4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
July 4, 2019 | W. H Lyon Fairgrounds
Opens at 5pm. Fireworks start at 10pm.
Sioux Falls Jaycees have hosted the Independence Day Celebration at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds since 1967. This family-focused, community-oriented patriotic event offers a spectacular fireworks display that is enjoyed by 6,000+ spectators annually, and that doesn't count the many Sioux Falls residents that enjoy the show from the comfort of their homes.
Parking & Admission
Admission to the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds is free to the community, with a $10 suggested parking donation.
Schedule of Events
Gates Open - 5pm
Activities (see below) - 5pm until Dark
Phil Baker Music (Sponsored by Nordstrom's Automotive) - 7-8 pm
Municipal Band - 8-9 pm
Van Guard Fly-Over (Sponsored by POET) - 8:45-9 pm
Fireworks Show - 10 pm
Last Ember (Fire Performance Artists, Sponsors below) - after the fireworks
Rain Date: Monday, July 8
In the case of rain on July 4th, we will postpone the event until Monday, July 8.
Inflatables | 5 pm until Dark
Inflatables for kids of all ages to enjoy, including obstacle races, bounce houses, and slides!
Donut Decorating Tent | 5 pm until Dark
Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos | 5 pm until Dark
Wear your patriotism, favorite animal or superhero loud and proud! Volunteers will decorate your face with child-safe face paints and patriotic temporary tattoos.
Reptiles with the Sioux Falls Herpetological Society | Starting at 5 pm
Meet all nature of reptiles from red-tailed boa constrictors to tegus and more!
WH Petting Zoo & Rescue | Starting at 5pm
Meet the rockstar animals from WH Petting Zoo & Rescue! These animals were all rescued from unsafe or inhumane situations, and with the care and love from the team at WH Petting Zoo & Rescue have recovered like rockstars, which is why each of their animals bear names such as Reba, Johnny Cash, Paula Abdul and more! From llamas to ponys, you can interact with all types of animals.
Mr. Twister (Balloon Artist) | Starting at 5 pm
What do poodles, swords, hats and fishing poles have in common? They can all be made out of balloons! Mr. Twister can make all kinds of balloon art just for you.
Last Ember - Fire Performance Artists | After the Fireworks
Last Ember is a collective of fire performance artists entertaining audiences throughout the Sioux Empire. Last Ember is joining us this year thanks to performance sponsors The Bonus Round Bar, Guarantee Roofing & Sheet Metal, and Sierra Rae Photography.
- Card Making for our Troops
- 50/50 Raffle
The 4th of July Fireworks is run by volunteers who are passionate about the event! There are plenty of ways you can help make the event a success, from selling 50/50 raffle tickets to face painting. If you would be interested in helping us this year, please fill out our volunteer form and we will get in touch!
Become a Donor!
The 4th of July Celebration and fireworks show has been held free to the public since 1967 due to generous donations from Sioux Falls residents and businesses. Consider making a donation today!
Interested in sponsoring a specific activity or event? Let's talk!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
First Premier Bank
Action Gun & Pawn
Dr. Daniel J Ballard, DDS
Elite Business Systems
Jon’s Gas Stop
Stanford Hearing Aids
Sioux Falls Software
Sioux Merchant Patrol
Park Ridge Shoes
Back in Balance
Sioux Valley Energy
Cookie Jar & Eatery
Karsky Insurances Agency Inc
Jean or Michael Bender
Joe & Jennifer Kirby