City Announces Alternative Activities for Independence Day

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. While our community is unable to gather as we normally would, the City is committed to offering family-friendly alternatives that promote celebrating safely.

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation encourages the public to participate in these fun activities throughout the weekend of July 3–5 to celebrate Independence Day:

One Sioux Falls 4th Virtual 5k
Participate by running or walking a 5k route provided on the City’s Independence Day Celebration website and share your photos or videos by using the hashtag #OneSiouxFalls4th!

One Sioux Falls Virtual Parade
Participate by celebrating Independence Day where you are, doing the things you love, by sharing your photos and videos with the hashtag #OneSiouxFalls4th, and follow along by seeing other’s memories shared on the City’s Independence Day Celebration website.

The community is encouraged to visit to pick their 5k route and see the Virtual Independence Day Celebration Photo Parade.

For information on a planned local fireworks show, please visit