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Fourth of July Festivities

Friday, July 4


Fireworks are great, but they aren't the only part of a Fourth of July party. Along with the eighth annual Fourth of July Firework Celebration, Ann Morrison Park will feature activities such as a chalk art festival beginning at 8 a.m., a children's bike decorating contest at noon, and a movie in the park following the fireworks. Parking will be limited, but free parking will be provided by a few public garages, including Eastman, Capitol Terrace, City Centre, Grove Street, Boulevard and Myrtle Street from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Boise State will also provide free parking in the Towers lot and the Brady Garage.

If you want to get out of town for the Fourth, Hailey has an all-day celebration, beginning with a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m., followed by a parade and Sawtooth Rangers Fourth of July Rodeo. There will also be an antique fair, bike race and kids' fair before the fireworks.

Melba has been dedicated to putting on the best Fourth of July show in the Treasure Valley and this year marks its 21st celebration. Not only are the fireworks something to behold, festivities include an arts and crafts fair at 9 a.m, a car show at 11 a.m. and mud volleyball at 4 p.m.