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August 2019 Siouxland Kids Activities


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 Events in Siouxland


  • Thurs 8/1
    • All Day: FREE admission to LaunchPad Children's Museum 
    • All Day: FREE admission to the Woodbury County Fair for kids under 12
    • 10:30am: Teen Book Club at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library, registration required
    • 2-4pm: Legos at the Library at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library, drop-in event for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Fri 8/2
    • 10am: Family Movie: Ralph Wrecks the Internet at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Sat 8/3
    • 9am-noon: Kids Building Workshop: Rocket Pencil Box at Home Depot, register online to ensure they have a kit for you
    • 11am: The Pigeon Has to Go to School storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 2pm: The Tale of Emily Windsnap book event at Barnes & Noble (book recommended for kids 8-12)

  • Sun 8/4
    • 11am: Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble
  • Mon 8/5
  • Tues 8/6
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 8/7
    • 9-11am: Birding Hike at Southwood Conservation Area near Smithland, IA, hosted by Woodbury County Conservation
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 8/8
    • 10am: Atlatl ancient weapon learning event at Little Sioux Park near Correctionville, IA, hosted by Woodbury County Conservation
    • 4:30pm: Live Animal Lunchtime at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Fri 8/9
    • 7pm: Evening Campfire at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center with live music and free s'mores!
    • 8:30-10:30pm: Firefly Hunt and Star Gazing event at Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve, please call to register. 
  • Sat 8/10
    • 10am-4pm: Free Day at the Sioux City Railroad Museum including free grand scale train rides!
    • 10am-4pm: Adams Homestead Celebration at Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, including live music, crafts, competitions like watermelon seed spitting and buffalo chip tossing, plus food vendors, and lots of other fun
    • 11am: Dear Boy and Dear Girl storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 2pm: Kids Book hangout at Barnes & Noble
    • 9:30pm: Perseid Meteor Shower viewing at Southwoods Conservation Area near Smithland, IA, hosted by Woodbury County Conservation

  • Sun 8/11
    • 11am: Baby & Me storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 2pm: Magic Show with Dave Madsen and the Sioux City Magic Club at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Betty Strong Encounter Center
  • Mon 8/12
  • Tues 8/13
    • 11am: Nature Tales: Fireflies at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, for preschoolers with an adult caregiver, registration required by calling (712)259-0838 or by e-mailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 8/14
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 8/15
  • Fri 8/16
    • 5-8pm: Kayaking on the Lake at the Southwoods Conservation Area near Smithland, Iowa, hosted by Woodbury County Conservation, ages 8+, limited number of boats and life jackets available so please register!
  • Sat 8/17
    • 10am-4pm: Sergeant Floyd Memorial Encampment at the Sergeant Floyd Welcome Center, with historical reenactors and demonstrators, plus kids crafts from 10am-1pm.
    • 11am: The Color Monster storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 2pm: History Bee event celebrating the "Who Was" book series at Barnes & Noble
    • 6pm: Sergeant Floyd Burial Ceremony Reenactment at the Sergeant Floyd Monument

  • Sun 8/18
    • 10am-3pm: Sergeant Floyd Memorial Encampment at the Sergeant Floyd Welcome Center, with historical reenactors and demonstrators, plus kids crafts from 10am-1pm.
    • 11am: Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble
  • Mon 8/19
  • Tues 8/20
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 8/21
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 8/22
  • Fri 8/23
    • First Day of School for most students at Sioux City Public Schools and Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools 
  • Sat 8/24
    • 7-9am: Zen in Nature at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, no ages specified but will involve extensive quiet time
    • 11am: Dog Breath storytime at Barnes & Noble

  • Sun 8/25
    • 11am: Baby & Me storytime at Barnes & Noble
  • Mon 8/26
  • Tues 8/27
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 8/28
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 8/29
  • Fri 8/30
  • Sat 8/31
    • 11am: A Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story storytime at Barnes & Noble


Paid Events in Siouxland


  • Sun 8/4
  • Mon 8/5
  • Tues 8/6
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs St. Paul Saints at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Weds 8/7
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission) 
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs St. Paul Saints at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Thurs 8/8
    • 5:30pm: Family Fun Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission) 
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs St. Paul Saints at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Fri 8/9
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Cleburne Railroaders at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park **Get 4 free tickets per family to this game from the Sioux City Public Library by participating in the summer reading program! Here's how.**
  • Sat 8/10
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Assemblage Boards at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per child, recommended ages 6-12 (if younger, must bring a parent/adult helper)
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 1-2:30pm: Painting in the Studio: Matisse Goldfish at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per person, recommended ages 8+ (if younger, must bring a parent/adult helper)
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Cleburne Railroaders at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
    • 7pm: Sioux City Stampede football championship game vs Fargo Invaders at Bishop Heelan Memorial Field

  • Sun 8/11
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 4:02pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Cleburne Railroaders at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Mon 8/12
  • Tues 8/13
  • Weds 8/14
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs  at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
  • Thurs 8/15
    • 5:30pm: Smart Art at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
  • Fri 8/16
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
  • Sat 8/17
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Clay Dove Ornaments at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per child, recommended ages 6-12 (if younger, must bring a parent/adult helper)
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)

  • Sun 8/18
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 4:02pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Kansas City T-Bones at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Mon 8/19
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Kansas City T-Bones at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Tues 8/20
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Kansas City T-Bones at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Weds 8/21
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Cleburne Railroaders at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Thurs 8/22
    • 5:30pm: STEM with a Scientist at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Cleburne Railroaders at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Fri 8/23
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Cleburne Railroaders at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Sat 8/24
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Wet Felted Painting at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per child, recommended ages 6-12 (if younger, must bring a parent/adult helper)
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 1-2:30pm: Painting in the Studio: Grant Wood inspired landscapes at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per person, recommended ages 8+ (if younger, must bring a parent/adult helper)
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Kansas City T-Bones at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park

  • Sun 8/25
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (event included in membership or daily admission)
    • 4:02pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Kansas City T-Bones at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Mon 8/26
    • 7:12pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball vs Kansas City T-Bones at Sioux City's Lewis & Clark Park
  • Tues 8/27
  • Weds 8/28
  • Thurs 8/29
  • Fri 8/30
  • Sat 8/31
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Labor Day Lanterns at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per child, recommended ages 6-12 (if younger, must bring a parent/adult helper) 


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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