Alexa’s Picks: You’ll find a lot more than fireworks this week

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Celebrate our country’s independence Tuesday at the 4th of July Family Parade and Picnichosted by the mayor’s office. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. along Phillips Avenue followed by a free lunch at 11 a.m. for the first 5,000 attendees in Falls Park. The program will include a presentation of flags, singing of the national anthem and a welcome by the mayor. The Sioux Falls Municipal Band and Mogen’s Heroes will perform. Info at siouxfalls.org/july-4.

At night, join the Jaycees at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds for their 50th annual Fourth of July Celebration. The night features kids activities and live music. A 20-minute-long fireworks show is scheduled to go off at 10 p.m. The event is free, and lawn chairs are welcome. Info at siouxfallsjaycees.org.

The Parks and Recreation Department is setting up a Pop-up Park at the Phillips Avenue Plaza to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month. Events begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with Play a Park Game and continue through July. Info at siouxfalls.org/PopUpPark.

Hot Harley Nights is coming to town Thursday through Sunday and is headquartered at J&L Harley-Davidson, where events are scheduled all weekend. Hundreds of motorcycles will parade downtown Saturday for a night of live music and more. Info at hotharleynights.com.

The monthly and free Downtown Block Party is this Friday at 5:30 p.m. on the Eastbank. The music lineup includes Taylor Riley, Rich Show & The Working Poor and Erik Koskinen. There will also be kids activities and vendors. Info at dtsf.com.

Exposure Gallery and Studio is bringing Art Maze II to the L’Abri building downtown, located at 401 N. Phillips Ave. More than 30 artists are transforming the office space into a temporary art gallery for two nights only. The show opens at 5 p.m. Friday….

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