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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 2023*

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"


  • Tues 8/1
    • 5:30pm: Heritage of the Loess Hills at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 6:30pm: Family Archery at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
    • 9:15pm: Full Moon Hike at Ponca State Park
  • Weds 8/2
    • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota/Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, 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 
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
  • Thurs 8/3
    • KIDS DAY at the Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota/Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, NE
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
    • 7:30pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre
  • Fri 8/4
    • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota/Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, NE
    • Sioux River Folk Festival at Newton Hills State Park
    • Sioux City Guns, Hunting, and Shooting Expo at the Tyson Events Center
    • 11am to 1:30pm: Food Truck Fridays at Pearl Street Park
    • 1pm: Cooking with Randy Dutch Oven cooking demonstration at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
    • 6-8pm: Friday Night Free Swim at Leif Erickson Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks and Recreation
    • 7pm: Downtown Live concert near Marto's 
    • 7:30pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre
  • Sat 8/5
    • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota/Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, NE
    • Sioux River Folk Festival at Newton Hills State Park
    • Sioux City Guns, Hunting, and Shooting Expo at the Tyson Events Center
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Kids Triathlon at Riverside Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Recreation
    • 9am: Be True to Your School 5k Fun Run at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, hosted by Siouxland Community Health Foundation
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum/ Welcome Center, hosted by Sioux City Parks and Recreation
    • 10am to 4pm: Pop Con mini pop culture convention at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 7pm: Spongebob the Musical presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City, 2pm
    • 7:30pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre

  • Sun 8/6
    • Woodbury County Fair in Moville, IA
    • Dakota/Thurston County Fair in South Sioux City, NE
    • Sioux River Folk Festival at Newton Hills State Park
    • Sioux City Guns, Hunting, and Shooting Expo at the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am to 2pm: Vern Eide Sioux City Car Show 
    • 2pm: Crabgrass: Classic Country Music at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 2pm: Spongebob the Musical presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City
    • 2pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
  • Mon 8/7
  • Tues 8/8
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 4-6pm: Rock the Center family fun event at Siouxland Community Health, 1021 Nebraska Street with free food, games, and local heroes from SCPD and other organizations
    • 6-7:30pm: Pop-Up Park at Riverside Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks and Recreation
  • Weds 8/9
    • Lawton Fest in Lawton, IA (visit the LB Family Group on FB for full details!)
    • 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
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
    • 7:30pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre
  • Thurs 8/10
    • Lawton Fest in Lawton, IA (visit the LB Family Group on FB for full details!)
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 5pm: Traditional African Storytelling and Drumming at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 5:30pm: Outdoor Yoga at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 6:30pm: S'mores Day Celebration! at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve 
    • 7:30pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre
  • Fri 8/11
    • Lawton Fest in Lawton, IA (visit the LB Family Group on FB for full details!)
    • 10am: Traditional African Storytelling and Drumming with Kofi Dennis
    • 11am to 1:30pm: Food Truck Fridays at Pearl Street Park
    • 7-9pm: Friday Night Free Swim hosted by Sioux City Parks and Recreation at Riverside Park
    • 7pm: Evening Campfire at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 7pm: Downtown Live concert near Marto's 
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
    • 7:30pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre
  • Sat 8/12
    • Lawton Fest in Lawton, IA (visit the LB Family Group on FB for full details!)
    • Pioneer Valley Days in Sergeant Bluff, IA
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum/ Welcome Center, hosted by Sioux City Parks and Recreation
    • 10am to 3pm: Adams Homestead Celebration at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 1-8pm: Siouxland African Festival at the South Sioux City Riverfront Marriott with African food, music, and more!
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
    • 7:30pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre
    • 9pm: Movie in the Park at the Grandview Park bandshell, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Recreation

  • Sun 8/13
    • 2pm: Corey "Magic Man" Fravel at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 4:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
    • 7:30pm: Beauty & the Beast live musical presented by the Le Mars Community Theatre
  • Mon 8/14
  • Tues 8/15 
    • 6:30pm: Family Archery at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
  • Weds 8/16
    • 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
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
  • Thurs 8/17 
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
  • Fri 8/18 
    • all day: Sooland Radio Control Modelers Funfly Air Show at 881 162nd Street in Dakota City, NE, spectators welcome with FREE admission, plus food available with a freewill donation requested
    • 10am: Little Naturalists at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve for kids ages 2-4
    • 11am to 1:30pm: Food Truck Fridays at Pearl Street Park
    • 5pm: Glenda Drenna Artist Reception at the Le Mars Art Center in Le Mars, IA
    • 6-8pm: Live Musical Performance by The Shamrock Band at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, plus Lovie's BBQ food truck will be on site for those who choose to buy some dinner!
    • 6pm: Mario Kart Tournament hosted by Sioux City Parks and Recreation at the Seaboard Triumph Expo Center
    • 7pm: Downtown Live: Good Morning Bedlam on the lawn of the Sioux City Public Musuem
  • Sat 8/19
    • all day: Sgt Floyd Memorial Black Powder Muzzle-Loader Shootout at the at Hawkeye Rifle and Pistol Club’s outdoor shooting range, located at 2240 Allison Ave. in Sgt. Bluff, near the Sioux City airport.
    • all day: Siouxland Samplers Quilt Show at the South Sioux City Marriot at the Riverfront
    • all day: Swap Meet at the Monona County Fairgrounds
    • all day: Golphstock Music & Art Festival in Pierson, IA
    • all day: Sooland Radio Control Modelers Funfly Air Show at 881 162nd Street in Dakota City, NE, spectators welcome with FREE admission, plus food available with a freewill donation requested
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 8:30am: Two Finches Spa Rooftop Yoga Brunch at the Warrior Hotel in downtow Sioux City
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum/ Welcome Center, hosted by Sioux City Parks and Recreation
    • 9am: Yoga in the Pasture at Koffie Knechtion in South Sioux City, NE
    • 9am: Wild Ones Garden Tour at Hillview Recreation Area
    • 10am to 1pm: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 11am: Quintessential Winds live classical music concert at the Sioux City Art Center, FREE
    • 11am-4pm: Jefferson Farmer's Market at Jefferson Beer Supply
    • 1-2pm: Youth and Adult Historic Archery Demonstration at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 1pm: Flesh & Blood Blitz gaming tournament at StarFighter Comics
    • 6pm: Sgt. Floyd Burial Reenactment at the Floyd Monument
    • 6pm: Demolition Derby in Remsen, IA
    • 7pm: Grease Movie Night at Grand Meadow Heritage Center in Washta, IA, classic cars and retro outfits encouraged!
    • 8pm: The Wallflowers live in concert at the Sioux City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

  • Sun 8/20
    • noon to 5:30pm: 6th Annual Monona County Veterans Memorial Car Show at the Monona County Veteran's Memorial Museum & Freedom Rock
    • 12:30pm: Play Ball! the 1803 Way historical demonstration with Tom Melville of American cricket including discussion of how it was played at the time of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition
    • 1-4pm: Northwest Iowa Woodcarvers at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 2pm: Sunday Makebreak: Kindness posters at Michael's Crafts
    • 2pm: Buck ‘n Bill Bring Tunes from “Old Nebraska Way to the State of I-O-Way” live musical performance at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 2-3pm: Balloon Fun at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 3-5pm: Lewis & Clark Talent Search at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
  • Mon 8/21
  • Tues 8/22
    • 5:30pm: The History of Coffee historical lecture at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center with Shawn Donelly from Coffee King
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
  • Weds 8/23
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
  • Thurs 8/24
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
  • Fri 8/25
    • 11am to 1:30pm: Food Truck Fridays at Pearl Street Park, LAST Food Truck Friday of Summer 2023!
    • 11am: Game On! at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
  • Sat 8/26
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 8:30am: Siouxland Zen at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park near the Sgt. Floyd Riverboat Museum/ Welcome Center, hosted by Sioux City Parks and Recreation
    • 9-11am: Sioux City Cars and Coffee at High Ground Cafe and Espresso Bar in North Sioux City, SD
    • 10am to noon: Colorpalooza color run hosted by Dakota County Health Department at the South Sioux City riverfront park/ Dible Soccer Complex
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 1-4pm: Community Celebration and NMM Permanent Exhibits Grand Reopening at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, SD
    • 2pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5pm: Disney Lorcana tournament at StarFighter Comics
    • 6-10:30pm: 712 Night Market with food trucks, bounce house, face painting and other fun at Yummi Blox on West 7th
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
    • 6:30pm: Scarecrow Fall Canvas Painting Workshop at Poppin Bottles n Brushes
  • Sun 8/27
    • 2pm: Live Performance by “Story Singer” Greg Hager at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 2pm: Sunday Makebreak: Abstract Painting at Michael's Crafts, FREE
    • 4:05pm: Sioux City Explorers home baseball game
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
  • Mon 8/28
    • 4pm: Lego Builders at the North Sioux City Community Library
  • Tues 8/29
  • Weds 8/30
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 5pm to dusk: U-Pick Flower Picking at Fleurish Flower Farm near Elk Point, SD
    • 5pm to 9pm: U-Pick Flower Picking at Petal & Thorn in Sioux City
    • 8pm: Full Moon Hike at Ponca State Park
  • Thurs 8/31
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

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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