Get summer started with Sioux Center’s Summer Celebration – Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5!
The four days of festivities are packed with fun and events for all ages, and many are free!
This year, Minnesota band IV Play will rock the night at the free street dance in downtown Sioux Center on Friday, June 3. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. with a local favorite, The Ruralists, and IV Play take the stage 9 p.m.-midnight. A beverage garden and pizza will be available.
Summer Celebration classics will be back, like Thursday’s free Community Cook-Out, Friday’s Cruise Night along Highway 75, Saturday’s free Kids Karnival and the car show at Central Park, plus the Summer Celebration parade. A free fireworks show will be held Saturday night at the north end of town, and the Mary Poppins musical will be showing each day at the air-conditioned Te Paske Theatre in the Sioux Center Middle School.
“One of the coolest parts of Summer Celebration is seeing people come together at each event to kick off summer together,” said City Manager Scott Wynja. “Come join in the fun and enjoy some of what makes Sioux Center a fantastic community.”
Delicious food is always a highlight of Summer Celebration. The free cookout is Thursday at Central Park and a pancake breakfast Saturday at Sioux Center Fire Station 1 raises money for local schools. Food vendors will be set up downtown on Friday and in Central Park on Saturday for delicious eats like funnel cakes, pulled pork sandwiches, Mexican tacos and corn, enchiladas, deep fried egg rolls, and more. The Fire & Smoke BBQ Challenge is back on Saturday for a contest of flavor, ending with a chance for people to buy a ticket to decide their own favorite.
“Due to the tremendous support of local sponsors, we are able to provide most of the weekend activities for free for families to enjoy. Many businesses and volunteers partner together to help provide this event that truly builds community,” stated Chamber CEO, Barb Den Herder.
For more information about Summer Celebration and the great events planned, find us on Facebook and Instagram or visit Summer Celebration online.