July 4th is this Wednesday. Here are some celebrations going on in our region.
Mount Rushmore will have events on the 3rd and the 4th. There is an $11 dollar parking fee for the event. There will be Native American hoop dancers, historical re-enactors, and military recognitions. There will be no fireworks this year. However fireworks will be shown at Bell Fourche and Sturgis.
In Sioux Falls, Mayor Mike Huether's Family Parade and Picnic starts at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The parade will go down Phillips Avenue and end at Falls Park. Lunch will then be served to the first 5,000 people at the Falls. The Sioux Falls Municipal Band will perform at 11:30 followed by a short speech by the Mayor. The day will continue with a performance of a Shakespeare classic at the Queen Bee Mill at 2:00 p.m.
People in Mitchell will celebrate Independence Day at the Dakota Discovery Museum on the Dakota Wesleyan University. The celebration will begin at 2:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy ice cream, watermelon, and lemonade while Uncle Roy and Friends play some country and patriotic tunes.
Centerville will host fireworks in the park at sunset and then a Fireman's Street Dance from 9:00 p.m. To 1:00 a.m.
You can ring in the 4th in Lake City at the Roy Lake State Park. They are hosting a patriotic parade that you can walk or ride in wearing your best red, white, and blue outfit. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
The Fort Sisseton Historic Park is hosting a Classic Fourth at the Fort. It starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes until 4:00 p.m. You can churn home-made ice cream, take a guided tour of the fort or make crafts.
There are also several events happening around Lake Okoboji on the 3rd and the 4th. There will be fireworks over Spirit Lake and then a Barefoot Bar Full Moon Party at Parks Marina on the 3rd. Then on the 4th, there will be a free Kory and the Fireflies concert at Arnolds Park starting at 7:00 p.m., then fireworks will be shot over Lake Okoboji.
The towns of Oacoma and Vermillion will both celebrate the holiday with fireworks at sunset..
Friday, August 1 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:19:37 GMT
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