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April 2021 Siouxland Family Events

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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 post about Easter in Siouxland.


  • Thurs 4/1
    • April Fool's Day
    • 10am: Preschool Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
    • 6-8pm: Gnome workshop at Pickled Palette
  • Fri 4/2
    • (402) Day: Share your favorite eastern Nebraska pictures and memories on social media with the tag #402Day! 
    • 10am: Family Geocaching event at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, space is limited so call (712)258-838 as soon as you're sure you want to go! FREE
    • 6-8pm: Cherry Blossom glass fusing class at Pickled Palette, $48 per project, sign up here.
    • 7pm: Easter Celebration show at the Browns Century Theater in LeMars, tickets $8-30 depending on ages and options chosen
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs the Lincoln Stars at the Tyson Events Center, $7-10 for kids and $10-19 for adults depending on seats chosen.
  • Sat 4/3
    • Surprise EggsPedition at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center--come anytime during normal museum hours (noon to 5pm) to participate! Kids can hunt for eggs around the Center grounds, and once they find 10, redeem them for a prize! FREE
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Family Art Workshop at the Sioux City Art Center: Seed Mosaics, $7 per project, kids 7 & younger must be accompanied by an adult helper. Masks required.
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime hosted on Zoom by the Sioux City Public Library. Sign up online here or by calling (712)255-2933 and asking for youth services. Then, pick up a free activity packet ahead of the storytime to go with it! FREE
    • 11:15am to 1pm: Drive-Through Easter treats at Primebank in LeMars for kids 12 & under, more details here. FREE
    • 1:30pm: Easter Celebration show at the Browns Century Theater in LeMars, tickets $8-30 depending on ages and options chosen
    • 6:30pm: Spring Board Painting workshop at Poppin Bottles n Brushes, sign up here. $40 per project

  • Sun 4/4
    • Easter
  • Mon 4/5
  • Tues 4/6
    • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • Weds 4/7
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Library
    • 6-8pm: Stoneware Mugs class at Pickled Palette $28.50, sign up here
  • Thurs 4/8
    • National Zoo Lovers Day: Visit the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha or the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, or share a favorite pic on social media from a past visit to a zoo you love!
    • Garden-To-Go Kits at Lowe's (must sign up online ahead of time! I'll post the link when it's live)
    • 10am: Preschool Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 4/9
    • National Unicorn Day
    • South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals MSTS/Tri State Late Models/IMCA Modifieds&Stock Cars at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, SD, kids $3, seniors $13, adults $15, more info here.
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs the Des Moines Buccaneers at the Tyson Events Center, $7-10 for kids and $10-19 for adults depending on seats chosen.
    • 7:30pm: The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater, $26.50 to $38.50 depending on seats chosen
  • Sat 4/10
    • 11th Annual Curling Classic at the IBP Ice Center
    • South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals MSTS/Tri State Late Models/IMCA Modifieds&Stock Cars at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, SD, kids $5, seniors $16, adults $18, more info here.
    • 10am-noon: Kids Days: Spring into Earth Day activity kits available to pickup from the Sioux City Public Museum, plus a fun activity also available inside the museum! FREE
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Family Art Workshop: Watercolor Salt Paintings at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per project, kids 7 & younger must be accompanied by an adult helper. Masks required.
    • 11am: Burger Battle Royale: PB&J edition at P's Pizza House hosted by the Fat Boy Food Blog, with live music from Ben Grillet, Dane Louis, and the Gary & Dani Show. Free to attend, and food will be available for purchase from P's as well as from the Big Papa's and Daga's on Wheels food trucks. 
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Bandits football vs. Wichita Force at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 4/11
    • 2pm: "Up the Nebraska Cattle Trail and Songs of the West" musical performance streamed live on Facebook from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Betty Strong Encounter Center
    • 3pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs the Omaha Lancers at the Tyson Events Center, $7-10 for kids and $10-19 for adults depending on seats chosen.
  • Mon 4/12
  • Tues 4/13
    • Thomas Jefferson's Birthday: head to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center to see the museum's animatronic President Jefferson and learn more about his role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    • Zamboni Experience at the Tyson Events Center at 3, 4, 5, and 6pm
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Preschoolers with an adult caregiver will enjoy an egg-based storytime this month, plus a hike to the nature playscape if weather permits! Call (712)258-0838 or e-mail TKruid@WoodburyParks.org to sign up--space is limited! FREE
    • 12:30pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce at the new Keelboat Exhibit at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Weds 4/14
    • Zamboni Experience at the Tyson Events Center at 3, 4, 5, and 6pm
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Library
  • Thurs 4/15
    • National High Five Day
    • Mystery Garden Pinata at Lowe's (must sign up online ahead of time! I'll post the link when it's live)
    • 10am: Preschool Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 4/16
    • 6-8pm: Gnome Garden Stakes clay workshop at Pickled Palette, recommended for ages 10+, $26 per project, sign up here
  • Sat 4/17
    • All-In Dance Championships at the Arena with age groups for preschoolers through adults. More information here
    • Lucas Oil ASCS and RACESaver Sioux City Sprint Nationals plus IMCA Modifieds& Stock Cars at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, SD, kids $5, seniors $18, adults $20, more information here.
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Family Art Workshop: Mondrian Paintings at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per project, kids 7 & younger must be accompanied by an adult helper. Masks required.
    • Noon: Keelboat to Launch: Grand opening of the new keelboat exhibit at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, with cookies from Sugar Shack and commemorative cookies while supplies last!

  • Sun 4/18
    • 2pm: "2020--Wow, what a ride!" musical performance with Suzy Turnquist, streaming live on Facebook from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center
  • Mon 4/19
  • Tues 4/20
  • Weds 4/21
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs the Tri-City Storm at the Tyson Events Center, $7-10 for kids and $10-19 for adults depending on seats chosen.
  • Thurs 4/22
    • Earth Day
    • Free Saplings at Lowe's (must sign up online ahead of time! I'll post the link when it's live)
    • 10am: Preschool Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville
  • Fri 4/23
    • National Picnic Day
    • Noon: Litter Dash! Registration is now closed, but if you signed up with a team, follow the directions from your team leader or the parks & rec department to participate. But even if you did not sign up, you are still encouraged to pick up some litter in your corner of Siouxland today! 
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs the Fargo Force at the Tyson Events Center, $7-10 for kids and $10-19 for adults depending on seats chosen.
  • Sat 4/24
    • All day: Indie Bookstore Day celebration at Book People, including a book signing with me! I think the book would be a great Mother's Day gift (maybe even tuck in a gift certificate to somewhere you want to take your mom someday!) and it's a great place to find inspiration for family adventures this spring and summer. But even if you already have my book or don't want it, come check out the fun and say hi! More details on Independent Bookstore Day fun at Book People.
    • All day: Midwest 8-Ball Pool Championships at the Sioux City Convention Center
    • 10am: Ho-Chunk Village Farmer's Market in Winnebago
    • 10am: Floyd Cemetery Walking Tour hosted by the Sioux City Public Museum
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Family Art Workshop:3D Mixed Media Houses at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per project, kids 7 & younger must be accompanied by an adult helper. Masks required.
    • Noon: Earth Day flowerpot craft at the Southern Hills Mall
    • Noon-4pm: Clay Handprint craft workshop at the Le Mars Art Center, $15 per project, registration ahead of time requested, but walk-ins will be accommodated if there is extra space. There are less than 10 spots still showing online as available at time of posting this, so sign up ASAP if you know you want to participate!
    • 1pm: NAIA Football Quarterfinal Game at Olsen Stadium featuring the Morningside Mustangs vs. Baker University
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs the Fargo Force at the Tyson Events Center, $7-10 for kids and $10-19 for adults depending on seats chosen.
    • 7:30pm: Simple Gifts presented by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra live at the Orpheum Theater

  • Sun 4/25
    • 9am: Tiny Warriors at Play for ages 1-5 at the Sergeant Bluff Community Center with a craft and plenty of active fun! $5 per child. Call (712) 943-5800 or email lexi@cityofsergeantbluff.com to RSVP
    • Noon to 5pm: Time to Shine Car Show at the Tyson Events Center
    • 2pm: "Working the Land: Stories and Songs" streamed live on Facebook from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center
  • Mon 4/26
    • Birthday of ornithologist John Audubon, namesake of western Iowa's Audubon County: celebrate by making a bird feeder with your kids, heading to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for some birdwatching, or by making a trip to Audubon County!
    • 4pm: Lego Building returns to the North Sioux City Library!! Be sure to call to register so they can make sure they have enough bricks for everyone. This will probably fill up quickly!
  • Tues 4/27
    • NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship Tournament at the Tyson Events Center
  • Weds 4/28
    • NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship Tournament at the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Library
  • Thurs 4/29
    • NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship Tournament at the Tyson Events Center
    • Butterfly Quest Kits at Lowe's (must sign up online ahead of time! I'll post the link when it's live)
    • 6pm: Trekking Thursday at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. To join in on this evening hike, call (712)258-0838 or emails Camps@WoodburyParks.org. FREE
  • Fri 4/30
    • NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship Tournament at the Tyson Events Center
    • Arbor Day

I 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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