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Annual Events

  Greek Fest, a cultural festival featuring authentic Greek food and dancing, is a popular event held each June in downtown Sioux City. Hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the three-day celebration includes a menu of grilled lamb chops, Gyro sandwiches, a taverna bar and baklava sundaes for dessert. Admission is free with tickets available to purchase food.
  The Mardi Gras Festivale takes place each 4th of July weekend in downtown Sioux City. The Mardi Gras costume party features astounding hand-made costumes from Louisiana, authentic Cajun food and fun for the entire family. Tickets to the sit-down meal are available for purchase at the Tyson Events Center Box Office and seats to the show are FREE! 
  The Big Parade, held each 4th of July weekend, is sure to entertain as floats, live music and plenty of beads make this parade in downtown a crowd favorite! 
  Held in Grandview Park for the last three decades, Saturday in the Park music festival is the city's premier event! With performers such as Aretha Franklin, The Allman Brothers Band, John Fogerty, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Counting Crows, Blues Traveler, and Foster the People, this FREE all-day event attracts more than 25,000 attendees each year.
  The River-Cade Festival has been a family tradition since 1964 with the mission of focusing attention on the Port of Sioux City and celebrating the area's history, culture, showcasing economic development growth and quality of life. The week long festival held in mid-July includes live music, carnival and a downtown parade.
Sioux City Art Center's ARTSPLASH, an arts festival held each Labor Day weekend, is a popular event attracting more than 20,000 attendees each year. Nearly 100 artists from across the country exhibit their works, along with hands-on activities for kids, live entertainment, delicious food and more!
  The Sioux City International Film Festival occurs the first weekend of each October and showcases a variety of independent short films from all around the world. Since 2005, the mission has been to promote independent films and filmmakers to the people of Sioux City and the surrounding region. Each day of the Festival a different genre of film is featured, rated by a panel of judges, and voted on by the audience at the end of each film block. Cash prizes and trophies are given to the juried selections. 
  Fall Fest is a day of family-friendly events in Sioux City designed for residents and visitors to celebrate the season and showcase local attractions. More than twenty venues participate with activities including live music, pumpkin painting, delicious food, ice skating, games, haunted houses, trunk-or-treat event and more.
  Kick off the holiday season in Sioux City with Downtown for the Holidays! Held in late November, the festivities begin with a lighted parade along 4th Street and Santa lighting the outdoor holiday tree. A visit to see St. Nick at Santa's House includes crafts, cookies and hot chocolate and the Festival of Trees is held inside the atrium of the Ho-Chunk Centre.

Arts & Entertainment


  • Sioux City Public Museum
  • Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center
  • Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation
  • The Railroad Museum
  • Sgt. Floyd Monument
  • Sgt. Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center
  • Trinity Heights
  • War Eagle Monument
  • Flight 232 Memorial
  • Woodbury County Courthouse
  • Sioux City History
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Historic Walking Tours

Parks & Trail Systems

Sports & Recreation

  • Cone Park
  • The Arena Sports Academy
  • Sioux City Bandits
  • Sioux City Explorers
  • Sioux City Expo Center
  • Sioux City Musketeers
  • NAIA Women's Basketball National Championship
  • NAIA Volleyball Championship
  • Miracle Field
  • Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Skate Park
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Long Lines Family Rec Center
  • Climbing Wall

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