The 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year. Several area towns will be having their annual celebration or city's fireworks display. It's fun to road trip to small towns and explore what they have to offer. From historic main streets, to flea markets, parks and pools, and hometown cafes - take a fun trip with the family outside of city limits and experience the 4th of July in a small town.

Here are a few celebrations happening around our area. If you don't feel like leaving the city, we've included a couple of fun 4th of July events happening right here in Sioux Falls.

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    Centerville Tornado Days

    Friday, June 30:

    • 9:00 AM - 4-person scramble Golf Tournament at The Bridges
    • 7:00 PM - Co-ed Sand Volleyball at Peder Larsen Park

    Saturday, July 1

    • 8:00 AM - 3K/5K run /walk -
    • 9:00 AM - Co-ed slow-pitch softball tournament
    • 9:00 AM - Food tent opens in the Park
    • 9:0 AM - Noon - Tommy the Turtle at Peder Larsen Park
    • 10:00 AM - Children's Bike Parade
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Sanford Zoo Express
    • 11:00 AM - Kids Inflatables
    • 1:00 PM - Pool opens
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Tea Storm Chasers
    • 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM - Purchase ducks for Duck Drop
    • 1:45 PM - Kids' Duck Drop
    • 5:30 PM - Registration opens for Car Cruise Poker Run
    • 6:00 PM - Car Cruise Poker Run
    • 8:00 PM - Bean Bag Tournament at Mushy's Bowing Alley

    Sunday, July 2

    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - 1st Ever Tornado Days Disc Golf Tournament
    • 10:00 AM - Community Church Service
    • 10:00 AM - Co-ed slow pitch softball tournament
    • 10:00 AM - Food Tent Opens
    • 11:00 AM - Kids' Inflatables at Peder Larsen Park
    • 1:00 PM - Pool opens
    • 4:30 PM - ATV/Lawn Mower Poker Run
    • 4:30 PM - Community Meal
    • 6:30 PM - Patriotic Music in the Park
    • 6:30 PM - Rootbeer Floats and Popcorn at the FFA concession stand
    • 6:30 PM - Little Tornadoes Baseball Game
    • 7:45 PM - Veteran Appreciation Ceremony
    • 8:00 PM - Legends Slow Pitch Softball Game
    • 10:00 PM - Fireworks in the Park

    Monday, July 3

    • 11:00 AM - Centerville Ambulance Open House Celebrating 50 Years
    • 2:00 PM - Car Show and Shine
    • 3:45 PM - Kids' Straw Bash for Cash
    • 4:00 PM - Meal on Main Street
    • 5:00 PM - Registration opens for Toilet Bowl Races
    • 6:00 PM - Toilet Bowl Races at the American Legion
    • 7:00 PM - 3rd Annual Tornado Days Pub Crawl
    • 9:00 PM - Fireman's Steet Dance featuring Noise Ordinance.
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    Yankton Fireworks Over the Missouri

    Watch a huge fireworks display that lights up the summer sky over the Missouri River. Fireworks begin at dusk at Riverside Park. Bring a lawn chair.

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    Vermillion 4th of July Celebration

    Come and watch a huge fireworks display viewable from the Walmart parking lot in Vermillion starting at 10:00 PM. The event is sponsored by the Vermillion Fire Department, Walmart, Chad Smidt American Family Insurance, and the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company.

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    4th of July in Garretson

    Come and watch a fireworks display at the football field at dusk.

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    Uncle Sam Jam in Brookings

    Come to Brookings and celebrate the 4th of July at the Uncle Sam Jam. It's a free event at the Swiftel Center with balloon twisting, pony rides, sand box, crafts for kids and inflatable games. For the adults, check out the beer garden and concessions. Live music from the Rude Band. The big finale fireworks show blasts off at 10:15PM. Bring a lawn chair.

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    4th of July Celebration in Menno

    Saturday, July 1 

    • Bean Bag Tournament at 1 p.m. at the baseball field.
    • Alley dance in the alley between the Beer Garden and Schnitz. Featuring music from 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM.

    Sunday, July 2

    • Patriotic Community worship service at 10:00 AM in the City park.
    • Mini Swim Meet in Menno at 6:00 PM
    • Baseball game in Menno vs Lesterville at 7:30 PM.

    Tuesday, July 4

    • Annual Road Race:  The Menno Road Races registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starting at 8 a.m. at the Fire Hall at 302 S. 5th St.  Races include a 10K, 5K and a kids' one-mile race.
    • Parade:  The annual 4th of July Parade will be held on July 4, beginning at 11 a.m.  The Kiddy Parade starts at 10:45 a.m.
    • Following the parade, the Menno FFA Pork Barbecue serves a meal at the Menno City/School Auditorium and the American Legion serves a meal at the American Legion Hall.
    • Games for youth at the City Park
    • Baseball game at 7 p.m. vs Scotland.
    • Fireworks display at the conclusion of the game.
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    Independence Day Celebration in Mitchell

    Come and watch a huge fireworks display over beautiful Lake Mitchell.

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    Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Lennox

    Sunday, July 2

    • Sunday worship in the park at 10:30 AM followed by a catered meal.

    Monday, July 3

    • Cruise Night on Main Street
    • Lennox High School Band will play by Sunshine. Serving popcorn, pop and water.
    • 5th Annual Street Dance from 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM with music from the Dweeds and Smooche.

    Tuesday, July 4

    • 8:00 AM Firecracker Road Race
    • 10:30 AM 4th of July Parade
    • 4:00 PM Quilt Show
    • 1:00 PM Kiddie tractor pull
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Car Show
    • Live music in the park
    • 1:30 PM Legion baseball game
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Arts in the Park
    • Lennox Area Museum
    • Lennox Municipal Band Concert at 8:00 PM at the band shell
    • Fireworks at dusk.
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    Mayor's 4th of July Parade and Picnic

    July 4th at Falls Park

    • 8:00 AM - Fun Run/Walk - a free 5K fun run/walk that beings at Falls Park.
    • 10:00 AM - Parade - Kids can decorate their bike, scooter or wagon in a patriotic theme and help lead the parade.
    • 11:00 AM - Free lunch for the first 5,000 attendees at the Horse Barn parking lot at Falls Park.
    • 11:00 AM - Sioux Falls Municipal Band performs near the Horse Barn.
    • 11:30 AM - Short program with presentation of flags, singing of the National Anthem, and a welcome address by Mayor Mike.
    • 12:00 PM - Mogen's Heroes performance near the Horse Barn at Falls Park.
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    Sioux Falls Jaycees 4th of July Celebration

    July 4 at the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds

    • Gates open at 5:00 PM. Face painting, inflatables, cards, raffles, Sioux Falls Municipal Band, Van Guard fly over, The Singing Contractors, caricature artist, Phil Baker and more. 
    • Fireworks at 10:00 PM

    Admission is free. A suggested donation of $10 to park. Receive one free raffle ticket with a $10 donation.

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    Ramona 4th of July Celebration

    The Ramona Fire Department and City of Ramona will present their celebration on Tuesday, July 4.  The day starts with a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:30 AM. The St. John's Lutheran Church will host a burger feed at the school at 11:00 AM. The parade starts at 1:30 PM. Holy Smokes BBQ will be serving lunch and supper on Main Street. There will be games, inflatable water slide, water balloon toss, egg toss, pie eating contest and more.

    Stay for the fireworks at dusk.

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