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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!

*updated for 2022*

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"


  • Mon 8/1
    • 7pm: Shrek the Musical presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City
  • Tues 8/2
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 8/3
    • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Stanton County Fair in Stanton, NE
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 8/4
    • KIDS DAY at the Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, NE, including parade at 6pm
    • Stanton County Fair in Stanton, NE
    • Union County Fair in Alcester, SD
    • Nobles County Fair in Worthington, MN
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, more details here
    • 6:30 & 8:30pm: Family Movies on the Patio at Jefferson Beer Supply
  • Fri 8/5
    • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, NE
    • Antelope County Fair in Neligh, NE
    • Stanton County Fair in Stanton, NE
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • Union County Fair in Alcester, SD
    • Nobles County Fair in Worthington, MN
    • 6pm: Kids Night Out at Pickled Palette pottery studio, with a fun ice cream theme!
    • 7pm: Shrek the Musical presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City
  • Sat 8/6
    • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, NE
    • Union County Fair in Alcester, SD
    • Antelope County Fair in Neligh, NE
    • Stanton County Fair in Stanton, NE
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • Nobles County Fair in Worthington, MN
    • Ponca Frog Days in Ponca, NE
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am to noon: Kids Building Workshop at Home Depot, FREE
    • 10am to noon: Saturday Art Lessons: Self-Portrait Line Drawing at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per artist 
    • 10am: Kids Day: Dinosaurs at the Sioux City Public Museum, $1 per child
    • 10am: Traditional African Drumming and Storytelling at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 11am: Salvation Army Block Party hosted by the Salvation Army at 1415 Villa Ave, with bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and more, FREE
    • 1pm: Painting in the Studio with Brenda Thelen: Mid-Century Cats at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per artist, ages 8+
    • 1pm: Touch-a-Truck Ice Cream Social at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 2-8pm: SA-Fest African cultural festival presented by the Siouxland African Association at Riverside Park with food, fun, and live music and dancing, FREE
    • 7pm: Shrek the Musical presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City

  • Sun 8/7
    • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, NE
    • Antelope County Fair in Neligh, NE
    • Stanton County Fair in Stanton, NE
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • Nobles County Fair in Worthington, MN
    • 2pm: The Lewis and Clark Trail historical lecture at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
    • 2pm: Shrek the Musical presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City
    • 6:30pm: Family Movie Night on the Patio at Jefferson Beer Supply in Jefferson, SD
  • Mon 8/8
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Tues 8/9
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • 10am: Nature Tales: Butterflies at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE but registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 10:30am: Beginner Lego Club at the North Sioux City Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Yoga at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE but registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing KSandage@WoodburyParks.org
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Weds 8/10
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 6:30pm: S'mores Day Celebration at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve with s'mores and pioneer games, FREE
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Thurs 8/11
    • Cuming County Fair in West Point, NE
    • Knox County Fair in Bloomfield, NE
    • Clay County Fair in Vermillion, SD
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, more details here
    • 6pm: Live Music by Angela Lambrecht at Long Lines Climbing Center
    • 8:30pm: Moon Walk night hike at Ponca State Park
  • Fri 8/12
    • Cuming County Fair in West Point, NE
    • Knox County Fair in Bloomfield, NE
    • Clay County Fair in Vermillion, SD
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • First day of school for most South Sioux City students
    • Pioneer Valley Days Festival in Sergeant Bluff, IA
    • Hinton Summerfest in Hinton, IA
    • 11am to 1:30pm: Food Truck Friday at Pearl Street Park
    • 4-9pm: Guns, Hunting, & Shooting Show at the Tyson Events Center
    • 5:30pm: Sensory Friendly Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • 7pm: Evening Campfire at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE but registration requested by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org 
    • 7pm: No Strings Attached Pinocchio-based play at the Lewis and Clark Theatre Company in Yankton, SD
    • 7pm: Music in the Pasture featuring the Gary & Dani Show at Koffie Knechtion in South Sioux City, NE
  • Sat 8/13
    • Cuming County Fair in West Point, NE
    • Knox County Fair in Bloomfield, NE
    • Clay County Fair in Vermillion, SD
    • Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD
    • Pioneer Valley Days Festival in Sergeant Bluff, IA, more info here.
    • Hinton Summerfest in Hinton, IA
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am-5pm: Guns, Hunting, Shooting Show at the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am to noon: Saturday Art Lessons: Scream Art Watercolor Painting at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per artist
    • 10am to 2pm: Community Appreciation Day hosted by Midwest Construction Rentals at Bacon Creek, with "food, fishing, and fun" including FREE tackle boxes for the first 50 kids to attend and a free-will donation meal, as well as a cornhole tournament and raffle with proceeds going to the Siouxland Soup Kitchen
    • 10am to 4pm: Homestead Celebration Day at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, SD, with live music, hands-on crafts and activities, and more. FREE
    • 10am: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library 
    • 2 and 7pm: No Strings Attached Pinocchio-based play at the Lewis and Clark Theatre Company in Yankton, SD

  • Sun 8/14
    • Cuming County Fair in West Point, NE
    • Knox County Fair in Bloomfield, NE
    • 9am to 3pm: Guns, Hunting, & Shooting Show at the Tyson Events Center
    • 11am-3pm: Farmers Market & Yoga on the Patio at Jefferson Beer Supply in Jefferson, SD
    • 2pm: No Strings Attached Pinocchio-based play at the Lewis and Clark Theatre Company in Yankton, SD
    • 2pm: Everything from Classic to Rock live musical performance with Noah Towns at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
  • Mon 8/15
    • 4:30pm: Music & Coloring at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 8/16
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Weds 8/17
    • First day of school for Dakota Valley middle & high school students
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Thurs 8/18
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, more details here
    • 5:30pm: Outdoor Yoga at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE but registration requested by (712)258-0838 or by emailing KSandage@WoodburyParks.org
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Fri 8/19
    • Sgt. Floyd Weekend
    • First day of school for Dakota Valley elementary students
    • Yankton Riverboat Days
    • Sioux City Games Con at the Shrine Temple in downtown Sioux City with FREE admission for kids!
    • 10am: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Sat 8/20
    • Sgt. Floyd Weekend
    • Yankton Riverboat Days
    • Sioux City Games Con at the Shrine Temple in downtown Sioux City
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am to noon: Saturday Art Lessons: Fish Collage at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per artist
    • 11am: Stuffed Animal Taxidermy at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 1pm: Painting in the Studio with Brenda Thelan: Sunset Sailing at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per artist, ages 8+
    • 5-7pm: Improv Night at the Sioux City Community Theater, for middle school and high school students and their parents, $10 per person
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 

  • Sun 8/21
    • Sgt. Floyd Weekend
    • Yankton Riverboat Days
    • Sioux City Games Con at the Shrine Temple in downtown Sioux City
    • 2pm: Around Sioux City vintage postcard presentation at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center with reception to follow, FREE
    • 4:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Mon 8/22
    • 4:30pm: Lego at the Library at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 8/23
    • First day of school for most students at Sioux City and Hinton
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 8/24
    • First day of school for most students at Heelan and Westwood
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 4:30pm: Sensory Table at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 8/25
    • 5pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, more details here
  • Fri 8/26
    • 8pm: Professional Bull Riders Challenger Series rodeo at the Tyson Events Center, use code GSBLOG for $10 off select seats (call the Tyson for more details--they didn't specify what select means!)
  • Sat 8/27
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am to noon: Saturday Art Lessons: Clay Gnome Houses at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per artist
    • 10am: Yard Games at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7pm: Professional Bull Riders Challenger Series rodeo at the Tyson Events Center, use code GSBLOG for $10 off select seats (call the Tyson for more details--they didn't specify what select means!)

  • Sun 8/28
  • Mon 8/29
    • 4pm: Lego Builders at the north Sioux City Library
  • Tues 8/30
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 
  • Weds 8/31
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball home game 

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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