No Tickets Required for 2021 Festival

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s Saturday in the Park Festival Announces Changes to Ticketing Policy for 2021 Festival

The Saturday in the Park committee announced today that tickets will NOT be required for this year’s festival, set for July 2-3 in Grandview Park. Organizers also announced that masks will now be optional and not mandatory. 

Initially planners had announced the potential for issuance of a free ticket to be able to control capacity at the event, along with splitting the event into 2 nights to better distribute the attendance. 

The announcement today eliminates any need for tickets to enter the event.  Attendance each day could still be limited based on any updated guidance, so attendees are advised to arrive early.  Grandview Park will be fenced off this year, and bags will still be checked at the entrance gates.

“In further analyzing our plans for this year we decided to move away from requiring a free ticket, and will allow entrance to the festival without one just as in past years.  This will eliminate a number of complex issues we were concerned about dealing with.  We may still limit attendance based on any updated guidance since the park will be fully fenced this year, so we request that attendees arrive early if they want to make sure they can get in.  We will still plan on checking all bags at the gates, and do not allow any food, beverages, pets or firearms (including fireworks) to be carried into the park,” stated event co-founder and producer David Bernstein. “We can’t wait for this year and really look forward to hearing CTA with Chicago founder Danny Seraphine perform Saturday in the Park at SITP for the first time ever at 2pm on Saturday.  It only took us 30 years to figure that out!”

Saturday in the Park draws tens of thousands of people each year and is presented for the sixth consecutive year by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.  It will be held July 2 and July 3 at Grandview Park and begins at 5 pm on Friday and 2 pm on Saturday.

The Saturday in the Park Festival was founded in 1991 by Dave Bernstein and Adam Feiges.  In addition to a line-up of world class artists, the 30th and 31st annual Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s Saturday in the Park Festivals will also feature the return of Arts Alley, the KCAU Kids Zone (Saturday only), and some of the best festival food anywhere.  The festival wraps up with a fireworks finale (presented by the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce) at the end of Saturday evening following John Fogerty’s performance (presented by Tyson Foods).

For the latest on this year’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s Saturday in the Park festival, log on to, follow us on Twitter @SITPFest, like us on Facebook, or call the festival office at (712) 277-2575.   Check out the website for information on festival sponsorship packages and volunteer opportunities.