Independence Day Celebration
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Schedule of Events
- 7:15 a.m. - Idaho Falls FireKracker 5k Fun Run, begins at Tautphaus Park
- 9 a.m. - 4th of July Parade Parade Route, 4th Street/Boulevard. This year's theme is "Guardians of Freedom."
- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park
- Noon - 10 p.m. - Mountain View Hospital's Riverfest at Snake River Landing
- 6 p.m. - Idaho Falls Chukars Baseball Game at Melaleuca Field
- 10 p.m. - The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration and Firework Display at Snake River Landing
Melaleuca's new event - Mountain View Hospital's Riverfest - will be held before Melaleuca's Freedom Celebration at Snake River Landing. To sell food and beverage at Riverfest, please contact Melaleuca and get proper permits through Eastern Idaho Public Health Department.
When cooking with oils and fuels on public or private property, please comply with Fire Code Safety regulations when doing so. For questions or concerns, contact the Idaho Falls Fire Department Fire Marshal at (208) 612-8326.
Riverfest & Melaleuca Freedom Celebration Parking & Existing Map
Riverfest & Melaleuca Freedom Celebration Parking Restrictions & Road Closures
Fireworks Information & Safety Tips
Police & Fire Command Posts
Reserving or Staking Off Areas
Ryder Park will be open to foot traffic but CLOSED to vehicle traffic beginning 10:00 p.m. on July 3. The park will reopen to vehicles at 8:00 a.m. on July 5.
South Tourist Park will be open to foot traffic but CLOSED to vehicle traffic, boats and camping beginning 10:00 p.m. on July 3. It will reopen to traffic and camping at 8:00 a.m. on July 5.
All city park restrooms will be open during the Independence Day activities.
The boat dock at South Tourist Park will be closed during the Independence Day activities. Please use caution on the river as flows are extremely high.