What happens when you tie 252 sparklers together?

Hmmm, let me take a guess, a big fire? Watch the video and find out what NOT to do on 4th of July!

If you’d like to keep it safer why not check out these fabulous 4th of July Celebrations throughout the valley this week. If you have an event you’d like to let me know about, email me, lisa@liteonline.com

Boise Welcomes Visitors to 4th of July Celebrations

Boise and Surrounding Areas to Celebrate Independence Day with Festivals and Fun

BOISE, Idaho [June 30, 2014]— As summer temperatures rise in the Treasure Valley, the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau highlights a host of family-friendly 4th of July celebrations. From parades and festivals to renowned fireworks displays, there is something for everyone – Boise residents and visitors alike.

• Liberty Day Parade: “Pledging Again: Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honor”, July 4, Downtown Boise

The traditional 2014 July 4th Parade, organized by the local “We the People Liberty Day Parade” committee, will kick off at 11 a.m. from the intersection of 10th and Jefferson Streets. The parade route will run south at 5th Street, continue two blocks to Idaho Street, and will turn east at Idaho Street, drawing to a close at the intersection of 11th Street. Families are encouraged to watch as parade floats and participants make their way through the parade route. For more information, visit: www.boiseparade.blogspot.com

• Idaho Statesman Chalk Art Festival and Fireworks, July 4, Ann Morrison Park, Boise

The Idaho Statesman Chalk Art Festival is a celebration of art. Featuring local artists who donate their time to create works of art, the festival is open to the public to watch the chalk artists create their designs. Spectators also vote for favorite artists throughout the festival, and there is also access to children’s activities, music performances and food and drink vendors. The festival starts at 8 a.m. and awards are announced at 5 p.m. A fireworks display begins at 10:15 p.m. For more information, visit: www.chalkart.webspecialdeal.com

• Boise Hawks versus Eugene Emeralds, Hawks Memorial Stadium, Boise

The Boise Hawks will take on the Eugene Emeralds at home. The first pitch will be thrown at 7:35 p.m. Tickets range from $7-12 per person. A fireworks display will follow the game. For more information, including tickets, visit: www.boisehawks.com

• Independence Day Festival, July 4, Storey Park, Meridian, Idaho

The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Meridian Speedway, will begin its Independence Day celebration at 3 p.m., with activities throughout the day, and concludes with a fireworks display at 10:15 p.m. The event includes inflatable toys, food vendors and live bands. For more information, visit: www.meridiancity.org/independenceday

• Independence Day Parade and Celebration, July 4, Memorial Park, Caldwell, Idaho

The day will begin with the Annual July 4th Parade at 10:00 a.m. in Memorial Park. Following the parade there will be a patriotic ceremony in the Memorial Park band shell. Family activities, the Pathway of Fallen Heroes, food and craft vendors, a car and bike show, kid's zone, and live music will all be available within Memorial Park until 4 p.m. The City of Caldwell will be hosting the July 4th Fireworks at Brothers Park at dusk. For more information, visit: www.cityofcaldwell.com

• Olde Tyme Fourth of July Celebration, July 4, Melba, Idaho

The Melba community presents the 21st annual Independence Day Celebration. The day beings with an arts and crafts fair at 9 a.m. and continues with a fly-over and parade at 10:30 a.m., a car show, activities for all ages, and ends at dusk with the grandest display of fireworks in the entire Treasure Valley. For more information, visit: www.melba4thofjuly.com

From my family to yours, have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!





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