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BOISE, Idaho — The day commemorating independence for the United States of America “ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more,” future President John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, in 1776.
Now, 246 years later, many of those traditions continue. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening in communities around southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon to mark Independence Day. Start times for fireworks displays tend to be fluid, but they typically start between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m.
As of Wednesday, June 22, this guide continued to be a work in progress. More events will be added. If you know of a good one you don’t see here, email us! The address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you plan to celebrate with fireworks on your own, heed these safety reminders from the Boise Fire Department.
City of Boise Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday, July 4, in Ann Morrison Park
Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution ceremony
Red, White and Zoo
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 2, at Zoo Boise in Julia Davis Park (last entry at 4 p.m.)
Sagebrush Days July 1-4 in Eastman Park
Passion for Patriotism 2022, happening July 4 in Memorial Park
Note: Parts of Memorial Park will be closed Sunday, July 3, to prepare for the July 4 festivities.
Thunder Mountain Days – July 4
Fourth of July events all day
2022 Gem County Freedom Fest
Days of the Old West Independence Day Celebration – Celebrate “Red, White & Blue 2022”
Fireworks at dusk over Payette Lake
4th of July Fireworks Show! at Tamarack – 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Brundage Mountain 4th of July Cat Track 10K/5K Race – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free live music at Brundage Mountain in base area – 10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring (in order of appearance) Matt Hopper, Corn Mash and Lucky Tongue.
Olde Tyme Fourth of July – Theme: “Proud to be an American”
4th of July Celebrations presented by Meridian Parks and Recreation
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Middleton/Star Firefighters Local 4626 Annual Fourth of July Pancake Feed
4th of July Firework Show
2022 God and Country Festival of the Treasure Valley
Fourth of July Fireworks at Malheur County Fairgrounds in Ontario – show begins at dusk.
107th Vale 4th of July Rodeo
Star Hometown Celebration
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