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November Events for Siouxland 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 Thanksgiving and Christmas events, like the Holiday Lights Parade and Christmas at the Homestead. It's also a great month to go for a fall hike at Stone Park!  I hope this event list inspires you to go make some happy memories with your family this month!

in background, a tawny brown feather, in foreground the words "November events for Siouxland Families"

  • Tues 11/1
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 8pm: Judas Priest : 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour live at the Tyson Events Center
  • Weds 11/2
    • 11am: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 1:30pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performance by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
  • Thurs 11/3
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary depending on projects chosen
  • Fri 11/4
    • 5-8pm: Holiday Open House at Gallery 103 in downtown Sioux City
    • 5:30pm: Harry Potter-themed pottery workshop at Pickled Palette
  • Sat 11/5
    • National Bison Day
    • 10am: Day of the Dead Painting Calabazas at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Geometric Drawing at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime: Welcome Autumn Days at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library 
    • 1pm: Kids Activity: Visit with Dinosaur Expert Brian Fernando and Learn about Dinosaurs at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE but registration is required!
    • 2pm: Peppa Pig Live on stage at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center
    • 8pm: Corey Feldman at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City

  • Sun 11/6
    • Daylight Savings Time Ends
    • 2pm: Songs We Love to Hear live musical performance by Amy Ellsworth at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE with reception to follow
  • Mon 11/7
  • Tues 11/8
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for preschoolers plus a parent or other adult caregiver, FREE but registration required
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 4:30pm: Wild n Woodsy Art at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for kids 8-14, $5 per child
  • Weds 11/9
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 11/10
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary depending on projects chosen
    • 5:30pm: Yoga Class at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE but registration required
  • Fri 11/11
    • Veterans Day
    • 5:30-7pm: Sensory Friendly Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum, FREE for kids with special needs and their families, but registration is required.
    • 7pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performance by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
  • Sat 11/12
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Stone Wire Wrapping at the Sioux City Art Center
    • Noon to 4pm: Christmas at the Homestead at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
    • 1pm: Painting in the Studio: Snowy Owls with Brenda Thelen at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 1pm: Build-a-Map workshop at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center for grades 4-6, $5 per student
    • 1:30 & 7pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:30pm: Mahler's Resurrection presented live by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater

  • Sun 11/13
    • 2pm: The First Thanksgiving that Wasn't historical lecture by Dr. Bruce Forbes, at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. FREE with reception to follow.
    • 3:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey at the Tyson Events Center
  • Mon 11/14
  • Tues 11/15
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5pm: Is this Heaven? An Evening with Dwier Brown and Field of Dreams Movie Showing at the Sioux City Orpheum, actor talk followed by meet and greet, benefiting the Miracle League of Sioux City
  • Weds 11/16
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 1:30 & 7pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
  • Thurs 11/17
    • 10am: Toddler Turkey Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary depending on projects chosen
    • 7pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
    • 7:30pm: Annie live musical on stage at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater
  • Fri 11/18
    • 10am: Knee High Naturalists at Hillview Rec Area in Hinton, $3 per child ages 2-6 (accompanying adult required.) Call (712)47-4270 to register. 
    • Noon: National Music Museum Live: Quintessential Winds live concert at the NMM in Vermillion, SD
    • 5pm: "Sojourn" Opening Reception at the Sioux City Art Center with artist Larassa Kabel, FREE
    • 6-8pm: Kids Night Out at Pickled Palette, full details here.
    • 6pm: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr. live musical presented by North Middle School
    • 7pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
    • 7:30pm: Another Night Before Christmas by LAMB Regional Arts
  • Sat 11/19
    • All Day: Holiday Collections Craft Fair at the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Turkey Trot Family Fun Run at the Sergeant Bluff Parks & Rec Complex. $5 per person includes race entry, finishing medal, plus post-race pumpkin pie, and cider!
    • 9am to noon: Kids Building Workshop Turkey Craft at Lowe's on Sunnybrook, FREE but registration required. *unclaimed kits may be given to walk-ins beginning at noon
    • 9:30am: Turkey Trek naturalist led hike looking for wild turkeys on the trails near the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE
    • 9:30am to 12:15pm: Clay Christmas Ornament workshop at Pickled Palette, full details here.
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Thanksgiving Clay Turkeys at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 10:30am: Once Upon An Artist at the Le Mars Art Center
    • 11am: Turkeys for Tots at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, with storytime, craft, and hike if weather permits
    • 1pm: Make Holiday Ornaments at the Lewis & Clark Intepretive Center, FREE but registration required
    • 1:30 & 7pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
    • 7:30pm: Another Night Before Christmas by LAMB Regional Arts

  • Sun 11/20
    • All Day: Holiday Collections Craft Fair at the Tyson Events Center
    • 12:30-3:30pm: Glass Fusing Workshops at Pickled Palette, full details here.
    • 2pm: Roads and Rails, Rivers and Trails: Traveling in the Past historical lecture with Dr. Russ Gifford, FREE with reception to follow
  • Mon 11/21
    • Downtown for the Holidays including parade at 6:15pm, Festival of Trees from 6-8pm, Santa's House from 6-8pm, and FREE admission to LaunchPad Children's Museum from 3-5pm with donation for the Warming Shelter. Full details available in the Sioux City Christmas post!
  • Tues 11/22
    • 9am: Energizing Yoga Flow at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE but registration required
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 11/23
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 7pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
  • Thurs 11/24 
    • Thanksgiving
  • Fri 11/25
    • 5-7pm: DIY Clay Ornament Workshop at Pickled Palette, sign up here.
    • 7pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
    • 7:30pm: Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland at the Sioux City Orpheum
    • 7:30pm: Another Night Before Christmas by LAMB Regional Arts
  • Sat 11/26
    • Christmas in Le Mars full details here
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Paper Mosaic Landscapes at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist at the Le Mars Art Center for ages 2-5, $5 per child
    • 11am to 3pm: Farm System book signing with artist Rich Koslowski at Acme Comics
    • 1pm: Painting in the Studio: Folk Art Birds with Brenda Thelen at the Sioux City Art Center
    • 1pm: Turkey Handprints free kids craft at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE but registration required
    • 1:30pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
    • 3:30pm: Elf movie showing at the Sioux City Orpheum, FREE with donations requested for the Food Bank of Siouxland
    • 7:30pm: Another Night Before Christmas by LAMB Regional Arts

  • Sun 11/27
    • 1:30pm: Another Night Before Christmas by LAMB Regional Arts
    • 2pm: A Musical Journey of the Land and its People live musical performance by story-singer Greg Hager at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE with reception to follow
  • Mon 11/28
  • Tues 11/29
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 11/30 
    • All Day: NAIA Women's Volleyball Championships at the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 1:30pm: Home for Christmas Show live musical performances by the Browns at their Century Theater in Le Mars
    • 6-8pm: Paint & Sip workshop with Pickled Palette at Oscar Carl Vineyard, full details here.


I do not run any of these events and encourage you to call or visit the websites of the hosting locations, organizations, or stores with any questions and to confirm details. Many paid events and some free events require tickets or registration in advance and some may sell out or fill up quickly or very far in advance. Age and other recommendations are general guidelines provided by the event or activity organizer and should not be considered legal or medical advice and may not apply well to all children.

Know of something fun I should add to this list? Email Me!  

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