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Siouxland Fourth of July Fireworks & Fun

Fourth of July falls on a Thursday in 2024 and there is lots of patriotic fun happening. Here's where you can catch fireworks and celebrate the USA this year: 

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Fourth of July Celebrations in Sioux City

  • Sioux City Mardi Gras Parade
    • Parade starts at 6pm on Friday, July Fifth 2024, leaving from the Tyson Events Center then heading to Pierce and then 3rd Street 
    • Full details available from the Tyson Events Center
    • FREE to attend
  • Saturday in the Park Music Festival
    • Will be held Saturday July Sixth, 2024, with fireworks after the last concert, about 10pm (but can vary; it's usually close to 10pm but I have been at SITP years when the fireworks were much later, even close to midnight.) This year the headline is Bleachers, and you can find out more details on the whole festival in my SITP post
    • FREE
  • Sioux City Municipal Band Concert
    • The Sioux City Municipal Band will perform their weekly concert, including some patriotic music, at the Grandview Park Bandshell at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 30th, 2024
    • FREE
  • Sioux City Explorers Baseball
    • Catch fireworks after the Sioux City Explorers home games on Wednesday July 3rd, 2024 and Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at Lewis & Clark Park

More Fourth of July Celebrations in Siouxland

  • Patriotic Music by the Browns at the Browns Century Theater in LeMars, IA
    • This musical family is known primarily for their gospel and contemporary Christian tunes, but every summer they turn their musical talents to patriotic tunes
    • Tickets available for just the concert, or for dinner before the show!
    • Tickets are available for 2023 performances on 6/30, 7/1, 7/7, 7/8, 7/12, and 7/13
    • For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Browns Century Theater
  • Fireworks in Winnebago, NE 
  • Fireworks in Correctionville, IA 
    • Fireworks sponsored by the Correctionville Fire Department usually launched at dusk on 7/4 from Copeland Park
  • Bronson, IA Fourth of July celebration
    • Lots of fun planned on the weekend before fourth of July including bags tournament, mud volleyball, softball, water fights, a parade at 10am on the Fourth, and fireworks that evening at dusk!
    • Full details for 2023 available from Bronson Fire Rescue.
  • Fourth of July in Onawa, IA
    • Fireworks at Lewis and Clark State Park at 10pm by the Onawa Fire Department
  • Mapleton, IA  Fourth of July celebration
    • 2023 events scheduled for Friday 6/30/23, Saturday 7/1/23, Sunday 7/2/23, and Monday 7/3/23
    • Includes a parade at 5pm on the 1st, plus a car show, pedal pull, craft fair, train rides for kids, and much more, followed by fireworks from the HS athletic complex after dark on the 3rd
    • Find more info about 4th of July in Mapleton here.
  • Fourth of July in Le Mars, IA 
    • Independence Day Parade at 11am in downtown Le Mars
    • Community Lunch at noon, Watermelon Feed at 2pm, and Root Beer Floats from 1-5pm at the Plymouth Co Historical Museum
    • Municipal Band Concert at Foster Park, free and open to the public, 8pm
    • Community fireworks from the Plymouth County Fairgrounds will start at 10pm on 7/4
    • More information about fireworks in Le Mars available here.
  • Fireworks in Sioux Center, IA
    • The Sioux Center fireworks at Mouw Motor and Ver Hoef Automotive are usually on 7/4/ at 10pm
    • KSOU 93.9 will be broadcasting patriotic music during the show
  • Vermillion, SD fireworks 
    • Fireworks will be launched at the field South of Polaris at dark on 7/4/23, about 10pm. Full details here.
  • 3rd on 3rd in Yankton, SD
    • TBA!
  • Fireworks at the Meridian
    • 7/4/23 at 10pm, catch the city of Yankton's official fireworks show over the Missouri River
    • Recommended viewing locations are Riverside Park (East of the Meridian Bridge) or The Lawn (West of the Meridian Bridge between 2nd St & Riverside Dr.)
    • Full details from the City of Yankton here.
  • Battle Creek Fourth of July 
    • Festivities for the Fourth of July in Battle Creek the weekend before Fourth of July have too much fun to list it all, but include a street dance, Miss & Mr. Firecracker pageant, a parade, inflatables, tons of delicious food, a library open house, foam party, and fireworks at dusk on the fourth!

Fourth of July Celebrations in Sioux Falls

  • Independence Day Celebrations in Sioux Falls, SD
    • Celebrate Fourth of July at Fawick Park and Falls on 7/4/22 with a huge variety of activities:
    • Fun run begins at 8am at Fawick Park
    • Parade on Phillips begins at 10am
    • Community lunch at Falls Park at 11am, with hot dogs and chips for the first 3,000 attendees at the Levitt Shell, and live music from the Sioux Falls Municipal Band
    • More information here
  • Fireworks at the W. H. Lyons Fairgrounds
    • These FREE Sioux Falls Fireworks are presented by Fox 7, Sunny 99.3 (who will be broadcasting patriotic music!), and Grand Falls Casino.
    • Gates open at 7pm on 7/3/23, and there will be food trucks, a kids zone, and more!
    • Musical performance from the Sioux Falls Municipal Band beginning at 8pm
    • POET ethanol-powered flyover will begin at 9pm
    • Fireworks start at 10pm
    • For more information, visit the Sioux Falls Fireworks website.
  • Sioux Falls Municipal Band Americana Concert
    • Hear a patriotic performance, Red, White, and Brass, from the Sioux Falls Municipal Band live at Terrace Park at 8pm on 7/9/23
    • FREE to attend

Fourth of July in other Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Communities

I'll update this post as I hear of new events and details. If you know of an event I should include, please let me know! Happy Fourth of July!


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