October 2019 Siouxland Kids Events



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


  • Tues 10/1
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 10/2
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 10/3
  • Fri 10/4
  • Sat 10/5
    • 7-9am: Zen in Nature at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. No age restrictions, but will include extensive quiet time in nature. 
    • 9am-noon: Kids Building Workshop: Fire Planes at Home Depot, ages 5-12, online registration requested to make sure enough kits are ordered for everyone interested
    • 10am-2pm: Old Town Fall Festival at the Woodbury County Fairgrounds in Moville, IA. Free admission, but food will be for sale, and some games and activities have a cost (starting at 25c)
    • 11am: A Night at the Bookstore Storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 11am: First Family Storytime at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library

  • Sun 10/6
    • 11am: Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble
  • Mon 10/7
  • Tues 10/8
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for pre-schoolers with an adult caregiver, registration required by e-mailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org or by calling (712)258-0838
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 10/9
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 10/10
    • 7pm: Young Adult Book Club discussing Serpent & Dove at Barnes & Noble
  • Fri 10/11
    • 4-7pm: Nature's Fall Fest at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Sat 10/12
    • ALL DAY: Sioux City Fall Festival 
    • 11am: Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla Storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 6:30pm: Drive-in Movie at Knoepfler Chevrolet: Aladdin, parking begins at 6:30 and movie begins at dusk. Free will donations of cash or non-perishable food collected for the Food Bank of Siouxland and concessions will be available for purchase from the Boy Scouts. 

  • Sun 10/13
    • 9am-3pm: Cone-a-Copia at Cone Park including rock painting and other crafts, pumpkin rolling, games, and much more! The event is free, but there will also be some activities you can pay to do, including a Monster Dask 1k/5k and pumpkin painting with Pickled Palette, and food will be available for purchase from the concession stand. 
    • 11am: Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble
  • Mon 10/14
  • Tues 10/15
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 10/16
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 10/17
    • 6pm: Night Hike at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, bring a flashlight or headlamp and please register ahead of time by callin g(712)258-0838 or by e-mailing TFlammang@WoodburyParks.org
  • Fri 10/18
    • 7pm: Pajama Storytime featuring Good Night, Little Blue Truck at Barnes & Noble
  • Sat 10/19
    • 11am: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mr. Rogers Storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1:30-2:30pm: FREE pumpkin painting workshop at the Sioux City Art Center! Registration required as space is limited; call (712)279-6272 to register

  • Sun 10/20
    • 11am: Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble
  • Mon 10/21
  • Tues 10/22
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 10/23
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 10/24
    • 6pm: Night Hike at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, bring a flashlight or headlamp and please register ahead of time by calling(712)258-0838 or by e-mailing TFlammang@WoodburyParks.org
  • Fri 10/25
    • 6-7:30pm: Ghost Stories Around the Campfire at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center will feature kid-friendly ghost stories and yummy s'mores around a cozy campfire. Pre-registration to this free event is requested, by calling (712)258-0838 or by e-mailing OParks@WoodburyParks.org, and attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite kid-friendly ghost stories with them!
    • 7pm: Star Wars IncrediBuilds Event at Barnes & Noble, sign-up required
  • Sat 10/26
    • 7-9am: Zen in Nature at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. No age limit, but will include extensive quiet time in nature. 
    • 9-11am: Making Natural Cordage at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, for ages 10+ with an adult or 16+ without an adult, register ahead of time by calling(712)258-0838 or by e-mailing TFlammang@WoodburyParks.org 
    • 1-2:30pm: Painting in the Studio: Pumpkins at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per person
    • 1-2:30pm: Pumpkin Bird Feeder making at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Pre-registration requested, by calling (712)258-0838 or e-mailing OParks@WoodburyParks.org
    • 1-3pm: Pumpkin Slime making event at Michael's Crafts

  • Sun 10/27
    • 1-3pm: Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the Sioux City Public Museum will celebrate with face painting, live dance performance from Irving Elementary's La Perla Tapatia group, and other activities for kids.
  • Mon 10/28
  • Tues 10/29
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 6-8pm: Spooky Things with Wings animal program at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Weds 10/30
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 10/31
    • Happy Halloween!  Halloween events post coming soon!


Events with a Cost

  • Tues 10/1
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Weds 10/2
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Thurs 10/3
    • 5:30pm: Farm-Tastic Learning at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Fri 10/4
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Sat 10/5
    • 10:30am-noon: Mixed-Media Art Lesson: Pointillism Pet Portraits at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per child
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: The Great Pumpkin Event at Michael's Crafts (more details will be announced soon, but usually involves free decorating supplies with purchase of a craft pumpkin.)
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home opener vs Omaha at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 10/6
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Mon 10/7
  • Tues 10/8
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Weds 10/9
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Thurs 10/10
    • 5:30pm: Family Fun Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Fri 10/11
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Sat 10/12
    • 10:30am: Reading by the Rails at the Sioux City Railroad Museum (free with daily admission or membership)
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Halloween T-shirts at Michael's Crafts
    • 1-2:30pm: Painting in the Studio: Harvest Moon at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per person
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs. Madison at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 10/13
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Mon 10/14
  • Tues 10/15
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Weds 10/16
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Thurs 10/17
    • 5:30pm: Smart Art at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Fri 10/18
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs. Tri-City at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 10/19
    • 10:30am-noon: Mixed-Media Art Lesson: Charcoal Drawings at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per child
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Dubuque at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:30pm: The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Sioux City Orpheum--movie will appear on the screen with its original dialogue, singing, and sound effects, while the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra plays the instrumental music live! Get more info or buy tickets here.

  • Sun 10/20
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Mon 10/21
  • Tues 10/22
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Weds 10/23
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Thurs 10/24
    • 5-7pm: Night at the Museum party at LaunchPad Children's Museum. Candy, prizes, and a costume contest are included with daily admission or membership, but there will also be a Haunted Laboratory with spooky projects available for an additional cost. 
    • 7pm: The Wizard of Oz presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre Youth Theatre
    • 7:30pm: Champions of Magic live at the Sioux City Orpheum, recommended for ages 5+, get more info or buy tickets here.
  • Fri 10/25
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
    • 7pm: The Wizard of Oz presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre Youth Theatre
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Lincoln at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 10/26
    • 10:30am-noon: Mixed-Media Art Lesson: Scratch Art at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per child
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Halloween Slime at Michael's Crafts
    • 7pm: The Wizard of Oz presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre Youth Theatre
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs Lincoln at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 10/27
    • 1pm: STEAM Explorers at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
    • 2pm: The Wizard of Oz presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre Youth Theatre
  • Mon 10/28
  • Tues 10/29
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Weds 10/30
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)
  • Thurs 10/31
    • 5:30pm: Storybook Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with daily admission or membership)

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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