You Won’t Want To Miss These Incredible Fireworks Shows In Idaho This Year
There’s no denying that Idaho’s landscape hits ‘pause’ during the sweet, sultry summer months. Long sunny days and warm nights cause the landscape to hold its breath in anticipation of rain, gentle breezes, and a puffy cloud or two. Fortunately, celebrating our freedom on Independence Day always seems to reinvigorate the senses!
Every Fourth of July, flashes of red, white, and blue fill the skies as cities of all sizes and populations pull out all the stops to celebrate our country’s birthday with dazzling fireworks displays and vibrant hometown celebrations. And while 2016’s fireworks displays were pretty incredible, this year’s celebrations are going to be even bigger and better. So if you’re asking yourself, “where can I find fireworks near me this year?” we’ve got you covered. Combined with endless events, epic parades, and delicious BBQ cook-offs, even the beautiful cultural celebrations of our smaller towns are well worth a visit!
Check out our list of some of the best Idaho fireworks for 2017, and then keep scrolling to see our complete list of all the shows happening in Idaho on the 4th.
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Ada County Fireworks
Boise: The event typically held at Ann Morrison Park is still under evaluation due to flooding and will possibly be moved this year. Check back for more info.
Bannock County Fireworks
Pocatello/Chubbuck, July 4. Live music, games, food and a fireworks show at the Bannock County Fairgrounds are the featured events of the day. Show starts @ dusk.
Blaine County Fireworks
Hailey, Idaho: “Days of the Old West,” July 1-4. Quintessential “western” festivities run all weekend long and include the famous Days of the Old West Rodeo, a parade on Main Street (followed by a BBQ), a shoot-out reenactment, children’s’ carnival, pancake breakfast, an antique fair, and the Wood River Land Trust RiverFest. The 4th will culminate with a fireworks display @ dusk.
Ketchum/Sun Valley, July 4: The first Sun Valley on Ice of the summer kicks off on the 4th. All day long, skaters light up the ice at the Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink. Following the pyrotechnics on ice, a huge fireworks display will light up the night sky over Dollar Mountain, starting @ dusk.
Kootenai County Fireworks
Harrison: July 4. Fireworks on the waterfront @ dusk makes this celebration extra special! JamShack will play live music in the park from 4 to 8 pm.
Teton County Fireworks:
Victor Independence Day Celebration: July 4, 2017 @ 10:20 pm. Start the morning off with a special memorial Flag Ceremony, followed by breakfast at City Park. You’ll also find the Mud Lake Trailhead 5K, a huge Independence Day parade at 10:30 am, the ongoing craft fair, and eating challenges.
Twin Falls County Fireworks:
Buhl Independence Day Celebration/Sagebrush Days kickoff: July 4 @ 9:30 p.m. Buhl Sagebrush Days offers up an authentic, old-time American celebration that’s worth experiencing just to feel the down-home country charm. Highlights include an all-you-can-eat trout feed, a parade, pancake breakfast, fun run, candy cannon, and more.
Washington County Fireworks:
Weiser Fourth of July Celebration: Coming off the tail-end of the Annual Oldtime Fiddlers Festival and Contest at the end of June, this annual fireworks show kicks off near the intersection of Indianhead and State at the old dirt lot. A ramped-up small town fireworks display is the highlight of the day, but a parade down Main St. and plenty of local sales complete the festivities.
Though it might seem like a modern holiday tradition, the origin of fireworks on the 4th of July actually dates back to 1777 in Philadelphia with the one-year celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. More than 200 years later, this Fourth of July tradition is alive and well, with vibrant, pyrotechnic shows that get bigger and better every year! Be sure to check out the celebration closest to you this year, and stay tuned as we continue to update and add to this list as new information comes our way.
Know of any other Independence Day celebrations, big or small? Just leave a comment!