Didn't get your fair share of professional fireworks displays during the long Fourth of July weekend? That's ok! We get to do it all over again this weekend! 

While the very early days of Eagle's history dates back to the mid-1860s, it didn't become a township until 1904. That happened after a man by the name of Thomas Aikens lead the charge in getting Ada County to agree to build a bridge over the Boise River to connect the north and south sides. Aiken's original motivation for the bridge was a little selfish. He wanted it built so he could connect the properties he owned on opposite sides of the river.

He persuaded voters to vote in favor of the bridge by offering luxury carriage rides to the polls and a free picnic on election day. It's approval led to the construction of a school, grocery store and Odd Fellows Hall. Aikens teamed up the the man responsible for the grocery store and hall to sell fifteen acres of property for development. That acreage became the Township of Eagle.

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Eagle graduated to incorporate city status within Ada County in February 1971, which makes this year the city's 50th Anniversary! That's why Eagle Fun Days will be absolutely EPIC this weekend!

Want to join in the fun? Here's a brief run down of what to expect!

Friday, July 9

Family Fun Night

  • Where: Guerber Park, 2200 Hill Rd
  • When: 5-8 p.m.
  • What: Field games, bounce houses, food trucks and family activities presented by the Eagle Police and Fire departments, crime stoppers and more!

Fireworks Show

  • Where: Eagle Island State Park
  • When: 10 p.m.
  • What: Professional fireworks show. There are only 1100 parking sports available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Saturday, July 10

Eagle Fun Days 5K/10K Fun Run

  • Where: Merrill Park, 637 E Shore Dr
  • When: 10K - 8 a.m., 5K - 8:15 a.m., Awards - approximately 10:30 a.m.
  • What: Fun run on the Eagle Greenbelt and post race pancake breakfast served by the Eagle Fire Department.
  • Registration: No race day registration is available. Sign up online before midnight on Thursday, July 8 or at packet pick-up at the Pulse Running & Fitness Shop between 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, July 9. Registration includes, t-shirt, race bib, timing chip and complimentary breakfast.

Market & Live Music

  • Where: Downtown Eagle
  • When: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • What: The Eagle Market always has something for everyone, whether you're looking for fresh produce, jewelry, décor or something yummy! There's also live music on the Gazebo stage.

Fun Days Car Show

  • Where: Downtown Eagle
  • When: 12-4 p.m.
  • What: You love classic cars? This is where you can see and take selfies with classic cars! You'll find them just down State Street from the market.

Wet and Wild Parade

  • Where: Downtown Eagle on State Street from Edgewoord Lane to Stierman Way
  • When: 1 p.m.
  • What: Let's be honest, the Friday night fireworks are cool but Saturday's Wet and Wild Parade is the real highlight of Eagle Fun Days! The parade floats are going to soak you (and it's going to feel great on a 102º day) and you can soak them right back! Bring your arsenal of water toys, water balloons and buckets!

Cornhole Tournament

  • Where: Downtown Eagle
  • When: 3 p.m.
  • What: The online registration deadline for the tourney has passed, but you're more than welcome to watch the showdown among casual tailgate cornhole enthusiasts and elite cornhole champions! Prizes will be awarded to the champions and runners-up in each division.

TIP Tow Fire Truck Pull

  • Where: Downtown Eagle
  • When: 7-9 p.m.
  • What: Teams of 12 will compete to see who can pull an actual fire engine 100 feet in the fastest time. Civilian teams will compete against first responders teams as part of the fun! Trophies are awarded to the top three teams!

Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed

  • Where: Merrill Park, 637 E Shore Dr, Eagle
  • When: 5-10 p.m.
  • What: We've actually talked about triumphant return of the Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed and it's history at length over the last few weeks. If you know, you know. If you don't, we're going to be kind and clue you in HERE! It's a silly event for a great cause, Special Olympics Idaho. Tickets are still on sale HERE. 

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