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Saturday June 10th, 2017

Scenic Park, 1280 Riverview Drive, South Sioux City

Our 8th Annual Cardinal Festival Days is here again.


This year will be a one day event!
Fun for all the family!

If you are interested in being a Vendor please click here for the registration form. If you want to hand out marketing material about your business or have items that you want to sell, such as jewelry, clothes, make up, etc. Sign up today!

Saturday June 10th

7:30 a.m. – Cardinal Honor Run 10k, 5k and Fun Run/Walk

Sponsored by Siouxland Federal Credit Union

The second annual Cardinal Honor Run, a 10k, 5k and Fun Run/Walk, will raise funds to provide food, shelter and support for Veterans and Military families of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The Cardinal Honor Run is an official event of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood.

The event will kick-off the Cardinal Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. This fundraising event, sponsored by Siouxland Federal Credit Union and Cardinal Days, will begin and end at Scenic Park, Riverview Dr. in South Sioux City, NE and will cross over the Missouri River on the Veterans Memorial Bridge into Sioux City.

Click here for more information and to register.

8:00 a.m. Cardinal Festival Soccer Tournament

Corner of E 6th St and D Street (Near the Siouxland Y)

Click here for registration form.

9:00 a.m. Mud Volleyball

Come and enjoy a day in the sun and mud!  Registration starts @ 9:00am  $100 per team
Equal number of guys and girls on court at all time (plus or minus 1)
Medals for the winners and entry fee back!

Click here for more information and to register

10:00 a.m. Food Vendors

10:00 a.m. Commercial Vendors

If you are interested in being a Commercial Vendor please click here for the registration form.

10:00 a.m. – noon FISHING DERBY @ CRYSTAL COVE

Contact Matt Aitken 402-494-5445 or  mjaitken@hotmail.com

10:00 a.m. Parade

From Klasey Park, W. 11th & 1st Avenue, South Sioux City, NE 68776 then proceeding to 29th Street.

Click here to sign up for parade.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. BINGO

Held by Heartland Counseling sponsored by Pepsi Cola of Siouxland

Lots of great prizes. $50 Chamber check for last draw.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. KIDS ZONE

Various Kids Inflatables/Bouncy Houses

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. BBQ Competition

Sponsored –Lite Form and BPI (People’s Choice Competition)

Limit to 12 teams. 1st place in each division will receive $100 • 2nd place $60, • 3rd place will receive $40

For registration form click here or contact Dave Mixdorf  on (402) 494-7545

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Show & Shine

Sponsored by Pepsi Cola of Siouxland

• Dash plaques and goody bags for the first 75 entries

For more inforamtion Call  (712) 212-0338

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lip Sync Competition

Fun amateur Lip Sync Competition with cash prizes.  Each act is limited to 3 minutes and  must provide its own music, props, costumes, etc. For additional information call Christine at the Chamber office 402-494-1626.

1st Place –  $100.00  |  2nd Place – $60.00  |  3rd Place – $40.00

Click here for poster and registration information.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Special K’z the Clown

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Roaming
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Stage Show

Family entertainer and clown offering balloon twisting, comedy magic, walk around gags, interactive bubbling experience and sing-a-long variety songs accompanied on autoharp, stumpf fiddle and assorted rhythm band instruments.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Photo Booth

Sponsored by NE Community College

Get your photo taken in themed outfits.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Meyers Petting Zoo

A family owned petting zoo consisting of farm animals. Animals include, but not limited to, goats, sheep, llamas, donkeys (full size and mini), rabbits, chickens, ducks and horses (full size and mini).

7:00 p.m. Nature Show 

Adams Nature Preserve will give a presentation on wildlife.

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Spanish Dancers Estrellitas De Jalisco 

Local folkloric dance group.

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. New Stage Players  Production –
Virtue & Justice Triumph Again

Audiences will BOO and HISS at our villain, Archibald Q. Snidely, as he enters a boarding house for retired movie stars in an attempt to steal their films and sell them to a ‘new fangled’ television station. The boarding house is populated by caricatures inspired by movie icons of the 1930’s such as W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergan & Charlie McCarthy, Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp – and even Dracula. Will Snidely swindle the deed to the home out of the hands of Nell and her grandmother? Or will truth and justice really triumph again?

Dusk – Movie

Sponsored by Hy-Vee Inc. – South Sioux City

We will be showing a family movie with Singing Animals

Click here to see what movie we are showing this year.

Fireworks After the Movie

Sponsored by S&W Underground

Link for 2016 pictures on Flickr 

Thank you to our sponsors

Event Sponsors

S&W Underground

 Siouxland Federal Credit Union

Great West Casualty Company & Joe Moreton & Son, Inc.

Lite Form Technologies

Iowa-Nebraska State Bank

Hy-Vee Inc.

Media Sponsors

iHeart Media

Mundo Latino Spanish Newspaper

Powell Broadcasting –  KSUX and Q102SiouxCity 


Activity Sponsors

Northeast Community College

Siouxland National Bank

F&M Bank

Gill Hauling

Great Southern Bank

Pepsi Cola of Siouxland