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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!
*Now updated for February 2023!*

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



  • Weds 2/1
    • National Dark Chocolate Day (celebrate with some dark chocolate from the Palmer's Candy Store!)
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 4-6pm: Reading Buddies at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 6pm: Paint & Sip at Oscar Carl Vineyard with Pickled Palette
  • Thurs 2/2
    • Groundhog Day
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 5pm: Teen Time: Shrinky Dink Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 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: Black History Month Movie Night at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:30pm: Cinderella presented by the Sioux City Community Theater
  • Fri 2/3
    • The Day the Music Died 
    • 10am: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 3pm: Heart Headbands Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 6:30pm: Jam 23 at the Le Mars Art Center, with live music, live painting, a brand-new, music-themed art exhibition, hors d'oeuvres, and more! $40 per person 
    • 7pm: Space Pirates presented by LAMB Regional Arts Theatre
    • 7:30pm: Cinderella presented by the Sioux City Community Theater
  • Sat 2/4
    • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
    • 10am: Snow Scamper 5k at Hillview Rec Area in Hinton
    • 10:30am: Family Art Lessons: Mixed Media Dreamcatcher Pendants at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+ or for younger artists with an adult helper, $7 per project
    • 10:30am: West 7th St Music Scene, 1960-1985: Panel Discussion historical presentation at the Sioux City Public Library 
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime: Puppet Show! at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Oodles of Origami at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • noon: Alcohol ink class: land and seascapes at the Sioux City Art Center, for high school students and adults
    • 1pm: Kids Class: Lantern Craft at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE, but advance registration requested.
    • 2pm: Space Pirates presented by LAMB Regional Arts Theatre
    • 7:30pm: Cinderella presented by the Sioux City Community Theater

  • Sun 2/5
    • 2pm: Cinderella presented by the Sioux City Community Theater
    • 2pm: Space Pirates presented by LAMB Regional Arts Theatre
    • 2-4pm: Sunday Makebreak: Painted Friendship Rocks at Michael's Crafts, FREE
    • 2pm: Sunday program: Michael "Mac" McDonald live concert at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE, with reception to follow.
  • Mon 2/6
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft: Heart Suncatchers at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 2/7
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5pm: Teen Time: Puzzle Hearts at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Family Cafe at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 2/8
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 4-6pm: Reading Buddies at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 2/9
    • National Pizza Day (celebrating by eating some of the best pizza in Siouxland)
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10am: Toddler Valentine Party at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission!)
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 4pm: Dungeons & Donna at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Intermediate Watercolor at the Le Mars Art Center for ages 16+. $80 for four week series (2/9, 2/16, 2/23, and 3/2)
  • Fri 2/10
    • Birds & Breakfast at Ponca State Park
    • 10am: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am to 2pm: Flowers and Cards at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • noon: National Music Museum Live: Oleg Timofeyev guitar concert at the National Music Museum in Vermillion from the world's leading expert on Russian 7-string guitar!
    • 4pm: STEM Challenge: Crystals at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm & 7pm: Dad & Daughter Date Night at the Le Mars Art Center, $20 per person, each session lasts one hour and includes treats, a hands-on art project, and live entertainment.
    • 6pm: Owl-entines Day at Pickled Palette with Woodbury County Conservation. Make an owl-inspired project and meet a live owl!
  • Sat 2/11
    • Birds & Breakfast at Ponca State Park
    • 10am to 1pm: Lowe's Kids' Workshop: Sweetheart Swan Note Holder at Lowe's, FREE but registration is required. (*note: at 1pm if there are extra kits due to no-shows, those may be given out to walk-ins)
    • 10:30am: Family Art Lessons: Watercolor Wax Painting Victorian Valentines at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+ or for younger artists with an adult helper, $7 per project
    • 10-11:30am: Kids Saturdays at the Sioux City Public Museum
    • 1-3pm: Rock Painting at the Le Mars Art Center, $5 per person
    • 1pm: Kids Class: Birthday Cards for Sacajawea's Baby at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE, but advance registration requested.
    • 5pm: Galentine's Day at Pickled Palette

  • Sun 2/12
    • Superbowl Sunday
    • 2-4pm: Sunday Makebreak: Watercolor Heart Frames at Michael's Crafts, FREE
  • Mon 2/13
    • 4:30pm: Valentine Button Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 2/14
    • Happy Valentine's Day
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, for preschoolers with an adult caregiver, FREE but registration required.
    • 10:30am: Beginner Lego at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 4:30pm: Wild n Woodsy Art Club at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for ages 8-14
    • 5pm: Teen Time: Book Wreaths at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 2/15
    • 10am: Coffee and Conservation at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center (note: while no age guidance is given on this event, it does involve listening quietly to a conservation talk for the majority of the time, so would be best for children who can sit quietly for more than an hour.)
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 4-6pm: Reading Buddies at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 2/16
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 3-6pm: Music and Coloring at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5-7pm: LaunchPad's Lucky 7th Birthday Party at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with membership or daily admission!)
  • Fri 2/17
    • Birds & Breakfast at Ponca State Park
    • 10am: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 4pm: STEM Challenge: Sugar Hearts
    • 5:30pm: Kids Night Out at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
  • Sat 2/18
    • Birds & Breakfast at Ponca State Park
    • 10am to 2pm: Clay Day at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Family Art Lessons: Textile Collages at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+ or for younger artists with an adult helper, $7 per project
    • 1pm: Wildlife Encounters at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Meet a kangaroo, alligator, kinkajou, macaw, teju lizard and armadillo!! Space limited so register ASAP! There's also a special meet & greet after the event, exclusively for Woodbury County Conservation members, so if you've been on the fence about joining, this is the time to sign up!
    • 1pm: Kids Class: Candle Making at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE, but advance registration requested.
    • 5-8:30pm: Family Karaoke Night hosted by REACH Youth and Family Theatre at Morningside Lutehran Church, $10 for ages 10+ (FREE for kids under 10) which includes dinner!

  • Sun 2/19
    • National Chocolate Mint Day
    • 2-4pm: Sunday Makebreak: Black Heritage Art at Michael's Crafts, FREE
    • 2pm: Sunday program: live music or historical lecture TBA at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE, with reception to follow.
  • Mon 2/20
    • Presidents Day
  • Tues 2/21
    • Mardi Gras (celebrate Louisiana style with tips from our sister city, Lake Charles!)
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5pm: Teen Time: CD Art at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 6:30pm: Trivia Night at Ponca State Park
  • Weds 2/22.
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 4-6pm: Reading Buddies at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Yoga at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
    • 5:30-8pm: Daddy Daughter Date Night "a Fairy Tale Night" hosted by Sioux City Parks & Recreation at the Seaboard Triumph Expo Center, $18 per person, which includes dinner and a souvenir photo.
  • Thurs 2/23
    • National Banana Bread Day (celebrate by baking up this scrumptious banana bread recipe from Iowa blogger Ally at Ally's Sweet and Savory Foods)
    • 10am: Storytime at the Woodbury County Library in Moville, IA
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 4pm: Dungeons & Donna at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Fri 2/24
    • 9am to 4pm: Off to the Races: Day Out Camp at LaunchPad Children's Museum for grades K-5, $40 for LaunchPad members/ $50 for non-members
    • 10am: Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 3pm: Game On at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • On Golden Pond presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City, NE
  • Sat 2/25
    • 10am to 3pm: Free Art Day at the South Sioux City Public Library, with tons of art supplies available for use by children at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Family Art Lessons: Mixed Media Fabric Painting at the Sioux City Art Center, for ages 8+ or for younger artists with an adult helper, $7 per project
    • 10:30am: Once Upon an Artist at the Le Mars Art Center, for ages 2-5, includes storytime, an art project, and snack time for $5 per artist!
    • 1pm: Kids Class: Letter to Thomas Jefferson at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE, but advance registration requested.
    • On Golden Pond presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City, NE
  • Sun 2/26
    • 2-4pm: Sunday Makebreak: Spring Pastel Paint Pour Art at Michael's Crafts, FREE
    • 2pm: Sunday program: The Trials of Anne Hutchinson historical lecture from Dr. Scott Culpeper at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE, with reception to follow.
    • On Golden Pond presented by the New Stage Players in South Sioux City, NE
  • Mon 2/27
    • National Strawberry Day
    • 4pm: Lego Builders at the North Sioux City Community Library
    • 4:30pm: Fox Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 7/28
    • National Tooth Fairy Day
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Library Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5pm: Teen Time: Cosplay Foamsmithing 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.

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