4th of July Events

Gem State Kiwanis 4th of July Pancake Breakfast (Boise)

  • Wednesday, July 4, 7-11 a.m.
  • Julia Davis Park, Boise
  • Website

“We the People” Liberty Day Parade (Boise)

Boise Fourth of July Celebration

  • Ann Morrison Park
  • Food and beer vendors start at 4 p.m.; Fireworks start at approx. 10:15 p.m.
  • Website
  • After a flooding on the Boise River prompted a relocation last year, Boise’s 12th annual 4th of July celebration is returning to Ann Morrison Park.

Caldwell 4th of July Parade and Celebration

  • Parade starts at 9 a.m.
  • Festivities at Memorial Park; Fireworks at Brother’s Park
  • Website

Big Time – Small Town Independence Week Celebration (Crouch/Garden Valley)

Hailey Days of the Old West – 4th of July Celebration

  • Pancake breakfast 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.; Fun run at 9 a.m.; Parade at noon; RiverFest 1 – 5 p.m.; Rodeo 7:30 p.m.; Fireworks at dusk
  • Lions Park and Draper Wood River Preserve, Hailey
  • Website

Melba “Olde Tyme” 4th of July

  • Fun Run begins at 7 a.m.; Parade at 10:30 a.m.; Fireworks at dusk
  • Car show, tractor pull, stage entertainment
  • Website

Meridian Independence Day Celebration

  • Festival kicks off at 3 p.m. in Storey Park
  • Fireworks show at Meridian Speedway at approximately 10:15 p.m.
  • Website

Lakeside Liberty Fest

  • Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4
  • Legacy Park, McCall
  • Website
  • The Lakeside Liberty Fest returns for its second consecutive year, and organizers have expanded the event offerings from last year. The two-day festival includes volleyball tournaments, a car show, live music, bounce houses and slides, and of course, the always-popular 4th of July fireworks display over Payette Lake. Because the holiday falls in the middle of the week, organizers say they have a lot of other events planned during the 10-day stretch encompassing Independence Day. For more information on the extended festivities, check out this video.

Invited to a 4th of July BBQ this year? Take this delicious brownie pizza, it will be a hit !

Red White and Blue Brownie Pizza

from Jo Cooks

Red White and Blue Brownie Pizza – the perfect dessert for your 4th of July celebration. A delicious brownie crust topped with a cream cheese frosting and loaded with berries!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories497 kcal
For Brownie Crust
  • 1 box brownie mix I used Betty Crocker Chocolate Chunk Brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
For Cream cheese frosting and toppings
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature (1 package)
  • 1/4 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 to 3 cups strawberries sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Prepare a pizza pan or a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In your mixer add all the brownie ingredients and and mix just until everything is well blended. Spread the brownie mix over the parchment paper to form a circle that’s about 14 inches in diameter. Bake for 20 minutes. Let it cool completely.
  3. In your mixer add the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and mix well until smooth.
  4. Using a spatula spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the brownie crust.
  5. Arrange berries over the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Slice and serve. Refrigerate leftovers.


Content Source: KTVB 

Recipe from Jo Cooks