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August Events in Siouxland for Kids and Families

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 the Woodbury County Fair, back-to-school, and tons of summer fun! You might also be interested in my post about Siouxland Splash Pads and about Homeschooling in Siouxland.  I hope these event listings help inspire you to go make some happy memories with your family this month!

corn grows tall against a gentle sunset that causes the corn to be almost a silhouette, in foreground, the words "August Events for Siouxland Families"


  • Sun 8/1
    • Plymouth County Fair
    • Slice of Summer at Scarecrow Farm, in Lawton, IA
    • 2pm: Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon presented by the Sioux City Community Theater
  • Mon 8/2
    • National Coloring Book Day
    • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park at the Anderson Dance Pavilion hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Tues 8/3
  • Weds 8/4
    • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
    • Woodbury County Fair
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, in the lot west of the Tyson Events Center
  • Thurs 8/5
    • FREE admission for kids to the Woodbury County Fair
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair
    • 3-7pm: Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds, more info on their website.
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, cost varies by project, more info on their website.
  • Fri 8/6
    • National Root Beer Float Day
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair 
    • Woodbury County Fair
    • 6-8pm: Downtown Live concert near the Sioux City Public Museum, $3 per person
    • 6-8pm: Friday Night Free Swim at Leif Erickson pool hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Sat 8/7
    • Woodbury County Fair
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair
    • Slice of Summer at Scarecrow Farm, in Lawton, IA
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, in the lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park, near the Sgt. Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and Evolve Yoga, FREE
    • 9am to noon: Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds, more info on their website.
    • 10am to 3pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market at Village Market in Winnebago, NE, more info on their Facebook page
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Cardboard Tube Sculptures at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+ (or younger with an adult helper), $7 per project
    • 5-7pm: Opening Reception for new exhibit at the Sioux City Art Center: Still Life featuring works by Dolie Thompson plus select pieces from the permanent collection
    • 9pm: Movie in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) at the Grandview Park Bandshell, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE

  • Sun 8/8
    • Woodbury County Fair
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair
    • Slice of Summer at Scarecrow Farm, in Lawton, IA
    • 1-5pm: Family Game Day Sundays at the Sioux City Public Museum, FREE
    • 2pm: Songs from Broadway's Golden Age musical performance live at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and streamed on their Facebook page. FREE
  • Mon 8/9
    • National Book Lovers Day
    • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park at the Anderson Dance Pavilion hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Tues 8/10
    • National Smores Day
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. This fun storytime for preschoolers plus their parent or caregiver is FREE, but registration is required by calling the center at (712)258-0838 or by emailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org. When weather permits, the indoor storytime is followed by a short nature hike and playtime on the nature playscape!
  • Weds 8/11
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, in the lot west of the Tyson Events Center
  • Thurs 8/12
    • 3-7pm: Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds, more info on their website.
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, price varies by project, more info on their website.
    • 6:30-8:30pm: Pirates & Princesses Pool Party at Riverside Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, $5 per person
  • Fri 8/13
    • 4pm: Fridays with Lex for teens at the Le Mars Art Center, for ages 12-16, $20 per person, more info on their website.
    • 7pm: Campfire with S'mores at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. This FREE event at the nature center's outdoor amphitheater area is a great way to celebrate the end of summer! Registration is requested to ensure adequate supplies for all; sign up by calling the center at (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
    • 7pm: Fridays with Lex: Beginner Watercolors at the Le Mars Art Center, more info on their website, ages 16+, $35 per person
    • 7-9pm: Friday Night Free Swim at Riverside Pool hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Sat 8/14
    • National Bowling Day
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, in the lot west of the Tyson Events Center 
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park, near the Sgt. Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and Evolve Yoga, FREE
    • 9am to noon: Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds, more info on their website.
    • 10am-4pm: Homestead Celebration at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, with hayrick rides, crafts, food, and other fun for all ages!
    • 10am to 3pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market at Village Market in Winnebago, NE, more info on their Facebook page
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: 3D Picasso Faces at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+ (or younger with an adult helper), $7 per project
    • 11am to 1:30pm: Back-to-School Party at the Southern Hills Mall, featuring snacks, coloring, entertainment, and a back-to-school fashion show by Rue 21, and free backpacks for the first 500 kids!
    • 11am to noon: Kids Zone: Free Pencil Pouch project at JCPenney at the Southern Hills Mall, no sign up required, FREE while supplies last
    • 2pm: Rivercade Smile Contest at the Southern Hills Mall

  • Sun 8/15
    • World Honeybee Day
    • Sgt. Floyd Week Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 1-4pm: Rivercade Skateboard Competition at Cook Park
  • Mon 8/16
    • Sgt. Floyd Week Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park at the Anderson Dance Pavilion hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Tues 8/17
    • Sgt. Floyd Week Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 9am: Reimagining America: The Maps of Lewis and Clark gallery exhibit opening at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
  • Weds 8/18
    • Sgt. Floyd Week Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, in the lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 6pm: Rivercade Parade in downtown Sioux City
  • Thurs 8/19
    • National Aviation Day
    • Sgt. Floyd Week Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 3-7pm: Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds, more info on their website.
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary by project, more info on their website.
    • 6-7:30pm: Pop Up Park hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec at Riverside Park, FREE
  • Fri 8/20
    • Sgt. Floyd Week Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Sat 8/21
    • Sgt. Floyd Week Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, in the lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park, near the Sgt. Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and Evolve Yoga, FREE
    • 9am: Rivercade Fishing Derby at Bacon Creek Park
    • 9am to noon: Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds, more info on their website.
    • 10am to 1pm: Kids Activities open at Sgt. Floyd Memorial Encampment in front of Sgt. Floyd River Museum
    • 10am to 3pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market at Village Market in Winnebago, NE, more info on their Facebook page
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Clay Lizards at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+ (or younger with an adult helper), $7 per project

  • Sun 8/22
    • Sgt. Floyd Week Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 2pm: Magic Show presented by local magician Cory Fravel at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Mon 8/23
    • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park at the Anderson Dance Pavilion hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Tues 8/24
  • Weds 8/25
    • National Banana Split Day
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, in the lot west of the Tyson Events Center
  • Thurs 8/26
    • 3-7pm: Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds, more info on their website.
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, price varies by project, more info on their website.
  • Fri 8/27
    • 7:30pm: Oh, My Iowa! Musical performance by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars, with optional dinner at 5:30pm. Tickets for just the performance are $10 for kids & teens 18 & under, and $25 for adults, and dinner theater tickets are $15 for those 18 & under and $38 for adults. More information and tickets available online.
  • Sat 8/28
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market, in the lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 8:30-10:30am: Sioux City Cars and Coffee, car show in the Fleet Farm parking lot, with free coffee and donuts while supplies last!
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park, near the Sgt. Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec and Evolve Yoga, FREE
    • 9am to noon: Vermillion Area Farmers Market at the Clay County Fairgrounds, more info on their website.
    • 10am to 3pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market at Village Market in Winnebago, NE, more info on their Facebook page
    • 10am-4pm: Pickin in the Park craft show and flea market at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. More information available here.
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Foil Relief at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+ (or younger with an adult helper), $7 per project
    • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist at the Le Mars Art Center, for ages 2-5, $5 includes storytime, snack, and art project, more info on their website.

  • Sun 8/29
  • Mon 8/30
    • 5:45pm: Zumba in the Park at the Anderson Dance Pavilion hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Tues 8/31
    • National Trail Mix Day

I don't run any of these events personally and am not affiliated with any of the hosting organizations. Age guidelines are provided by those holding the event or based on their information, and should be considered general guidelines, not medical or legal advice. The suggested ages may not apply well to all children. 

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