There are several reasons to pack up the family and head to the Wood River Valley. In Hailey, the Draper Preserve Riverfest offers floating, music by The Kim Stocking Band, free food and ice cream, and much more. 2-5 p.m., FREE, members.haileyidaho.com.
In Stanley, watch the Fourth of July Parade, which morphs into a street dance with music by Free Peoples, followed by fireworks. 5 p.m., FREE. Pioneer Park, stanleycc.org.
Or, head to the Throwdown in Dogtown with music from Chris Knight with the Full Band, Dirty River Boys, Shane Smith & The Saints, Old Death Whisper and The Barking Owls. 6:30 p.m., $25. Mountain Village Resort, 3 Eva Falls Ave., rightlaneproductions.net.
In Sun Valley, cool off when Sun Valley on Ice kicks off with 2014 Olympic Gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White and many more. 9:30 p.m., $44-$144, Sun Valley Lodge, 1 Sun Valley Road, sunvalley.com.