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Fourth of July in the Treasure Valley

Friday, July 2, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

Fourth of July in the Treasure Valley

The Fourth of July is my favorite time of the entire summer. I love going to barbecues, watching firework shows, swimming, all of it! There are plenty of fun ways to spend the holiday in Boise that I will be sharing with you today. 

Firework Shows/Events:

Fireworks are always the best part of the 4th of July. Luckily, there are plenty of shows to choose from in the Treasure Valley, here are a few-

Ann Morrison Park- Boise

This is probably the most popular firework show in the treasure valley. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, as well as maintaining social distance. There will not be any food vendors this year. The show begins around 10:15pm.

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Storey Park- Meridian

Storey Park is open for firework viewing, picnics and gatherings. Food trucks will be at the park starting at 4pm. The firework display will begin at around 10:20pm and will be set off from the back of the Speedway.

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Hunter’s Creek Sports Complex- Star

Enjoy a firework show hosted by Ridley’s Family Markets starting at 10pm. This is followed by a day of fun and activities at Hunter’s Creek Sports Complex. During the day, participate in the fun run, parade, luncheon, pie auction and fun activities like game booths and dunk tanks. Visit the event page here for all the details. 

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Brother’s Park- Caldwell

On July 3rd, the weekend kicks off with a parade in Memorial Park, followed by opening ceremonies, a car show, music, vendors and more. After a day full of fun at the annual 4th of July Patriotic Weekend Celebration in Caldwell watch the firework show at dusk in Brother’s Park on July 4th. Read all about it here.

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Water Activities:

This Fourth of July weekend is going to be a hot one! Cool off with your friends and family by checking out these local spots.

Float the Boise River

Spend the day on the Boise river this Fourth of July. Most people start their float in Barber Park, where you can utilize parking and rent tubes, life vests, etc.You can also barbeque and gather with friends and family in the park. This is one of my favorite summer activities. Be safe and make sure to check out the 2021 Floater Guide here.

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Roaring Springs Waterpark

Roaring Springs is a great place to spend the day with the whole family. They have tons of awesome waterslides, as well as a wave pool and lazy river. Food is not allowed in the park, but they do have plenty of options available for purchase. 

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Sandy Point at Lucky Peak

Sandy Point is a great place to spend the entire day. The park has plenty of beachy areas to layout, picnic tables and grills, as well as a lake to float or paddleboard in. Parking is $5 per vehicle for the entire day.

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Daytime Activities:

Bogus Basin Recreation Area

Bogus Basin is most known for its skiing and snowboarding, but they also have a ton of fun summer recreation. The mountain is beautiful and can be experienced by a scenic chair lift ride or a hike through the area. Bogus Basin also has plenty of activities like their outdoor mountain coaster, summer tubing, and more.

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Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Wahooz just opened its new laser tag experience which looks like tons of fun. They also have plenty of other things to do whether you want to bowl, play arcade games, or try out mini golf. This is a great activity for the entire family to enjoy. On July 4th, Wahooz will be open from 10:30am-9:00pm.

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I hope everyone has a great Fourth of July! Remember to be safe and have fun.

“No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July”- Mac Thornberry.