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October 2020 Siouxland Kids Events

 

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Every month I list family-friendly events in Siouxland, from storytimes to craft events and concerts, along with a few 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 and Halloween Events in Siouxland!


Ongoing events this month in Siouxland


Siouxland Events by Day

  • Thurs 10/1
    • 3:30-4pm: Reference Roundtable discussion with the librarians of the Sioux City Public Library, live on Facebook
  • Fri 10/2
  • Sat 10/3
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10am to noon: I will be out front of Sioux City Gifts to sign books and chat with anyone interested about my new book, 100 Things to Do in Sioux City & Siouxland Before You Die and I would love to see you there!
    • 1-4:30pm: Oktoberfest at plaza outside of the Tyson Events Center, $10 per person with tables for 2, 4, or 6 people available, which includes admittance and 1 drink per person. All ages welcome for pretzels and polka, with alcohol available for ages 21+, reservations required.
    • 2pm: Kids Event: Corps of Aches & Pain streamed live on Facebook by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center


  • Sun 10/4
    • 2pm: Pamela Sue (Van Gelder) Kragt performance streamed live on Facebook by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

  • Mon 10/5
  • Tues 10/6
    • 5-7pm: National Night Out at Riverside Park, picnic and yard games with the Sioux City Police Department, hosted by the Sioux City Neighborhood Network 
    • 6:30-8:30pm: Bizarre History of Iowa: Strange Stories from the Past discussion hosted by the Sioux City Public Library on Zoom, register here
  • Weds 10/7
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10:30am: Storytime Live on Facebook hosted by the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 10/8
    • Virtual book chat with me and the South Sioux City Library, discussing my new book, 100 Things to Do in Sioux City & Siouxland Before You Die, and my top suggestions for fall fun in Siouxland!
  • Fri 10/9
    • Leif Erickson Day (celebrate by playing at Leif Erickson Park sometime this week!)
  • Sat 10/10
    • Hallowfest at Ponca State Park
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market
    • 10am-noon: Kids Day: Halloween and Day of the Dead, free grab & go craft kits at the Sioux City Public Museum


  • Sun 10/11
    • 2pm: Siouxland Swing performance streamed live on Facebook by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

  • Mon 10/12
  • Tues 10/13
  • Weds 10/14: 
    • National Fossil Day
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 10:30am: Storytime Live on Facebook hosted by the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 10/15
  • Fri 10/16
    • 6-8:30pm: Fall Festival at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
  • Sat 10/17
    • Hallowfest at Ponca State Park
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 2pm: Kids Event: Captains the Builders streamed live on Facebook by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center


  • Sun 10/18
    • 2pm: Country, Bluegrass., Folk & Western Swing performance streamed live on Facebook by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Mon 10/19
  • Tues 10/20
  • Weds 10/21
    • National Reptile Day
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 10:30am: Storytime Live on Facebook hosted by the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 10/22
    • Curbside Trick-or-Treat at Lowe's
  • Fri 10/23
    • Curbside Trick-or-Treat at Lowe's
  • Sat 10/24
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market


  • Sun 10/25
    • 2pm: Dwight Lamb & Friends performance streamed live on Facebook by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Mon 10/26
  • Tues 10/27
    • 6-7:30pm: Trunk or Treat at Kruse Chiropractic, 400 Gold Circle, Dakota Dunes (FB event post here)
  • Weds 10/28
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 10:30am: Storytime Live on Facebook hosted by the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30-7:30pm: Trunk or Treat hosted by the Sioux City Convention Center & Courtyard Hotel (FB event post here)

    • Thurs 10/29
      • 10am: Grand Opening of Once Upon a Child consignment store on Hamilton Blvd with giftcard giveaway for first 25 families in line.
      • 5-7pm: Trick-or-Treat at the Tyson Events Center, free, plus free reusable bags to the first 100 kids courtesy of Mid American Energy
    • Fri 10/30
      • 10am: Kids Halloween craft at Hawk Coffee Shop (FB event post here)
    • Sat 10/31
      • Halloween! Go here for more info on Halloween events in our area!
      • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
      • 2pm: Kids Event: Trail Mashup streamed live on Facebook by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center


    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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