Community Annual Events
Leisure time activities play an important role in the
lives of Siouxland residents and visitors. Each year Siouxland hosts the River-Cade summer festival and Saturday in the Park music festival in July. On Labor Day weekend ArtSplash, a juried art festival, is held in Riverside Park.
Fun in the sun and art in the park – a perfect combination. Traditionally held on Labor Day weekend this festival includes artists, entertainment, popular adult and children’s hands-on activities, a wide variety of food, and so much more.
Big Parade and Mardi Gras Festivale
A Mardi Gras Parade with giant balloons, bands, food, fireworks and more! The Mardi Gras Festivale features astounding costumes some 14 feet high and the “Taste of Liousiana”, authentic Cajun food prepared by Louisiana chefs.
Downtown for the Holidays
This is the opening of the Holiday season in downtown Sioux City, with a lighted parade, entertainment, fireworks, and Santa Clause.
Downtown Live on Fridays
End your week with the best line-up of music from downtown Sioux City’s premier summer concert series, “Downtown live”. Now back on the best day of the week “Friday”. Come listen to some first class LIVE entertainment on the lawn at 4th and Nebraska Streets. Chill out with a bite from local food trucks, beverages and a different live band every week.
A Siouxland tradition for over 50 years, River-Cade is designed to celebrate the area’s history and culture and showcase our area’s potential for continued economic development. The festival also showcases the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in our regional community.
Saturday in the Park
Saturday in the Park is one of the premier festivals in the upper Midwest and is best known for its eclectic mixture of musical traditions. Live music acts are offered throughout the day at one of several stages located within Grandview Park. The festival falls on the Saturday closest to the 4th of July and attracts around 50,000 people from all over the Midwest for the weekend.
Sculpt Siouxland is a year-long exhibit displaying sculptures from local and national artists. This exhibit is free to the public and displayed on downtown streets of Sioux City. Sculptures are on loan from the artist for one year. At least one piece of art will be purchased by Sculpt Siouxland in order to form a permanent display for downtown Sioux City. The exhibit closes with a live auction of the other artists’ work at the annual Sculpt Siouxland Celebration.
Located 20 miles from Sioux City in the rolling hills of Northeast Nebraska lies the Winnebago Tribe Reservation. Each year, the Winnebago Tribe hosts a homecoming celebration called Winnebago Powwow. Traditionally held on the last weekend in July, the homecoming features Native American dancers in authentic dress performing traditional tribal dances. The annual event is held in commemoration of Chief Little Priest and 75 of his Winnebago warrior who served with the U.S. Cavalry in 1865. The celebration also pays tribute to the men and women who have served in the United States armed forces since Little Priest’s service.