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May Events for Kids & Families in Siouxland

 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 May, you might also be interested in my post on May Baskets!  I hope this event list inspires you to go make some happy memories with your family this month!

in background, colorful tulips. in foreground, "May events for Siouxland families"


  • Sun 5/1
    • May Day
    • 1:30-2:30pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey Fan Fest at the Tyson Events Center, FREE with game ticket
    • 2pm: What's New on Broadway live musical performance from singer Ellen Osborn at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 2-4pm: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory live play presented by New Stage Players' Penguin Project, featuring cast members with a variety of special needs or disabilities, and their mentors.
    • 3pm: Sioux City Musketeers Conference semifinals at the Tyson Events Center, use code HOCKEY to get tickets for $11! 
  • Mon 5/2
  • Tues 5/3
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers Hockey conference semifinals game 3 at the Tyson Events Center (Use code HOCKEY for $11 tickets, plus get FREE tickets for military and teachers!)
  • Weds 5/4
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Thurs 5/5
    • Cinco de Mayo
    • 5pm: Fiesta de Arte, Family art workshop at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary depending on project(s) chosen
  • Fri 5/6
    • 11am to 5:30pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market in Winnebago, NE
    • 5:30pm: Mom's Night Out at Pickled Palette with complimentary mimosas. Price varies by project chosen (most around $20-30)
    • 5:30pm: Mother & Son Night of Fun at the Le Mars Art Center
    • 7:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts
  • Sat 5/7
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am to noon: Market at the Meridian at Yankton's Meridian District
    • 10am to noon: Healthy Kids Day at Miracle Field in Riverside Park, hosted by the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA, FREE
    • 10am-3pm: Springtime Party Car Show at the South Sioux City Hy-Vee
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Mother's Day Textured Paper Art at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per project, for ages 8+, or for younger children accompanied by a parent or other adult helper
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library, register online, FREE
    • noon to 4pm: FREE Comic Book Day at Acme Comics
    • 12:30 & 7:30pm: Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live at the Tyson Events Center
    • 1pm: Wildflower Walk at Fowler Forest Preserve hosted by Woodbury County Conservation, FREE
    • 5-7pm: Towers of Tomorrow Lego art exhibit opening reception at the Sioux City Art Center, FREE
    • 7pm: IMCA Weekly Auto Racing at Park Jefferson International Speedway, adults $17, kids $5, babies and toddlers under 3 FREE, plus Mothers get FREE clubhouse admission this week only!
    • 7:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts

  • Sun 5/8
    • Mother's Day
    • 2pm: Celebration of Spring live musical performance by Jack & Mike Langley at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
  • Mon 5/9
  • Tues 5/10
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, for preschoolers and a parent or other caregiver, FREE
    • 10:30am: Beginner Lego Builders at the North Sioux City Library, for ages 3-5, FREE
    • 4:30-6pm: Wild n Woodsy Art: Flower & Leaf Pounding at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for ages 8-14, $5 per participant, registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing camps@WoodburyParks.org
  • Weds 5/11
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Thurs 5/12
    • 7-9pm: Middle School Dance at the Siouxland YMCA, free for members, $7 for non-members
    • 7:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts
  • Fri 5/13
    • 11am to 5:30pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market in Winnebago, NE
    • 7:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts
  • Sat 5/14
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am to noon: Market at the Meridian at Yankton's Meridian District
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Joan Miro Sculptures at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per project, for ages 8+, or for younger children accompanied by a parent or other adult helper
    • noon-4pm: Siouxland Asian Festival with food, live entertainment, and more at Yummi Blox (700 W 7th St)
    • 7:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts
    • 7:30pm: Twisterfest at Scenic Park in South Sioux City, with a drive-in movie presentation of the movie Twister plus storm spotter training, a spotter talk from the National Weather Service, and a chance to meet with meteorologists from Siouxland News! FREE to attend, with free pop, popcorn, and "swag" from Siouxland News, and other fun surprises in store! 

  • Sun 5/15
    • 1:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts
    • 2pm: Winding Road to Statehood historical presentation about frontier life in 19th century Nebraska, by Dr. Sara Crook at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
  • Mon 5/16
  • Tues 5/17
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Home Opener at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Weds 5/18
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Thurs 5/19
    • Orange City Tulip Festival
    • 6:30pm: Morningside Days Parade on Morningside Ave, with carnival to follow in the parking lot of the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
    • 7:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts
  • Fri 5/20
    • Orange City Tulip Festival
    • 11am to 5:30pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market in Winnebago, NE
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
    • 7:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts
  • Sat 5/21
    • Orange City Tulip Festival
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am to noon: Market at the Meridian at Yankton's Meridian District
    • 10am: Yoga Class at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, all ages, registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing KSandage@WoodburyParks.org, FREE 
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Textured Paper Collages at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per project, for ages 8+, or for younger children accompanied by a parent or other adult helper
    • 11am to noon: Quintessential Winds Concert at the Sioux City Art Center, FREE
    • 2-3pm: Kids Birding Class at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org, FREE
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
    • 7:10pm: Sioux City Bandits football at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts

  • Sun 5/22
    • 1:30pm: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) presented by LAMB Regional Arts
    • 4:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Mon 5/23
  • Tues 5/24
  • Weds 5/25
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Thurs 5/26
    • 4pm: Making Music in the Library at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Fri 5/27
    • 10am to 5pm: Launchpad Garage Sale at LaunchPad Children's Museum 
    • 11am to 5:30pm: Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market in Winnebago, NE
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
    • 9pm: Thunder on the Missouri motorcycle ride kickoff event at Siouxland Freedom Park
  • Sat 5/28
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 8am to noon: Sioux City Cars and Coffee car show at High Ground Cafe and Espresso Bar in North Sioux City, SD
    • 9am to noon: Market at the Meridian at Yankton's Meridian District
    • 10am: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Saturday Art Lessons: Tooled Foil Inca Masks at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per project, for ages 8+, or for younger children accompanied by a parent or other adult helper
    • 1pm: Saturday in the Studio with Brenda: Spring Perennials Painting at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per person
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
    • 7pm: Pepsi Memorial Duels 410 Sprint Cars/IMCA Modifieds + Weekly Racing at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, SD

  • Sun 5/29
    • Noon: Thunder on the Missouri motorcycle ride ends at Siouxland Freedom Park in South Sioux City, NE
    • 2pm: The Legacy of the American Revolution historical lecture by Dr. Don Hickey at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
    • 3pm: WIN Sprint Cars (Western Iowa Non-Winged) at Raceway Park in Jefferson SD
    • 4:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Mon 5/30
    • Memorial Day
    • 11am: Memorial Day Ceremony at Siouxland Freedom Park
  • Tues 5/31
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball Game at Lewis & Clark Park
    • 7:30pm: Waitress live musical at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater


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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