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Big fireworks show planned by Sioux Falls Jaycees
By Staff reports

July 02. 2014 9:07AM
The fun free activities begin early in downtown Sioux Falls this Friday, followed by the parade and the Mayor’s Picnic, but be sure to stick around for the 47th annual Sioux Falls Jaycees Fireworks Display at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds this Friday evening as well.

The free kids activities start at 5 p.m., followed by the Sioux Falls Municipal Band at 8 p.m. and some new things for 2014, including the POET Ethanol-powered Van Guard Squadron Flyover before the fireworks. Then, over 20 minutes of amazing fireworks will be set to a patriotic soundtrack that spans several generations of music weaved with patriotic audio clips of historic speeches about our nation from notable Americans.

Also new this year, is a raffle for a 55” LG TV that will happen right after the fireworks are finished. The winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $5.

The 4th of July event concludes with another new addition, the free family movie! This was added to help with the traffic flow following the fireworks show. Instead of waiting in your car, your family can enjoy The Lego Movie for free courtesy of a local website that gives away local prizes and offers discounts from local businesses.

The entire event is free, thanks to the sponsors that help make this event happen. The biggest portion of the fundraising comes from the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort. Two years ago they started doing the Win, Win with a Bang Promotion, which has raised thousands of dollars to help each year! We also appreciate our other major sponsors Dollar Loan Center, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, United Food & Commercial Workers, as well as Local 300 Plumbers & Pipefitters and POET. More information and a complete list of this year’s sponsors can be found on the website

If you would like to get involved, it’s not too late. The Jaycees are still looking for additional help for the event. To volunteer, call Travis Arneson at 605-360-3967.

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