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"Sioux Falls 4th of July Celebration Cancelled" - FULL STORY

The 4th of July holds a special place in Americans' hearts and the proof is in all of the celebrations that go on not only across the country but right here in South Dakota.
This is a very short list of celebrations that we've heard about:
*All times are subject to change - Keep an eye on the local weather and the socials for your town for any changes. 

Sioux Falls Schedule of Events for July 4th:

  • 7:30 AM - Fawick Park Fun Run/Walk Check-in for Registered Participants
  • 8 AM - Fun Run/Walk Kicks Off
  • 10 AM - Independence Day Parade begins & runs northbound along Phillips Ave to 6th Street
  • 11 AM - Picnic at the Levitt Shell (6th & Phillips) with free lunch for the first 3,000 people
  • 12 PM - Entertainment begins on the Levitt Shell stage
For the Sioux Falls Fireworks, you can head out to the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds for the free family event (no coolers, food & drinks will be available for purchase).
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Wylie Park is the place, all day long is the time. Storybook Land Theatre will be performing at 7 PM, the municipal band will play at 8:30 and fireworks will follow soon after sunset.
The annual Black Hills Roundup is June 30 through July 4. You can count on tons of rodeo action, the cattle drive, a free barbecue, parades, a carnival, and not one, but two nights of fireworks.
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Head over to the Dakota Bank Center (formerly Swiftel) for a day of music & free fun activities. Then take in the huge fireworks show after sunset.
This incredible fireworks show takes place at the river on the causeway between Chamberlain and Oacoma.
  • 10 AM - B1 Flyover & Kids & Patriots Parade
  • 10:30  AM to 4 PM - Patriot's Alley on 6th Street
  • 11 AM to 2 PM - Patriot Hot Dog Stand- 6th Street
  • 11 AM -Flag Ceremonies at Veterans' Memorial Park at Washington & 5th Street
  • 11 AM to 4 PM - Children's Fair at Way Park
  • 6 to 11 PM - Veteran's Tribute Street Dance
  • Dark/9:30 - Fireworks at Pageant Hill
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Flandreau Fireworks at Sunset - Royal River Casino

Their fantastic free fireworks display begins at sunset in the parking lot.

Huron Independence Day Celebration

From 10 AM to 2 PM, there is a roster of activities:

  • 10:30 AM Parade
  • Barbecue lunch in Prospect Park following the parade
  • 10 PM Fireworks over Ravine Lake & Lake Byron

Lennox Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of this awesome community celebration! There is always a fabulous parade, tons of activities in the city park, ball games, and a car show too. The day ends at dusk with a band concert and fireworks.
There is a new location for this fabulous show, this year at Prairie Village. The show starts at 10 PM and it is absolutely free!
Fireworks over Lake Mitchell begin around 9 PM.
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The 79th Annual Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo is a tradition in Mobridge. Activities kick off on July 2 and wrap up on July 4. You can expect great rodeo entertainment, parades, a carnival, and a fabulous fireworks show on the night of the fourth.

Mount Rushmore Fourth of July

All day on the 4th there will be cultural demonstrations and presidential performances & then that evening the traditional monument lighting ceremony.

Yankton - All American Fourth of July Celebration

This day-long free block party event is right along the river at 100 Douglas Ave in Yankton and will feature:

  • Vendors
  • Food & beverages (for purchase)
  • Games
  • Giveaways
  • Fireworks

Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants Within 90 Minutes of Sioux Falls

Veer off the beaten path. Take a road trip and try some favorite small-town eateries. Just by driving a few miles, you could find some delicious hidden gems.

From steaks to seafood, chislic to chicken, these are out-of-the-way unexpected finds that will make your taste buds tingle.

Here's a list of 14 Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants within 90 minutes of Sioux Falls.

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Welcome to The Clearest Lake in South Dakota

Sylvan Lake in the Black Hills of South Dakota is a crown jewel of Custer State Park, it is also a movie star, and the clearest lake in the state.

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