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Local Fourth of July Celebrations

BYU-Idaho Radio · Local Fourth of July Celebrations

Barbeques, parades and fireworks are back this year all over Southeastern Idaho for the Fourth of July.

The cities and towns of Ashton, Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Jackson will hold their events tomorrow on July 3rd.

First, in Ashton, the city will kick-off its Independence Day celebration with a breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club. Tickets are $7 per person from 7:00-9:30 a.m.

Ashton’s parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be entertainment in the park including vendors and a car show. A fireworks show will start at 10:00 at North Fremont High School.

Rexburg will start with a flag-raising ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Smith Park followed by its “Main Street Mile” fun run at 9:45 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street.

The Day in the Park celebration will go from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Porter Park. Live performances on the Beehive Pavilion stage start at 12:15. Fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. from three locations around town. Residents are encouraged to watch from their homes.

Idaho Falls will hold “Liberty On Parade” through downtown starting at 9:00 a.m. Parks and Rec officials wish to remind residents to not mark spaces for the parade before 6:00 a.m. on July 3rd. Items removed by the city can be reclaimed by calling the Idaho Falls Parks Maintenance Office.

The annual Riverfest opens at noon and closes at 9:45 p.m. at Snake River Landing. The 28th annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks display begins at 10:03 p.m. and runs for about 30 minutes.

Historic Downtown Pocatello’s parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on South First Street and finish past the downtown pavilion.

Afterward, Bannock County will host a beach party at Bannock Reservoir from noon to 3:00 p.m. A car show will then be held at the Portneuf Wellness Complex.

Tracy Lawrence will perform at 6:00 p.m. in the amphitheater. Tickets can be purchased online at

Fireworks will be displayed at 10:00 p.m. at the soccer fields in the wellness complex.
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce events director, Britney Magleby., said this year the Fourth of July is special because it’s Teton County’s centennial celebration and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce’s 75th birthday.

The town’s parade will begin at 10:00 and will travel through Jackson’s historic downtown and end by the rodeo fairgrounds.

Due to the high fire risk, this year’s fireworks display has been canceled but live music will still be performed in Teton Village for the “Music on the Commons” series.

On behalf of BYU-Idaho Radio, we’d like to wish you a safe and joyful Fourth of July.