Fourth of July Celebrations in Idaho

Fireworks light up the Idaho skies.

Fireworks will light the skies across Idaho.

Ahhhh, July. Summer has arrived in full force. Barbecues, apple pie, lemonade, water gun fights, baseball games and sleeping under the stars are all top of mind. Summer festivals from around the state are filling up the calendar and Fourth of July celebrations lead the way. These Independence Day celebrations will keep your summer rolling in the right direction, with fun favorites and a healthy dose of patriotism and pride.

Rupert Fourth of July, July 1-5 – The celebration begins at 6:00am Tuesday with a “Christmas in July” breakfast. Then get ready for the action with the The Firecracker 500 lawnmower race, parade, live concerts and family rodeo. As the sun goes down the sky lights up with fireworks on July 1. Rupert

Treasure Valley God & Country Festival – Enjoy family-friendly fun, the valley’s largest fireworks show, Christian bands, military appreciation and more on July 2.  Caldwell

Antique Tractor in the Border Days Parade.

Antique Tractor in the Border Days Parade. Credit Grangeville Border Days.

Grangeville Border Days – Enjoy the rodeo and weekend events July 2-4, including the wild horse race, cowboy breakfast, live music, kids games, carnival, art show and fireworks at dark. Grangeville

Hailey Days of the Old West Celebration – Pancake breakfast, children’s carnival, antique fair, parade, criterium bike race and fireworks at dusk. The Days of the Old West Rodeo takes place July 2-4. Hailey

Treaty Day Fireworks Show – Watch the show at dusk on July 3 at the Fort Hall Rodeo Grounds. Fort Hall

Malad Independence Day Celebration – Be entertained July 3 – 4 with bed races, a parade, western shoot out and fireworks. There is a salmon bake on the 3rd. Fireworks and a live concert in the Park on the 4th. Malad

Soda Springs Independence Day Celebration – Join in the festivities July 3-4, with a Lions Club breakfast, parade, carnival, Foam in the Park, sports tournaments and fireworks. Soda Springs

Paris 4th of July Celebration – On July 3 and 4, hear live music and enjoy the Paris City Chuckwagon Breakfast, the Patriotic Pageant at the Paris Tabernacle, a parade and youth rodeo. Paris

Biggest Show in Idaho Music Festival and Extravaganza – July 3-5, enjoy the fireworks, parade, music festival, golf tournament and bicycle race during this action-packed event. Pocatello

Awaiting fireworks over Payette Lake.

Awaiting fireworks over Payette Lake. Credit John Poimiroo

McCall Fourth of July Celebration – The fun runs through July 6. Enjoy live music, kids’ games and crafts and fireworks over Payette Lake. On July 5 and 6, head to historic Roseberry near the town of Donnelly for the annual Roseberry Arts & Crafts Fair. McCall/Donnelly

Thunder Mountain Days – Start July 4th with a Buckaroo Breakfast, followed by a parade, barbecue, live music and fireworks over Lake Cascade at dusk. Cascade

Crouch/Garden Valley 4th of July Celebration – Have fun on the fourth with children’s games, rafting races, the infamous “duck race”, a parade at 6:00pm and fireworks at 10:00pm. Garden Valley/Crouch

Coeur d’Alene Fourth of July Festival – American Heroes Parade begins at 11:00am on July 4 followed by a festival in City Park with live music, food and games. Fireworks over the lake begin at approximately 9:45pm. Coeur d’Alene

Silver Valley Independence Day Celebration – Begin the fourth with great breakfast sponsored by the Elks Club followed by a parade and festivities in the park. Trolley rides are offered through the day that ends with a choreographed fireworks. Kellogg

Liberty Festival on the Falls and Freedom Celebration – The parade begins at 9:00am on July 4, followed by a classic car show, live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids’ activities and fireworks. Idaho Falls

Works on display at the Boise Chalk Art Festival.

Works on display at the Boise Chalk Art Festival. Credit Idaho Statesman

Fourth of July Celebration in the Park and Chalk Festival – The festivities begin at 8:00am on July 4 with artists hard at work on chalk art creations. There are kids’ games, live music and fireworks followed by a movie in the park. The Fourth of July Liberty Parade begins at 11:00am in downtown Boise and the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast kicks off at 7:00am in Julia Davis Park. Boise

Stanley 4th of July Celebration – Enjoy a parade in the afternoon and fireworks at dusk in Pioneer Park on July 4. Stanley

Melba Olde Tyme Fourth – The July 4 celebration promises fun, laughter, games, parade, arts & crafts, a car show, and an antique tractor pull, culminating with a grand fireworks display.   Melba

Enjoy fireworks on the waterfront. July 4. Harrison

Sandpoint 4th of July – On July 4, enjoy parades downtown in the morning – the children’s parade begins at 9 a.m., and the main parade is at 10:00am. Games for the kids begin at 2:00pm at City Beach followed by live entertainment until the fireworks show over the lake.  Sandpoint

 

Caldwell Fourth of July Parade.

Caldwell Fourth of July Parade. Credit Gerry Slabaugh

Caldwell Fourth of July Celebration – On July 4, the parade begins at 10:00am in Memorial Park followed by a patriotic ceremony in the band shell. Family activities, the Pathway of Fallen Heroes, food and craft vendors, a car and bike show, kid’s zone, and live music can be enjoyed at the park until 4:00pm. Fireworks begin at dusk at Brothers Park. Caldwell

Montpelier Fourth of July Celebration – Start your day with a chuckwagon breakfast. Beginning at 3:00pm, enjoy bounce houses, a climbing wall, waterslide and more at Allinger Park. Fireworks close out the evening on July 4. Montpelier

Lava Hot Springs Independence Day Celebration fireworks on the 4th. Lava Hot Springs

Fireworks in the Mountains – Held on July 5th, this celebration has taken place in the community of Elk River for over 20 years. Elk River

Make plans to experience this Independence Day weekend in Idaho.  Our small towns and urban cities have a wide variety of lodging, dining and recreation opportunities to make sure your visit is a memorable one.  Go to www.visitidaho.org for more information and vacation ideas.