The 4th of July is the occasion to celebrate the Independence Day of the United States.
LEWISTON — Communities in Cache Valley and surrounding areas hold their own flavor of July 4 celebrations and some have been passed down from generation to generation.
Lewiston has an Independence Day celebration that begins with a rodeo on July 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. Activities begin July 4 at 6 a.m. with a gun salute, flag ceremony, and pancake breakfast in the city park under the pavilion. Proceeds from the breakfast are donated to the Lewiston Fire Department.
The Patriot Boarder Race starts with 1 mile, 5K and 10K at 7:00 a.m.
The famous parade begins at 9:15 a.m. and traffic is cut off at 9 a.m. The grand marshals for this year’s parade are Willard “Soup” and Etna Jessop.
Activities include a quilt and art show, water activities, DUP cabin tours, horse pulls, cowboy boot races, a movie at the Lewiston Theater and a party.
The famous fireworks display begins at dusk, around 10 p.m.
City of Hyrum will have a youth parade and water fight with the fire department on Saturday, July 2 as part of the Independence Day celebration. The annual patriotic program will take place on Sunday, July 3. On July 4, the Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run begins at 7:00 a.m. The Chuck Wagon Breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue until 10:00 a.m.
A flag ceremony begins at 8am and this year the parade starts at 10am (the parade traditionally started at 12pm).
Hyrum Hornets will play at 6 p.m. at the East Park Ball Diamond. The fireworks start around 10 p.m. followed by a teenage ball until midnight.
garden city is hosting its celebration on Saturday, July 2 from 7:30 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m. at Heritage Park. 2018 American Idol winner Maddie Poppe will be the host that night. Food trucks will be available from 4 p.m. for those who want refreshments.
The pyrotechnic show will begin at 10 p.m.
Town of Brigham hosts its Independence Day celebrations at Rees Pioneer Park on Monday July 4th.
Mandy McLean, the recreation supervisor, said they are making this year’s celebration simple.
“This year we will not be hosting the Patriotic Program and Pancake Breakfast due to some personnel changes,” she said. “We are stirring up the staff and we didn’t think we could organize everything in time.”
The celebration will kick off with the Teen T-Ball Tournament on Saturday, July 2.
“Our Independence Day will be on Monday July 4th with a Horseshoe Tournament at 10.30am at Rees Pioneer Park. There will also be a special swim prize at the community pool. It will be open from 10am-8pm”
From 8 p.m. until nightfall, there will be a concert with food trucks.
Paris, Idaho has their version of a 4e of July starting on Saturday July 2 with the Stars and Stripes race. There is a 10K, 5K and Mile Run with proceeds going to the Paris City Splash Pad. The evening in Paris will include live music in the city park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Things are really getting ready on the 4th of Julye Celebration starting at 6:00 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony and Paris City Chuck Wagon Breakfast from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Parade begins at 1:00 p.m.
The peculiarity of their celebration is the youth rodeo where there will be chicken hunts, pig hunts and wild goat hunts. They still have broken mutton, calf riding with stick horse barrels.
Montpelier, Idaho has its fireworks display at dusk on Monday July 4th.
sick city to his hometown 4e of July with a children’s parade on Saturday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street and at 6 p.m. the Snake River Horizon Band will perform. Band members hail from the Pocatello/Chubbuck, Blackfoot, Lava Hot Springs and Soda Springs areas. At 7 p.m., the Malad’s Got Talent preliminaries take place and at 9 p.m., a street dance with Rough Stock playing live music.
On Monday, July 4, the fun run is at 6 a.m. with 5k, 10k, and 1 mile races. There will be a pancake breakfast at Malad City Park from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. An Independence Day Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m.
The annual Shootout at the park will take place at noon. At 1:00 p.m., the children’s races will begin, followed by a host of other activities. At 10 p.m. the fireworks begin.
Town of Logan will again hold a free fireworks show on July 2 at 10 p.m. in Willow Park.