Several communities around the area are celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks displays or big celebrations. Here's a list of some of the events in our area. If your community is doing something special for the 4th, please and i'll put it on the list for everyone to see.

  • GREATEST SHOW ON H20 - At Catfish Bay Waterski Park, I-90, exit 399. 2pm.
  • 4TH OF JULY FAMILY PARADE AND PICNIC - At Falls Park. 8am is the 5K run/walk, parade at 10am beginning at 13th Street and traveling down Phillips Avenue to Falls Park. At 11am there will be a free lunch for the first 5,000 people. At 11:30am, the Sioux Falls Municipal Band will perform. At noon there will be a short program. At 12:30pm Mogen’s Heroes will perform and at 1:30pm “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed in the Queen Bee Mill.
  • LENNOX OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION - The celebration kicks off on July 3rd with a Cruise Night on Main Street with antique and classic cars, then a street dance with Ledfoot Lucy at 6:15pm and Judd Hoos at 9pm. Fourth of July events include the Firecracker road race at 8am, 4th of July parade at 10:30am, Arts in the Park, Lennox Municipal band concert at 8pm, fireworks at dusk.
  • SUMMER PORCH SERIES - 5-8pm at Strawbale Winery near Renner. An evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Entertainment is Ron and Jane Cote. Admission is $5 per car.
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION - 2-4pm at the Dakota Discovery Museum on the Dakota Wesleyan Campus in Mitchell. Enjoy ice cream, watermelon, lemonade and live music. Admission is free. Call 605-996-2122 for more info.
  • MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY AT THE ZOO - All day, active and retired U.S.military personnel get free admission to the Great Plains Zoo.
  • MENNO, SOUTH DAKOTA 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION - Events include a road race at 8am, Parade at 11am, BBQ following the parade, baseball game at 7:30pm with fireworks following the game.
  • 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS IN MITCHELL - At dusk at Lake Mitchell.
  • 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN MADISON - Enjoy the fireworks starting at 10pm over the north shore of Lake Herman.

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