Simplified: There's plenty of fun to be had to celebrate the Fourth of July in Sioux Falls. Here's a look at what's happening.

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The City of Sioux Falls is hosting a variety of events starting with a fun run and walk at 8 a.m. (registration starting at 7:30 a.m.)

The annual Independence Day parade will begin downtown at 10 a.m. at 13th Street and Phillips Avenue and will run north on Phillips to about Sixth Street.

The end of the parade route leads right to a picnic at Levitt at the Falls with hot dogs, chips and water available for the first 3,000 attendees.

The Municipal Band will perform during the 11 a.m. picnic, and at noon, local band Mogen's Heroes will take the stage.

What about fireworks?

Oh, there will definitely be fireworks.

Gates open at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. for a free community fireworks show. The fireworks themselves are expected to start around 10 p.m.

What about fireworks at my house?

Not a good idea if you live in city limits.

Small fireworks like sparklers, smoke bombs and snakes are OK, but you could risk getting a $95 fine if you light anything that shoots out sparks and goes BOOM.

What about outside of Sioux Falls?

The City of Lennox is famous for its Fourth of July celebrations, which this year will include a parade, live music, games, a car show and, of course, fireworks. Details on that here.