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February 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 February, you might also be interested in my posts on Valentine's Day fun in Siouxlandindoor 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!

small pink hearts are scattered against a white background. in the foreground, the words "February Events for Siouxland Families"



  • Tues 2/1 
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 2/2
    • Groundhog Day
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
  • Thurs 2/3
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 5pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, more details here.
    • 6:30-8pm: Layers of Love clay valentine project at the Le Mars Art Center for ages 16+, full details here
  • Fri 2/4
    • Bubble Gum Day
    • 5:30-7:30pm: Sensory Friendly Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum, FREE for kids with special needs and their immediate family, sign up online here.
    • 6:30pm: Cherry Blossom Bridge painting class at Poppin Bottles n Brushes, more info and online registration here.
    • 7pm: Kids Weekend preschool/early elementary friendly planetarium show at the Wayne State planetarium with laser light show to follow
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey vs Lincoln at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 2/5
    • 10am: Owls of Iowa at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, limited to 60 people so please call (712)258-0838 or email camps@woodburyparks.org to register ahead of time!
    • 10am: Snow Scamper 5k at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton
    • 10am: Bilingual Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library, with a craft and a story in Spanish and English
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Mondrian inspired oil pastel resists 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 at the Le Mars Art Center for ages 2-5 with a parent or other adult helper, full details here.
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime: NINJA! at the Downtown Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 1-3pm: Dinosaur Mania, history learning event for kids at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 1pm: Kids Weekend preschool/early elementary friendly planetarium show at the Wayne State planetarium with laser light show to follow

  • Sun 2/6
    • Noon: Cardboard Sled Races at Cone Park, check-in beginning at noon, with creative judging at 1pm and races at 2pm
    • 2pm: Shake off the Winter Blues live musical performance at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 2pm: The Many Shades of Bras live concert by Touch of Brass at the Little Red Hen Theatre in Wakefield, NE 
  • Mon 2/7
    • National Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • Tues 2/8
    • 10:30am: Beginner Lego Buddies at the North Sioux City Community Library for ages 3-5
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 2/9
    • National Pizza Day
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for preschoolers with an adult caregiver, call (712)258-0838 or email TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 1:30-5pm: Early Out Afternoon at the Le Mars Art Center for kids in K-5th grade, full details here.
    • 4:30pm: Kindness Club at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 2/10
    • 10am: Preschool Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, full details here.
    • 5:30-7pm: Board Game Birthday Party at LaunchPad Children's Museum celebrating LaunchPad's sixth birthday! 
    • 6pm: Resin Crafting Class at the South Sioux City Public Library, registration required to ensure adequate materials and tools for all participants!
  • Fri 2/11
    • 10am: Music & Movement at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30-9:30pm: Parents Night Out at the Siouxland Expo Center, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec with music, crafts and active play, $10 per child ahead of time or $15 per child at the door. Sign up online or by calling the parks & rec office.
    • 5:30-7pm: Daddy Daughter Date Night at the Le Mars Art Center, registration and full details here.
    • 7pm: The Search for Life in the Universe planetarium show at the Wayne State planetarium with laser light show to follow
  • Sat 2/12
    • All Day: Birds and Breakfast Weekend at Ponca State Park, more details coming soon!
    • 10am to noon: Kids Saturdays: A Museum Valentine at the Sioux City Public Museum, FREE
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Valentine Fingerprint 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
    • Noon-2pm: Bestie Bash: Hearts and Crafts at the Southern Hills Mall center court area, with crafts and a surprise giveaway, FREE
    • 12:30pm: Valentine Tea at Special Teas for Special People. These unique themed teas happen only once a month, so be sure to RSVP as soon as you're sure you'd like to go! $16.50 per adult and 8.50 per child, plus tax. More details here.
    • 1pm: Slime Time at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 1pm: Fossil Finder Series: The Process of Paleontology presentation by Brian Fernando at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, FREE
    • 1pm: The Search for Life in the Universe planetarium show at the Wayne State planetarium with laser light show to follow
    • 7:30pm: Rock Legend Don Felder with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra live in concert at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre

  • Sun 2/13
    • Superbowl Sunday
    • 2pm: Valentine's Day in the USA historical lecture by Dr. Bruce Forbes at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
  • Mon 2/14
    • Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Tues 2/15
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:30pm: Broadway at the Orpheum: South Pacific live at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre
  • Weds 2/16
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 4:30pm: Kindness Club at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 2/17
    • National Random Acts of Kindness Day
    • 10am: Preschool Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 4:30pm: Lego Free Build at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, full details here
    • 7pm: Disney on Ice at the Tyson Events Center
  • Fri 2/18
    • 10am: Music & Movement at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 10am: Little Naturalists at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, FREE
    • 7pm: Disney on Ice at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7pm: Telescopes and the James Webb Space Telescope planetarium show at the Wayne State planetarium with laser light show to follow
  • Sat 2/19
    • National Chocolate Mint Day
    • 10am: Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Hike at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 10am & 2pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Kandinksi inspired collages 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
    • 11pm: Disney on Ice at the Tyson Events Center
    • 1-3pm: Music on the Trail, history event for kids at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 1pm: Telescopes and the James Webb Space Telescope planetarium show at the Wayne State planetarium with laser light show to follow
    • 3pm: Disney on Ice at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7pm: Disney on Ice at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 2/20
    • 10am: Woodbury County Conservation Educational Program at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE
    • 1pm: Disney on Ice at the Tyson Events Center
    • 2pm: Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest live at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Mon 2/21
    • Presidents Day
  • Tues 2/22
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30-8pm: Father Daughter Date Night at the Siouxland Expo Center, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, $15 per person, more info here.
  • Weds 2/23
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 5pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30-8pm: Father Daughter Date Night at the Siouxland Expo Center, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, $15 per person, more info here.
  • Thurs 2/24
    • 10am: Preschool Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, full details here
    • 6pm: Movie Night at the Library at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7pm: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown presented by the Morningside College theater dept at their Klinger Neal Theatre, FREE
  • Fri 2/25
    • 10am: Music & Movement at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 5-7pm: ArtCetera Opening Reception at the Sioux City Art Center, check out the newest exhibit at the Sioux City Art Center, which features pieces to be auctioned in April to benefit the Art Center, FREE
    • 6pm: Stoneware Mug Workshop at Pickled Palette
    • 7pm: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown presented by the Morningside College theater dept at their Klinger Neal Theatre, FREE
    • 7pm: Multicultural Astronomy planetarium show at the Wayne State planetarium with laser light show to follow
  • Sat 2/26
    • 9am-5pm: 99.5 Classic Rock Outdoor Show & River City Anglers Swap Meet at the Sioux City Convention Center
    • 10am: Winter Tree ID Hike at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org, FREE
    • 10am & 2pm: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Winterscape 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
    • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist at the Le Mars Art Center, for ages 2-5 with a parent or other adult helper, full details here
    • 1pm: Multicultural Astronomy planetarium show at the Wayne State planetarium with laser light show to follow
    • 7pm: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown presented by the Morningside College theater dept at their Klinger Neal Theatre, FREE
    • 7:30pm: World Championship Motorcycle Ice Racing live at the Tyson Events Center, more details here

  • Sun 2/27
    • 11am-4pm: 99.5 Classic Rock Outdoor Show & River City Anglers Swap Meet at the Sioux City Convention Center
    • 1pm: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown presented by the Morningside College theater dept at their Klinger Neal Theatre, FREE
    • 2pm: James Fenimore Cooper's America lecture at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
  • Mon 2/28

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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