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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!
*2024 update currently in progress*

small pink hearts are scattered against a white background. in the foreground, the words "February Events for Siouxland Families"
  • Thurs 2/1
    • National Dark Chocolate Day (celebrate by buying some dark chocolate candies from Palmer's!)
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 4-7pm: Galentine's Day Event at A La Mode Boutique on Sgt. Road
    • 5-7:30pm: Meet Me on Main Street Galentine's Day Edition in Moville, IA, with shopping, treats, and much more from local makers, brands, and businesses! Full details here.
    • 5:30pm: Collaborative Couples Painting at the Le Mars Art Center
  • Fri 2/2
    • Groundhog Day
    • 10am: Groundhogs, Whistlepigs, and Woodchucks nature learning event at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • noon: Feed Your Mind lecture series at the Mead Cultural Center in Yankton
    • 3:45pm: Tween and Teen Anime Club at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 6pm: Casual Friday Night Magic at Acme Comics
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey home game vs Omaha Lancers at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7-9pm: Magic the Gathering at Outside of a Dog Books & Games in Vermillion
    • 7:30pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
  • Sat 2/3
    • The Day the Music Died
    • 9am to noon: Valentine's Basket kids building workshop at Home Depot, register online
    • 10am: Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour live at the Sioux City Orpheum 
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons: Nature Landscapes at the Sioux City Art Center for ages 8+ or for younger children with a parent or other adult helper, $7 per project
    • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist at the Le Mars Art Center for ages 3 to 7, $10 per child, which includes an art project, a snack, and storytime
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime: Under the Sea at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • noon: Valentine's Day Pin Making at the Le Mars Art Center
    • noon: Life Drawing Mini Course at the Le Mars Art Center
    • 7:30pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre

  • Sun 2/4
    • 2pm: Elizabeth I in History & Memory historical lecture by Dr. Scott Culpepper at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 2pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
    • 2-4pm: Makebreak: Valentine's Day Cards at Michael's Crafts, FREE
  • Mon 2/5
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 2/6
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 6:30pm: The History of Stone Park lecture at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Weds 2/7
    • 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
    • 4:30pm: Tween Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7pm: Used Book Swap at Hawks Coffee in Sergeant Bluff
  • Thurs 2/8
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
  • Fri 2/9
    • National Pizza Day
    • 10am: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 3:45pm: Teen and Tween Anime Club at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 6pm: Casual Friday Night Magic at Acme Comics
    • 7pm: Sioux City Stampede Rodeo at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:30pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
  • Sat 2/10
    • 10am: Kids Saturdays: Valentine's Day Make & Take Crafts at the Sioux City Public Museum, FREE
    • 10am: Chalkboard Message Center building workshop at Lowe's, register online
    • 10am to noon: Kids Club: Butterfly Painted Rocks at Michael's Crafts, FREE
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons: Clay Hearts at the Sioux City Art Center for ages 8+ or for younger children with a parent or other adult helper, $7 per project
    • 2pm: Water Gardens and Water Features with Jamie Beyer adult education event at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 7pm: Sioux City Stampede Rodeo at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:30pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
    • 8pm: Casey Donahew live in concert at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 
  • Sun 2/11
    • 2pm: Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 2pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
    • 2pm: Historic Calligraphy Class at the Mead Cultural Center in Yankton
  • Mon 2/12
    • 1pm: Innovation Studio at the Sioux City Public Library, STEM event for ages 8+
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 2/13
    • Mardi Gras
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for preschoolers and a parent or other adult caregiver, register by calling the nature center or emailing TKruid@Woodbury Parks.org
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Beginner Lego Club at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:30pm: Jesus Christ Superstar live at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre
  • Weds 2/14
    • Valentine's Day
    • 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
    • 4:30pm: Tween Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 2/15
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 4pm: Dungeons & Donna at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:30pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
  • Fri 2/16
    • 10am: Great Backyard Bird Count Hike at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 10am: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • noon: NMM Live! with Andrea Ross and Robbie Erhard at the National Music Museum in Vermillion
    • 3:45pm: Teen and Tween Anime Club at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 4pm: Iowa Owls at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 5pm: Dad & Daughter Craft Night at the Le Mars Art Center
    • 6pm: Casual Friday Night Magic at Acme Comics
    • 7pm: The Great Denver Railroad Scam and Tracks presented by REACH Youth Theatre at Briar Cliff University
    • 7:30pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
  • Sat 2/17
    • 9am: Spanish Storytime at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10am, noon, 2:30, and 4:30pm: Fairytale Ball hosted by Pretty Princess Parties at the Sioux City Convention Center
    • 10am: Paint With Bunnies at Pickled Palette
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons: Kindness Rocks at the Sioux City Art Center for ages 8+ or for younger children with a parent or other adult helper, $7 per project
    • 11am: Snakes on the Plains nature education event at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center with live snakes (limited to 100 people and registration required. Registration opens 2/1/24)
    • 11am: Tea Party at Hawks Coffee Shop
    • 1pm: Kids Pot Painting Craft at Earl May on War Eagle Drive 
    • 1:30pm: Snakes on the Plains Meet and Greet exclusive event for Woodbury County Conservation Foundation members (anyone can join!)
    • 6-9pm: Game Night with Lacuna, Jaipur, and more at Outside of a Dog Books & Games in Vermillion
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers home hockey game vs. Lincoln Stars at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7pm: The Great Denver Railroad Scam and Tracks presented by REACH Youth Theatre at Briar Cliff University
    • 7:30pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
    • 7:30pm: Elgar: Symphony No. 1 performed by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra live at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre

  • Sun 2/18
    • noon: Rivercade Cardboard Sled Races at Cone Park (CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER: due to warm weather, no racing will occur, but the sleds will still be judged.)
    • 2pm: Shake off the Winter Blues live musical performance from Jack and Mike Langley at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 2pm: Little Shop of Horrors presented by the Sioux City Community Theatre
    • 2pm: The Great Denver Railroad Scam and Tracks presented by REACH Youth Theatre at Briar Cliff University
    • 2-4pm: Makebreak: Marble Paint Pots at Michael's Crafts, FREE
  • Mon 2/19
    • National Chocolate Mint Day 
    • Presidents Day
    • 3pm: Innovation Studio at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 2/20
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 2/21
    • 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
    • 4:30pm: Tween Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 2/22
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 5pm: Creatures of Features: Talkin Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Fri 2/23
    • 10am: Little Naturalists: Groundhogs at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, for ages 2 to 4. Please call the visitors center to RSVP
    • 10am: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 3:45pm: Teen and Tween Anime Club at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 6pm: Casual Friday Night Magic at Acme Comics
    • 6:30pm: Owl Program and Hike at the Woodbury County Conservation, limited to 20 participants to email Camps@WoodburyParks.org asap to sign up
    • 7pm: The Great Denver Railroad Scam and Tracks presented by REACH Youth Theatre at Briar Cliff University
    • 7-9pm: Magic the Gathering at Outside of a Dog Books & Games in Vermillion
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home game vs. Tri City Storm at the Tyson Events Center, Barbie Theme Night!
    • 8pm: Charlie Berens Good Ol Fashioned Tour live at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre
  • Sat 2/24 
    • 10am to noon: Kids Club: Alma Thomas style Dot Painting at Michael's Crafts, FREE
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons: Watercolor lines, colors and shapes at the Sioux City Art Center for ages 8+ or for younger children with a parent or other adult helper, $7 per project
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home game vs. Fargo Force at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7pm: The Great Denver Railroad Scam and Tracks presented by REACH Youth Theatre at Briar Cliff University
  • Sun 2/25
    • 10am -2pm: Gathering Seeds creative hang at Art SUX which means everyone is invited to bring their own artwork in progress to come work on it. No supplies are provided, no age limit, but all attendees must be able to be respectful towards other artists pieces, which may be at delicate stages!
    • 1-2pm: Kids Book Club at Outside of a Dog Books & Games in Vermillion, $20 (includes book itself and all the book club fun) 
    • 2pm: The Great Denver Railroad Scam and Tracks presented by REACH Youth Theatre at Briar Cliff University
    • 2pm: Easter Surprises: Bunnies, Eggs, Lilies, and Religion historical lecture with Dr. Bruce Forbes live at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 3pm: Pale Blue Dot live concert by the All-America Concert Band at Morningside University's Eppley Auditorium
    • 3:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home game vs. Fargo Force at the Tyson Events Center
  • Mon 2/26
    • 4pm: Lego Builders at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 2/27
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 2/28
    • 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
    • 4:30pm: Tween Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Yoga at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 7:30pm: Journey live in concert at the Tyson Events Center
  • Thurs 2/29
    • Leap Day
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 4pm: Dungeons & Donna at the South Sioux City Public Library

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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