Events are crucial to the downtown atmosphere and are a fundamental part of what makes Sioux City unique. Business owners in downtown Sioux City take pride in their establishments, and hosting events celebrates monumental moments, supports neighbors, and deepens the connection with the people of Sioux City and beyond! Last year there were more than 500 events and countless guests bringing life, business, and recognition to the downtown area. We are so excited for downtown Sioux City to host a variety of events in the coming weeks as summer begins in Siouxland. We’re ready for Downtown Live, Food Truck Fridays, and everything else that Sioux City has to offer this summer! As our calendar fills up, it’s our goal to keep businesses, residents, and guests in Sioux City updated on what’s happening downtown.
Planning, advertising, and executing events can be daunting, especially for new businesses in the downtown district. Even established businesses may find advertising an event on Facebook just isn’t doing the trick. That’s why Downtown Partners is excited to offer our platforms to businesses within the district. We share events on two platforms for guests, residents, and businesses to stay updated. First is our website, www.downtownsiouxcity.com. After creating an account, users can submit an event to our “What’s Happening” page. This page was created to be the one-stop shop for every downtown event. Sioux City hosts events for anyone and everyone! You can find it all on our website from Musketeers games to pop-up shops, ribbon cuttings, to art galleries.
Details necessary to post an event are location, date, time, and a description. But our website allows users to go as in-depth as necessary to give website visitors the best understanding of the event. Possible details include posting ticket prices, social media links, videos, images, and more. Once the event has been submitted, it will be reviewed by Downtown Partners staff and posted to the webpage within 24 hours. The creator of the event is free to edit as necessary after the event is posted. And best of all, posting to our website is absolutely free! We want to see downtown events succeed, and we’re excited to offer the tools to do so.
The second platform is our weekly E-Blast newsletter that is sent out every Wednesday and previews events happening from that Wednesday to the following Tuesday. The E-Blast reaches approximately 8,300 inboxes monthly and has new content every week! That number continues to grow as more events are hosted (and posted) downtown. You can sign up for our weekly E-blast and stay up to date on the newest events in downtown Sioux City by visiting www.downtownsiouxcity.com.
We are so excited about everything that’s happening downtown, and we hope you’ll stay updated by visiting our website and signing up for the E-Blast.
By Carly Howrey