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July Events for Kids and 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 month, some of the highlights include Fourth of July, Saturday in the Park, and tons of summer fun! You might also be interested in my posts about pools and splash pads in Siouxland or summer day camps in Siouxland.  I hope these event listings help inspire you to go make some happy memories with your family this month!

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  • Fri 7/1
    • 10am to noon: Meet the Animals at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE
    • 10am: Family Movie Friday at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 6pm: Mardi Gras Parade at the Tyson Events Center
    • 7pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball game at Lewis & Clark Park
    • 7pm: Patriotic Show live musical performance at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA
  • Sat 7/2
    • All Day: Saturday in the Park Music Festival at Grandview Park, featuring Elle King, the Avett Brothers, and many more, with fireworks to follow. FREE, Full guide to SITP here.
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park at the Sgt Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
    • 9am to noon: Home Depot Kids Building Workshop: Constellation Viewer at Home Depot, FREE
    • 1:30pm: Patriotic Show live musical performance at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball game at Lewis & Clark Park
  • Sun 7/3
    • 2pm: The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag and the Song historical lecture by Dr. Don Hickey at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
    • 7pm: Sioux City Explorers Baseball game at Lewis & Clark Park, with fireworks to follow!
    • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band Concert at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE
  • Mon 7/4
    • Fourth of July
    • 11am: Boat Parade at Gavin's Point Dam in Yankton
    • 7pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball game at Lewis & Clark Park, with fireworks to follow
    • 10pm: Fireworks at Siouxland Freedom Park
    • 10pm: Fireworks at Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars, IA 
    • 10pm: Fireworks at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion, SD
    • 10pm: fireworks at Mouw Motor and Ver Hoef Automotive in Sioux Center, IA
  • Tues 7/5
    • Madison County Fair in Madison, NE
    • 3pm: The Hoot About Owls at the Dorothy Pecaut Naure Center, FREE 
  • Weds 7/6
    • Jefferson, SD Days of '59 Festival
    • Madison County Fair in Madison, NE
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am: Discovery Camp: Who Made That Sound? at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE but registration required! Grades 1-3
    • 1pm: Discovery Camp: We Need to Talk at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE but registration required! Grades 4-6
  • Thurs 7/7
    • Jefferson, SD Days of '59 Festival
    • Buena Vista County Fair in Alta, IA
    • Dixon County Fair in Concord, NE
    • Madison County Fair in Madison, NE
    • 10am: Read Beyond the Beaten Path Sloan, IA Public Library summer reading program event at Sloan Park
    • 10am & 1pm: Open Canoe at Little Sioux Park in Correctionville, IA hosted by Woodbury County Conservation, for ages 10+, registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
    • 1:30pm: Innovation Studio at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, grades 4-8, FREE but registration required
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary based on projects chosen
    • 5:30pm: Yoga Class at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE
  • Fri 7/8
    • Wayne Chicken Show in Wayne, NE
    • Jefferson, SD Days of '59 Festival
    • Buena Vista County Fair in Alta, IA
    • Dixon County Fair in Concord, NE
    • Madison County Fair in Madison, NE
    • 10am: Baby Boot Camp at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library, for babies and toddlers, FREE
    • 6-8pm: Downtown Live Concert on the lawn of the Sioux City Public Museum, FREE
    • 7pm: The Sound of Music live stage production, presented by the Vermillion Community Theater in Vermillion, SD
    • 7-9pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Riverside Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec
  • Sat 7/9
    • Wayne Chicken Show in Wayne, NE
    • Jefferson, SD Days of '59 Festival
    • Buena Vista County Fair in Alta, IA
    • Boone County Fair in Albion, NE
    • Dixon County Fair in Concord, NE
    • Madison County Fair in Madison, NE
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park at the Sgt Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
    • 10am & 2pm: Kindness Rocks! at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 10am to 2pm: Kids Fishing Day at Fleet Farm, with games and fun activities for kids to learn more about knot tying, fish identification, fishing safety, etc! FREE
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons: Zentangle Watercolors at the Sioux City Art Center, FREE
    • 1pm: Painting in the Studio with Brenda: Hawaiian Palm Trees at the Sioux City Art Center, $10
    • 7pm: The Sound of Music live stage production, presented by the Vermillion Community Theater in Vermillion, SD
    • 9pm: Movies in the Park: Space Jam: A New Legacy at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE


  • Sun 7/10
    • Wayne Chicken Show in Wayne, NE
    • Jefferson, SD Days of '59 Festival
    • Buena Vista County Fair in Alta, IA
    • Boone County Fair in Albion, NE
    • Dixon County Fair in Concord, NE
    • Madison County Fair in Madison, NE
    • 2pm: Songs We Love to Sing live musical performance by Amy Ellsworth at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
    • 2:30pm: The Sound of Music live stage production, presented by the Vermillion Community Theater in Vermillion, SD
    • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band Concert at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE
  • Mon 7/11
    • Sioux County Fair in Sioux Center, IA
    • Boone County Fair in Albion, NE
    • 5:45-7pm: Zumba in the Park at the Anderson Dance Pavilion, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
    • 7pm: The Sound of Music live stage production, presented by the Vermillion Community Theater in Vermillion, SD
  • Tues 7/12
    • Monona County Fair in Onawa, IA
    • Sioux County Fair in Sioux Center, IA
    • Boone County Fair in Albion, NE
    • 10am: Nature Tales: Fish at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for preschoolers plus an adult caregiver, FREE but registration required by callin g(712)258-0838 or by emailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 1pm: Open Kayak at Southwood Conservation Area hosted by Woodbury County Conservation, for ages 10+, FREE but registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
    • 6-7:30pm: Pop-Up Park at Kelly Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Weds 7/13
    • Monona County Fair in Onawa, IA
    • Shelby County Fair in Harlan, IA
    • Sioux County Fair in Sioux Center, IA
    • Boone County Fair in Albion, NE
    • Cedar County Fair in Hartington, NE
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am: Discovery Camp: Captains Party at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE but registration required! Grades 1-3
    • 1pm: Discovery Camp: Captains Party at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE but registration required! Grades 4-6
    • 6-8pm: Paint on the Patio at Oscar Carl Vineyard with Pickled Palette, details and sign up here
    • 8-9:30pm: Creatures of the Night learning event at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, FREE
  • Thurs 7/14
    • Monona County Fair in Onawa, IA
    • Shelby County Fair in Harlan, IA
    • Sioux County Fair in Sioux Center, IA
    • Cedar County Fair in Hartington, NE
    • 1:30pm: Innovation Studio at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, grades 4-8, FREE but registration required
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary based on projects chosen
  • Fri 7/15 
    • Monona County Fair in Onawa, IA
    • Shelby County Fair in Harlan, IA
    • Burt County Fair in Oakland, NE
    • Cedar County Fair in Hartington, NE
    • 10am: Little Naturalists at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, registration requested by calling (605)232-0873
    • 6-8pm: Downtown Live Concert on the lawn of the Sioux City Public Museum, FREE
    • 6-8pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Leif Erickson Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec
  • Sat 7/16
    • All Day: Le Mars Crazy Days Festival on Central Ave in downtown Le Mars, IA. Full details here.
    • Monona County Fair in Onawa, IA
    • Dickinson County Fair in Spirit Lake, IA
    • Shelby County Fair in Harlan, IA
    • Burt County Fair in Oakland, NE
    • Cedar County Fair in Hartington, NE
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park at the Sgt Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
    • 9am to 1pm: Pioneer Day Camp at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, registration requested by calling (605)232-0873
    • 10am: Bilingual Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons: Lego Printmaking at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per person

  • Sun 7/17
    • Dickinson County Fair in Spirit Lake, IA
    • Monona County Fair in Onawa, IA
    • Shelby County Fair in Harlan, IA
    • Burt County Fair in Oakland, NE
    • Cedar County Fair in Hartington, NE
    • 2pm: Crabgrass Bluegrass live musical performance at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center with reception to follow, FREE
    • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band Concert at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE
  • Mon 7/18
    • Dickinson County Fair in Spirit Lake, IA
    • Lyon County Fair in Rock Rapids, IA
    • Osceola County Fair in Sibley, IA
    • Burt County Fair in Oakland, NE
    • 5:45-7pm: Zumba in the Park at the Anderson Dance Pavilion, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
  • Tues 7/19
    • Dickinson County Fair in Spirit Lake, IA
    • Lyon County Fair in Rock Rapids, IA
    • Osceola County Fair in Sibley, IA
    • Burt County Fair in Oakland, NE
    • 10am to noon: Youth Fishing at Browns Lake/Bigelow Park in Salix, hosted by Woodbury County Conservation, FREE but registration required by calling (712)258-038 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
    • 6:30pm: Family Archery Night at Adams Homestead Nature Preserve registration requested by calling (605)232-0873
  • Weds 7/20
    • Dickinson County Fair in Spirit Lake, IA
    • Harrison County Fair in Missouri Valley, IA
    • Ida County Fair in Ida Grove, IA
    • Lyon County Fair in Rock Rapids, IA
    • Osceola County Fair in Sibley, IA
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 6:30pm: Rivercade Parade in downtown Sioux City, from 11th and Pierce to the Long Lines Rec Center
  • Thurs 7/21
    • Cherokee County Fair in Cherokee, IA
    • Dickinson County Fair in Spirit Lake, IA
    • Harrison County Fair in Missouri Valley, IA
    • Ida County Fair in Ida Grove, IA
    • Lyon County Fair in Rock Rapids, IA
    • Osceola County Fair in Sibley, IA'
    • Wayne County Fair in Wayne, NE
    • 10am: Native Plants program for tweens, at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center with leaders from the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE but registration required--sign up here.
    • 1:30pm: Innovation Studio at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library, grades 4-8, FREE but registration required
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary based on projects chosen
    • 5:30pm: Yoga Class at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, FREE but registration requested by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing KSandage@WoodburyParks.org
    • 6:30pm: Ladies Archery Night at Adams Homestead Nature Preserve registration requested by calling (605)232-0873
  • Fri 7/22 
    • Cherokee County Fair in Cherokee, IA
    • Harrison County Fair in Missouri Valley, IA
    • Ida County Fair in Ida Grove, IA
    • Osceola County Fair in Sibley, IA
    • Wayne County Fair in Wayne, NE
    • Merrill Daze in Merrill, IA, full details here.
    • 10am: Chameleon Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10am: Cooking with Randy at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
    • 10am: Family Movie at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10am & 7pm: Ready, Set, Go! children's musical presented by Lamb Theatre's Lamb Caravan at Morningside University's Klinger Neal Theatre (NEW location--was moved indoors due to weather, originally scheduled for the outdoor stage at Morningside!)
    • 11am to 1:30pm: Food Truck Friday at Pearl Street Park
    • 11am: Customer Appreciation Grillout at Security National Bank in Morningside
    • 5 & 7:30pm: C&C Circus 300 block of S 21st St in Dakota City, NE
    • 6-8pm: Downtown Live Concert on the lawn of the Sioux City Public Museum, FREE
    • 6-8pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Lewis Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec
    • 7pm: Frozen Kids live musical presented by the New Stage Players Kids Camp in South Sioux City, NE, full details here.
  • Sat 7/23
    • Cherokee County Fair in Cherokee, IA
    • Harrison County Fair in Missouri Valley, IA
    • Ida County Fair in Ida Grove, IA
    • O'Brien County Fair in Primghar, IA
    • Osceola County Fair in Sibley, IA
    • Wayne County Fair in Wayne, NE
    • Merrill Daze in Merrill, IA, full details here.
    • 8am to noon: Rivercade Car Show & Pancake Breakfast at the Mid America Museum of Aviation
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park at the Sgt Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
    • 10am: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10am: Kids Day: Transportation Time at the Sioux City Public Museum, $1 per child
    • 10am: Ready, Set, Go! children's musical presented by Lamb Theatre's Lamb Caravan at Morningside University's Klinger Neal Theatre (NEW location--was moved indoors due to weather, originally scheduled for the outdoor stage at Morningside!)
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons: Van Gogh Inspired Wheat fields at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per person
    • 10:30am: Chalk the Walk chalk art event at Art Sux Gallery, FREE
    • 1pm: Painting in the Studio with Brenda: Bird Bathing Beauties at the Sioux City Art Center, $10
    • 2pm & 7pm: Frozen Kids live musical presented by the New Stage Players Kids Camp in South Sioux City, NE, full details here.
    • 7pm: Little Big Town live concert at the Hard Rock Sioux City
    • 9pm: Movies in the Park: Sing 2 at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE

  • Sun 7/24
    • Cherokee County Fair in Cherokee, IA
    • Harrison County Fair in Missouri Valley, IA
    • Ida County Fair in Ida Grove, IA
    • O'Brien County Fair in Primghar, IA
    • Osceola County Fair in Sibley, IA
    • Wayne County Fair in Wayne, NE
    • 2pm: The Connecticut Witch Trials historical lecture with Dr. Scott Culpepper at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center with reception to follow, FREE
    • 2pm and 7pm: Frozen Kids live musical presented by the New Stage Players Kids Camp in South Sioux City, NE, full details here.
    • 7:30pm: Sioux City Municipal Band Concert at the Grandview Park Bandshell, FREE
  • Mon 7/25
    • Harrison County Fair in Missouri Valley, IA
    • O'Brien County Fair in Primghar, IA
    • 9am: Barnyard Buddies at Adams Homestead Nature Preserve registration requested by calling (605)232-0873
    • 1pm: The Importance of Bees scientific lecture and bee craft at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, all ages welcome, FREE
    • 5:45-7pm: Zumba in the Park at the Anderson Dance Pavilion, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
    • 7pm: Frozen Kids live musical presented by the New Stage Players Kids Camp in South Sioux City, NE, full details here.
  • Tues 7/26
    • O'Brien County Fair in Primghar, IA
    • 5-8pm: Open Canoe at Little Sioux Park, hosted by Woodbury County Conservation, for ages 10+, FREE but registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
  • Weds 7/27
    • O'Brien County Fair in Primghar, IA
    • Sac County Fair in Sac City, IA
    • Pierce County Fair in Pierce, NE
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am: Finding Lewis & Clark in Siouxland history program for tweens at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE but registration required--sign up here.
  • Thurs 7/28
    • O'Brien County Fair in Primghar, IA
    • Plymouth County Fair in Le Mars, IA
    • Sac County Fair in Sac City, IA
    • Pierce County Fair in Pierce, NE
    • 1-2 and 3-4pm: Escape Room at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, 12 people per time slot so call (605)232-0873 ASAP if you want to participate!
    • 5-7pm: Family Art Night at the Le Mars Art Center, prices vary based on projects chosen
    • 7-9pm: Night Hike at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for ages 16+
  • Fri 7/29
    • Plymouth County Fair in Le Mars, IA
    • Sac County Fair in Sac City, IA
    • Pierce County Fair in Pierce, NE
    • 2022 Health & Leisure Expo at the South Sioux City Riverfront Marriott
    • Greek Fest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
    • 10am to noon: Archery in the Park hosted by Woodbury County Conservation at Snyder Bend Park, for ages 10+, FREE but registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing Camps@WoodburyParks.org
    • 10am: Family Movie Friday at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am to 1:30pm: Food Truck Fridays at Pearl Street Park
    • 3:30pm: Stuffed Animal Campout in the Library at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 7-9pm: Downtown Live Concert on the lawn of the Sioux City Public Museum, FREE
    • 6-8pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Leif Erickson Park, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec
    • 7pm: Shrek the Musical presented by the new Stage Players
    • 7:30pm: The Music Man at the Le Mars Community Theatre
  • Sat 7/30
    • Plymouth County Fair in Le Mars, IA
    • Sac County Fair in Sac City, IA
    • Pierce County Fair in Pierce, NE
    • Sioux City Kids Triathlon at Riverside Park, for ages 6-15
    • 8am-1pm: Sioux City Farmer's Market in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center
    • 8am: Sioux City Cars and Coffee at High Ground Cafe and Espresso Bar
    • 9am: Yoga in the Park at the Sgt Floyd River Museum, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec, FREE
    • 9am: Kids Triathlon at Riverside Pool
    • 10am: Reptile Program hosted by Woodbury County Conservation at Browns Lake/Bigelow Park, FREE
    • 10am: Bilingual storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lessons: Textured Paper Collages at the Sioux City Art Center, $7 per person
    • 1pm: Book signing with local author Nicole Cleveland at Book People
    • 7pm: Shrek the Musical presented by the New Stage Players
    • 7:30pm: Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That at the Orpheum Theatre
  • Sun 7/31
    • Plymouth County Fair in Le Mars, IA
    • Pierce County Fair in Pierce, NE
    • 2pm: Magic Show with "Magic Man" Cory Fravel at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center with reception to follow, FREE

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