FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Contact: Mike Journee
208-384-4402 | mjournee@cityofboise.org

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration Moved to Expo Idaho

Boise’s 11th annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration will be 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.  

The fireworks display is made possible by the generous support of various organizations and individuals in the community, including:  City of Boise, 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. 

Attendees are asked to pay special attention to these reminders:

  • No personal fireworks or sparklers are allowed
  • Consider bringing the following items:  water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight and a blanket or chair to sit on
  • No pets allowed
  • No coolers or backpacks
  • To help ensure a safe event, handbags will be searched
  • No re-entry allowed
  • Tailgating will not be permitted
  • Smoking is prohibited, except in designated areas

Additional event details and updates can be found on the Boise Parks and Recreation website

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