Independence Day Idaho Fireworks Events

Ah, Independence Day. Honoring America and, in particular, paying tribute to the soldiers and families who have sacrificed to preserve our country’s freedom, there’s nothing quite like this vibrant holiday! Local fireworks displays offer a heart-pounding combination of colors, sounds, and the celebratory atmosphere of patriotism, family BBQs, and magic in the air happening all at once. Check out these awesome 4th of July displays happening near you this year.

1. Idaho Falls "Melaleuca Freedom Celebration"
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Idaho Falls has long held a reputation for hosting the largest Fourth of July fireworks display in the state... and in the West! With over 17,000 shells being launched in a 30-minute extravaganza along the Snake River greenbelt and choreographed to music, this Southern Idaho town tops the shows put on by Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas, and other major cities in terms of sheer numbers with the goal of being the largest show west of the Mississippi. Don't believe it? Check it out for yourself! And be sure to catch the symphony and day-long festivities as well.

Melaleuca Freedom Celebration: July 4, 10 p.m. @ W. side of the river between John's Hole Bridge and Land Bank Street Bridge.
2. City of McCall
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For a family-friendly event that culminates in an beautiful fireworks display over Payette Lake, McCall is the best place to be! View from the shore, or take a Fireworks Cruise with McCall Lake Cruises to see the show up close and personal.

City of McCall: July 4, Dusk @ Payette lake shore in downtown McCall.
3. City of Coeur d'Alene
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The festivities last all day in scenic CDA, highlighted by Northern Idaho's largest fireworks display being launched over Lake Coeur d'Alene at dusk. Catch the show from the resort, the park, or head to the shore

City of Coeur d'Alene: July 4, Dusk @ the lake.
4. City of Boise
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Idaho's capital city hosts a huge 4th of July celebration and fireworks show every year, complete with a festival, pancake breakfast, live orchestra, and more.

City of Boise: July 4, 10:15 p.m. @ Ann Morrison Park.
5. Athol/Silverwood "4th of July Extravaganza"
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Spend the day riding roller coasters at Silverwood and cooling off at Boulder Beach before enjoying an epic display inside the park in the evening.

Silverwood Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4, Dusk @ Silverwood Theme Park, Athol.
6. City of Driggs
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Formerlly hosted in Victor as a private event, Idaho's Teton Valley recently moved their local show to Driggs to make it more open to the public, while also increasing funding and bring in live music from famous artists like the Beach Boys.

Teton Valley 4th of July Celebration: July 4, 10:20 p.m. @ the courthouse.
7. Hailey Days of the Old West
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Hailey's "Days of the Old West" plays host to a rodeo, community BBQ, antique market, and more, culminating in a fireworks show at the park.

Days of the Old West Fireworks: July 4, 10 p.m. @ Hop Porter Park.
8. Nampa "God and Country Festival"
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Nampa plays host to the Treasure Valley God and Country festival every year, which features numerous artists and bands and culminates in a huge fireworks display that doesn't conflict with the Independence Day celebrations of other cities.

God and Country Festival: June 29, Dusk @ the Idaho Center.
9. City of Kellogg/Silver Mountain Resort
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Beautiful views of the show can be seen from the mountaintop resort, or from down in the valley where you will also find live music in the park, a vendor fair, a parade, and much more.

City of Kellogg: July 4, Dusk @ Silver Mountain/Main Street.
10. City of Priest Lake
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Elkins Resort on the will be hosting a fireworks display this year in Reeder Bay, carrying on a tradition that was started by Hill's Resort in the 80s. Enjoy the incredible display over the water from any number of lookout points or on the beach.

City of Priest Lake: July 4, Dusk @ Elkins Resort.
11. City of Stanley
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Enjoy a brilliant display of fireworks with some of Idaho's best and most scenic mountains as a backdrop, alongside a parade and live-music street dance.

City of Stanley: July 4, Dusk @ Pioneer Park.

Continue to check back as we add more local celebrations leading up to the 4th. And remember, wherever you are and however you choose to celebrate our country and continued freedom, please be safe out there and enjoy the day-long festivities!

This article originally appeared at: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/idaho/id-fireworks-2016/. 

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