After you’ve enjoyed the neighborhood parades and backyard BBQs, we think you should sit back, relax, and enjoy fireworks this Fourth of July! We’ve made a list of the top shows here in the Treasure Valley where you can end your night with a bang. No matter if you live in Boise, Meridian, or Nampa, you can choose one of these spectacular shows below and start planning your holiday outing!
1. Ann Morrison Park, Boise ID
1000 S Americana Boulevard
The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10:15 pm on the 4th of July. Festivities will begin in the park around 6 pm and include food, drinks, and other activites. The City of Boise encourages people to walk or bike to the park and leave pets and drones at home!
2. Brother’s Park, Caldwell ID
4099 S. Indiana Avenue
Caldwell is a great place to spend the 4th of July! The festivities begin at 7 am with costume 5ks, a parade, vendors, and a car show. You can even bring your pup dressed in their best patriotic attire for a chance to win the most patriotic pooch contest! Then enter the watermelon eating contest and catch live music in the park in the late afternoon. At dusk, the fireworks show will begin!
3. Boise Hawks Game, Garden City ID
Memorial Stadium, 5600 North Glenwood Street
What better way to spend the Fourth of July than to snack on a hotdog, hamburger, or popcorn while watching a baseball game? Complete with fireworks, the Boise Hawks are hosting a three-game series over the Fourth of July weekend. The gates open at 6:30 pm, with the first pitch at 7:15 pm. Tickets start at under $10 per person! You can purchase tickets on their website.
4. Storey Park, Meridian ID
205 East Franklin Road
Relax in Storey park on the Fourth of July by letting your kids play on the playground while you sit back and relax. Food trucks will be serving food and drinks starting at 4 pm, and the fireworks show will begin at dusk. Fireworks will be set off behind the Meridian Speedway. Find out more about Meridian events here.
5. Hunters Creek Park, Star ID
1500 North Star Road
If you’re looking for classic events, join Star’s Hometown Celebration. They’ll start off the day with a Firecracker Fun Run 5k at 7 am. Following the race, they’ll have an old-fashioned pie contest, celebration parade, luncheon, and pie auction. After lunch, kids can enjoy water games and activities. At 7 pm, raffles, speeches, concerts, and more will take place before the fireworks show at dusk.
What You Should Bring to a Fireworks Show
Before you leave the house, don’t forget to bring the essentials. Sometimes unexpected weather shifts and long wait times can make you regret not packing more. We’ve made a brief list of things you might want to bring.
Here are nine things you should bring to a fireworks show:
- Short folding chairs
- A picnic blanket
- A picnic basket with snacks and drinks
- Sweaters and raincoats depending on the forecast
- Bug spray to avoid mosquito bites
- Ear plugs for children and adults that may be sensitive to loud noises
- A deck of cards to use while waiting for the show
- A flashlight to use after the show
Our team at ShadeWorks wishes you a very happy and safe Fourth of July weekend!