Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fourth of July fireworks celebration moved to Expo Idaho

Boise’s 11th annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration has been moved to Expo Idaho.

The move became necessary due to concerns about wet and soggy conditions at Ann Morrison Park.  Because of recent flooding on the Boise River, many areas of the park are still wet, and with such large crowds expected, the spectator experience and potential damage to the park became key concerns.  

“The fireworks celebration is such a special thing we do here in Boise, we were absolutely committed to making sure it happened,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter.  “We appreciate Ada County and Garden City working with the city to ensure this year’s event quickly found a new home at Expo Idaho.  We invite everyone to come out and enjoy an amazing free show, and thank those sponsors who help make it happen year after year.” 

Located at 5610 Glenwood St., the gates at Expo Idaho will open at 6 p.m. for the public.  The event is free, and the fireworks will be synced to music on 107.1 K-Hits. Launch time for the fireworks display is scheduled for 10:15 p.m.  Beer, wine, and food will be available from vendors. View map

The fireworks display is made possible by the generous support of various organizations and individuals in the community, including:  City of Boise, Ada County, Fred Meyer, Mountain America Credit Union, the Idaho Statesman, 107.1 K-Hits, Tomlinson & Associations, Inc., Boise Housing Corporation, College of Western Idaho, J.R. Simplot Co., Intermountain Gas, Micron Foundation, Idaho Power, United Heritage Insurance, Grove Hotel, and George and Bev Harad. 

If you plan to watch the fireworks show from Expo Idaho, please be prepared for all coolers and handbags to be checked at the gate before entering the viewing area. Backpacks are not allowed. Please be mindful of the following:

  • No outside alcohol is allowed at Expo Idaho
  • Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase from vendors
  • There will be plenty of FREE parking at Expo Idaho. Please respect surrounding businesses and do not park in their lots during the event.
  • No tailgating, canopies, fireworks, sparklers, grills, open flames, drones or jaywalking.  No RVs. Vehicles must be legally parking in designated parking spaces. Police officers and security will be patrolling the grounds/parking lots and issuing citations when warranted
  • Gates for parking and the viewing area open at 6 p.m. on July 4
  • Parking lots will be closed once they are full, or by 10 p.m. at the latest.
  • Bring a flashlight to help you get safely back to your car after the fireworks show
  • Smoking is prohibited, except in designated areas

The fireworks celebration will return to Ann Morrison Park next year. 

More Information: Additional event details and updates can be found at the Boise Parks and Recreation website.