Independence Day Celebration

Due to the public health risks of COVID-19, the City of Sioux Falls has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Independence Day parade and picnic at Falls Park.

Since we are unable to gather in-person as we normally would, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is inviting you to still celebrate Independence Day as a community by participating in these great virtual programs for all ages.

Virtual 5k

With three fun 5k routes to choose from, there’s one near you to conquer (or do all three!) A virtual 5k is simple and fun! Pick one of the 5k routes provide, fully complete the route, and prove your participation by sharing photos or videos of you walking or running with the hashtag #OneSiouxFalls4th! No registration required, fun for all ages, and go at your own pace!

When: July 3-5, 2020
Where:  Elmen Trailhead,  Pasley Park, or Fawick Park
How: Pick a route, participate by sharing your photos or videos with #OneSiouxFalls4th

Elmen Trailhead Route

Fawick Park Route

Pasley Park Route


Virtual Parade

Participate in this fun “virtual parade” by doing the activities you love to do, with the spirit of Independence Day! Dress up in America’s colors, decorate your home or vehicle, paint your face or create a patriotic-themed piece of art, take in a fireworks show, or spend time at the lake – whatever your plans are, share those memories by using the hashtag #OneSiouxFalls4th and you’ll be added to our online virtual parade where everyone can share their July 4th memories!

When: July 3-5, 2020
Where: Anywhere you are!
How: Celebrate Independence Day doing what you love, participate by sharing your photos or videos with #OneSiouxFalls4th, follow along on this page to see the virtual parade!