Frequently Asked Questions

Independence Day Celebration activities are FREE!!! Generous sponsorships as well as volunteers from the community allow the event to remain free to the public

  • There is no parking along the parade route on Phillips Avenue between 14th Street to Falls Park Drive during the road closures.  We suggest that you park your car at one of the downtown parking ramps and view the parade from a downtown location.
  • Overflow parking is available at the intersection of East Falls Park Drive and North First Avenue.
  • ADA Parking is available at the Falls Park Farmer’s Market.
  • Reminder to come early as road closures will begin along the parade route approximately 9:30 a.m.  We will leave Falls Park Drive open to assist in parking until 10 a.m.
  • There will be a limited number of people movers on a designate route along Phillips Avenue to the intersection of 5th & Phillips.
  • People movers will run from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. and are free.
  • The Downtown Trolley will run 12 to 6 p.m. on July 4.
  • We highly recommend it!  A special bike rack area will be located near the Ag Museum.
  • The events are accessible including wheelchair accessible port-a-pots and reserved ADA parking. “Seeing eye” and “support” dogs are welcome.
If you bring a stroller or wagon, we have a designated serving line. Watch for signs near the serving line.
The picnic serving lines will open at 11 a.m. for the first 3,000 attendees.
All-American Meal: All-Beef Hotdog, chips and a water. The meal is free.

Fun Run/Walk: More information

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We ask that you refrain from riding a bike during the fun run/walk.  This event draws several hundred people and can make it difficult to navigate the route on a bike.  No pets please.

No. The Independence Day Celebration is a hot and crowded place; and is not a place for pets. 
The Stockyards Ag Experience at Falls Park will be open 12 to 4 p.m. on July 4.
The Overlook Café at Falls Park will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4.
The Visitor Information Center at Falls Park will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 4.
Outdoor Pools and Aquatic Centers will be open 1 to 5 p.m. on July 4.
Pioneer Spray Park will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 4.
The Midco® Aquatic Center will be closed on July 4.