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February 2021 Family Friendly Events in Siouxland

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Looking for things to do in Sioux City? 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 my posts about Valentine's Day in Siouxland, Snow Sports in Siouxland and Places to Play Indoors in Sioux City and Sioux Falls!


  • Monday 2/1
  • Tuesday 2/2
    • Groundhog Day
  • Weds 2/3
    • 10:30am: Streaming storytime live from the Sioux City Public Library on Facebook
  • Thurs 2/4
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
    • 1-3pm: Bird Identification Presentation: Common Feeder Birds of Iowa, presented by guest speaker and birding expert Kelly McKay at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Registration required for this in-person event by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing DSynder@WoodburyParks.org
    • 3pm: Winter Bird Hike at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 6:30-8:30pm: Owl Prowl at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Fri 2/5
    • 8am-noon: Winter Bird hike with Kelly McKay and the Siouxland Audubon Society. Registration required for this event by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing DSynder@WoodburyParks.org
  • Sat 2/6
    • 10am: Spanish Storytime at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center reading El Miton (the Mitten) by Jan Brett. Registration required for this in-person event by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
    • 11am: First Family Storytime: Puppet-Palooza streaming on Zoom from the Sioux City Public Library, register here to have link sent to you!
    • noon-2pm: Bestie Bash for kids at the Southern Hills Mall, more details in my Valentine's event post
    • noon-2pm: Arts & Hearts for adults at the Southern Hills Mall, more details in my Valentine's event post
    • 2pm: Exploration Saturday kids event streamed live on FB and YouTube by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

  • Sun 2/7
    • National Fettucine Alfredo Day
    • 2pm: Songs that Shake Off the Winter Blues streamed by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center on Facebook and YouTube
    • 6:30pm: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Superbowl LV! I'm willing to concede that Brady may be the GOAT, but I'm still cheering for Mahomes. Check out my ideas for how to party like a KC Chiefs fan for food and fun ideas for your big game watching party!
  • Mon 2/8
  • Tues 2/9
    • National Pizza Day (check out my suggestions for the Best Pizza in Siouxland)
    • Valentine's Day activity kits for kids available from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center FREE while supplies last
    • 11am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for preschoolers with an adult caregiver. Register by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
  • Weds 2/10
    • Valentine's Day activity kits for kids available from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center FREE while supplies last
    • 10:30am: Streaming storytime live from the Sioux City Public Library on Facebook
  • Thurs 2/11
    • Valentine's Day activity kits for kids available from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center FREE while supplies last
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 2/12
    • Valentine's Day activity kits for kids available from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center FREE while supplies last
    • Clay Gnome Workshop at Pickled Palette for ages 10+, $26, more details in my Valentine event post
  • Sat 2/13
    • National Cheddar Day
    • Valentine's Day activity kits for kids available from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center FREE while supplies last
    • 10am: Family Bird Hike at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Up to 5 families can sign up to come look for birds and participate in the great backyard bird count! Registration required for this in-person event by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
    • 10am-noon: Kids Days: Valentine's Crafts and scavenger hunt at the Sioux City Public Museum. Scavenger hunt is in the museum, while the craft kits are to take home and make whenever you want, and you can do either or both. FREE, but with limited quantities. 
    • 6-9pm: Valentine Paint n' Sip event at the Tyson Events Center, $40, more details in my Valentine event post

  • Sun 2/14
    • Valentine's Day
  • Mon 2/15
    • Presidents' Day
  • Tues 2/16
    • Mardi Gras
  • Weds 2/17
    • Ash Wednesday
    • 10:30am: Streaming storytime live from the Sioux City Public Library on Facebook
  • Thurs 2/18
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 2/19
  • Sat 2/20
    • National Muffin Day
    • All day: Siouxland Showdown volleyball tournament at Siouxland Expo Center
    • 10am: Snowshoe hike at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for ages 10+, must call (712)258-0838 to register, some snowshoes available, limited to 15 participants
    • 10am: Knee High Naturalists at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton for preschoolers with a parent or other adult caregiver, $3 per child, call (712)947-4270 to sign-up!
    • OAKS nature learning event at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, for early elementary age kids, call (712)947-4270 to sign-up or for more info on the event series!
    • 2pm: Waiting for Warmer Weather kids online learning event, hosted by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 3:30pm: 5k Snowshoe Hike at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, $5 for snowshoe rental while available, must call (712)947-4270 to sign-up!

  • Sun 2/21
    • 12:30pm: Cardboard Sled Races at Cone Park
    • 2pm: Songs Everybody Knows musical performance streamed live by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 2-4pm: Ice Fishing for Kids at River's Bend near Akron with Plymouth County Conservation, FREE and all ages welcome (not a drop-off event; parents should plan to stay with child.) Ages 16+ must have valid Iowa fishing license to fish. Limited amounts of bait, snacks, poles, and ice shacks will be available, but bring your own if you have it to ensure there's enough for everyone! Call (712)947-4270 to sign-up!
    • 2-4pm: Hungerford Games Tracking Training at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, for teens, call (712)947-4270 to sign-up or for more info on the event series!
  • Mon 2/22
  • Tues 2/23
  • Weds 2/24
    • 10:30am: Streaming storytime live from the Sioux City Public Library on Facebook
  • Thurs 2/25
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
    • 6pm: Trekking Thursday at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, come hike! Limit of 20 people, so register as soon as you're sure you want to go by calling (712)258-0838 or by e-mailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
  • Fri 2/26
  • Sat 2/27
    • National Polar Bear Day


  • Sun 2/28

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