While Boise Waits in Limbo, These 9 Cities Are Ready to Celebrate Fourth of July 2021
When the City of Boise canceled their Fourth of July Fireworks in 2020, residents took matters into their own hands with an explosive number of home displays producing breathtaking images like this and videos full of booms like this.
Boise residents who didn't stay home to watch their neighbors blow stuff up fled to places like the Meridian Speedway, Brother's Park in Caldwell or the sports complex in Star to see a professional fireworks display. The city isn't ready to make an official announcement regarding this year's fireworks display at Ann Morrison Park, but these other cities have already started rolling out information about their Fourth of July celebrations online.
Last year, the Meridian Speedway put on a fireworks show but the City of Meridian canceled their Fourth of July celebration at Storey Park due to a Central District Health Order. This year, the party is back on. According to the Independence Day page on the Meridian Special Events website, the city's fireworks display will be launch from the back of the speedway at about 10:20 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Leading up to the celebration, they'll have food trucks in the park beginning at 4 p.m.
Last year, Caldwell launched their fireworks display but had to cancel the other events that typically go hand in had with their celebration. With Fourth of July falling on a Sunday in 2021, Caldwell is expanding their celebration to two days that they've nicknamed "The Patriotic Weekend Celebration." Most of the events like the parade, car show, kid's patriotic bike, patriotic dog and watermelon contests and music happen at Memorial Park on Saturday, July 3. The fireworks will launch from Brothers Park on Sunday, July 4.
Our friends at Indian Creek Plaza will also hold their "Fun on the 4th" celebration with live music, dunk tanks and the splash pad on Sunday, July 4 between 12-3 p.m.
Garden City usually leaves it to the Boise Hawks to light up the skies if the team has a home game over Fourth of July weekend. That's on the schedule for 2021. They play Ogden on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. According to this year's promotional schedule there will be post game fireworks both evenings. Fourth of July weekend will include two of the eleven fireworks shows the Hawks are putting on this year.
Last year, Star is where we ended up fleeing to for a fireworks show in 2020 and man, did they deliver! We can't wait to see what Star's full blown Hometown Celebration is really like. They want to make up for lost time by serving up two days of patriotic fun. Their fun run, parade, luncheon and pie auction will be on Saturday, July 3. On Sunday, July 4 they'll celebrate with kids water games, live music and what could very well be the BEST Fourth of July Fireworks show in the Treasure Valley. (The only thing comparable is the Kuna Days show!)
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We're glad to see Melba bringing back their "Olde Tyme" 4th of July celebration. We LOVE the course for their Fun Run and it looks like it will be returning this year, along with the parade, arts and crafts fair, fried chicken lunch, antique tractor pull, car show, horseshoe pitching, chicken round up and fireworks. Just make sure you mark for calendar for Saturday, July 3 rather than the fourth. You don't want to show up a day late for the fun!
The Middleton Chamber of Commerce is still working out the finer details of their Fourth of July Celebration, but they have put out an all call for vendors and parade entries for 2021. Applications for both are due by June 25. Their Fourth of July Parade is scheduled for July 3 at noon.
Cascade did a scaled down version their Fourth of July celebration last year. They cut the food vendors and live music, but still launched a fireworks show. We expect the vendors and other fun to return this year. Right now, the details on their website are scare but the Chamber of Commerce has three days listed for their Thunder Mountain Days Fourth of July Celebration. It looks like the fun will be spread out from July 2-July 4.
Cancelled? Council doesn't know the definition of that word. They held their Fourth of July celebration, including their World Famous Porcupine races in 2020. A post on the community's Facebook page indicates that it'll all be back again in 2021. Two weeks ago, they promised the schedule for this year's events would be published soon.
Big shout out to Kelly for reaching out about Marsing's celebration! The Freedom Festival happens on Saturday, July 3 from 1-8 p.m. The Lions Club will be serving their dinner in Island Park, while the vendor festival and beer garden will be set up at The Spot. Fireworks to follow once the sun goest down.
...and we know you're wondering. No. We haven't heard anything about McCall yet.