Boise’s 4th of July Fireworks Officially Have a New Home
Quite a large portion of Ann Morrison Park has been under water for months thanks to the Boise River spilling over its banks. Even though the flooding has begun to subside, its not enough to save the city of Boise's annual fireworks display.
Thanks to the North Beach alcohol ban in McCall, my girls and I decided to stay in the Treasure Valley last 4th of July. That made it the first year I was in the Treasure Valley for the Ann Morrison fireworks. When we walked over from The Tailgate, we could barely find room for our group to stand and watch the fireworks together. Yeah, that's how many thousands of people were squeezed into Ann Morrison Park, with just as many watching from the Boise Depot.
Well first the first time in decades, the fireworks are on the move from Ann Morrison Park. Boise Parks and Rec came to the decision on Tuesday that despite lower river levels, the grass at Ann Morrison Park would still be too wet and soggy to handle such large crowds.
Mayor Bieter released a statement saying that the fireworks are such a special community event, that they absolutely wanted to make sure the city still put them on. That's why they worked out a deal with Ada County and Garden City to hold this year's Boise fireworks at Expo Idaho.
Gates open at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th with the fireworks display scheduled for 10:15 p.m. If you want to enjoy some drinks and food before the show, there will be plenty of vendors serving beer, wine and food! The city recommends bringing water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight and something to sit on.
Personal fireworks, sparklers, pets, coolers and backpacks are prohibited from entering Expo Idaho.
Didn't get a chance to see the fireworks at Ann Morrison Park last year? Check out these photos I caught in 2016!