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LeMars Iowa Ice Cream Days 2018

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If you love ice cream, you won't want to miss LeMars Ice Cream Days 2018, featuring free ice cream at 10+ events during the weekend, plus tons of other fun. Le Mars, Iowa, home to Blue Bunny Ice Cream, is also known as the "Ice Cream Capital of the World," and they are ready to celebrate ice cream! Ice Cream Days 2018 is from Wednesday June 13th to Saturday June 16th. Some of the fun events for kids and families include:

All weekend:Downtown Scavenger HuntLeMars Art Center projectsWednesday:Splash dance at the LeMars pool ($1 per person)Municipal Band concert and ice cream social at Foster Park Wednesday nightThursday:Family Bike Ride and Ice Cream SocialDrive-in Movie Thursday Night FridaySmile Contest FridayKids Fest Basketball and Softball tournamentsExtreme Stunt ShowSaturday: Grill n Chill Rib RallyIce Cream Days Parade Art in the ParkColoring and Crafts Disc Golf TournamentRubber Cow RacesLog Cabin DaysAirplane, Helicopter, & Drone demonstrations and assisted f…

New Post on the Travel Iowa Blog!

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Head over to the Travel Iowa Blog to check out my latest post there, Top 6 Ways to Cool Off Your Siouxland Summer for ideas from splash pads to banana splits!

Sioux City Summer Reading Program 2018

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The Sioux City Public Library does a fun program every summer to get kids excited about reading and visiting the library, and their 2018 program with a theme of "Libraries Rock"  is sure to do that!
There are actually 4 programs happening at the library this summer:
Kids Summer Reading Program For kids entering pre-K through 5th grade, the reading program is based on visiting the library 4 times over the course of the summer. On their first visit, kids get to choose between individual disposable library bags or one reusable library bag per family. This year's bag features the 2018 "libraries rock" theme.
On their second and third visits, kids can choose something out of the prize basket, which usually has a variety of toys that go with the theme, plus coupons for free treats at restaurants.


Then, on their 4th visit, kids can choose a free book to keep!


Teen Summer Reading Program
The teen summer reading program is also based on visitng the library four times …

Sioux City Tourist in Your Town 2018

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Sioux City Tourist in Your Own Town 2018 is underway!
Every summer Sioux City does a fun program with "passports" to collect stamps in from local attractions. This year you have from June 1st to July 31st to collect 8 stamps. Then turn in your passport at your 8th stop, and you'll be entered in a drawing for one of 50 prize, including a Sioux City staycation. In past years my family has participated and won food, museum passes, and skate passes to IBP ice center!
Here's where you can pick up 2018 passports and get stamps: Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center IBP Ice Center Launchpad Children's Museum Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Long Lines Rec Center Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation Palmer's Candy Store The Railroad Museum Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center Sioux City Art Center Sioux City Convention Center Sioux City Farmer's Market Sioux City Public Library Sioux City Public Museum Sioux City Public Pools Trinity Hei…

National Donut Day 2018 in Siouxland

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This Friday is National Donut Day, one of my very favorite made up holidays, and I'm excited to share with you, in alphabetical order because they are all too yummy to rank, my top picks of where to celebrate in the Sioux City area!

Dutch Bakery
Where: 221 Central Ave NE, Orange City
Why: Classic donuts plus unique pastries reflecting decades of Dutch heritage in the area
Donut Day Deals: not yet announced
For more info: Find Dutch Bakery on Facebook Casey's Where: Over a dozen locations all over Siouxland including 3 in Sioux City
Why: best gas station donuts in Siouxland, including the best blueberry donuts in Sioux City
Donut Day Deals: not yet announced
For more info: Check out the Casey's website or find Casey's on Facebook

Evelyn'sWhere: 2010 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City
Why: authentic Mexican pastries
Donut Day Deals: not yet announced
For more info: Call (402) 412-2599
Hy-Vee Where: 5 locations in Sioux City and one in LeMars
Why: best grocery store donuts in Sioux…

Siouxland Kids Events August 2018

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Each month we will bring you info on events for kids in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one we have missed, please leave us a comment or send us an email. We will update our lists throughout the month as we hear of new events, so check back often for the latest scoop! We also recommend checking out our Event Lists tabto find our lists for othermonths. free eventsWeds 8/1
Fri 8/3
     7-9pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Riverside Pool
Sat 8/4
9-10am: Yoga in the Park hosted by Evolve Yoga in green space outside Sgt. Floyd River Museum, all ages
9pm: Movies in the Park: Beauty and the Beast (PG) at the Grandview Bandshell

Sat 8/11
9-10am: Yoga in the Park hosted by Be Yoga in green space outside Sgt. Floyd River Museum, all ages
     6-7:30pm: Pop-Up Park at Leeds Park
9pm: Movies in the Park: Cars 3 (G) at the Grandview Bandshell

Sat 8/18
9-10am: Yoga in the Park hosted by Studio 83 Holistic Wellness in green space outside Sgt. Floyd River Museum, all ages

Sat 8/25
9-10am: Yoga in the Park hosted by…

Siouxland Kids Events July 2018

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Each month we will bring you info on events for kids in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one we have missed, please leave us a comment or send us an email. We will update our lists throughout the month as we hear of new events, so check back often for the latest scoop! We also recommend checking out our Event Lists tabto find our lists for othermonths. free events
Sun 7/17:30pm: Municipal Band concert at Grandview ParkMon 7/211am-noon: Imagination Builders STEM based storytime at the Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 1-3Tues 7/3Weds 7/4Happy Fourth of July!Thurs 7/5Fri 7/610am-11am: Toddler Dance Party at the Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, ages 0-3, registration required, registration opens June 22nd6-8pm: Free Friday Night Swim at Leif Erikson PoolSat 7/7


Sun 7/87:30pm: Municipal Band concert at Grandview ParkMon 7/911am-noon: Imagination Builders STEM based storytime at the Sioux City Aalfs (Downtown) Library, grades 1-3Tues 7/106:30am-7pm: Cow Appreciation Day at Chi…