Next week will be the 4th of July, already! If you need some ideas for time fillers in between grilling out, going to the lake, Wild Water West, etc… here is what I could find!

For downtown Sioux Falls:
7:30 A.M. Walk–up registration for Fun Run/Walk by Falls Overlook Cafe’
8 A.M. Fun Run/Walk begins by Falls Overlook Cafe’
10 A.M. Parade begins, northbound along Phillips Avenue beginning at 13th Street
11 A.M. Lunch is served for the first 5,000 attendees, north side of Falls Park
11 A.M. Sioux Falls Municipal Band concert, north side of Falls Park
11:30 A.M. Program
1–6 P.M. Entertainment Levitt Shell

At the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds:
– Gates Open – 5pm
– Activities (see below) – 5pm until Dark
– Phil Baker Music (Sponsored by Nordstrom’s Automotive Inc.) – 7-8 pm
– Municipal Band – 8-9 pm
– Van Guard Fly-Over – 8:45-9 pm
– Fireworks Show – 10 pm
– Last Ember (Fire Performance Artists) – after the fireworks

Other Activities Starting at 5 pm to Dark:
– Inflatables
– Donut Decorating with Flyboy Donuts, sponsored by Midco
– Reptiles with the Herpetological Society
– Mr. Twister Balloon Art
– Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos

Sioux Falls Jaycees have hosted the Independence Day Celebration at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds since 1967. We are able to continue holding this event free to the public thanks to generous donations from community members and businesses. Consider helping out by making a donation or joining us to volunteer the day of the event!


If there is anything I am missing, please reach out to me so I can get this updated! Celebrate safely! If you are shooting fireworks off in town, it’s illegal, so maybe don’t?? But if you still plan on doing so – please stop at a reasonable time! Think of the people who have to work on Friday, or have pets! (I fall under both categories!!)

Happy 4th of July!!