Like every town in the United States, Boise has its Independence Day traditions. One of ours is pancakes. Kick off the holiday with the Gem State Kiwanis' annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast in Julia Davis Park. You get 'cakes, sausage, a drink and a helping of live patriotic music in the Gene Harris Bandshell. After breakfast, the We the People Liberty Day Parade through downtown takes off at 11 a.m. sharp. After you've filled up on of floats and festive cheer, finish off the night with the 11th annual fireworks display at Expo Idaho (see Page 6). You can buy sips and snacks when the gates open at 6 p.m., and the first fireworks will light the night at around 10:15 p.m. Don't miss this Boise take on America's biggest party.
Breakfast: 7-11 a.m., $5-$8, $25 families. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd. Parade: 11 a.m., FREE, corner of 10th and Jefferson Streets. Fireworks: 6-10:30p.m., FREE. Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood St., parks.cityofboise.org.