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2017 Independence Day celebration events

Below are the 2017 Independence Day events going on in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming. Although the list is long, it is not complete. If you have information on an event that is not listed, email, and we will update this page as soon as possible.

Idaho Falls Tuesday, July 4th

7:15 a.m. – Idaho Falls FireKracker 5k Fun Run, begins at Tautphaus Park
9 a.m. – 4th of July Parade Route, 4th Street/Boulevard. This year’s theme is “Guardians of Freedom.”
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park
Noon – 10 p.m. – Mountain View Hospital’s Riverfest at Snake River Landing
4:30 p.m. – Idaho Falls Chukars Baseball Game at Melaleuca Field
10 p.m. – The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration and Firework Display at Snake River Landing

Pocatello Saturday, July 1st – Pocatello Raceway Races

Monday, July 3rd

Treaty Day Fort Hall Rodeo Grounds

Tuesday, July 4th

9:00 a.m. – Annual 4th of July Parade has a new route from Portneuf Medical Center through Idaho State University’s campus. The theme is Celebrate America!

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Beach Party

7:00 p.m. – Flag Ceremony

10: 00 p.m. – Fireworks

Rexburg June 30 @ 7:00 PM – July 1 @ 10:00 PM – Whoopee Days Rodeo

Saturday, July 1st

10:00 p.m. – Fireworks at the Madison County Fairgrounds

Tuesday, July 4th
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. -Main Street Mile, Down Main Street, Down Main Street & South 2nd West
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Chamber Closed for Independence Day
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. -Independence Day in the Park –Porter Park
9:30 a.m. – Flag Raising at the Madison County Court House, Main Street & North 2nd East
10:00 a.m. – Parade

Blackfoot Friday, June 30th

10 a.m. – Vendor Fair Opens
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Blackfoot Swimming Pool – Free Swim
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bingham County Historical Museum – Free Tours
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.PM Kids Carnival & Petting Zoo
Noon – 5 p.m. Idaho Potato Museum – Free Tours
4 p.m. – Blackhawk landing at BM Field
5-8 p.m. Fish & Game – Free Fishing Day (Jensen’s Grove)
6-8 p.m. Ranch Rodeo @ EISF
Civil Air Patrol – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 12:00 NOON (Airport)
Naming Ceremony: “Spirit of Blackfoot”

Saturday, July 1st

8:00-10 Airplane Rides – Free (Airport) *Weather permitting
10:00 Military Fly over
9:00 a.m. Vendor Fair Opens (Jensen’s Grove & BMH Field)
11-3 p.m. Snowmobile Races (Jensen’s Grove)
11:00-4 p.m. Static Military Display/National Guard Climbing Wall (Airport)
11:00- 4 p.m. Classic car Show – 3:00 PM Judging (BM Field) Sponsored by: Farm Mutual & Les Schwab Tires
11am – 8 p.m. Kids Carnival & Petting Zoo (Jensen’s Grove) Sponsored by: CHS Bingham Co-op
NOON- Ceremonial Flag Raising with Music Program – Armed Forces
1 p.m. Potato Feed- Free (Shelter) Sponsored by: Liberty Gold & Spudnik
3 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Watermelon eating contest (Jensen’s Grove) Sponsored by: Grove City Gardens
6-10 p.m. Free Stage entertainment (Amphitheater) 8-10 p.m. Aaron Ball
5 p.m. Ping Pong Ball Drop Aaron Moon
6-8 p.m. Ranch Rodeo @ EISF
6 p.m. Military departure – convoy past Jensen’s Grove – Coordinated Fly Over
10 p.m. Liberty Fireworks Show presented by: Bingham Memorial Hospital & ICCU
TAPS by Civil Air Patrol Cadets (Amphitheater) At close of fireworks

Rigby Saturday, July 1

6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION -It’s a community festival celebrating the freedoms we treasure! Join us for food, water play, competitions and fireworks at Jefferson County Lake.

Fort Hall Monday, July 3rd
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. -Treaty Day Fireworks Show

Malad June 30 – July 2 – Malad Valley Welsh Festival

Monday, July 3rd

5:30 p.m. – Children’s Parade – ages 12 and under – N. Main by the Drive-In and walk to Malad City Park
6:00 p.m. – Snake River New Horizons Band
6:45 p.m. – Flag Ceremony and Volunteer of the Year
7:00 p.m. – Malad’s Got Talent Prelims – Must register with Eric Crowther by Friday, June 30. Prizes:12 and under – 1st – $100, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50 — 13 and up – 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100

Tuesday, July 4th

6:00 a.m. – Cannonade
6:00 a.m. – Fun Run – Sponsored by Distinguished Young Woman Program – Allen Drug Parking Lot
6-9:30 a.m. – Farm Bureau Pancake Breakfast – City Park – $7 adults, $5 kids 5-10, $25 immediate family
8:45 a.m. – Parade lineup – 300 West by the old high school
9:00 a.m. – Float judging begins
10:00 a.m. – Parade – Stops at the Military Monument for National Anthem & Taps
11-5:30 p.m. – Come set up at the park and enjoy some great food, local vendors, bounce house, knocker balls, bingo, watermelon eating contest, frozen t-shirt contest and more.
12:00 p.m. – Shootout at City Park – Malad Theater Guild
1:00 p.m. – Kids Races – City Park
2:00 p.m. – Malad High School Cheerleaders
2:30 p.m. – Vocal Expressions
5:30 p.m. – Dance Company Performance
6:00 p.m. – Malad’s Got Talent Finals
7:30 p.m.* – Party Rock Project
10:00 p.m.* – Fireworks at the Fairgrounds
*Times are approximate

Menan Tuesday, July 4th

7:30 a.m. Flag Raising
8:00a .m. 5K Color Run – $12 Race, $8 White Shirt, $2 Color Packs (Mikelle: 313-7472) Proceeds Support Rigby High School Band
8:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – $5 Person, $20 Family
9 a.m. -3 p.m. Car Show – No Entry Fee (Dennis Dole (480) 650-6263)
10:00am Booths
All Day Entertainment – No Entry Fee (Charisse: 403-7044)
11:00 a.m. Parade – No Entry Fee, Starts at Menan LDS Stake Center, West on Menan-Lorenzo Hwy to Valleywide Coop, one block North on 3500, then East on 665 N back to Menan LDS Stake Center (Mary Lou: 390-0154)
1:00 p.m. Kids Races
4:00 p.m. Duck Race
7:00 p.m. Town Hall- South Family 4th of July Variety Show
DARK Fireworks

Soda Springs Tuesday, July 4th

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Culpepper & Merriweather Circus in Soda Springs

Swan Valley Tuesday, July 4th

Bulls N Bombs – mini bull riding at the rodeo grounds during the day and fireworks at dark.

Lava Hot Springs Tuesday, July 4th

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Lava Independence Day Fireworks

Jackson Hole Tuesday, July 4th

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Town Square Pancake Breakfast- Take part in this annual tradition, an all-American smorgasbord in Town Square! The Jackson Hole Lions Club will help get your 4th of July started off right with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.

10:30 a.m. – 4th of July Parade in Downtown Jackson – After you’ve polished off that final pancake, head over to Snow King Avenue to check out the annual 4th of July parade! The parade winds down Snow King Avenue to Glenwood, turns onto Broadway and ends on Willow street. We recommend grabbing a front-row seat in front of the Center for the Arts on Glenwood Ave. It’s the spot with the best view…and the most candy!

6:00 p.m. – Patriotic Pops by Grand Teton Music Festival – This is a free concert that the whole family will enjoy! While it is a free event, it still requires reserving tickets. For tickets and more concert information click here.

6:00 p.m. – Town Square Shootout – The 4th of July in Jackson always has a special Wild West twist! Swing by Town Square at 6:00 p.m. to catch a reenactment of frontier justice. This is the longest continuously-running shootout in the country!

8:00 p.m. – Jackson Hole Rodeo – The whole family will love an action-packed evening at the Jackson Hole Rodeo! Starting at 8 p.m., the rodeo features all kinds of traditional rodeo competition, from bull riding and bucking broncs, to mutton bustin’ and calf roping. Watch the sun set over the Tetons while you enjoy the show!

10:00 p.m. – Fireworks in Two Locations: Jackson and Teton Village -Fourth of July isn’t complete without a stunning fireworks display, and Jackson Hole turns out in fine style for this annual tradition. At 10 p.m. catch the fireworks in one of two locations. Fireworks will take place at both the base of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson and also at the base of the Tetons in Teton Village.

Hamer Tuesday, July 4th

6:00 a.m – Flag Raising

7:00 p.m. – Parade – “America First” – All entries welcome. Dinner after!

At Dark – Fireworks

Mud Lake Tuesday, July 4th

7:00 a.m. – VFW Flag Raising Ceremony and Program at the Mud Lake Fairgrounds. Breakfast afterward at the Fairgrounds Park Pavilion.

Ashton Tuesday, July 4th
7:30 a.m. -9 a.m. Rotary breakfast in the city park
10 a.m.- Parade that goes down & back.
11 a.m. -2 p.m. – Flag ceremony, craft and food booths and car show at the city park.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – City pool will be open.
10 p.m. – Firework show at the high school.

Spencer 1:00 p.m. – Parade
10:00 p.m. – Fireworks!

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