
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 5/15
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Downtown (Aalfs) Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 11:30am-1:30pm: 30th Anniversary Open House at the Sergeant Floyd Welcome Center & Riverboat museum with treats!
  • Thurs 5/16
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 5/17
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Sat 5/18
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10am: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Oh the Places You'll Go Storytime at Barnes & Noble at the Southern Hills Mall
    • 11:30am: Kids to Parks Day at Sertoma Park, hosted by the Sioux City Parks and Rec Department
    • 2pm: Kids Book Hangout at Barnes & Noble at the Southern Hills Mall

  • Sun 5/19
  • Mon 5/20
  • Tues 5/21
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 5/22
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Downtown (Aalfs) Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 5/23
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 5/24
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Sat 5/25
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10am: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Aladdin Storytime at Barnes & Noble at the Southern Hills Mall

  • Sun 5/26
  • Mon 5/27
  • Tues 5/28
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 5/29
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Downtown (Aalfs) Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 5/30
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 5/31
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library

Paid Things to Do in Sioux City in May 2019


  • Weds 5/1
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Thurs 5/2
    • 5:30pm: Storybook Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 7pm: Fiddler on the Roof presented by Siouxland Christian School
  • Fri 5/3
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 7pm: Fiddler on the Roof presented by Siouxland Christian School
  • Sat 5/4
    • 11am: STEM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 1-2:30pm: Painting in the Studio: Bird Bathing Beauties at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 8+ (younger kids may participate but must have a parent or other adult helper attend with them), $10 per child
    • 7pm: Fiddler on the Roof presented by Siouxland Christian School
    • 7pm: Sioux City Stampede Football vs Titans at Memorial Field

  • Sun 5/5
    • noon-2pm: STEAM Sunday at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Mon 5/6
  • Tues 5/7
    • 10am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 10:30am: Toddler Adventures
  • Weds 5/8
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Thurs 5/9
    • 5:30pm: Family Fun Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Fri 5/10
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Sat 5/11
    • 10am-noon: Kids Club Craft at Michael's Crafts, $3, ages 3+
    • 10:30am: Reading by the Rails at the Sioux City Railroad Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 10:30am-noon: Art Making Sampler Class: Mother's Day Surprises at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12 (younger kids may participate but must have a parent or other adult helper), $7 per child
    • 11am: STEM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)

  • Sun 5/12
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Mon 5/13
  • Tues 5/14
    • 10am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Weds 5/15
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Thurs 5/16
    • 5:30pm: Smart Art at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Lincoln SaltDogs at Lewis & Clark Park: Opening Day!
  • Fri 5/17
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Lincoln SaltDogs at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Sat 5/18
    • 10am-noon: Kids Club Craft: Mama bird nest at Michael's Crafts, $3, ages 3+
    • 11am: STEM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 1-2:30pm: Painting in the Studio: Hot Air Balloons at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 8+ (younger kids may participate but must have a parent or other adult helper attend with them), $10 per child
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak at Michael's Crafts: Baseball slime. Slime and decoration supplies free with purchase of slime jar
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Lincoln SaltDogs at Lewis & Clark Park

  • Sun 5/19
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 4:02pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Lincoln SaltDogs at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Mon 5/20
  • Tues 5/21
    • 10am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Weds 5/22
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Thurs 5/23
    • 5:30pm: STEM with a Scientist at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Fri 5/24
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Sat 5/25
    • 10am-noon: Kids Club Craft: patriotic cookies at Michael's Crafts, $3, ages 3+
    • 10:30am-noon: 10:30am-noon: Art Making Sampler Class: Mixed Media Mosaics at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12 (younger kids may participate but must have a parent or other adult helper), $7 per child
    • 11am: STEM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: patriotic pom pom wreath, decorating supplies free with purchase of wreath base.
    • 7pm: Sioux City Stampede Football vs Stockmen at Memorial Field

  • Sun 5/26
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
  • Mon 5/27
  • Tues 5/28
    • 10am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 10:30am: Toddler Adventures: at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Texas Airhogs at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Weds 5/29
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 11am: Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Texas Airhogs at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Thurs 5/30
    • 5:30pm:Farm-tastic Learning at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission)
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Texas Airhogs at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Fri 5/31
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or 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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