Kid’s Zone

Every year, the Kid’s Zone is packed full of entertainers, inflatables, food vendors and face painters to keep kids of all ages busy all day long!

Kid’s Zone Hours

12pm – 7pm

Kid’s Zone Ticket Pricing

Tickets = TBD

Saturday In The Park All Day Wristband = TBD

All Ticket and Wristband Sales end at 6pm.

  • No refunds, exchanges or rain checks.
  • Wristbands are not valid on the pony rides.
  • Don’t forget to have your little ones wear socks! Sometimes the inflatables can get a warm on the bottom of their little feet!

Here are the Kids Zone offerings from 2019 and we’re working on an exciting lineup for 2021. 

Pony Rides

Returning for their second year is Allen’s Pony Rides. Since 2010, they have been bringing the party animals to area events. Allen’s Pony Rides have the best well-trained ponies in the Tri-state area. Don’t miss your chance to ride a pony. Come up and see us, next to Meyer Petting Zoo. A pony ride will put a smile on your face. Rides will be $5 from Noon to 5.  A pony ride will put a smile on your face!


Bubbles! Who doesn’t love creating and popping bubbles! Come and experience a new feature in Kids Zone. In-descri-bubble makes bubbles up to 50 feet long and enormously wide! The bubbles are amazingly elastic and self-healing which enables you to actually blow bubbles inside of bubbles! Make sure you stop by and see how big of a bubble you can make!

Guest Weather with KCAU-TV (

Join KCAU 9 Chief Meteorologist Scott Larson for your opportunity to forecast the weather at Saturday in the Park. It’s your chance to get  in front of the camera and tell us if it’s going to be sunny, rainy or maybe even a chance of snow! Stop by the KCAU 9 tent between Noon and 4pm and have your forecast recorded for on-air.

sitp_kids_mrtwisterMr. Twister (

A popular performer in the Rivercade/KCAU Kid’s Zone each year, Mr. Twister is back once again armed with fun and balloons! Mr. Twister’s wife, Ms. Twist, will also be joining in the fun. For the past 17 years, Mr. Twister has entertained children at Saturday In The Park with his wacky assortment of balloons. Make sure to bring the young ones up to visit Mr. Twister & Ms. Twist and ask for a FREE crazy balloon sculpture!

sitp_kids_pettingzooMeyer’s Petting Zoo ( 

The Petting Zoo is excited to be coming back again to the KCAU-TV/River-Cade Kids Zone. The Meyer Petting Zoo, a family owned business out of Holstein, Iowa, is bringing a pen full of cute, furry animals. The zoo consists of mainly farm animals. There will be goats, sheep, mini donkey, mini pony and llama. There will be babies for the kids to enjoy. Kids can buy ice cream cones filled with pellets to feed the animals for $1. Admission is FREE. The petting zoo will be open from Noon to 5pm.


This year’s Kid’s Zone will feature inflatables to entertain kids of all ages all day long.  There will be old favorites such as the Eurobungy, obstacles courses and a bounce house. Be sure to stop up to the Kid’s Zone to check out all of the attractions! Inflatables will be open until 7pm.

sitp_kids_facepaintFace Painting (

Happy Faces face painting by Patti and friends has been coming to Sioux City for 25 years.  We provide face painting designs from $5 – $10.  And, we even have temporary tattoos and hair coloring! We’ve painted the moms and dads that are now bringing their children.  Moms want their children to have the same fun that they had years ago.  Stop by the Kid’s Zone and get your happy face on!

City of Sioux City Police Department

An officer from the Sioux City Police will visit the Kid’s Zone from 12pm – 2:30pm. Come by to say “hi!” and check out their squad car!

Sioux City Fire Rescue

From 1 to 3pm, the crew from Sioux City Fire Rescue Station 4 will bring their rig up to the Kid’s Zone for kids to tour. Stop by to check it out and take pictures with the fire fighters!