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September 2020 Siouxland Family Friendly Events

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Every month I list family-friendly events in Siouxland, from storytimes to craft events and concerts, along with holidays from serious to silly! I'll update throughout the month as new events and details are released! You might also be interested in Siouxland Pumpkin Patches, as many of them open in September!

  • Tues 9/1
  • Weds 9/2
    • 10am: Live Storytime hosted on Facebook by the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 9/3
  • Fri 9/4
    • National Wildlife Day
  • Sat 9/5
    • National Cheese Pizza Day
    • 9:30-11am: Monarch Butterfly Watch event at Prairie Woods Nature Center hosted by Sioux County Conservation, in Hawarden, IA
    • 10am: Kids Fishing Derby at the Izaak Walton League on McCook Lake
    • 2pm: Missouri River Run history education event hosted on Facebook by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center 


  • Sun 9/6
  • Mon 9/7
    • Labor Day
  • Tues 9/8
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center outdoor amphitheater, for preschoolers with an adult caregiver, call (712)258-0838 or email TKruid@WoodburyParks.org to sign up
  • Weds 9/9
    • National Teddy Bear Day
    • 10am: Live Storytime hosted on Facebook by the Sioux City Public Library

    • Thurs 9/10
    • Fri 9/11
      • Midwest Regional Hot Rod Rally at the Woodbury County Fairgrounds
    • Sat 9/12
      • Free Park Entry & Free Fishing at Nebraska State Parks
      • Midwest Regional Hot Rod Rally at the Woodbury County Fairgrounds
      • 10am-noon: Kid's Day: Fall on the Farm activity packet pickup at the Sioux City Public Museum *FREE*
      • noon-4pm: Free Comic Book Day at Acme Comics (rescheduled from May) featuring Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion
      • 2-4pm: Becoming an Outdoor Family: Monarch Tagging at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, for all ages (each family group attending must have at least one adult), call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up
      • 4-6pm: Becoming an Outdoor Family: Paddling 101 with Plymouth County Conservation, for all ages (each family group attending must have at least one adult), call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up


    • Sun 9/13
      • Midwest Regional Hot Rod Rally at the Woodbury County Fairgrounds
      • 2pm: September Songs for Grandparents Day streamed live from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
      • 2-4pm: Becoming an Outdoor Family: Monarch Tagging with Plymouth County Conservation, for all ages (each family group attending must have at least one adult), call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up
      • 4-6pm: Becoming an Outdoor Family: Paddling 101 with Plymouth County Conservation, for all ages (each family group attending must have at least one adult), call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up

    • Mon 9/14
    • Tues 9/15
      • Official release date for my book, 100 Things to Do in Sioux City & Siouxland --stay tuned for more info on how to win a copy!
      • Milweed & Mexicos: Monarch Butterfly learning session hosted by Plymouth County Conservation at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton for homeschooling families, call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up
    • Weds 9/16
      • National Play Doh Day
      • 10am: Live Storytime hosted on Facebook by the Sioux City Public Library
    • Thurs 9/17
    • Fri 9/18
      • National Cheeseburger Day
    • Sat 9/19
      • Art in the Park at Latham Park
      • 10-11:30am: Knee High Naturalists at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, $3 per child, for preschoolers with an adult caregiver, call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up
      • 1-3pm: Outdoor Adventure Kids at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, $3 per child, for K-3rd graders, call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up
      • 2pm: Online "Expedition in Stitches" history event streaming live on the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Facebook page
      • 6-8pm: Adults in the Wild: Sunset at Five Ridge with Plymouth County Conservations, FREE, for ages 12+ but anyone 12-18 must be accompanied by an adult. call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up
      • 8pm: 4-H Drive-In Movie Night: Diary of  Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul at Siouxland Freedom Park


    • Sun 9/20
    • Mon 9/21
    • Tues 9/22
    • Weds 9/2
      • 10am: Live Storytime hosted on Facebook by the Sioux City Public Library

    • Thurs 9/24
    • Fri 9/25
      • National Comic Book Day
    • Sat 9/26
      • Johnny Appleseed Day
      • 9am-2pm: Siouxland Community Trunk Sale at the Tyson Events Center parking lot
      • 1pm-11pm: Alley Arts Festival in downtown Sioux City
      • 2-6pm: Adults in the Wild: Float trip on the Big Sioux River with Plymouth County Conservation, for ages 12+ but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, $10 per person, call (712)947-4270 with questions or to sign up


    • Sun 9/27
      • For the Beauty of the Earth" musical performance streamed live from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • Mon 9/28
    • Tues 9/29
    • Weds 9/30
      • 10am: Live Storytime hosted on Facebook by the Sioux City Public Library


    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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