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September 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 Art Splash and the openings of local sunflower farms, apple orchards, and pumpkin patches!  I hope this event list inspires you to go make some happy memories with your family this month! 

*Now updated for September 2022*

in background, school supplies. in foreground, the words "September events for Siouxland Families"

  • Thurs 9/1
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE to listen and/or play
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices $5 and up and vary by project chosen. Full details here
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
  • Fri 9/2
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
  • Sat 9/3
    • ArtSplash at the Sioux City Art Center *FREE admission, but many hands-on art activities available with a fee* Free parking and shuttle at Tyson Center & Long Lines Rec Center. Full details here
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • Motocross Labor Day Weekend Races at Fiddler Creek Motocross park in Homer, NE
    • 10am: Preview Day at the Sioux City Community Theatre for those interested in the SCCT Youth Theatre Program, call SCCT at (712)389-5469 for more information
    • 1pm: Build a Keelboat: By Water and By Land keelboat crafting and racing event at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, for grades 4-6, $5 per child
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game

  • Sun 9/4
    • ArtSplash at the Sioux City Art Center *FREE admission, but many hands-on art activities available with a fee* Free parking and shuttle at Tyson Center & Long Lines Rec Center. Full details here
    • 9:30am: Motocross Labor Day Weekend Races at Fiddler Creek MX park in Homer, NE
    • 2pm: Monumental Story of Nebraska in the Indian Wars historical lectures with Jeff Barnes at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
    • 4:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
    • 8pm: Lighted Boat Parade at Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area in Yankton, SD
  • Mon 9/5
    • Labor Day! Many area businesses, schools, venues, and attractions may be closed to celebrate, so please check the website or social media of places you plan to go ahead of time!
    • 2:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball home game
  • Tues 9/6
    • 5pm: Party in the Park at Peters Park in Morningside, including a free community cookout
  • Weds 9/7
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 9/8
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE to listen and/or play
    • 4 & 7pm: Western Conference Pre-Season Shootout hockey tournament at the Tyson Events Center (no Musketeers game Thurs)
    • 6pm: Monarch Tagging in the Prairie with Woodbury County Conservation. More details here.
    • 6pm: Coding for Kids at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices $5 and up and vary by project chosen. Full details here
  • Fri 9/9
    • Harvest Days Festival in Onawa, IA
    • 10am: Little Naturalists at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, for ages 2-4. More details here.
    • noon: NMM Live: T. Wilson King musical performance at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, featuring King playing guitars from the museum's collection formerly belonging to Merle Travis, Johnny Cash, and Shawn Colvin, and info from a NMM curator about the instruments
    • 1, 4, & 7pm: Western Conference Pre-Season Shootout hockey tournament at the Tyson Events Center (Musketeers game @7pm vs Omaha Lancers)
    • 1:30pm: North High Homecoming Parade from Floyd & Jefferson to Floyd & Central
    • 2pm: Woodbury Central Homecoming Parade in Moville, IA
    • 4pm: Teddy Bear Picnic at the Sloan Public Library
    • 8pm: Charlie Berens Midwest Survival Guide Tour comedy show at the Sioux City Orpheum, 8pm. Tickets and more info on the Orpheum website.
  • Sat 9/10
    • Midwest Regional Hot Rod Rally at the Woodbury County Fairgrounds, more details here 
    • 46th Annual Heritage Days Festival at the Grand Meadow Heritage Center in Washta, IA featuring homemade ice cream, and lots of fall fun. Find more details here.
    • Harvest Days Festival in Onawa, IA
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 9-11am: FREE Youth Fishing Derby at Willow Creek Campground in Le Mars, IA, hosted by Beginner's Luck Tackle & Supply, for kids ages 5-14. Nightcrawlers will be provided as bait, kids should bring own rod, reel, hooks, etc. FREE hot dogs and chips will be provided to participants after the fishing! More info here.
    • 10am to 1pm: Orange City Farmers Market, more info here
    • 10:30am to noon: Saturday Art Lesson
    • 11am: Bilingual Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 11:30am: Tri-State Truck and Car Show at Dibble Soccer Complex in South Sioux, NE. More info here.
    • 1, 4, & 7pm: Western Conference Pre-Season Shootout hockey tournament at the Tyson Events Center (Musketeers game @7pm vs Sioux Falls Stampede)
    • 1pm: Autumn Leaf Hunt activity for kids at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 2:30pm: Hot off the Press! t-shirt making with the new heat press at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Sun 9/11
    • Midwest Regional Hot Rod Rally at the Woodbury County Fairgrounds, more details here 
    • Harvest Days Festival in Onawa, IA
    • Grand Meadow Heritage Center hosts 45th Annual Heritage Days Festival in Washta, IA, more details here
    • Historic Cooking Class: Fry Bread at the Mead Cultural Education Center in Yankton, SD
    • 2pm: Songs for Grandparents Day live musical performance by Jack and Mike Langley at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
    • 7pm: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Siouxland Freedom Park, more information here.
  • Mon 9/12
    • 5:30-7:30pm: Mount Talbot Hike hosted by Woodbury County Conservation, Loess Hills Wild Ones, and the Iowa Prairie Network. Contact Leesa.McNeil@gmail.com or 712-253-2412 for more information.
  • Tues 9/13
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, for preschoolers with a parent or other adult caregiver. FREE, but registration requested by calling 712-258-0838 or by emailing tkruid@woodburyparks.org. 
    • 10:30am: Beginning Lego Builders for ages 3-5 at the North Sioux City Community Library
  • Weds 9/14
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
  • Thurs 9/15
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE to listen and/or play
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices $5 and up and vary by project chosen. Full details here
    • 6-8pm: Nancy Friedmann-Sanchez: Turn of the Sea art exhibit opening reception at the Sioux City Art Center, FREE
    • 7pm: Master Chef Jr. Live at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater. Tickets and more info available on the Orpheum website. 
  • Fri 9/16
    • 9am-5pm: Plein Air Painting Weekend at the Le Mars Art Center, $450 per artist for all three days. Full details here
    • 5:30pm: I Smell Pottery Hocus Pocus-inspired pottery painting event at Pickled Palette
    • 6:30pm: Mighty Mo 5k at the Siouxland Expo Center
    • 7:30pm: Big & Rich live in concert at the Tyson Events Center, (event is being organized by both the Tyson and the Hard Rock but being held at the Tyson, so some of the info about this concert is confusing!)
  • Sat 9/17
    • Missouri River Outdoor Expo, more info here
    • Mighty Mo Health & Wellness Expo and 10k at the Siouxland Expo Center
    • Art in the Park at Latham Park, FREE admission, full details here
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • Art SUX x Crumb collab event for kids at the Sioux City Farmer's Market more details TBA!
    • 9am-5pm: Plein Air Painting Weekend at the Le Mars Art Center, $450 per artist for all three days. Full details here.10am to 1pm: Orange City Farmers Market, more info here
    • 10-11:30am: Kids Saturdays: Beatles and More Beetles at the Sioux City Public Museum, FREE 
    • 11am: Acme Comics Mini-Con and Star Wars Day at Acme Comics & Collectibles
    • 11am: Celebrando Siouxland kickoff parade on Dakota Ave in South Sioux City, with festival to follow beginning at noon at the Dibble Soccer Complex in South Sioux City. Celebrate Hispanic culture including food, music, dancing, and more with your Siouxland family, friends and neighbors! Hosted by Unity in Action.
    • 11am to 4pm: Star Wars Day at Acme Comics. Come meet and take photos with costumed characters from the 501st Legion (cosplayers who dress as Star Wars characters and come to special events!) proceeds going to Siouxland Food Bank
    • 1pm: Basket Weaving: Encounter with Otoe-Missouria Tribe kids craft and history event at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, for kids in K-3rd grade, $5 per child

  • Sun 9/18
    • Missouri River Outdoor Expo, more info here
    • 7am: Mighty Mo Marathon and Half Marathon at the Siouxland Expo Center
    • 9am-5pm: Plein Air Painting Weekend at the Le Mars Art Center, $450 per artist for all three days. Full details here.Noon-4pm: Faces of Siouxland Multicultural fair at the Sioux City Convention Center
    • 2pm: Sunday historical or musical program at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
  • Mon 9/19
    • 9am-4pm: Day Out Camp: Mad Science at LaunchPad Children's Museum (anyone K-5th grade welcome, but especially intended for Sergeant Bluff students as this a day off for them), full details on the LaunchPad website.
    • 4:30pm: Reading Rocks rock painting craft at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Tues 9/20
    • 5pm: Create a Bookmark craft event at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 9/21
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 4-7pm: Winnebago Community Celebration at the Ho-Chunk Village Farmer's Market in Winnebago, with a community meal, prize drawings, and fun activities, FREE
    • 6pm: All Abilities Archery Event at Camp High Hopes, part of their Wednesday Night Social Club, FREE
  • Thurs 9/22
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE to listen and/or play
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices $5 and up and vary by project chosen. Full details here
    • 5:30pm: Ice Cream Science family event at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • 6pm: Fall Pumpkin Boards craft workshop hosted by Poppin Bottles n Brushes at Hawks Coffee Shop in Sgt. Bluff, IA
    • 7:30pm: Hollywood, Nebraska presented by Lamb Regional Arts Theatre, full details here.
  • Fri 9/23
    • noon to 1pm: Lunch & Learn with Maestro Haskins at Minerva's. The conductor of the Sioux City Symphony shares fascinating info about the pieces to be performed in this Saturday's Sioux City Symphony concert. 
    • 7pm: Born Country by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars, IA
    • 7:30pm: Hollywood, Nebraska presented by Lamb Regional Arts Theatre, full details here.
  • Sat 9/24
    • Alley Arts Festival in Downtown Sioux City, more information here, 11am to 11pm
    • Made + Found Midwest Market in Anthon, Iowa, craft and vintage fair with artisan goods from some amazing makers in our area, more information here.
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 8-10am: Cars & Coffee car show at High Ground Cafe in North Sioux City
    • 9am to 5pm: Car Show hosted by the Northeast Nebraska Senior Citizens Center at 3601 Dakota Ave. Everyone welcome to enjoy some classic cars, hot dogs, burgers, and Pepsi products!
    • 10am to 1pm: Orange City Farmers Market, more info here
    • 10am: Clay Pumpkin Prints kids handprint pottery project at Pickled Palette
    • 10:30am to noon: Saturday Art Lesson at the Sioux City Art Center, $7, for ages 8+, or a younger child with an adult helper. More information here
    • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist at the Le Mars Art Center for ages 2-5 with a parent or other adult helper. $5 per child. Full details here
    • 11am to 11pm: Alley Art Festival in downtown Sioux City with live music, vendors, and art in the alley ways between 4th, 5th, and 6th and Pierce & Nebraska Streets
    • 1pm: Bingo with Seaman the Newfoundland Dog at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in honor of their 20th anniversary! Registration required and limited to the first 40 people!
    • 1-3pm: Classic Car Show at Knoepfler Chevrolet in downtown Sioux City, including a kids activity area and bounce house!
    • 1pm: Fall in the Park at Lewis & Clark State Park in Yankton, SD, with games, crafts, popcorn, and other family-friendly activities, more info here.
    • 1:30pm: Born Country by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars, IA
    • 6pm: Sandlot movie showing at Miracle Field in Riverside Park, hosted by Wanna Have a Catch, everyone welcome
    • 6-8pm: Kids Night Out at Pickled Palette with ceramic pumpkin painting, pizza, and more!
    • 7:30pm: An American in Paris presented by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater. Find tickets (when available) and more info on the Orpheum website.
    • 7:30pm: Hollywood, Nebraska presented by Lamb Regional Arts Theatre, full details here.

  • Sun 9/25
    • 1-4pm: Camp High Hopes 10th Birthday Bash at Camp High Hopes with food and fun for all abilities
    • 1:30pm: Hollywood, Nebraska presented by Lamb Regional Arts Theatre, full details here.
    • 2pm: Many Moccasins Dance Troupe live performance at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, performance open to all but reception only for museum members, FREE
  • Mon 9/26
    • 9am-4pm: Day Out Camp: Mad Science at LaunchPad Children's Museum (anyone K-5th grade welcome, but especially intended for Sioux City Public School students as this a day off for them)
    • 4pm: Lego Builders at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE 
    • 6:30pm: Sergeant Bluff Homecoming Parade 
  • Tues 9/27
  • Weds 9/28
    • 8am to 1pm: Sioux City Farmers Market
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 2pm: Movie at the Library at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Thurs 9/29
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 1-4pm: Jam Session at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE to listen and/or play
    • 1pm: West High Homecoming Parade starting at Heartland Baptist
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices $5 and up and vary by project chosen. Full details here
    • 6pm: Brush n Brew with Pickled Palette at Jefferson Beer Supply
    • 6-7pm: Sounding our Place poetry reading with Iowa Poet Laureate Debra Marquart at the Orange City Public Library, hosted by Orange City Arts, more information here.
    • 7:30pm: Hollywood, Nebraska presented by Lamb Regional Arts Theatre, full details here.
  • Fri 9/30
    • Bishop Heelan Homecoming Parade
    • 1:30pm: Dakota Valley Homecoming Parade in Dakota Dunes, SD
    • 5:30pm: Painting Things Stranger Things themed pottery event at Pickled Palette
    • 6pm: Chris D. Horton Legacy Sniper Competition Kickoff Event with live music, a meet & greet, free-will donation meal, and inspirational speaker around the fire at Rev-Tac in Jackson, NE, FREE
    • 7:30pm: Hollywood, Nebraska presented by Lamb Regional Arts Theatre, full details here.


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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