Treasure Valley Independence Day Festivities

July 3, 2012
Meridian

The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to partner with the Meridian Speedway to bring a wonderful Independence Day Festival to the residents of Meridian to celebrate our country's freedom.  While the Speedway runs their scheduled races on the evening of the 4th of July, the Parks and Recreation Departments hosts an event in neighboring Storey Park.  The event includes inflatable toys, a climbing wall, and live bands.  The evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks display that is visible throughout the Treasure Valley.  Following is a schedule of events:

3:00pm - Event begins with inflatable toys, climbing wall and food vendors available in Storey Park.

3:00pm - "Dakota Mad Band" begins live performance in the Storey Park picnic shelter.

5:30pm - "Social Fallout" begins live performance in the Storey Park picnic shelter.

6:30pm - Meridian Speedway races begin.

7:00pm - Gate to the baseball field in Storey Park opens to allow for more fireworks viewing area.

7:30pm - "Big Wow" begins live performance in the Storey Park picnic shelter.

9:30pm - Safe and Sane fireworks area opens in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot.  No aerial fireworks allowed!

Boise

"We the People" Liberty Day Parade

Theme: Celebrate the Constitution: Securing liberty for 225 years.

Where: Downtown Boise

When: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4

Visit Libertydayparade.com for more information.

Gem State Kiwanis Annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast

Where: Julia Davis Park; next to the Gene Harris Bandshell

When: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4

Cost: $5 for adults, $4 for kids and seniors. Admission free for Active Duty Military and families. This will be the 49th year for the event.

There will be face painting for the kids and continuous music for all to enjoy. For more information/tickets, contact John Shaw at 331-1456.

Fireworks

Where: Ann Morrison Park

When: Wednesday, July 4, 10:15 p.m. (approximately)

The fireworks will be simulcast on Today's 6, and synced to the music on 107.1 K-HITS!