In case you've somehow managed to miss it, today is the Fourth of July. For a good portion of the world, this means absolutely nothing. But for those in the United States, it's about swelling national pride, red, white and blue color combos and blowing things up.
In the June 27 issue of Boise Weekly, we told you about a number of ways to celebrate Independence Day. But if you didn't like any of those, here's another way to get your all-American celebration on.
Journey over to Middleton and partake in a good ol' fashioned, small-town Fourth of July brouhaha. Kick things off by carbo-loading at the Middleton Rural Fire District pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Get relief from the scorching summer sun at noon with the wet parade, then check out classic rides at the car show and see which ones take home awards with a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. You can fill in the time between with a stroll through Hawthorne Park, where you can scour the wares of local vendors and listen to live music.
And of course, there will be things exploding in the sky once it gets dark. For more info on the day's agenda and activities, click here.