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

Get your sweet tooth fix and decorate your own patriotic Flyboy donut! Special thanks to Midco for sponsoring this year's decorating tent.

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 BarGuarantee Roofing & Sheet Metal, and Sierra Rae Photography.

Other Activities:

  • Card Making for our Troops
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Cartonist



Volunteers Needed!

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! 

$0 - $249 – name on our website & announced during the event
$250 - $499 – everything listed above plus your logo on our website
$500 - $999 – everything listed above plus we will hang your banner at the event
$1000 - $1499 – everything listed above plus we will create a link on our website to your website
$1500 - $2499 – everything listed above plus we will hand out your promotional items at the event. You must supply the items to be handed out.
$2500+ - everything listed above plus 200 30-second ads on Sunny Radio for free


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Eide Bailey

First Premier Bank

US Bank

Dan Kirby

Action Gun & Pawn

J&M Transmission

Trygve Fredrickson

Dr. Daniel J Ballard, DDS

Elite Business Systems

Jon’s Gas Stop

Mission Nutrition

Omni Restorations

Stanford Hearing Aids

Jay Powell

Sioux Falls Software

Sioux Merchant Patrol

Park Ridge Shoes

Back in Balance

Sioux Valley Energy

Cookie Jar & Eatery

Special Olympics

Coffee News


Karsky Insurances Agency Inc

Jean or Michael Bender

Joe & Jennifer Kirby