Independence Day Celebration: Schedule of Activities

Celebrate our nation on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the Independence Day Celebration at Falls Park. This event will feature a free lunch for the first 5,000 attendees, live music and entertainment, as well as a 5K fun run/walk and a parade down Phillips Avenue.

The event schedule for the celebration includes:

7:30 a.m.—Walk-up registration for the Fun Run/Walk will begin by the Falls Overlook Café.

8 a.m.—5K Fun Run/Walk will begin at Falls Park near the Falls Overlook Café.

10 a.m.—Parade will begin at 13th Street and will travel down Phillips Avenue to Falls Park. Online registration is closed; however, we will be accepting walk-up entries at the corner of Tenth Street and Main Avenue beginning at 8:15 a.m. Parade registration forms can be found at

11 a.m.—A free lunch will be served for the first 5,000 people in attendance on the north side of Falls Park.

11 a.m.—The Sioux Falls Municipal Band will perform a concert on the north side of Falls Park.

11:30 a.m.—A short program will include the presentation of the flags, the singing of the national anthem, and a welcome address by Mayor Paul.

12 noon—Mogen’s Heroes will perform near the Falls Park Visitor Information Center.

For more information about all of the day’s festivities, go to

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