Liberty on Parade - Public Safety Information & Road Closures
The annual 4th of July parade, Liberty on Parade is hosted by the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and begins at 9 a.m. The parade route begins near Idaho Falls High School at the intersection of 4th Street and South Holmes Avenue, travels West on 4th Street, turns south on South Boulevard, and concludes at South Boulevard and Rogers Street. Additional road closure information can be found below.
People will begin walking to the parade route and lining up along the route hours before the start of the parade. Residents and anyone traveling within at least a mile of the parade route should expect to encounter congested traffic, crowds, and pedestrians. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if they are not attending the parade and to otherwise obey traffic signs and use caution in the area. NO ONE should move or drive around traffic closure devices for any reason.
Parking along the parade route is not permitted after 5 a.m. on July 4 until after the conclusion of the parade. Anyone who leaves a vehicle parked along the parade route, or in the staging area around Idaho Falls High School, after 5 a.m. for any length of time risks being cited and/or having the vehicle towed.
Every Idaho Falls Police Officer will be working on July 4 at Independence Day events and throughout the city. We thank the public for their patience as officers prioritize and address calls for service as quickly and safely as possible.
EMERGENCIES: Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. If, due to congestion around the events, you are not able to successfully place/receive phone calls or text messages, go to the IFPD post at each event or flag down one of the Idaho Falls Police Officers or Idaho Falls Fire and EMS personnel roving through the events. During the parade IFPD will be posted at the intersection of S Boulevard and 10th Street, near Common Cents. Look for the blue Idaho Falls Police Canopy.
CHILDREN: IFPD recommends that parents take a photo of their children, including their face and clothing, on the morning of the 4th of July before leaving home. If your child goes missing, this will help with the search. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about safety ahead of the 4th of July festivities, and to keep a close eye on children of all ages. Children should not be permitted to run into the street after candy or trinkets at the parade and parents should ensure children remain a safe distance from floats, horses, and vehicles in the parade.
NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS: By order of the Fire Marshall, personal fireworks are not permitted at the parade.
DRONES: Community members are asked not to fly personal drones in the area of the parade. In the event of an emergency, first responders may utilize drones to find lost children, gather visuals and information about public safety issues, etc. Personal drones in the air may prevent the use of first responder drones in these situations.
The following road closures related to the parade will be in effect at the indicated times on July 4th until the conclusion of the parade.
- John Adams Parkway, including the branches that connect to 4th Street and 5th Street, from Tiger Ave to S Holmes Ave.
- South Boulevard from N Water Ave to W Sunnyside Road.
9:00 a.m. and later.
- The intersection of South Holmes Ave and 4th Street will close at the start of the parade. South Holmes Ave will reopen after the parade has passed.
- The intersection of South Boulevard and East 17th Street will close when the parade reaches 10th street and will remain closed until the parade has passed.