Summer in Downtown Sioux City

Summer is officially here in Downtown Sioux City! There are so many opportunities to experience Downtown this summer. As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we are excited for our community to come alive with events, live music, food, and fun. 

To kick off the summer, the Farmers Market began its season on a beautiful May morning. Since the season kickoff, vendors have been setting up shop in the parking lot west of the Tyson Events Center every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (weather permitting). They will continue until October 28, 2023. In addition to being a fun experience, the market is an opportunity to support small businesses and to try fresh, local food. In fact, more than 20 farmers sell homegrown produce at the market. But the market isn’t limited to produce. Vendors selling jewelry, baked treats, coffee, flowers, teas, and more make themselves at home at the Sioux City Farmers Market.

A peak summer experience wouldn’t be complete without Downtown LIVE! Downtown LIVE, once Fridays on the Promenade, is back for its 18th season. Throughout June, July, and August, we invite you to experience an outdoor summer concert almost every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. on the lawn of the Public Museum. Anyone can enjoy a night of live music ranging from rock and folk to country and bluegrass for just three dollars. To complete the concert experience, the Sioux City Convention Center will be out each night, ensuring no one goes thirsty. We’re welcoming local favorites and musicians that have never played in Sioux City to the stage. Visit to view dates and band descriptions, and for more information.

This summer, you can even support local businesses on your lunch break! That’s right, Food Truck Fridays are back! An incredible variety of food is coming to Pearl Street Park every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to try something new and break out of your routine. Our vendors are excited to showcase their dishes to Siouxland. They’ve worked hard to prepare for the season, and we are excited for the community to thank them (and enjoy some incredible food, of course). Visit the Sioux City Food Truck Fridays Facebook page for weekly menus and weather updates.

We know a lot is happening Downtown, but we always welcome more! Are you looking for a place to host your next event? Look no further; Downtown Sioux City has a little something for everyone, and Downtown Partners would happily guide you through the event planning process. If you’re just checking out the scene, you can get a list of downtown events sent to your inbox by signing up for our weekly E-blast! The E-blast showcases what’s up downtown every weekend to visitors and locals alike. To learn more about how Downtown Partners can help with your downtown event or sign up for the weekly E-blast, visit 

By Carly Howrey

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