FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Contact: Mike Journee
208-972-8527 | mjournee@cityofboise.org

City of Boise Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration Returns To Ann Morrison Park

Boise’s 12th annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration is back at Ann Morrison Park!

Families are invited to spend the evening at the park and enjoy the free fireworks show synced to music on 107.1 K-HITS.

The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10:15 p.m. on Independence Day, but festivities in Ann Morrison Park will begin at 4 p.m. Food and drink vendors will be on site and beer and wine will be available for purchase for those 21 and older. Click here to view the event map.

“Boise’s Fourth of July celebration is an important tradition and we are happy to have it back at Ann Morrison Park this year,” said Mayor David Bieter. “This family-friendly event is a great way to enjoy the holiday safely and watch some spectacular fireworks from one of our beautiful parks.”

Ann Morrison Park will be closed to vehicles all day on the Fourth of July, but people who plan to watch the fireworks are still welcome to walk or ride a bike in throughout the day. Outside food and drinks are also permitted in the park, but please note: no glass bottles will be permitted.

*Members of the media who plan to cover the fireworks celebration can pick up a media pass from Boise Parks and Recreation at 1104 Royal Blvd. prior to July 4

More details on parking, road closures and floating the river:

Ann Morrison Park

  • Ann Morrison will be closed to non-permitted vehicles from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 4
  • ADA Parking will be available for individuals with disabled placards – Please see our Event Map for details

Crescent Rim

  • No Parking will be allowed on Crescent Rim from sunrise to 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 4
  • The Boise Police Department will be closing Crescent Rim to through traffic starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4
  • Residents who live within the Crescent Rim closure area will be allowed access until 9:30 p.m. Boise Police Department will then close road completely for the duration of the fireworks show

Street closures will be implemented at the following locations:

  • Crescent Rim & Latah
  • Crescent Rim & Eastover Terrace 
  • Additional detours will be implemented in the area due to Emerald St. road work

Additional parking locations for the fireworks celebration include:

  • Boise State University – Brady Street Garage
  • Eastman: 848 W. Main St.
  • Capitol Terrace: 770 W. Main St.
  • City Centre: 312 S. 9th St.
  • Grove Street: 234 S. 10th St.
  • Boulevard: 245 S. Capitol Blvd.
  • Myrtle Street: 789 W. Broad Street

Floating the Boise River on Independence Day:

  • Barber Park Shuttle Service will pick floaters and equipment up at its normal Ann Morrison location. Last pick up will be at 7:00 p.m.
  • All other floater pick up will be located at 1104 Royal Blvd parking lot (see map)
  • IMPORTANT – Floater pick-up area is a LOADING ZONE ONLY. Please plan accordingly.

Helpful tips for attendees:

  • No fireworks or sparklers are allowed in the park
  • Drones not permitted
  • Please leave pets at home
  • Consider bringing the following items: water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight and a blanket or chair to sit on
  • Bring a flashlight to facilitate a safe and visible exit from the park after the show.
  • No glass bottles or containers are allowed in the park.
  • Alcoholic beverages are illegal within 250 feet of the Boise River
  • Smoking is prohibited except in a designated area in the southwest corner of the park near the duck pond
  • The Disc Golf Course will be closed July 3rd/4th in Ann Morrison Park

After the fireworks:

At the conclusion of the fireworks, Americana Boulevard will be closed for approximately 45 minutes to allow pedestrians to exit the park. Officers will assist pedestrians exiting the park and will also be staffing closures at Americana/Shoreline and Americana/Emerald/Latah. Officers will also be in the area of Capitol/University to assist pedestrians crossing Capitol Boulevard.

Traffic may be heavily congested as you leave Ann Morrison Park. Please be courteous and careful as you exit.

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