Sioux Falls Jaycees Cancel 53nd Annual Fireworks Show Due to COVID-19 Concerns
June 2, 2020
In an effort to help negate the impact of COVID-19 on our community, the Sioux Falls Jaycees are canceling the 4th of July Celebration Fireworks at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds. All activities surrounding the event have also been canceled. With an average annual attendance of 6,000 to 8,000 people, we do not feel that it is prudent to invite thousands to gather due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made after reviewing the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, which recommend against groups of 250 or more people gathering.
The fireworks show at the fairgrounds has been a tradition for the Sioux Falls Jaycees for 53 years, so we take this decision very seriously. This will be only the third time the event has been canceled. The health of our volunteers, vendors and the general public are our first priority.
The Sioux Falls Jaycees look forward to the return of the annual 4th of July Celebration in 2021. The Jaycees continue to find ways to give back to the Sioux Falls community in 2020 such as the Jaycees Feargrounds Haunted House, or the Holiday Gifts for Kids programs.