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2013 Iowa State Fair








Casting Crowns

Deery Brothers Summer Series



lATE mODElS, SPORT mODS, STOCk CARS, hOBBY STOCkS AND DIRT TRUCkS, 5:30 P.m. hOT lAPS, 6 P.m. RACES, $17 ADUlTS, $5 ChIlDREN AGES 6-11 free for ages 5 and under


with special guest JEREmY CAmP, 8 P.m., $30

Happy Together Tour 2013 starring ThE TURTlES FEATURING FlO &


8 P.m., $25


Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller AND Kevin Nealon FROm SNL 8 P.m., $38


Dierks Bentley

with special guest JUSTIN mOORE, 8 P.m., $39


Victoria Justice with special guest PENTATONIx, 8 P.m., $29


Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull SPONSORED BY IOWA FARmER TODAY, 2 P.m., $20 ADUlTS, $10 ChIlDREN AGES 6-11 free for ages 5 and under

with special guest mATT NAThANSON, 8 P.m., $39

Demolition Derby and Figure Eight 11:30 A.m., $15 ADUlTS, $5 ChIlDREN AGES 6-11 free for ages 5 and under


CarLy raE JEPSEN AND THE WaNTED with special guest TBA, 8 P.m., $35


alan Jackson AND Gary allan 8 P.m., $39


Toby Keith Hammer Down Tour PRESENTED

BY FORD F-SERIES with special guest kIP mOORE, 8 P.m., $49

AUGUST 8-18 800.745.3000 | IOWASTATEFAIR.ORG

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Tickets for all concerts and events on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone at 800.745.3000. All concert seats are reserved. All track events are general admission. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 8. Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

SUMMER GUIDE 2013 Okoboji Summer Theatre draws a loyal fanbase BY JOANNE FOX


A car speeds down down Water Street during RockN Rods in downtown Sioux City last year.

The BIG ones Siouxland has many awesome things to do during the summer BY WEEKENDER STAFF

Once the snow has finally melted the only thing you want to be is out of doors. Each and every summer Siouxlanders look forward to these events (and many more). Fridays on the Promenade, May 31 – July 12 Designed as a means to celebrate the Roth Fountain at the corner of Fourth and Virginia Streets, FOTP offers concerts by national and regional touring musicians every other Friday for the bulk of the summer. This year, however, the location of the music event has moved right around the corner to block off Virginia instead of Fourth. A $3 gate fee is all it costs per person. Awesome Biker Nights, June 13 - 15 13 years. That’s how long Awesome Biker Nights has been attracting thousands of bikers to historic Fourth Street for a rally complete with nationally known bands and this year is no exception. Saturday in the Park, July 6 Now in its 23rd year, this festival has been attracting thousands of music lovers to


Melissa Etheridge will headline Saturday in the Park free music festival July 6.

Grandview Park for a long time. As always, the show is free! Headlining this year is Melissa Etheridge and Sublime with Rome. River-Cade Festival, July 17 - 21 This is a Sioux City tradition that screams America. The event includes a parade, a carnival, cruise the loop nights, smile contests and concerts both big and small. It’s a community celebration of our river roots that goes back 50 years. The event is accepting parade entries as we speak. Rockn Rods, July 19 - 21 Back for the third summer is a festival in the same vein as Awesome Biker Nights, only this time with hot rods. The event even includes drag racing a parade of cars and live entertainment.

COLUMBIA, Mo. | Sorry, but the Okoboji Summer Theatre will NOT be producing “Les Miserables” this year. “No ‘Les Miz’ for us,” said OST Artistic Director Dan Schultz, bucking the trend of almost every other theater in the country taking on the behemoth. Schultz, a Stephens College Theatre faculty member and 12-year OST veteran, takes on artistic director duties for the 56th season. “Our audience won’t notice any substantial changes,” he said. “There will be a lot of familiar faces on stage and behind the scenes. That said, we will have a whole lot of new people on stage and in the director’s chair.” As artistic director, Schultz sets the artistic and educational missions of the theater. “I select the season with input from my colleagues,” he said. “Then I find the directors that are good matches for each project, hire designers, musicians and actors. My goal is for the audience to want to come visit us every single week and bring friends. To do that we need crowd-pleasing shows and very talented people who love to work hard. So, really my job is about putting people in situations where they will thrive and be happy.” Schultz felt the theater was blessed to have such a strong reputation. “It allows us to attract very high-caliber guests,” he said. “So I hope that the audience sees a re-commitment to high quality performances every week.” Schultz said putting the season together was like putting together a great big puzzle: every piece needs to fit perfectly. “If one piece is out of place, the whole thing won’t come together properly. The hardest part – so far – has been matching the right people to each show,” the 35-year-old said. “It is great, fun work, but it may gray my hair prematurely.” This year, OST is adding a new outreach program called Plays for Living. “We’ll be touring a production meant for elementary-aged children about the issues of bullying, diversity and acceptance,” Schultz said. “After each show there is a professionally moderated dialogue where


Among the popular shows at the Okoboji Summer Theatre: “Crimes of the Heart.”

The 56th Season •“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” June 11-16 • “Circle Mirror Transformation,” June 18-23 • “Bingo! The Winning Musical,” June 2530 • “Angel Street,” July 2-7 • “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra,” July 9-14 • “I Hate Hamlet,” July 16-21 • “The Importance of Being Earnest,” July 23-28 • “The 39 Steps,” July 30-Aug. 4 • “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Aug. 6-11

kids can talk about the issues in be play.” OST has already booked engagements at local libraries and camps. “We should be able to reach some 700 kids this year,” Schultz said. “All of the shows will be free. It’s one little way that we can give back to the community that has given us so much.” Advanced theater students from Stephens College work at OST as part of their BFA degree program. Schultz, a native of Arizona, was awarded his BFA from Stephens where he has been teaching for the past five years. “I’ve worked at a lot of theaters, but nowhere have I had an audience that is so loyal, rewarding and forgiving,” Schultz said of the OST attendees. “Seeing many of the same patrons year after year, some of whom have been coming from the day the theater opened, is so unique and special.” . 05.30.2013 . Weekender . 17




Bluegrass Open Jam, Washington

Arts Center, 202 N. Washington St. Vermillion, S.D. Bluegrass musicians at all levels of experience are welcome, as is the public to this jam session held the second Sunday of the month. Sponsored by the East River & Missouri Valley Bluegrass Music Association. Pickers and listeners are asked to donate $4 at the door. 1 p.m.–6 p.m. Jon Hittle, 877-621-4118, jbecoyote@yahoo. com. MAY 31–JULY 12

Fridays on the Promenade 2013,

Roth Fountain, Historic Fourth and Virginia streets. Enjoy a variety of live music around the Roth Fountain. See website for lineup. Happening May 24, 31, June 7, 22 and 28, July 5 and 12. 6 p.m.–8 p.m. $3. JUNE 1

Human Fest, In front of The Syd. This will be the last June Jam before the Hard Rock Casino is built. The event features eight bands and street food vendors. 2 p.m.–midnight

A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps,

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present music and stories about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) entitled, Dollar-A-Day Boys! The CCC built many of the structures in Stone State Park in the 1930s, many you can still see today. This will be an outdoor concert, weather-permitting, but if weather is poor it will be held indoors. This program is free and co-sponsored by the Friends of Stone Park. 10 a.m. 712-2580838,

Le Mars Senior Center Dance, Le Mars Senior Center, 110 1/2 6th Street NE, Le Mars, Iowa. Music by Terry Durr and Three On the Road. 1 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 712-546-6865,

All Strings Attached Orchestra, Arnolds Park

Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m.

Mark your calendars June 8th & 9th

30th annual ruckus on the river softball Tourney

July 6th rhonda’s rockin’ The yards car & Bike show

August 3 18th annual Benefit Golf Tournament

August 17th 15th annual rock Fest

Karaoke every Thursday Night and Bands every Friday and Saturday. Check website for all the info!

rhonda’s Speak eaSy 212 cunningham Dr.

hours: Open mon-Fri & Sun at noon, Sat at 11 • 255-8028 18 . Weekender . 05.30.2013 .

Starfire, Storm’n Norman’s Rock

N Roll Auditorium, 301 Fourth St. Waterbury, Neb. Dewey Leopold 2012 inductee 7 p.m. 712-947-4856.

An Evening of Gospel Music with Wes Hampton and Doug Anderson, Southern


David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, The Washington

Street Arts Center, 202 Washington St. Vermillion, S.D. The Vermillion Area Arts Council, in cooperation with The East River & Missouri Valley Bluegrass Music Association is pleased to announce that Bluegrass recording artists David Davis & The Warrior River Boys will be performing. 7 p.m. $12 . 605675-9247.

Hills Baptist Church, 4301 Old Lakeport Rd. Loess Hills Gospel Ministries presents Wes Hampton, current member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and Doug Anderson, current member of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, for a special JUNE 19 evening of gospel music to benefit Pat Hayes: A PLAC Siouxland Youth for Christ. Tickets Membership Week, Pearson are available by calling 712-251-6217 Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway or through iTickets by calling 80071 N. Okoboji, Iowa. PLAC’s 965-9324. 7 p.m.–9 p.m. $25/$20. membership week will include a 712-251-6217, https://www.itickets. free performance by Pat Hayes. com/events/301879/Sioux_City_ One of the Midwest’s finest guitar IA/An_Evening_of_Gospel_Music_. and harmonica players. There html will be a harmonica workshop in the afternoon. Call the box office JUNE 9–JULY 28 at 712-332-7029 for your free Municipal Band Concerts, ticket! 7:30 p.m. www.lakesart. Grandview Park, 24th & Grandview. org Every Sunday evening enjoy a free musical concert at the Grandview JUNE 21 bandshell. 7:30 p.m. Barry Manilow, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St. The magic is JUNE 11 back. 7:30 p.m. $99-$140. www. The Headliners, Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Back for their tenth year, it’s JUNE 22 a tradition that the PLAC presents Shellabration 2013 featuring The Headliners for another night Styx, Oleson Park Bandshell, of fun, and great live music. This 1400 Oleson Park Ave, Fort has been one of our best received Dodge, Iowa. The iconic shows for years. 7:30 p.m. $8-$16. rock band Styx will headline Pearson Lakes Art Center, 712-332Shellabration 2013, Fort Dodge’s 7029, concert event of the summer. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with two JUNE 12 opening acts followed by Styx Kevin Eubanks, Pearson Lakes Art at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for Styx go Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, on sale Saturday, April 6. Tickets Iowa. Kevin Eubanks, long time can be purchased online at www. band leader on the Tonight Show or by phone at with Jay Leno, will be performing (866) 468-3401. 5:30 p.m.–11 in the Lauridsen Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $20-$28. 712-332-7029, www. p.m. $30 on or before 6/9. 570-0176,

Western Iowa’s Largest One Day Ride

Onawa’s Excellent Annual Bike Ride

t h ro u g h t h e Lo e s s H i l l s

Saturday,August 24 9am (Registration begins @ 8am)

Onawa Public Library•707 Iowa Ave.•Onawa, IA More info & registration visit

Brasher Bogue with Stampede,

Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m. JUNE 29

Shawn Mayer and special guests, Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m.

Sioux City Symphony Pops Concert, Morningside College,

3625 Garretson Ave. Part of the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series. 7 p.m.

The Rumbles, Behind Iowa Lakes

Community College, 300 S 18th St, Estherville, Iowa. Bring your picnic blankets and chairs for a great night out with music from The Rumbles! Beer garden, food and classic cars on display with the Black Knights Car Club. Rain location ILCC gymnasium. *No smoking is allowed anywhere on the ILCC grounds. 8:30 p.m.– JUNE 30

Lorie Line, Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Pianist Lorie Line will be coming to town with her Fab Five and a brand new spring show. 3 p.m. $39 . 712332-7029, JULY 4

Kory and the Fireflies, Arnolds

Park Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m. JULY 5

The Rumbles, Arnolds Park

Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m. JULY 6

The Nadas with Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets, Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m.


Cowboy Mouth, Arnolds Park

Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m. JULY 17

Sena Ehrhardt Band, Pearson

Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Sena Ehrhardt has one of the freshest and most dynamic young voices on the blues scene today. 7:30 p.m. $8-$16. 712-332-7029, www.lakesart. org JULY 18–JULY 20

JazzFest 2013, Yankton

Trail Park, Sioux Falls, S.D. Headliners include Dr. John, North Mississippi Allstars, and Sheryl Crow. siouxfallsjazzfest. com/ JULY 20

Tim McGraw, W. H. Lyon

Fairgrounds, 100 N. Lyon Blvd. Sioux Falls, S.D. With Brantley Gilbert. 6 p.m. 1-800-514-3849.

Enemy Planes with Bright Giant, Arnolds Park

Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m.

Chubby Checker & The Wildcats, Winnavegas Casino

Resort, 1500 330th St. Sloan, Iowa. 10 p.m. www.winnavegas. biz JULY 21

Merle Haggard and Joe Diffie, Winnavegas Casino

Resort, 1500 330th St. Sloan, Iowa. 10 p.m. www.winnavegas. biz JULY 27

Power House, Arnolds Park

Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m.

Iowa Rock N Roll Music Association Museum 91 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

Open 7 days a week

Rock the Roof concerts Thursday nights June 13 - Aug. 15 6-8:30 p.m. In Roof Garden next to Amusement Park Museum Open at 11:00 am Mon-Sat and Noon on Sun.



Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles”, Pearson Lakes Art Center Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. 7:30 p.m. $24$32. Pearson Lakes Art Center, 712-332-7029. AUG. 1–AUG. 2

2013 Tommy Bolin Fan Jam,

The Rodeway Inn, Gavin’s Place, 1401 Zenith Drive. Johnnie Bolin, Bobby Berge, John Herdt, Jesse Christen, Russell Bizzett, and many more! All musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and play. Must be 21 to enter. 9 p.m. AUG. 3

Silver Bullet Band (Bob Segar Tribute Band), Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m. AUG. 9 Big Time Rush, Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive. With Victoria Justice. 7 p.m.

AUG. 14

AUG. 24


Dave Rowley and Friends, Pearson Farrell Webber Band (Arrowsmith David Plowden: A Sense of Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 Tribute), Arnolds Park Preservation Place, Pearson Lakes Art N. Okoboji, Iowa. It’s A True PLAC Summer Ending Tradition! Get your tickets early, as it always a sellout! 7:30 p.m. $8-$16. 712-3327029, AUG. 16

Polaris Victory Rally O. A. R. with Allen Stone, Arnolds

Park Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m. AUG. 17

Polaris Victory Rally Josh Turner with Jake McVey, Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m. AUG. 18 Rascal Flatts, Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive. With the Band Perry. Tickets from the original Jan. 17 show will be honored. Tickets will be available at, the Tyson Events Center Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m. www.

Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m. AUG. 29

John Moore, Pearson Lakes Art

Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. 7:30 p.m. $18-$26. 712-3327029, AUG. 31

Arch Allies, Arnolds Park

Preservation Plaza, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. 7 p.m.

Arts & TheateR THROUGH JUNE 15 ‘Mauritus,’ Shot in the Dark Productions, 413 Nebraska St. Mauritius refers to the Blue Mauritius, one of the world’s rarest stamps. Two sisters have inherited the stamp and stamp collection and meet three men who try to out con the sisters and each other in an attempt to obtain the collection. 8 p.m. $15 . 712-898-0981.


Kristen Nassif, Pearson Lakes

Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. ”Social Studies” is a series of works by Iowa artist Kristen Nassif. The works transport viewers back to a time of fedoras, silk stockings, cigarette pants and the highball. The mixed media series is comprised of acrylic paint, oil crayon, paper and found objects. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.

Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Iconic black and white photographs of landscapes, buildings, and individuals collectively define life in 20th-century urban and rural America. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. THROUGH JUNE 30

The Briar Cliff Review Exhibition, Sioux City Art

Center, 225 Nebraska St. www. THROUGH JULY 6


Push Play, Pearson Lakes Art

Works from the Foundation Collections, Pearson Lakes

Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Renoir, Manet & Christo will be on view from the Pollack Foundation; loans from the Pearson Art Foundation allow us to show works by Picasso, Larry Rivers, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg & Andrew Wyeth. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.

Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Timothy ArandMcIlrath layers both paint and fiber to create layered works while testing the limits of fiber materials and found objects. Paint-pusher Danielle Clouse creates dynamic compositions by use of color and shape within her landscapes, translating views into fresh compositions based on everyday area landscape. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.


Quiet: Works by the Sioux City Camera Club, Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St. www. THROUGH JULY 28

ARTcetera ‘13, Sioux City Art

Center, 225 Nebraska St. Visitors will be able buy unsold work. 712279-6272, www.siouxcityartcenter. org THROUGH SEPT. 3

The Shapes of Sound: Hearing with Your Eyes, National Music

Museum Arne B. Larson Concert Hall, 414 E Clark St, Vermillion, S.D. Discover more than 70 unusual instruments in a special exhibition that explores some of the museum’s Seuss-like holdings, as well as new and unusual musical instruments, instruments made from found objects, experimental musical instruments, and even some whimsical curiosities. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. JUNE 4–JULY 6 Termespheres Exhibit, Arts On Grand, 408 Grand Ave, Spencer, Iowa.

Grandstand entertainment

July. 31 Joe Dirt MotoCross Races 7pm $7 adults • $5 kids

Aug. 1

R&RTotal DestructionPromotions

Aug. 2

Grand River Rodeo 7:30pm

Woodbury Co. Royalty Contest

Outlaw Tractor Pull 7:30pm

Bill Reilly Talent Search

Rob Baker Figure 8, Tuff Truck, Drags 7:30pm

$7 adults • $5 kids

$7 adults • $5 kids

Aug. 3

$8 adults • $5 kids

Aug. 4

Demo Derby 6pm $10 adults • $5 kids

daily Gate Fee

Adults: $4 • Kids 5-11: $1 Kids under 5: Free Closed Mondays Tueday- Saturday

in moville,iowa

Free Admission

July 31st • 7pm Aug 1 & 3 • 7pm

Impact Pro Wrestling High Energy Family Fun. Aug 3 • 6:30pm

B & R Chainsaw Sculptures Daily • Old Town

on our Free stage

hypnotists • muSIC & mORE!

Come to the Fair... Thursday- Kids Day 11 & under Stay for the Fun! Friday - Senior Citizens Day 65 & older 4-H Livestock Shows & Exhibits Veterans and Active Duty Personnel Open Class Exhibits & Antique Tractor Show Visit us online for the complete list & guidelines . 05.30.2013 . Weekender . 19


Anita “Katie” Plucker’s Watercolor Workshop,

Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 Hwy. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. The workshop will focus on learning ways to create depth and drama using lights and darks, certain color combinations and arranged compositions with various subjects. 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $155. 712-332-7029, www. JUNE 7–JUNE 8

Godspell, Morningside College,

3625 Garretson Ave. Part of the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series. 7 p.m. JULY 2–JULY 20

Peter Pan, Treasure Village

Children’s Theater & Mini Golf, 2017 Highway 86, Milford, Iowa. 10:30 a.m. $6. 25 each for ages 3 & up. Contact, 712-337-3730, JULY 11–SEPT. 21

Works by David Morrison & Bonnie Stahlecker, Pearson

3625 Garretson Ave. Part of the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series. 7 p.m. JUNE 9

Peter Oprisko: Fabulous Frank,

Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts, 612 28th St. Spirit Lake, Iowa. From Chicago, Peter Oprisko presents an authentic version of “old Blue Eyes” and his unforgettable music. 7 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. Box office, 712-3303707 ext. 6500. www.samicenter. org

Rimas VisGirda, Pearson Lakes


Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Morningside College,

Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. JULY 19–JULY 22

Robin Hood, Spirit of the Greene, Vermillion High

School Performing Arts Center, Vermillion, S.D. Vermillion Community Theatre presents the original musical “Robin Hood, Spirit of the Greene. ” 7 p.m. Fri. Sat. & Mon. 2:30 p.m. Sun. 7 p.m. JULY 18–OCT. 5

Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Rimas VisGirda’s work addresses common issues in contemporary society; experiences and emotions that we all experience on our journey through life. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. JULY 23–AUG. 10 Sleeping Beauty, Treasure Village Children’s Theater & Mini Golf, 2017 Highway 86, Milford, Iowa. 10:30 a.m. $6. 25 each for ages 3 & up. Contact, 712-337-3730, www. AUG. 9–AUG. 10

Guys and Dolls, Morningside

College, 3625 Garretson Ave. Part of the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series. 7 p.m. JUNE 20–AUG. 16 Pinocchio, Treasure Village Children’s Theater & Mini Golf, 2017 Highway 86, Milford, Iowa. 10:30 a.m. $6. 25 each for ages 3 & up. Contact, 712-337-3730, AUG. 29

2013 OrangeRind Screening,

TBA, Orange City, Iowa. The 2013 OrangeRind begins with a public screening of the award-winning film, The Fourth World (www. The Fourth World has screened at film festivals from Jakarta to London, From Vancouver to New York City and has won multiple awards on many continents. 7 p.m. Orange City Arts Council, 712-707-6514, ocArts@

AUG. 22–OCT. 19 Plein Air 2013, Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Artists will be invited to participate in a four-day painting period Aug. 17-20, causing the works to be fresh and of the moment. Papers and canvases will be stamped and upon the return of the finished works, the show will be hung with paint still wet. A wonderful show for collectors to take home a piece of “fresh” art inspired by our local landscape. This is also a great opportunity for the public and plein air painting enthusiasts to watch artists work. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Here, There and Everywhere,

Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Plein Air Paintings by Brian Stewart. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www. AUG. 28–DEC. 20

”Bound and Unbound II: Altered Book Exhibition”,

University Libraries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D. ”Bound and Unbound” features an exhibit of altered books, which are a mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form by altering its state or meaning. libguides. usd. edu/ altered-entry

Benefits & Fundraisers JUNE 1

Celebrate the Arts!, Pearson

Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Okoboji’s summer opening gala benefiting the Art Center! Tickets move quickly–to reserve, please call 712-332-7013. www.lakesart. org/

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Western Cookout and Train Robbery, Historic Depot, 119

S. Fourth St. Cherokee, Iowa. The volunteers from the Depot renovation Committee will be serving up food and drink for a small donation. The Western Iowa Border Agents along with Dr. Rudy Daniels will portray a “Train Robbery.” 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Heartland Humane Society Taste & Tour, Various locations,

Vermillion, S.D. Features VIP passes to 13 businesses in Vermillion for food, drink, raffles, shopping, and more. 6:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. $25 . Tickets available by calling 605-664-4244. www. JUNE 2

22nd Annual Friends of Conservation Fun Day, Silver

Sioux Park, Cherokee, Iowa. Sponsored by the Friends of Conservation group in Cherokee preserving Stiles Woodland Area. Accommodation can be made to get into the park for those with mobility devices. For more information please call 712-2252024. 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


ice cream days June 12-15

le mars municipal

band concerts

Le Mars, IA

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June & July in historic Foster Park

chalk plymouth art county festival fair the best five days of summer!

Sept. 14 & 15

July 24-28 Le Mars, IA

Olson Cultural Event Center Le Mars, IA

SUMMER CALENDAR benefits & fundraisers JUNE 6

Bethany 18th Annual Golf Benefit, Landsmeer Golf Club,

902 7th St. NE, Orange City, Iowa. Grab your clubs and join the Bethany Christian Services Heartland Branch. All proceeds will go to continue serving children of all ages in our service area of western Iowa, and Nebraska. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. JUNE 8

Foster the CURE Golf Tournament, Sun Valley Golf

Course, 2101 Military Road. The first-time tournament is benefiting the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. To register please contact Karen Foster at 712-202-8202, registration deadline is May 29. 8 a.m. $120 per team of 2 golfers. jim_foster JUNE 12 River-Cade Auction, Elk’s Club, 1001 Tri View Ave. 7 p.m. JUNE 14 Siouxland Relay For Life, Bishop Heelan High School’s Memorial Field, Corner of West 17th and Hamilton Blvd. Celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer at the Siouxland Relay For Life. 5:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. www. JUNE 15 Walk/Run for the Arts, Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Join us for the fourth annual Pearson Lakes Art Center Walk or Run for the Arts. The proceeds for this event go to support the Education Department, which includes yearround classes/workshops for preschool, school age, and teenage students. 9 a.m. 712-332-7029, JUNE 22

TJ’s “Tin Cup” charity Golf Benefit, Two Rivers Golf Club,

150 Oak Tree Ln, North Sioux City, S.D. A fun day with the TJ Reinsch Youth Hockey Foundation to raise money for TJ’s Kids Learn to Skate Program which has directly benefited over 325 kids from Siouxland. The $75 fee includes entry into the event, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, mulligans, raffle tickets, contest holes, dinner and various awards and prizes. 1 p.m.– 8 p.m.


Siouxland Huskers 4-Man Golf Scramble, Covington Links Golf Course, 497 Golf Road, South Sioux City. Dinner and silent auction to follow. Aaron Babcock, editor of Hail Varsity Magazine, will be the featured speaker. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $70/ person. 402-380-4290, https://

Abu Bekr Sneaker Fund,

Rhonda’s Speak Easy, 212 Cunningham Dr. Fill the shoe to support the burn unit. Sponsored by the clown unit. All money goes to the kids. From 5 to 7 p.m. BBQ will be served. live auction at 6 p.m. and the bands Small Change and Kelly Quinn Band round out the evening. 5 p.m. $5. www.rhondaspeakeasy. com JULY 12

Bud Pearson Celebrity Golf Classic, Brooks National

Golf Course, 1201 Brooks Park Drive, Okoboji, Iowa. Celebrities for this year’s tournament include veteran quarterback Todd Bouman, NHL’s Brad Maxwell, Kristie VerMulm, Major Leaguebaseball pitcher Eddie Watt, NFL punter Brian Hansen, NFL referee Scott Helverson and triathlete Mia Richter. 712-3327013 ext 106, JULY 19

The First Tee Golf Fundraiser,

Green Valley Golf Course, 4300 Donner Ave. This golf tournament helps raise funds to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Funds raised help enable students from every walk of life into the program who may not otherwise have access. 1 p.m.–5 p.m. firsttee. JULY 20

Laurens Iowa Wine Festival,

City Park, N. 3rd St. Laurens, Iowa. Fundraiser to help send students to our sister city of Laurens, France. Seven Iowa wineries will offer a variety of wines for taste and purchase. Held in conjunction with Celebrate Laurens. annual summer celebration. Must be 21 to attend. $10 fee will include a logoed wine glass. 11 a.m. www.laurensiowawinefestival.

Annual Blue Water Bash,

Boys Town Okoboji Camp, 1501 Okoboji Boulevard, Milford, Iowa, You’re invited to the 2nd Annual “Blue Water Bash”, a fun-filled get-together to benefit Boys Town’s Okoboji Camp. Even though the camp was generously donated to Boys Town, it still takes a lot of money to restore and operate it every year–staff, food, supplies and equipment. Support them now! 6:30 p.m.–10 p.m. $100/ Guest. 402-880-5348, www.boystown. org/nebraska-iowa/news/ events/annual-blue-waterbash-july-20 AUG. 3

Rhonda’s Benefit Golf Tournament, Green Valley

Golf Course, 4300 Donner Ave. Flag prizes, cash prizes, raffle and more. There is a shotgun start. The $60 registration fee per person covers 18 holes of golf plus a cart and dinner. Food and prizes will be at Rhonda’s Speak Easy after the tournament. 9 a.m. www.

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Grove Park, 6 1/2 miles NE of Hawarden on K-18, Hawarden, Iowa. All Ages (8 years and under must have an adult present). Register at the picnic shelter near the river at Oak Grove Park. Sessions for the day may include: shotgun shooting, air rifles, archery, canoeing, outdoor cooking, improving outdoor skills and more! Sponsored by 4H Extension, Sioux County Conservation Board, and the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Lunch and prizes provided by the Sioux County Sportsmen’s club. You must pre-register by calling 712/552-3057, go to County/Sioux/aspx, or contact Extension office at 712-7374230 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. JUNE 18 Birds of Prey, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Held at 3 and 6 p.m. Meet the live Raptors of the Nature Center. Free! 6 p.m. 712258-0838, www.woodburyparks. com

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Ringneck Rendezvous, Rock

Valley Gun Club, 2378 300 10th Street, Rock Valley, Iowa. Ages 5-16 years old (5-8 years must have an adult present. All adults welcome with $5 registration fee and preregistration) Join the Sioux Prairie Pheasants Forever, Sioux County Conservation Board, Iowa DNR and members of the Rock Valley Gun Club for a fun evening of trap shooting, pizza and prizes. Activities for the evening are being planned but will include: trap shooting (ages 12 and over), BB guns, archery, sling shots, games and raffles; door prizes, education sessions; and pizza. Registration forms can be found at www.mycoutnyparks. com/County/Sioux. aspx. 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m. $5 . 712/552-3057, County/Sioux. aspx JUNE 27 Geocaching, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Learn more about this virtual scavenger hunt during this public program. Limit of 15 people. Preregister at 712-258-0838. 7 p.m. 712-258-0838, www.

Comedy JUNE 12–JUNE 16

Great American Comedy Festival, Johnny Carson

Theatre and Divots Conference Center, 801 Riverside Blvd. Norfolk, Neb. In honor of Johnny Carson, the king of latenight television. Showcasing some of the best amateur and professional comedians from across the nation. $10$30. 402-649-5941, www. greatamericancomedyfestival. com JULY 27

The Second City, Pearson Lakes

Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 N. Okoboji, Iowa. Chicago’s The Second City, the nation’s premier comedy improv company, plays the PLAC for another summer sellout! An Improv workshop will be offered the day of the show. Call the boxoffice at 712-332-7029to sign up. 8 p.m. $20-$28. 712-3327029,

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Second City’s Improv All-Stars,

Unity Christian High School Performing Arts Center, 216 Michigan Ave SW, Orange City, Iowa. Second City’s Improv All-Stars bring an evening of improv comedy. 7 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students, with children 5 and under free. 712-7076514,

Community THROUGH OCT. 26

Sioux City Farmers Market, Tyson Events Center Suite Parking Lot, corner of TriView Avenue and Pearl Street. Enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and crafts. Held Wednesdays and Saturdays. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. 712-224-3350, www. JUNE 1

Dakota City Annual Rummage Sales, Various locations, Dakota

City, Neb. Great Quality stuff at affordable prices! Registration forms available at City Hall. $5 fee puts your rummage on the map so customers know where to find you! Registration Deadline is May 25! Maps will be available at each garage sale and at City Hall. 7 a.m.–2 p.m. 402-9873448,!/ events/289075817851055/

Vermillion Public Library Dedication and Ribbon Cutting, Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St. Vermillion, S.D. The public is invited to tour the beautiful new addition and renovation. 2 p.m. Cherokee Rodeo Parade, Highway 59, Cherokee, Iowa. This year’s parade will begin at Washington High School and travel south on Hwy 59, ending at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. 4 p.m. 712-2256414, JUNE 4

Summer Camps at Oak Grove Park, Oak Grove Park, 6 1/ 2miles

NE Hawarden K18, Hawarden, Iowa. No cost for camps. Ages 3-4 Budding Naturalist (different from last year) 8:30-11 a.m. June 6, June 11, July 2, July 23. Ages 5-6 Nature Up Close June 4-5 9 a.m. -noon or 1-4 p.m. ; June 11-12 1-4 p.m. Ages 7-9 Underground Treasures 9 a.m. -2 p.m. June 25-26; June 27-28; July 9-10; July 11-12. Ages 10-12 (Big Sioux Recreation Area south of Hawarden) Time Travelers 9 a.m. -3 p.m. July 16-17; July 24-25. Ages 13-15 Hunter Education Overnight Camp July 29-30 at Oak Grove Park cabins. 712/552-3057, www. aspx

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Animal Lunchtime, Dorothy

Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Want to watch a snake eat? Come out today and learn more about our live animals and watch them eat their food. Free! 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m. 712-258-0838, www. JUNE 6–JUNE 9 Leeds Days, Leeds neighborhoodSioux City, Iowa. Carnival rides June 6-8, carnival foods and drinks. Leeds Dance behind Steinbeck’s Pub on June 8 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight with Back Track and special guests Gunslinger. Leeds Show and Shine Car Show 11 a.m. -3 p.m. June 9. Steinbeck’s Horseshoe Tournament starts at 1 p.m. June 9. JUNE 7 Campfire Program, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Join the summer interns for a fun evening around the campfire, complete with S’Mores. Preregister by calling 712-2580838. 7 p.m. 712-258-0838, JUNE 10

Ice Cream Days Downtown Clean-up, Chamber Of

Commerce, 50 Central Ave SE Ste 101, Le Mars, Iowa. Volunteers are asked to meet in front of the Chamber office where sections of town will be assigned. Tools are limited so please bring any of the following items: brooms, rakes, garbage bags, gloves, etc. For more information and to sign up please call 712-546-8821. 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

JUNE 11 Nature Tales, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road. Pre-schoolers, join us with an adult for this special story time. We’ll hike too, weather permitting. Please pre-register by calling 712-2580838 or email 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 712258-0838, www.woodburyparks. com JUNE 15

2013 Ice Cream Days Parade, Le Mars, Iowa. Line-up starting at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds, 300 4th Avenue NE. Entries are encouraged to decorate their entry to reflect an Ice Cream theme. 9 a.m.–11 a.m. 712-546-8821,

Family Fishing Clinic,

Sioux Center, Sandy Hollow approximately 3 miles east of Sioux Center 400th St. Sioux Center, Iowa. All ages are welcome! Ages 8 and under must have an adult present. Join the Sioux County Conservation Board, Sioux Center WalMart, and the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club at the Sandy Hollow pond near Sioux Center for a free fun-filled morning of fishing instruction, fishing, prizes, casting contest, and giveaways. Pre-registration required by calling 712-5523057, go to www.mycountyparks. com/County/Sioux/aspx. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 712/552-3057. JUNE 16

River-Cade’s Square and Round Dancing, Anderson

Dance Pavilion, Riverfront. Learn some fun, family-friendly dances. 7 p.m. JUNE 27

Support Siouxland Soldiers care-package event, 514

Nebraska St, 514 Nebraska St. A care-package from home can boost a Soldier’s spirits in ways that we can never imagine. Help us put them together. Feel free to make it personalized for a loved one overseas as well. 5 p.m.–7 p.m. JUNE 22–JUNE 30

Jones Street Station PRIDE Week, Jones Street Station

Night Club, 412 Jones St. Events celebrating equality for all happening all week long. See website for details. www. JULY 3

Big Spirit Lake Fireworks,

Big Spirit, Spirit Lake, Iowa. 10 p.m.–11 p.m. JULY 4

65th Estherville Annual Flight Breakfast, Estherville Airport,

1672 425th Ave. Estherville, Iowa. Northwest Iowa Jazz Band provide music at 9 a.m. 7 a.m.–11 a.m. $6 adults, $3 children 4-11, under 4 free. www.

Yankton Fourth of July Fireworks, Douglas Avenue and Levee Street, Douglas Avenue and Levee Street, Yankton, S.D. Come enjoy the fireworks over the Missouri River at dusk. 9 p.m.–10 p.m. 605-668-5242.

West Lake Okoboji Fireworks,

West Lake Okoboji, Arnolds Park, Iowa. 10 p.m.


Big Parade and Mardi Gras Festivale, Downtown Sioux City,

The Big Parade and the Mardi Gras Festivale will happen on the same night this year. The Big Parade kicks off at 6 p.m. from the Tyson Events Center, and runs east to Iowa St. on Historic Fourth St. The Mardi Gras Festivale’s costume gala and Cajun buffet happens immediately following the Parade inside the Sioux City Convention Center. The fun continues outside with a free performance by Grammy nominee Lisa Haley and the Zydekats presented by Fridays on the Promenade, followed by fireworks at dusk! JULY 6

Dutch Oven Cobbler & Ice Cream Social Event, Ponca State Park, 88090 Spur 26E, Ponca, Neb. Homemade goodies and family games for all ages. 7 p.m. 402755-2284. www.outdoornebraska. ne. gov JULY 13

River-Cade’s Riverfront Family Fun Event, Riverfront. Including:

Riding Lawn Mower Races–10 a.m. Hot Dog Eating Contest–noon, Hoola Hoop Contest–12:45 p.m. Arm Wrestling Contest–1:30 p.m. Grocery Cart Races–2:15 p.m. Ugliest Pickup Truck Contest–2:45 p.m. Kite Flying–noon to 3 p.m. CoEd 4-on-4 Volleyball Tournament–Ickey Nickel Hawaiian Luau–1 p.m. Sign-in 10 a.m. JULY 18 Know Your Milk Tour, TBA, Le Mars, Iowa. Western Iowa Dairy Alliance and South Dakota Farm Families are partnering to host a free bus tour for Siouxland residents to tour two dairy farms–one near Le Mars, and the other near Alcester, S. D.–to meet dairy farmers and see firsthand how milk’s made. The tour will include a complimentary lunch at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in Le Mars. More info is available on the website. 712-441-7918, www. know-your-milk-tour/ JULY 21

Merrian’s Carnival and Midway,

Long Lines Family Rec Center, 401 Gordon Dr. The annual carnival is back. JULY 27

Veteran Appreciation Day,

Cherokee County Fairgrounds, 200 Linden St. Cherokee, Iowa. Serving Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Coffee & Lemonade. Donations are appreciated. Contact Dana Evans at 225-6319 1 p.m.

Shows & Festivals MAY 29–AUG. 21

Onstage Orange City 2013,

Orange City Windmill Park, Orange City, Iowa. Blues, polka, funk, jazz and barbershop harmony are all part of the line-up for Onstage Orange City 2013. May 29 Festival Latino; June 5 Orange City Area Community Band; June 12 Zydeco Travelers; June 19 Orange City’s Got Talent; June 26 Terry Evans; July 3–no show; July 10 Orange City Area Community Band; July 17 Malek’s Fisherman Band; July 24Orange City Area Community Band; July 31 Funk Trek; Aug. 7 Co’Motion Dance Theatre; Aug. 14 Riverblenders barbershop chorus; Aug. 21 SchoolHouse Company theatre troupe. 7 p.m. 712-7076514, JUNE 1–JUNE 2

Siouxland Renaissance Festival, W H Lyon Fairgrounds, 4000 12th Street, Sioux Falls, S.D. Offering a variety of vendors offering goods and food to suit every taste. Roam the streets filled with people of Shrewsbury County to play in the past! 10 a.m.–6 p.m. www. JUNE 4–JUNE 7

Treasure Village Flea Market,

Treasure Village Children Theater & Mini Golf, 2017 Highway 86, Milford, Iowa. Over 50 dealers will be displaying antiques, collectibles, arts & crafts, sports cards, new tools, coins, collectible toys, novelties, furniture, clothing, Kettle Korn, concession food, and most EVERYTHING! 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 712-337-3730, www. JUNE 8 Ironhorse Day, Siouxland Historical Railroad Association and Museum, 3400 Sioux River Road. This is a special day for the camera hounds. Get up close and personal with a true piece of American history. Weather permitting, Old Ironhorse will be pulled out of the roundhouse and placed on the turntable. Many of our volunteers will be in period costumes to help you set the mood for just the right photo. Come on out and take new pictures for future generations of Americas past. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5 adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Students, Kids 5 and younger FREE, $20 Family Package. 712-233-6996, www.


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Siouxland Aviation and Transportation Expo,

Awesome Biker Nights 2013,

MidAmerica Museum of Aviation and Transportation, 2600 Dakota City Cottonwood Expedition Court. Gates open at 7 Days, Cottonwood Cove Park, a.m. for Fly-In and Drive-In groups. South 14th Street & Hickory Pancake Breakfast8 a.m. -noon. Street, Dakota City, Neb. Parade, Museum exhibits–including FedEx Kids Activities, BBQ cookBoeing 727 and United Flight off, horseshoe tournament, 232 artifacts, new and classic merchandise/flea market vehicles, tethered balloon rides, booths, old fashion games, sand ACES aircraft and how-it-works volleyball tournament, car/boat programming for all ages. 8 show, hot dog eating contest, a.m.–4 p.m. $7 adults, $6 children street dance, & so much more. includes Pancake breakfast and Find us @ museum entrance. 712-252-5300. cottonwooddays 402-987-3448, JUNE 14–JUNE 16 Spencer Flagfest Celebration, Odebolt Creek Days, . Downtown Various locations, Spencer, Odebolt, Iowa. Fun for the whole Iowa. Spencer draws thousands family with rides, food and a parade. of residents and visitors to the 712-668-2231, Flagfest festivities that include a JUNE 15 display of veteran’s memorial flags, parade down Grand, garden tours, LakeFest, Various locations, Storm Lake, Iowa. LakeFest is an annual live music, recreational activities, event celebrating Country Music entertainment, antique and and everything Storm Lake has classic car display on Grand, flight to offer. This year’s event will breakfast and air show and more. feature Jerrod Niemann. www. flagfest. html JUNE 7–JUNE 9


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Historic Fourth Street/Convention Center. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from national and regional bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more. Musical headliners include Candlebox June 14 at 10:15 p.m. and Rick Springfield June 15 at 10:15 p.m. 712-224-2759. www. JUNE 15

2nd annual Westreville Festival,

2013 Tour of Gardens, Grace

United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Avenue. The driving tour will feature six diverse and beautiful gardens in the Morningside area. The registration site is Grace United Methodist Church. Reservations can be made by contacting 712-233-3332. Tour goers are also invited to shop at the Quota Garden Fairy Market featuring many gardening related items, located at the registration site. 8 a.m.–noon. $20/$25. 712-2333332.

Grill & Chill Amateur Rib Cookoff, Olson Cultural Event Center,

Pleasant Valley Church, 45918 Le Mars, Iowa. Two separate cook308th St. Vermillion, S.D. The offs: 1 for charcoal/wood and 1 for event will kick off at 8 a.m. with a electric/gas. Check in 9 a.m. to 5K or 10K run or walk and a walk noon. Rib turn in time at 4:30 and to “Historical Cemeteries” in the 5:30 p.m. depending on cooking Westreville area. Kids events will method. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 712-540begin at 9 a.m. and include a one 8747. mile bike ride or run followed by RiseFest 2013, Sheldon, Iowa. A fun some Dad’s vs. kids competitions. family Christian event. Featuring The Pleasant Valley ladies will MercyMe, Matthew West, Sidewalk again be providing coffee, pies, Prophets, Mandisa and more. 11 and other sweets beginning at a.m. 9:30 a.m. in the church basement. risefest 8 a.m.

Onawa, Iowa’s 29th Annual Blast Graffiti Night, Michael’s Drive-In,

Hwy 175 West, Onawa, Iowa. Plan now to attend Onawa’s 29th Annual Blast from the Past Graffiti Night. Over 320 Rods, Kustoms and Street Machines last year. Great Food, Great Music, Kids Activities. HUGE Cruise down the Widest Main Street in the U. S. A. at 8 p.m. Named one of the Top 10 Cruisin’ Venues in America. Check us out on Facebook at on. fb. me/11uAhlz 4 p.m.–10 p.m. 712-423-2411, classicscarclub. JUNE 21

Dalesburg Midsummer Festival,

Dalesburg Lutheran Church, 30595 University Road, Vermillion, S.D. Annual celebration of Scandinavian and rural heritage. Scandinavian smorgasbord, entertainment, arts and crafts, games, music and raising of the midsummer pole and ring dances. Annual event since 1869. More information, 605-253-2575.

Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition and Concert,

Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park,

Iowa. Cookers will compete for cash prizes. Public tasting and People’s Choice category also happening. Live Music TBA. noon–8 p.m. 800-270-2574. JUNE 21–JUNE 22

Cardinal Festival Daze, Friday,

June 21: Teen dance 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 22: Optimist parade 9 a.m. on Dakota Ave. ; 10 a.m. -5 p.m. chainsaw artist; 10 a.m. -4 p.m. kid’s activities and infatables; 4:30 p.m. -1 a.m. music, beer & vendors–bring your own lawn chair, $5. Czech Days, Sokol Park, Tabor, S.D. Located in Tabor’s Sokol Park. 2013 Czech Days highlights: Bluebird baseball game, huge fireworks display, craft fair,concerts, Beseda Dancers, Bumblebees, Band, Dance, Kiddie Parade, Pedal Tractor Pull, Polka DanceOff Contest, Kolache Baking Demonstration, Gift & Information Center, Fair, Quilt Show, Museums, Mac Carnival on the Midway. 605-463-2476, www.

History Under ConstrUCtion Saturday & Sunday

August 17th & 18th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (both days)

Biggest must attend event! A family festival celebrating the agricultural and railroad heritage of the siouxland region. • Field Demonstrations & Tractor Exhibitions (oat threshing, corn shelling, field plowing) • Antique Tractor Pull (Both days, 2 pm) • Tractor Parade (Both days, 1 pm) • Live Country & Blue Grass Music • Railroad Equipment Displays • Motor Car “putt-putt” rides


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SUMMER CALENDAR Shows & Festivals JUNE 21–JUNE 23 Anthon 125th, Various locations, Anthon, Iowa. See website for full schedule of events. www. JUNE 22

605 Summer Classic, 8th &

Railroad, 8th & Railroad, Sioux Falls, S.D. Two days of awesome music including Brother Ali, Prof, The Luminaries, Sol Fredo, El Dub, Cursive, Maps&Atlases, Software Giant, Amos Slade and We Live in Sod Houses. 6 p.m. $12 in advance / $15 at the door–$20 / advance 2-day pass / $25 at the door. store. JUNE 21–JUNE 23

University of Okoboji Corvette Club’s Vettes in the Park,

Arnolds Park Amusement Park, 37 Lake St. Arnolds Park, Iowa. www. JUNE 23–JUNE 26

WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride, Downtown Sioux City. The

WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride will begin on Sunday, June 23. According to Van Vark, tractors and participants will begin rolling in sometime around 8 a.m. on Sunday the 23, and continue throughout the day. Tractors will be on the streets early on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as we cloverleaf out to nearby communities. We return to Sioux City, our home base location, at the end of each day. JUNE 28–JUNE 29 Divots Musicfest 2013, Divots Event Center, 4200 W. Norfolk Ave. Norfolk, Neb. This year’s fest features Hairball, Lita Ford, Vince Neil, Bret Michaels and more. 5 p.m. 402-844-2987, sseverson@ www. JUNE 28–JUNE 30

Pendor Jamboree, Street dance,

parade, car show, fly-in breakfast, fun run, golf tournament, fireworks and more. JULY 4

Music Festival and Vendor Fair,

Nebraska Corps of Discovery Welcome Center, South of Yankton SD on Hwy 81, Outdoor event overlooking scenic Missouri River Bluffs. Food, entertainment and music for all ages. Bring Lawn Chairs. 10:30 a.m. duskBecky Leapley, 402-667-6557, www.


Sac City Chautauqua Days,

Downtown Sac City, Sac City, Iowa. Fireworks, games, marathons, hometown talent show, parade, food, car show and more. 712-6627316, JULY 6

2013 Great Southern Bank’s Saturday in the Park Festival,

Grandview Park. Headlining the 23rd annual festival are Grammy award winning rocker Melissa Etheridge and ska punk legends Sublime with Rome. Leading up to these impressive sets will be tunes from likes of The Dirty Heads, ZZ Ward and Tallgrass. The festival also features Arts Alley, the KCAU Kids Zone and some of the tastiest fair food around ending with fireworks at 10:30 p.m. noon–10:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Show and Shine Car and Bike Show, Rhonda’s

Speak Easy, 212 Cunningham Dr. Rhonda’s rockin’ the yard with this show. First 100 cars get dash plaque and goodie bags. DJ music by Acoustix Entertainment. 10 p.m.–4 p.m. JULY 7

Northeast Nebraska Toy Show,

Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave. Norfolk, Neb. Buy, sell or trade toys and other items. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $3, ages 12 and under free admission. 402-371-6812. JULY 10–JULY 12 Buena Vista County Fair, Buena Vista County Fairgrounds, Alta, Iowa. More info, 712-200-2561. JULY 10–JULY 14 Monona County Fair, Monona County Fairgrounds, 12th & Gaukel streets, Onawa, Iowa. www. JULY 12–JULY 13 Schaller Popcorn Days, Various locations, Schaller, Iowa. Carnival rides and games, two parades, barbecue cook-off, car show, crafts, food and live entertainment. 712275-4742, JULY 13 Movies in the Park, Grandview Bandshell. Thunderstuck, PG Bring your own blanket, chairs and snacks. 9 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 712-2796126.

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Remsen, Iowa, Quasquicentennial Dakota-Thurston County Fair, South Sioux City Fairgrounds, Street Dance, South Washington Street, South Washington Street, Remsen, Iowa. Featuring the Rude Band. 9 p.m. JULY 4–JULY 6

Sioux City Public Museum Sioux City Public Museum

1547 Stable Drive, South Sioux City. 712-259-2305,

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IMCA Weekly Racing Series,

Raceway Park, 33327 484th Ave, Jefferson, S.D. Raceway Park is located just 10 miles north of Sioux City, Iowa.; I-29 to exit 4,then 0. 2 mile east to SR 105 then 1. 7 mile north (on the west side of SR 105). 6:30 p.m. Grandstand admission $15, kids 10 and under free. 712-560-7245, MAY 31–JUNE 2

TWIT: The Western Iowa Tour. Four local cycling clubs will tour together in a 4-day,

3-state tour to help get some early miles in for theupcoming summer. Tour will start and ends and Sioux City. Route travels to Storm Lake, Iowa (70 miles), Le Mars, Iowa (55 miles), Vermillion, S. D. (50 miles and back to Sioux City through Nebraska (50 miles). $60 complete tour, $20 individual days.

Visit our downtown location! Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday ADMISSION IS FREE 712.279.6174

Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center  Larsen Park Road, Sioux City On the riverfront off of I-29, Exit 149

Experience Missouri River history! Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily 712.279.0198 ADMISSION IS FREE 

Sioux City Explorers Baseball,

Lewis & Clark Park, 3400 Line Dr. vs. Lincoln Saltdogs. Sunday game at 6:05 p.m. 6:05 p.m. $5-$12. 712-277-WINS. www. JUNE 1 5K Pirate Dash, Emerson, Emerson, Neb. This 5K course will include running surfaces of gravel, minimum maintenance and paved surfaces. There are moderate rolling hills and eight obstacles along the course. Each contestant will receive a T-shirt and a post race snack and water. Race Day Registration will be available. 7 a.m. www. Bike SUX 2013, Minervas, 2945 Hamilton Blvd. Sign in and registration starts at 7:30 a.m. ride at 9 a.m. $25 adults, $15 kids ages 11-15, free for kids 10 & under. Entries include a T-shirt, lunch and live musicl. An extra $10 donation includes a Poker Run. Charity bike ride and day of fun for Goodfellows. Rain or shine. 7:30 a.m. www.bikesux. com

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Art Stars are eligible for: • a prize drawing held the last Saturday of each month from June – August 2013

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• the grand prize drawing of $250 to be held Saturday, Auugust 31 at 1 pm at the Art Center’s ArtSplash


Need Not be preSeNt to WiN.

July 13 – October 13, 2013 on July 13, the Sioux City Art Center will dedicate Touched by the Sun, a monumental bronze sculpture by Michael dunbar commissioned for the Art Center’s front lawn, and celebrate the opening of the new blockbuster iii exhibition, Michael Dunbar Sculptures. the dedication will take place at 6:00 pm with the exhibition reception continuing until 8:00 pm.

at ide rs e v Ri Park August 31 & September 1, 2013 FESTIVAL HOURS: SAT 10-6 / SUN 10-5 $ 5 for Adults . . . Kids 11 & younger . . . FREE

26 . Weekender . 05.30.2013 .

225 Nebraska Street Sioux City, IA 51101 712-279-6272 HoUrS: tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am–4 pm | thurs 10 am–9 pm | Sun 1–4 pm Closed Mon

Summer Guide - Summer 2013  

Summer Guide - Summer 2013