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Siouxland Fourth of July Fireworks & Fun

Fourth of July falls on a Monday in 2022 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 Fri 7/1/22, 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 Sat 7/2/22, with fireworks after the 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) 
    • FREE
  • Sioux City Municipal Band Concert
    • The Sioux City Municipal Band will perform patriotic music at the Grandview Park Bandshell at 7:30pm on 7/3
    • FREE
  • Sioux City Explorers Baseball
    • Catch fireworks after the Sioux City Explorers games against the Winnipeg Goldeyes on 7/3/22 & 7/4/22 at Lewis & Clark Park

More Fourth of July Celebrations in Siouxland

  • Fireworks Show from Siouxland Freedom Park in South Sioux City, NE
  • 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 2022 performances on 6/30, 7/1, 7/2, & 7/7, 7/8, and 7/9
    • For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Browns Century Theater
  • Fireworks in Winnebago, NE 
    • 2022 date TBA 
    • Fireworks usually held at 10pm at Land of Wellness will be free and open to the public
    • Usually include community meal at 6pm prior to fireworks.
    • More details available soon on the Winnebago Tribe FB page
  • Fireworks hosted by the McCook Lake Association in McCook Lake, SD 
    • 7/4/22 at 10pm
  • Fireworks in Correctionville, IA 
    • Fireworks sponsored by the Correctionville Fire Department will be launched at dusk on 7/4/22 from Copeland Park
    • Tractor Pull and Pedal Pull that morning at 10am!
  • 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 2022 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
    • 2022 events scheduled for Saturday 7/2/22 and Sunday 7/3/22
    • Includes a parade at 5pm on the 3rd, 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 
    • Find more info about 4th of July in Mapleton here.
  • Fireworks at Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars, IA
    • Community fireworks 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 will be at Mouw Motor and Ver Hoef Automotive on Monday, 7/4/22 at 10pm
    • KSOU 93.9 will be broadcasting patriotic music during the show
  • Vermillion, SD fireworks 
    • Fireworks will be launched at the Bluffs Golf Course golf course off Main Street at dark on 7/4/22, about 10pm. Full details here.
  • 3rd on 3rd in Yankton, SD
    • Enjoy live music and lots of great food and fun in downtown Yankton's Meridian District with this block party, anchored at 3rd & Douglas Streets, from 4-11pm on Sunday 7/3/22.
  • Fireworks at the Meridian
    • 7/4/22 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.)
  • Battle Creek Fourth of July 
    • Festivities for the Fourth of July in Battle Creek from 7/2-7/4 have too much fun to list it all, but include a street dance, Miss & Mr. Firecracker pageant, a parade on 7/4/22 at 10am, 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 at Falls Park
    • Celebrate Fourth of July at Falls Park on 7/4/22 with a huge variety of activities:
    • Fun run begins at 8am at Falls 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, and live music from the Sioux Falls Municipal Band
    • More information here
  • Fireworks at the W. H. Lyons Fairgrounds
    • The 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, 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 from the Sioux Falls Municipal Band live at Terrace Park at 8pm on 7/3/22
    • FREE to attend
  • Fourth of July Story & Crafts
    • Kids aged 2-5 are invited to hear a story and make Fourth of July themed crafts on Tuesday 6/28/22 at 10am at the Museum of Visual Materials
    • $5 per child, with registration required. Sign up online here.
  • DIY Wood Firecracker Decoration
    • Adults and kids 6+ are welcome to make a patriotic wood firecracker decoration at the Museum of Visual Materials on Tues 6/28/22 at 1pm
    • $5 per person, with registration required. Sign up online here.

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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