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January Events for Siouxland Kids & 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 January, you might also be interested in my posts on indoor play in Sioux City, indoor play in Sioux Falls, and Snow Sports in Siouxland.  I hope this event list inspires you to go make some happy memories with your family this month!

in background, a stark forest is covered in bright white snow and icy branches. in foreground, the words "January events for Siouxland Families"


  • Sat 1/1
    • New Year's Day! Happy New Year!


  • Sun 1/2
    • 3:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Tri-City Storm at the Tyson Events Center
  • Mon 1/3
  • Tues 1/4
    • National Spaghetti Day
  • Weds 1/5
    • National Bird Day (visit the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center to see some cool local birds and learn about even more of them!)
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 4:30pm: Music & Movement at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 7-9pm: Canvas Painting with Jessi Lynch acrylic painting project for ages 16+, $35 per person
  • Thurs 1/6
    • Epiphany (this "feast of the 3 kings" is traditionally considered the end of the Christmas season and the kickoff of Mardi Gras season!)
    • 10am: Story Hour at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 5-7:30pm: Virtual Playground at the South Sioux City Public Library, for preschoolers & toddlers, FREE
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary by projects chosen
  • Fri 1/7
    • 10am: Library Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library with a story and simple craft! FREE
    • 2pm: Library Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library with a story and simple craft! FREE
    • 6-8pm: Neighborhood Family Fun Night at the Long Lines Rec Center with FREE food (pizza and pulled pork) and fun (including bounce houses, basketball, and lots of other options!), hosted by the Sioux City Neighborhood Network, Sioux City Police Department, and more. 
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Lincoln Stars at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 1/8
    • 9-10am: Little Warriors at Play at the Sergeant Bluff Community Center, for ages 1-5, cost per child is $5 which includes craft, snack, and storytime. To sign up ahead of time, call (712)943-5800 or email Lexi@CityOfSergeantBluff.com
    • 10am: The Mitten winter storytime at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, reading the winter classic in both English and Spanish, with craft to follow, FREE
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Van Gogh at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per participant, for ages 8+, or for children under 7 accompanied by a parent or other adult helper
    • 1pm: Whale of a Tale kids' educational program at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Fargo Force at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 1/9
  • Mon 1/10
    • National Save the Eagles Day (visit the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center or the Yankton Dam to learn more about eagles in our area and maybe even see one!)
    • 4:30pm: Kindness Club at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Tues 1/11
  • Weds 1/12
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 4:30pm: Music & Movement at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Thurs 1/13
    • 10am: Story Hour at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary by projects chosen
    • 7pm: Martina McBride live in concert at the Orpheum Theatre
  • Fri 1/14
    • 10am: Library Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library with a story and simple craft! FREE
    • 2pm: Library Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library with a story and simple craft! FREE
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Omaha Lancers at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 1/15
    • National Hat Day (play dress up with your kids with silly hats to celebrate!)
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Warhol inspired paintings at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per participant, for ages 8+, or for children under 7 accompanied by a parent or other adult helper
    • 1pm: Live Theater performance from the New Stage Players Penguin Project at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE

  • Sun 1/16
    • 2pm: Siouxland Inspirational Short Film Festival at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center 
    • 3:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Sioux Falls Stampede at the Tyson Events Center
  • Mon 1/17
    • MLK Jr. Day
    • 4:30pm: Kindness Club at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Tues 1/18
  • Weds 1/19
    • National Popcorn Day (Pop some Jolly Time popcorn or buy some Koated Kernels from the Jolly Time Koated Kernels store right here in Sioux City!)
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 1-2pm: Bingo at the Sergeant Bluff Rec Center in the Fireside Room, all ages welcome
    • 1:30-5pm: Early Out Afternoon at the Le Mars Art Center for students in grades K-5, $35 per child includes art project(s) and snack!
    • 4:30pm: Music & Movement at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Thurs 1/20
    • 10am: Story Hour at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 5-7:30pm: Virtual Playground at the South Sioux City Public Library, for toddlers and preschoolers, FREE
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary by projects chosen
  • Fri 1/21
    • 10am: Library Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library with a story and simple craft! FREE
    • 2pm: Library Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library with a story and simple craft! FREE
    • 5:30-7:30pm: Sensory Friendly Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum, for kids with special needs and their families. MUST RSVP here.
    • 7:30pm: CINCH World's Toughest Rodeo at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 1/22
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: collages inspired by Matisse's "Beast of the Sea" at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per participant, for ages 8+, or for children under 7 accompanied by a parent or other adult helper
    • 1-3pm: Rustic Pinch Pots kids' craft at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 7:30pm: CINCH World's Toughest Rodeo at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 1/23
    • 2pm: For Old Times Sake live musical performance by Bob Bovee at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
  • Mon 1/24
    • 4:30pm: Kindness Club at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Tues 1/25
    • National Plan for Vacation Day
  • Weds 1/26
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
    • 4:30pm: Music & Movement at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Thurs 1/27
    • National Chocolate Cake Day
    • 10am: Story Hour at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library, FREE
  • Fri 1/28
    • 10am: Library Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library with a story and simple craft! FREE
    • 2pm: Library Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library with a story and simple craft! FREE
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Sioux Falls Stampede at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 1/29
    • National Seed Swap Day
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lesson: Clay Groundhogs at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per participant, for ages 8+, or for children under 7 accompanied by a parent or other adult helper 
    • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist storytime, snack, and art project for ages 2-5 with a parent or other adult helper, $5 per child
    • 2-4pm: Movie Night at the South Sioux City Public Library, featuring a family-friendly movie and popcorn, FREE

  • Sun 1/30
  • Mon 1/31
    • National Hot Chocolate Day
    • 4pm: Lego Building Time at the North Sioux City Library, FREE


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, 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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