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July 2021 Siouxland Kids Events and Activities

 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 Fourth of July, Saturday in the Park, 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!

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  • Thurs 7/1
    • 10am: Kid Thursdays at the Sioux City Public Museum, $1
    • 1:30 & 3:15pm: Innovation Studio at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, grades 3-6, sign up online
    • 2-4pm: Meet the Animals at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center
    • 6pm: Annual Mardi Gras Parade, starting at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
  • Fri 7/2
    • Saturday in the Park at Grandview Park
    • 10am: Youth Fishing at Browns Lake/Bigelow Park hosted by Woodbury County Conservation
    • 11am-1:30pm: Food Truck Fridays at Pearl Street Park
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
  • Sat 7/3
    • Saturday in the Park at Grandview Park
    • Storytelling Saturday at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 8am: Missouri River Runners Red, White & Blue 2.62 mile Mini-Marathon and Kids .262 Mini Marathon for 12 & under, $5 for non members, FREE for MRR members (and their memberships are only $15, so if you have more than 3 runners in your house you save money even if you never attend another event)
    • 9am: Yoga by Evolve Yoga at Grandview Park
    • 10:30am to noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Clay Faces at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+, or younger children with an adult helper, $7
    • 7pm: Iowa Mammals program at Southwoods Conservation Area, hosted by Woodbury County Conservations 
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game with fireworks to follow

  • Sun 7/4
    • Fourth of July-head to my Fourth of July post for the full list of Siouxland area celebrations
    • 2pm: The Joy of Summer musical performance by Teresa Kay Orr, live at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and streamed on their Facebook page
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game with fireworks to follow
    • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band concert at the Grandview Park bandshell
    • 11:59pm: Fireworks from Siouxland Freedom Park
  • Mon 7/5
    • Many area businesses and attractions are closed to give their employees a day off after a holiday that fell on a weekend, so call or check social media before heading anywhere if you'll be upset to show up and find it closed!
  • Tues 7/6
    • 10am: Youth Fishing at Little Sioux Park, hosted by Woodbury County Conservation
    • 10am to noon: Read to a Dog at the North Sioux City Library, contact the library to sign up for a time slot
  • Weds 7/7
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9:30 & 11am: Exploration Wednesdays at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center, FREE
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 7:30pm: Le Mars Municipal Band concert at Foster Park in Le Mars, IA, FREE
  • Thurs 7/8
    • 1:30 & 3:15pm: Innovation Studio at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, grades 3-6, sign up online, FREE
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center
    • 6pm: Trekking Thursday at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE
  • Fri 7/9
    • 10am: Live Animals at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Visitors Center, FREE
    • 4pm: Glass Fusing class for tweens and teens at the Le Mars Art Center, Ages 12-16, $20
    • 7pm: Glass Fusing class at the Le Mars Art Center for ages 16+, $35
    • 6-8pm: Downtown Live: music outside the Sioux City Public Museum, $3 per person
    • 7-9pm: Friday Night Free Swim at the Riverside Park Pool
  • Sat 7/10
    • Storytelling Saturday at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am-5pm: LaunchPad Children's Museum Teddy Bear Tuck-in dropoff: kids can leave a favorite plush friend to spend a night at the museum!
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd River Museum, FREE
    • 10:30am to noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Vinyl Record Painting at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+, or younger children with an adult helper, $7
    • 9pm: Movies in the Park: Tom & Jerry at Grandview Park, FREE

  • Sun 7/11
    • 9-11am: LaunchPad Children's Museum Teddy Bear Tuck-In pickup event: kids can make a craft and eat donuts and drink juice while they pick up their plush toy that spend the night at LaunchPad! $10 per child.
    • 2pm: Singing the Songs We Love musical performance by Amy Ellsworth, live at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and streamed on their Facebook page
    • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band concert at the Grandview Park bandshell
  • Mon 7/12
    • 10am to noon: Read to a Dog at the North Sioux City Library, contact the library to sign up for a time slot
    • 10:30am: Book Babies for ages 0-2 at the North Sioux City Library
    • 11am: Imagination Builders at the Sioux City Public Library for grades 1-3, sign up online
    • 5:45pm: Zumba at the Anderson Dance Pavilion, FREE
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
  • Tues 7/13
    • 10:30am: Preschool Program at the North Sioux City Library
    • 11am: Teen Book Club at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, sign up online
    • 1-3pm: Animal Slumber Party at the North Sioux City Library: 3-8 year-olds are invited to leave a favorite plush toy to spend the night at the library! The library will post photos of their adventures that afternoon and evening on the North Sioux City Library Facebook page. 
    • 3:30-5pm: Tweens and Teens Pizza Party at the North Sioux City Library--come eat pizza and supervise the stuffed animals at the animal slumber party! 
    • 6-7:30pm: Pop-Up Park at Grandma Moos Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
  • Weds 7/14
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9:30 & 11am: Exploration Wednesdays at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center, FREE
    • 10am-4pm: Come & Go crafts at the North Sioux City Library; all ages welcome, but craft skill level designed for kids in K-5th grade 
    • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • Noon: Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps performing 17th through 20th century music live at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
    • 7:30pm: Le Mars Municipal Band concert at Foster Park in Le Mars, IA
  • Thurs 7/15
    • 1:30 & 3:15pm: Innovation Studio at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, grades 3-6, sign up online
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center
    • 6pm: Blippi the Musical Live at the Tyson Events Center
    • 6pm: Great Plains Zoomobile at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
  • Fri 7/16
    • 2:30pm: Tweens & Teens activity at the North Sioux City Library
    • 6-8pm: Downtown Live: music outside the Sioux City Public Museum, $3 per person
    • 6-8pm: Friday Night Free Swim at the Lewis Park Pool
    • 5-7pm: Rooted Boutique Grand Opening Party FREE Hors Doeuvres at the Warrior Hotel Terrace
    • 7-8pm: Rooted Boutique Grand Opening FREE Fashion Show in the Warrior Hotel Ballroom (store will open for shopping at 10am Saturday morning until 6:30pm, and again from 8:30 to 11pm for those who want to shop after the show!)
    • 9:30pm: Flick N' Float at the Sergeant Bluff Pool, for ages 9+, $8 per person. Bring your own inner tube or other flotation device to sit on while you watch the movie--they will not be provided by the pool. Open starting at 9pm.

    • Sat 7/17
      • Storytelling Saturday at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
      • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, west of the Tyson Events Center
      • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd River Museum, FREE
      • 10:30am to noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Styrofoam Printmaking at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+, or younger children with an adult helper, $7
      • 11am-2pm: Picnic in the Park at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with their family at the park, and park staff and volunteers will be doing a Dutch oven demonstration, supervising archery, and some other fun suprises!


    • Sun 7/18
      • 2pm: “Rockin’ and Rollin'” musical performance with Bill “Chopper” Pelchat and Jon Moravec, live at the Lewis and Clark Intepretive Center and streaming on their Facebook page.
      • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band concert at the Grandview Park bandshell
    • Mon 7/19
      • 11am: Imagination Builders at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, for grades 1-3, sign up online
      • 5:45pm: Zumba at the Anderson Dance Pavilion, FREE
    • Tues 7/20
      • 10am-noon: Read to a Dog at the North Sioux City Library, contact the library to sign up for a time slot!
      • 11am: Teen Book Club at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, sign up online
    • Weds 7/21
      • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, west of the Tyson Events Center
      • 9:30 & 11am: Exploration Wednesdays at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center, FREE
      • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
      • 6:30pm: Family Archery Night at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
      • 7:30pm: Le Mars Municipal Band concert at Foster Park in Le Mars, IA, FREE
    • Thurs 7/22
      • 1:30 & 3:15pm: Innovation Studio at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, grades 3-6, sign up online
      • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center
    • Fri 7/23
      • 8:30-11:30am: Indy Car at Hy-Vee in South Sioux City
      • 9:30am: Barnyard Buddies at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. Come meet the animals!
      • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library
      • 10am: Animal Homes program at Snyder Bend, presented by Woodbury County Conservation
      • 12:30pm to 3:30pm: Indy Car at Hy-Vee on Hamilton Blvd.
      • 2-4pm: Hydrant Party at Pulaski Park hosted by the city of Sioux City
      • 4:30-8pm: Grand Opening of Art SUX new gallery at 515 Fourth Street, with refreshments, plus info on coming fun like the MADE shop and the Art SUX for Kids non-profit.  
      • 6-8pm: Downtown Live: music outside the Sioux City Public Museum, $3 per person
      • 6-8pm: Friday Night Free Swim at the Leif Erickson Park Pool
      • 7pm: Aristocats Kids presented live at the New Stage Players Performing Arts Center at 3201 Dakota Ave in South Sioux City by the New Stage Players summer kids camp.
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
      • 7:30pm: Opening night for The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at the Sioux City Community Theatre

    • Sat 7/24
      • Storytelling Saturday at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
      • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, west of the Tyson Events Center
      • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd River Museum, FREE
      • 10am: Paper Fish Art craft at the South Sioux City Library
      • 10am to 6pm: Antique 2 Chic Flea Market at the Tyson Events Center
      • 10am to noon: Hands-On History at the Sioux City Public Museum; kids are invited to touch select museum artifacts and learn more about them at "touch and see" stations!
      • 10:30am to noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Found Object Sculpture at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+, or younger children with an adult helper, $7
      • 2pm & 7pm: Aristocats Kids presented live at the New Stage Players Performing Arts Center at 3201 Dakota Ave in South Sioux City by the New Stage Players summer kids camp. The  Humane Society of Siouxland will bring cats available to adopt to both of the Saturday performances. 
      • 5:30-7:30pm: Declaration of Independence reading at Latham Park *this event is non-partisan and the poster clearly states that it is not a fundraising event or campaigning event for any political party, cause or individual, but it is being organized by the Republic Party of Woodbury County. I just want to make sure you know so you can make an informed decision about whether that affects your choice to attend!)
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
      • 7:30pm: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at the Sioux City Community Theatre
      • 9pm: Movies in the Park: Toy Story 4 at Grandview Park, FREE


    • Sun 7/25
      • 1pm: Family Game Day at the Sioux City Public Museum, more info here
      • 2pm: Music from the Stage with harpist Mary Watts live at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and streaming on their Facebook page
      • 2pm: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at the Sioux City Community Theatre
      • 2pm & 7pm: Aristocats Kids presented live at the New Stage Players Performing Arts Center at 3201 Dakota Ave in South Sioux City by the New Stage Players summer kids camp.
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
      • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band concert at the Grandview Park bandshell
    • Mon 7/26
      • 10am-noon: Read to a Dog at the North Sioux City Library, contact the library to sign up for a time slot
      • 10:30am: Book Babies for ages 0-2 at the North Sioux City Library
      • 11am: Imagination Builders at the Sioux City Public Library, grades 1-3, sign up online
      • 1pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Library
      • 5-6:30pm: Tales & Stuff Writers Showcase at the North Sioux City Library. Cool chance to share what you've written with friends and family, with a coffee and sundae bar for extra fun!
      • 5:45pm: Zumba at the Anderson Dance Pavilion, FREE
      • 7pm: Aristocats Kids presented live at the New Stage Players Performing Arts Center at 3201 Dakota Ave in South Sioux City by the New Stage Players summer kids camp. 
    • Tues 7/27
      • 10am: Paper Airplane Dragon craft at the South Sioux City Library
      • 10:30am: Preschool program at the North Sioux City Library
      • 11am: Teen Book Club at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, sign up online
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
    • Weds 7/28
      • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, west of the Tyson Events Center
      • 10am: Unicorn Slime craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
      • 10am-4pm: Come and Go Craft at the North Sioux City Library; all ages welcome but craft skill level designed for K-5th grade
      • 10:30am: Library storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
    • Thurs 7/29
      • 11am: Egg Carton Animal craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
      • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
      • 7:30pm: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at the Sioux City Community Theatre
    • Fri 7/30
      • 2:30pm: Tween & Teen Time at the North Sioux City Library
      • 6-8pm: Downtown Live: music outside the Sioux City Public Museum, $3 per person
      • 7-9pm: Friday Night Free Swim at the Riverside Park Pool
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
      • 7:30pm: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at the Sioux City Community Theatre

      • Sat 7/31
        • Storytelling Saturday at the Sioux City Railroad Museum
        • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd River Museum, FREE
        • 10:30am to noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Nail and Yarn Art at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+, or younger children with an adult helper, $7
        • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist at the Le Mars Art Center, for ages 2-5, $5 per child
        • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
        • 7:30pm The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at the Sioux City Community Theatre

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