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June 2021 Siouxland Kids Events

 Every month I bring you the best things to do in Sioux City and Siouxland, from storytimes and crafts to music festivals, streaming concerts, and holidays from silly to serious. This month, some of the highlights include Father's Day and tons of summer fun. You might also be interested in my posts about pools and splash pads in Siouxland or summer day camps in Siouxland.  I hope these event listings help inspire you to go make some happy memories with your family this month!


a beachball and yellow sunglasses sit on a bright blue background. in foreground, the words "June 2021 Siouxland Family Events"


  • Tues 6/1
    • 10:30am: Tails & Tales preschool program at the North Sioux City Community Library
  • Weds 6/2
    • 9:30am: Exploration Wednesday at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, workshop for kids 2-7
    • 10am-4pm: Come & Go Crafts at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 11am: Exploration Wednesday at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, workshop for kids 8-12
  • Thurs 6/3
    • National Egg Day
    • 10-11am: Kid Thursday: Carnival themed activities at the Sioux City Public Museum, $1 
    • 1:30pm: Zoo to You balloon animal program at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary by project chosen
    • 7pm: Bill Riley Talent Competition at the Arena Sports Academy. This is a qualifying event for the Iowa State Fair's Bill Riley Talent Competition, in addition to being a great show on its own! For more information on rules and how to sign up, visit the Bill Riley Talent Show page from the state fair, or contact the Arena by emailing GretchenCooper@TheArenaSiouxCity.com!
    • 7pm: Evening Campfire at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center with S'mores. FREE
  • Fri 6/4
    • National Donut Day
    • 2:30-4:30pm: Tween & Teen Time at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 5:30-10pm: LaunchPad Lockdown Star Wars themed escape room for adults, $20,  *great option for parents but also for college kids home for the summer!
  • Sat 6/5
    • National Prairie Day
    • 8am: Sioux City Urban Scramble
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park, free yoga sessions hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and Evolve Yoga in the greenspace in front of the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum, all ages welcome
    • 10:30am: Family Art Lesson: Scream Self-Portraits at the Sioux City Art Center, $7, ages 7+ (or younger with an adult caregiver who can assist with the project)

  • Sun 6/6
    • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band concert at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE
  • Mon 6/7
    • 10:30am: Book Babies program for ages 0-2 at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 1pm: Will Stuck's MESS (music, education, stories, & science) Show at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 1pm: Will Stuck Show at the Vermillion Public Library (*I don't know Will Stuck but I am guessing he can't be two places at once! I have reached out to find out whether these listings are both accurate and I will update if there was a typo or scheduling mixup!)
    • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park, free Zumba class at the Anderson Dance Pavilion along the riverfront, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, all ages welcome
  • Tues 6/8
    • 10am: 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
    • 10am to noon: Read to a Dog at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 10am: Toddler storytime at the Vermillion Public Library
    • 1pm: Crafternoon at Vermillion Public Library, for elementary age kids
    • 6-7:30pm: Pop-Up Park at Dale Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks and Rec, FREE
  • Weds 6/9
    • 9:30am: Exploration Wednesday at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, workshop for kids 2-7
    • 10am: Lego group for elementary age kids at the Vermillion Public Library
    • 10:30am to noon: Chalk the Walk: Sioux City Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff event at the Morningside branch library
    • 11am: Exploration Wednesday at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, workshop for kids 8-12
  • Thurs 6/10
    • 8:30am-4pm: Outdoor Skills Day at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area in Sioux Center, IA, FREE and lunch is provided, kids 8 & under need to have an adult come with them
    • 10am: Summer STEAM group for elementary age kids at the Vermillion Public Library
    • 1pm: FREE movie at the Coyote Twin Theater in Vermillion for elementary age kids, hosted by the Vermillion Public Library
    • 6-7:30pm: Trekking Thursdays at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, register by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing camps@WoodburyParks.org
  • Fri 6/11
    • 2:30-4:30pm: Tween & Teen Time at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 6:30pm: Leeds Days Parade in Sioux City's Leeds neighborhood
  • Sat 6/12
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park, free yoga sessions hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and Evolve Yoga in the greenspace in front of the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum
    • 9am to 12:30pm: Family Fishing Clinic at Sandy Hollow Recreation Area in Sioux Center, FREE, all ages welcome but kids 8 & under must have an adult with them and ages 16+ must have a valid IA fishing license.
    • 10:30am: Family Art Lesson: Cardboard Architecture at the Sioux City Art Center, $7, ages 7+ (or younger with an adult caregiver who can assist with the project)
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Bandits football vs the Wyoming Mustangs at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:30pm: Glorious Brass presented by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theater
    • 9pm: Movies in the Park: Croods: A New Age at the Grandview Park Bandshell, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE


    • Sun 6/13
      • 9am-1pm: Leeds Days Community Fair
      • 1-5pm: Family Game Day Sunday at the Sioux City Public Museum
      • 2pm: Baby Shark Live at the Tyson Events Center
      • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band concert at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE

    • Mon 6/14
      • Flag Day
      • 10am to noon: Read to a Dog at the North Sioux City Community Library
      • 10am: Lego WeDo coding group at the Vermillion Public Library, registration required
      • 11am: Imagination Builders for grades 1-3 at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
      • 1pm: Great Plains Zoomobile at the Vermillion Public Library
      • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park, free Zumba class at the Anderson Dance Pavilion along the riverfront, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, all ages welcome
    • Tues 6/15
      • 10am: Toddler storytime at the Vermillion Public Library
      • 10:30am: Tails & Tales preschool program at the North Sioux City Community Library
      • 1pm: Crafternoon at Vermillion Public Library, for elementary age kids
      • 2pm: K-9 Police Dog Demonstration at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • Weds 6/16
      • Ice Cream Days festival in Le Mars, IA
      • 9:30am: Exploration Wednesday at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, workshop for kids 2-7
      • 10am-4pm: Come and Go Crafts at the North Sioux City Community Library
      • 10am: Lego group for elementary age kids at the Vermillion Public Library
      • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
      • 11am: Exploration Wednesday at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, workshop for kids 8-12
      • 8pm: Le Mars Municipal Band concert at Foster Park in Le Mars, IA
    • Thurs 6/17
      • Ice Cream Days festival in Le Mars, IA
      • 10am to 3:30pm: Shakespeare Festival Workshops at the Vermillion Public Library, for kids 8-12, registration required.
      • 10-11am:  Kid Thursday: Treasure Hunt themed activities at the Sioux City Public Museum, $1
      • 1-2pm: Meet a Veterinarian with Dr. Chad Anema at the North Sioux City Community Library
      • 1:30 & 3:15pm: Innovation Studio for grades 4-8 at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, register online for the session you will attend.
      • 6:30-8:30pm: Cool Pool Party: Luau themed swim party at Lewis Pool, hosted by Sioux City Parks and Rec, $5
    • Fri 6/18
      • Go Fishing Day
      • Ice Cream Days festival in Le Mars, IA
      • 2:30-4:30pm: Tween & Teen Time at the North Sioux City Community Library
      • 6-8pm: Downtown Live: live music in the greenspace outside the Sioux City Public Museum downtown, $3 per person, all ages welcome!
      • 6-8pm: Friday Night Swim at Lewis Pool, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and sponsored by Spectra
      • Opening night for The Boxcar Children presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre Youth Theatre.
    • Sat 6/19
      • Ice Cream Days festival in Le Mars, IA
      • Kids Fishing Derby hosted by the Izaak Walton League in McCook Lake, SD
      • 9am: Yoga in the Park, free yoga sessions hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and Evolve Yoga in the greenspace in front of the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum
      • 10:30am: Family Art Lesson: Grant Wood Landscapes at the Sioux City Art Center, $7, ages 7+ (or younger with an adult caregiver who can assist with the project)


      • Sun 6/20
        • Father's Day
        • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band concert at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE

      • Mon 6/21
        • 10:30am: Book Babies for ages 0-2 at the North Sioux City Community Library
        • 11am: Imagination Builders for grades 1-3 at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
        • 1pm: Performance from Lakota artist Starr Chief Eagle at the Vermillion Public Library
        • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park, free Zumba class at the Anderson Dance Pavilion along the riverfront, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, all ages welcome
      • Tues 6/22
        • Onion Ring Day
        • 10am to noon: Read to a Dog at the North Sioux City Community Library
        • 10am: Toddler storytime at the Vermillion Public Library
        • 1pm: Crafternoon at Vermillion Public Library, for elementary age kids
      • Weds 6/23
        • 9:30am: Exploration Wednesday at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, workshop for kids 2-7
        • 10-noon, Victorian Day at the Peirce Mansion,  tea part for ages 7-10, hosted by the Sioux City Public Museum, 10am-noon.
        • 10am: Lego group for elementary age kids at the Vermillion Public Library
        • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
        • 11am: Exploration Wednesday at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, workshop for kids 8-12
        • 1-2pm: Great Plains Zoo presentation at the North Sioux City Community Library
        • 7:30pm: Le Mars Municipal Band concert at Foster Park in Le Mars, IA
      • Thurs 6/24
        • National Bomb Pop Day (did you know Bomb Pops are made by Wells right here in Siouxland?!?)
        • 10am:Summer STEAM group for elementary age kids at the Vermillion Public Library
        • 1pm: FREE movie at the Coyote Twin Theater in Vermillion for elementary age kids, hosted by the Vermillion Public Library
        • 1:30 & 3:15pm: Innovation Studio for grades 4-8 at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, register online for the session you will attend.
      • Fri 6/25
        • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library
        • 10am: Animal Adaptations program at Snyder's Bend presented by Woodbury County Conservation
        • 2:30-4:30pm: Tween & Teen Time at the North Sioux City Community Library
        • 6-8pm: Downtown Live: live music in the greenspace outside the Sioux City Public Museum downtown, $3 per person, all ages welcome!
        • 6-8pm: FREE Friday Night Swim at Leif Erickson Pool, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and sponsored by Knife River
        • 7:30pm: Days of '56 Rodeo at Ponca Rodeo Arena in Ponca, NE
        • Sat 6/26
          • Cottonwood Days Festival in Dakota City, NE
          • Hinton Summerfest, with events at various venues in Hinton including Hillview Recreation Area and Deer Run Golf Course
          • 9am: Yoga in the Park, free yoga sessions hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and Evolve Yoga in the greenspace in front of the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum
          • 9am to noon: Le Mars, IA Farmer's Market at Cork It!
          • 9am to noon: Vermillion Farmer's Market at the Clay County SD Fairgrounds
          • 7am: Zen in Nature at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
          • 10am-3pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmer's Market in Winnebago, NE
          • 10am: Hands-on-History: Early Technology at the Sioux City Public Museum
          • 10am: Ocean Sun Catcher craft at the South Sioux City Library
          • 10:30am: Family Art Lesson: Scratch Art at the Sioux City Art Center, $7, ages 7+ (or younger with an adult caregiver who can assist with the project)
          • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist storytime and art project at the Le Mars Art Center, ages 2-5, $5 per child
          • 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30pm: Circus Funtastic at the Dakota Thurston Fairgrounds in South Sioux City, NE
          • 7pm: Iowa Mammals presentation at Browns Lake Bigelow Park by Woodbury County Conservation
          • 7pm: Jungle Book Jr. Live presented by the New Stage Players kids camp
          • 7:05pm: Sioux City Bandits football vs the Omaha Beef at the Tyson Events Center
          • 9pm: Movies at the Park: Jurassic Park at the Grandview Park Bandshell, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE


          • Sun 6/27
            • 1:30pm & 4:30pm: Circus Funtastic at the Dakota Thurston Fairgrounds in South Sioux City, NE
            • 5:30pm: Midwest Madness car racing tour at Raceway Park in Jefferson, SD
            • 7pm: Jungle Book Jr. Live presented by the New Stage Players kids camp
            • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band concert at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE

            • Mon 6/28
              • 10am to noon: Read to a Dog at the North Sioux City Community Library
              • 11am: Imagination Builders for grades 1-3 at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
              • 1pm: Performance from local children's music group Red Beard Blue Beard at the Vermillion Public Library
              • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park, free Zumba class at the Anderson Dance Pavilion along the riverfront, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, all ages welcome
            • Tues 6/29
              • 10am: Toddler storytime at the Vermillion Public Library
              • 10:30am: Tails & Tales preschool at the North Sioux City Community Library
              • 1pm: Crafternoon at Vermillion Public Library, for elementary age kids
            • Weds 6/30
              • 10am: Lego group for elementary age kids at the Vermillion Public Library
              • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
              • 1-2pm: Owl Pellet Dissection with Dakota Valley science teacher Mrs. VandeVegte at the North Sioux City Community Library
              • 7:30pm: Le Mars Municipal Band concert at Foster Park in Le Mars, IA

            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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