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This July 4th celebrate the 241st anniversary of America’s freedom. Rushmore Family Chiropractic wishes all of you a very happy 4th of July and we hope that enjoy the day, with family and friends and spectacular fireworks.

The 4th falls on a Tuesday so some folks will also take that Monday off of work, to get out into the Black Hills and relax for the weekend. For others, it will be a regular work day but hopefully one that ends with sparklers, barbeque and the company of loved ones.

Here is a list of local events for the 4th:

  • Independence Day Celebration at Mount Rushmore (all day Monday the 3rd and Tuesday the 4th including ceremonies for new US citizens)

  • Fall River 4th of July in Hot Springs (full day’s event at the Chamber of Commerce)

  • Old Time Country 4th Celebration in Custer including live music, games and arts and crafts (Monday the 3rd at noon to Tuesday the 4th at 4pm)

  • Crazy Horse Memorial (American Flag lighting display on the monument, all day on Tuesday the 4th)

  • Spearfish Independence Day Celebration Parade (starts at BHSU Young Center parking lot at 12noon on the 4th)

And fireworks displays:

  • On Saturday July 1st:

    • In Rapid City – at the Black Hills Speedway after the races

    • In Box Elder – at the Box Elder Bash, starting at dusk

  • On Sunday July 2nd:

    • Sturgis Fairgrounds

    • Belle Fourche – at the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo

  • On Monday July 3rd:

    • In Rapid City – Post 22 fields at dusk

    • Also in Rapid City – at the Elks Golf Course

    • Belle Fourche – at the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo

  • On Tuesday July 4th:

    • In Hot Springs – City Shop at Dusk

    • In Lead – Over the Open Cut at Dusk

    • In Interior – Rodeo Grounds at Dusk

    • In Custer – Pageant Hill at Dusk

    • In Rapid City – Arrowhead Golf Course

    • Also in Rapid City – Executive Golf Course

Be safe with those fireworks – and have a first aid kid handy for the little ones if they’ll be holding sparklers. The temperatures call for hot temperatures up to the mid-90s so it will be hot and dry. If you’re lighting any kind of fireworks in your neighborhood be sure to check on conditions before you start and have plenty of water close at hand. For information on city regulations for fireworks in Rapid, please go to They have a handy guide on what is/isn’t permissible in and around Pennington County. Remember that we live in a part of the country that is always in danger of fires. Take every safety caution possible to protect yourselves, your children and your community during fireworks season.

Most of all, celebrate our freedom this and every day. Grab some South Dakota burgers or steaks, or head over to Dakota Seafood Company for the fixins for fresh lobster rolls. Have a happy and injury-free 4th of July!

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