Fourth Of July Events In Idaho | Community Spirit
The Fourth of July brings exploding excitement all over the United States. As each state prepares to celebrate the land-of-the-free and home-of-the-brave’s independence, Idaho’s celebrations offer a wide array of activities and events, with a generous helping of hometown hospitality. Enjoy a slice of Idaho life at one of these Gem-state events.
The McCall Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Fourth of July celebration beginning at noon and ending with fireworks over Payette Lake at dusk. All events take place in downtown McCall and include a kids corral, the mechanical bull open, a dunk tank and live music on the main stage. For more information call (208) 634-7631 or connect to www.mccallchamber.org.
A full day of fun starts at 9:00am in Hailey with a children’s carnival and a mock shootout by the Jack Shootout Gang. At high noon, the parade rolls down Main Street followed by the July Criterium Bike Race and an Ice Cream Social. The Fourth of July Rodeo begins at 7:30pm with a grand fireworks finale ending the day. For more information: http://www.haileyidaho.com or call (208) 788-3484.
Sagebrush Days runs July 2nd through the 4th in Buhl, ID. July 3rd features a parade, fire hose competition and rodeo. Food, crafts, music, and children's activities will be available from noon till dusk, when the fireworks steal the show. For more information visit the Buhl Chamber of Commerce online.
On July 4th, Pocatello lays claim to the "Greatest Show in Idaho" celebration and fireworks at the Bannock County Fairgrounds. During the celebration, participants will be entertained with live music, local food favorites, games and activities and the largest fireworks show in Idaho. For more information call (208) 237-1340.
The Fourth of July is a busy day in Boise, beginning with the Gem State Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast. At 11:00am the We The People Liberty Day Parade moves through downtown while the Chalk Art Festival is in full swing at Ann Morrison Park. A dazzling fireworks display starts around 10:15pm, also in Ann Morrison Park. For more information visit the Idaho Statesman.
The Fourth of July Celebration in Sandpoint begins with a parade downtown in the morning at10:00am followed by stage performances and a raffle at City Beach in the afternoon. The festivities close with a fireworks show at dusk at the Sandpoint City Beach. (208) 263-2161
Idaho Falls, ID
In Idaho Falls, the Fourth of July kicks off with what is purported to be Idaho's largest parade. With over 100 floats displaying patriotic themes, the Independence Day Parade showcases the city’s best artistic talent. The AT&T Liberty Festival on the Falls bridges the gap between the parade in the morning and the fireworks display in the evening. Children’s games, arts and crafts, live music, food and fun contests fill the day with fireworks closing this citywide celebration. For more information visit the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce
Coeur d'Alene, ID
This day of festivities starts with the Sterling Savings American Hero's Parade at 11:00am on Sherman Ave. Afterwards spend the afternoon at City Park with activities, live music, food vendors and games. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display launched from the lake. With miles of lakeside viewing, there’s not a bad seat in the house! Visit the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Join in the celebration of Lewiston’s Sesquicentennial (150 years) Commemoration at Pioneer Park. This free, fun-filled family event offers a children's parade of wheels, local food vendors, square dancing demonstrations, local musicians, a time period photo booth, dunk tank, pie contest, wagon rides and more. The festivities run from noon to 4:00pm on July 4th. This event is FREE to attend. For more information contact Lewiston Parks and Recreation at (208) 746-2313
Idaho—Adventures in Living
Idaho is home to more whitewater than any other state in the lower 48 along with mountains to climb, trails to hike, lakes to fish, 17 ski resorts and much more. So take a break from it all and come out to play. Idaho—adventures in living. Visit www.visitidaho.org for more information and vacation ideas.