4th of July in Idaho

4th of July 

It’s time to celebrate the 4th of July! Did you know that July 4th has been a federal holiday since 1941? From 1776 until present day, we celebrate the 4th of July as the birth of American Independence. All around the country, people celebrate with fireworks, parades, concerts, family gatherings, and BBQ’s. How are you going to celebrate this year? Here are a few ideas of things you could do!

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Firework Show

The 4th of July is not complete without a fireworks show to end the night. Here in Rexburg, there are many different firework shows that you could attend. The City of Driggs is hosting a fireworks display on the night of the 4th starting at 10:20pm. Enjoy live music and a picnic event before the fireworks show from 6pm-9pm. You could also head to Idaho Falls and enjoy the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration & Fireworks Display along the Idaho Falls River Walk starting at 10pm.

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BBQ or Picnic

Get the grill out, grab some burgers and start cooking! The perfect way to enjoy the 4th of July is by barbequing! Invite friends, family and bring lots of food. Grill hotdogs and hamburgers and enjoy some delicious cake shaped like a flag for dessert. Bring some fun games to play while you wait for the food to cook.

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4th of July Parade

Start your holiday off right by celebrating at a local parade! Idaho Falls is having their annual 4th of July Parade starting at 9am. This year’s theme is “Solute to American Heroes”. If you want to stay here in Rexburg, enjoy the 87th Independence Day Parade starting at 10am. The parade goes along Main Street from Smith Park to Porter Park. Enjoy creative floats, bands, dancers, and drill teams. You won’t want to miss out on this fun event!

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Stay Cool!

Beat the heat this 4th of July by jumping in the cool water! Whether it’s going to the lake, pool or bridge jumping, cool down by relaxing in the water. Go kayaking or canoeing with friends and family. You could hike to Packsaddle Lake and go swimming for the day or float Warm Slough in tubes. Whatever you decide to do, just remember to make memories and have fun!

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Make Yummy Red, White & Blue Dessert

Who doesn’t love Angel Food Cake? This delicious recipe will leave you wanting to eat it all! This treat is perfect for any 4th of July BBQ or party. Follow the instructions to make the coconut angel food cake. After the cake is cooked, cut it into three equal layers. Fill each layer of the cake with whipped cream and berries. Cool cake in fridge and then enjoy! You and your guests will love it!

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