It was July 4, 1776 that delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence as they fought against Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War. Celebrating this day as The American Independence Day has been a tradition for the past 240 years. Independence Day celebrations usually range from concerts, parades and fireworks to simple family gatherings and barbecues. July 4th has become an important national holiday and a way for the American people to come together and show our love for our country.
Here is a list of 10 events going on in and around Boise to celebrate our nation’s independence:
On Monday, July 4th, Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Gem State Kiwanis. This event takes place in Julia Davis Park next to the Gene Harris Band-shell. Our delicious Pancake Breakfast is served from 7 am until 11 am. While you are enjoying your breakfast, complete with sausage and your choice of drinks including milk, coffee, orange juice or water, sit back and relax and listen to some of our local entertainment playing patriotic music suitable for the whole family to enjoy! Cost is $5.00 – Children 13 & under, $7.00 – Seniors, $8.00 – Adults, $25.00 – Families, 2 Adults 2 or more children, FREE – Current Active Duty and family.
Families are invited to the tenth annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration in Ann Morrison Park (1000 Americana Blvd., Boise). The fireworks display will start at approximately 10:15 pm. The event will be free to the public and the fireworks synced to the music on 107.1 K-HITS! Enjoy children’s activities, food, beverages, and fireworks.
Monday, July 4 at Storey Park from 3 pm – 10:30 pm. The festival features inflatable toys, food vendors, kids games and live music. The evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks display that is visible throughout the Treasure Valley. Fireworks will begin at around 10:15 pm.
Friday, July 8 through Saturday, July 9. Event runs from 6-9 pm on Friday at Eagle City Hall. Enjoy bounce houses, cornhole, and food vendors. Fish and Game, the Fire Department, the Police Department, and more will be in attendance. Celebrate all day Saturday in Downtown Eagle. Take part in the fun run- 5K & 10K, fitness and fun with FitOne Kids, cornhole tournament, and car show. Enjoy the Saturday Market, food vendors and live music. There will be fireworks at the end of the night.
Monday, July 4, Memorial Park, 618 Irving St. from 9 am to 3 pm. At 9 am a Patriotic Parachuter (with Skydown Idaho) flies the American Flag to the 1st hole at the Fairview Golf Course to begin the parade! Once the parade is over, the fun begins at Memorial Park. Enjoy vendor booths, a car show, bounce houses, fire department “Wet Zone,” food, drink and more.
Enjoy fireworks at the Gem Island Sports Complex Monday, July 4th. Fireworks show will begin at sundown. Approximately 10:15 pm. At 8:00 pm, you will enjoy various vendors, fish tacos, watermelon, ice cream, dunk tank, drinks, face painting, skits by EHS drama students, and entertainment.
McCall believes Independence Day deserves a huge celebration. Join them on Monday, July 4th starting at 11am in Legacy, Depot and Brown Park in downtown McCall and enjoy bounce houses and water slides for the kids, live music, a chalk drawing contest, an arts and crafts walk, food vendors and a beer garden. Fireworks start at dusk – view from the shoreline in downtown McCall.
Celebrate America’s Independence Day at the 24th annual Melba “Old Tyme” Fourth of July. Experience one of the best celebrations and fireworks displays in the Treasure Valley. There will be plenty of food, games, events for all ages to come participate in. At 7 am the Fun Run begins. At 9 am the concessions and arts and crafts fair open. The parade begins at 10:30 am. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Friday July 1 through Monday July 4, Hailey, Idaho offers up perhaps the most quintessential hometown 4th of July celebration in the west. There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages. The theme this year is “The Sound of Freedom”. July 4 events include a pancake breakfast, rodeo, kids’ carnival, parade, Draper Preserve River Festival, ice cream social, and of course fireworks. This is a Free event.
The Stanley Fourth of July Celebration will take place on Monday, July 4th. The parade will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by a free Street Dance, with live music, on Ace of Diamonds at 6:00 pm. The annual fireworks display will begin at dark at Stanley’s Pioneer Park. For a great evening and an enjoyable end to a special day, bring your blankets, your kids, a picnic and your camera.