We’ve summed up the Saturday in the Park festival in a compact go-to guide. Feel free to take it to the park for quick reference. But don’t forget to pick up the official Blues City Journal, a guide to the festival with interviews and highlights of the day’s events. More information is available at siouxcityjournal.com/sitp or the official site, saturdayinthepark.com.
No pets. No coolers. No guns. No fireworks. Be responsible, do no harm and pick up after yourself. Simple, right? Most of all, just have fun at Sioux City’s free annual summer festival.
Before you go
Take the bus: The parking situation near Grandview Park on Saturday will be almost impossible. Skip the fuss, take the bus. Park in the Tyson Events Center parking lot, 401 Gordon Drive, and catch a city bus to the park. The cost for a one-way trip is: $1.80 for adults, 90 cents for senior citizens/Medicare cardholders/disability, $1.55 for youths, free for children under 5. Bus routes run 11 a.m. to midnight.
Live coverage: Go to siouxcityjournal.com/sitp for instant access to SITP coverage including photos and stories. Join in the conversation on the Journal’s live blog by using the hashtag #sitpfest. Want more? Follow the official SITP Twitter feed @sitpfest and download the Saturday in the Park app onto your smartphone.
Think green: Make it easier on the SITP cleanup crew by throwing your garbage into the appropriate garbage or recycling container. Receptacles can be found throughout the park.
From heart-attack inducing to healthier fare, the 17 different festival food vendors will have something for everyone. Follow your nose to the food area south of the bandshell stage.
Find a variety of regional vendors and artists in Arts Alley. Get a massage, pick up some custom jewelry and tie-dye clothing then get a temporary tattoo.
The Kid’s Zone is open from noon to 7 p.m. with wacky balloons by Mr. Twister, animals from Meyer's Petting Zoo, street magic by Corey Fravel, face painting, pony rides, inflatables and a return of the Ferris wheel. Tickets are $1 each or buy an all-day Kid's Zone wristband for inflatables only for $15.
Odds & ends
Money: Out of cash? No problem. Find ATMs next to the beer gardens.
Lost people: This isn’t just for kids. If you’ve lost someone, check the Information Booth. Also check here for any lost items such as cellphones and unattended blankets.
Alcoholic beverages: Available with a credible ID and drink tickets purchased at designated beer ticket locations. Consumption is limited to the beer garden areas.
Noon - Port Nocturnal
1 p.m. - 35th & Taylor
2 p.m. - Eric Lindell
3 p.m. - Johnnyswim
4:30 p.m. - The Revivalists
7 p.m. - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8:45 p.m. - Joss Stone
Find national, regional and local musicians jamming near the Grandview Park entrance by the Abraham Lincoln statue.
Noon - Tapwater Shrimp
1 p.m. - Stop Motion Skeletons
2 p.m. - Goodbye Old Friend
3 p.m. - Heatbox
4 p.m. - The Magnolias
5 p.m. - DAD
6:30 p.m. - Prof
8 p.m. - Brother Ali
9:15 p.m. - SharkWeek