South Sioux City, Nebraska, sits at a unique location, nestled in a horseshoe bend of the breathtaking Missouri River, as well as seated at the portal of two scenic historical routes, the Outlaw Trail and the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway. Whether you’re passing through or a local resident exploring new aspects of where you live, be sure to spend some extra time this summer in the South Sioux City area. In addition to natural beauty and historical landmarks, the South Sioux City area has summer events with fun to offer for all ages.
Cardinal Days, June 10th-12th
The seventh annual Cardinal Days is almost here and you won’t want to miss this three-day festival. With fun for the whole family, just some of the events and activities you can enjoy include Pony Rides, Kids Fun Zone, Meyers Petting Zoo, a Farmers Market and plenty of incredible food and drinks from local vendors. For a complete schedule of events at Cardinal Days, visit the following link!
Dakota-Thurston County Fair, August 3rd-7th
The Dakota-Thurston County Fair is one of the area’s biggest events each summer. This year’s theme is Sew It, Grow It, Show It. Featuring a demolition derby, tractor pull, parade with free barbecue afterward, live music and animal shows, 4H exhibits, and of course, lots of local vendors and food stands, the Fair is fun for the whole family, all weekend long! Saturday, August 6th is Kids’ Day at the Fair. New at this year’s fair is Top End Racing’s NASCAR Simulator. Visit the fair’s website for a full list of attractions and schedule.
Cottonwood Days, August 19th-21st
Held in Cottonwood Cove Park in Dakota City, Nebraska, Cottonwood Days is a community festival bringing people together. Come out to see fireworks, a parade, sand volleyball tournament, barbecue cook-off, classic car show, and more!
Hoot Owl Days, August 26-28th
The Town of Hubbard is proud to hold Hoot Owl Days, complete with an on-stage hooting contest, 5K run, kids’ crafts, pet show, wagon tours of the nearby Danish Alps State Recreation Area, and much more. You’re sure to have a hoot!
What are your favorite summer events and things to do in the South Sioux City area? Leave us a comment below! Southern Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is dedicated to boosting tourism and recreation in greater Siouxland. For more information, follow our blog or visit our website today. On our website, you’ll find a calendar of local events, as well as suggestions for where to eat and stay while you’re visiting!