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August 2020 Siouxland Kids Events

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Looking for things to do in Sioux City? Every month, I bring you a list of fun events and activities for kids and families in our area. This month, I'm going to do that, but with a special twist in light of the unique times we are living through. While a few in-person events are beginning to be scheduled, many of these events are virtual and/or social distancing friendly, so you can enjoy them from your comfy couch, dance along in your living room, or go on your own time when no one else is around! I'm also including some silly holidays from the National Day Calendar in addition to the big ones you probably celebrate every year. Don't feel obligated to celebrate them, but if you're looking for some fun things to do to liven up your day at home with kids, maybe they will inspire you!


  • Sat 8/1
    • National Disc Golf Day
    • Dakota/Thurston County Fair
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum, all ages welcome, *FREE*
    • 10am-noon: Kids’ Day at the Sioux City Public Museum, grab a take-home kit with tons of fun activities inside! *FREE*
    • 1-3pm: Beat the Heat at the Southern Hills Mall- get a free take-home craft and a popsicle for your kids! *FREE*
    • 5-7pm: Weekly Cruise the Loop (classic cars cruise all over Sioux City!)
    • 7pm: IMCA Weekly Racing at Park Jefferson Speedway
    • 7pm: High School Musical presented by the North High Drama Club (filmed version of live stage production from 2016) streamed online, must buy a pass to watch

  • Sun 8/2
    • noon-closing: Free bowling (3 game max) to celebrate the re-opening of Sweet 16 Lanes in Le Mars
    • 2pm: Music from the Harp performed by Mary Watts, streamed from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Mon 8/3
  • Tues 8/4
    • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • Weds 8/5
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am: YouTube Science: Solar Oven virtual event hosted by the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Thurs 8/6
    • National Root Beer Float Day
    • 10am: Zoom Nature Story: One on a Web virtual event hosted by the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, registration required
  • Fri 8/7
    • YouTube Nature Skills: Knot Tying virtual event hosted by the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Sat 8/8
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Welcome Center, all ages welcome *FREE*
    • Historic 4th Street Classic Car Show & Cruise

  • Sun 8/9
  • Mon 8/10
  • Tues 8/11
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center outdoor amphitheater, for preschoolers with a parent or other adult helper, registration required by emailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org or by calling (712)258-0838
  • Weds 8/12
    • Lawton Fest in Lawton, IA
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
  • Thurs 8/13
    • Lawton Fest in Lawton, IA
  • Fri 8/14
    • Lawton Fest in Lawton, IA
    • YouTube Hike: Sounds in Nature virtual event hosted by the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Sat 8/15
    • World Honeybee Day
    • Lawton Fest in Lawton, IA, including parade at 10:30am
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Welcome Center, *FREE*

  • Sun 8/16
    • 2pm: Hymns of Faith: An Olde Fashioned Hymn Sing" with the Nelson Family & Brooke Redwine streaming live on Facebook from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Mon 8/17
  • Tues 8/18
    • National Fajita Day
  • Weds 8/19
    • YouTube Science: Owl Pellets virtual event hosted by the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
  • Thurs 8/20
  • Fri 8/21
  • Sat 8/22
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Welcome Center, *FREE*

  • Sun 8/23
  • Mon 8/24
    • National Waffle Day
  • Tues 8/25
    • Planned first day of school for Sioux City Public Schools and Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools (please check with your individual school for details and updates!)
  • Weds 8/26
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
  • Thurs 8/27
  • Fri 8/28
    • 6:30pm: Godspell Jr. live presented by the New Stage Players outdoors at Koffie Knechtion, $10
  • Sat 8/29
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Welcome Center, *FREE*
    • 6:30pm: Godspell Jr. live presented by the New Stage Players outdoors at Koffie Knechtion, $10

  • Sun 8/30
    • 2pm: Godspell Jr. live presented by the New Stage Players outdoors at Koffie Knechtion, $10
  • Mon 8/31
    • National Trail Mix Day
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Welcome Center, *FREE*



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