Independence Day Weekend 2021: Everything to Do in Southeast Idaho

Isaac Dayley on Jun 28, 2021 10:06:00 AM

Multi-ethnic millenial group of friendsfolding sparklers on rooftop terrasse at sunset

Independence Day weekend is quickly approaching. With the end of the pandemic in sight, communities across Southeast Idaho are preparing to celebrate in person once again. So whether you are looking for activities and events in your town or want to travel a bit, here is everything you can look forward to this 4th of July weekend.

Note: Dates and Times are in bold.

Independence Day Weekend Events

Greater Pocatello Area

  • Pocatello/Chubbuck

    • July 3rd
      • Independence Day Parade! The parade will start at 10:00am. The route goes West to East in Old Town Pocatello. 9:30am-12pm
      • At the Bannock County Events Center there will be everything from fireworks, kids games, bouncy houses, a water feature, live music, face painting, food vendors and more. 12pm-10:30pm
      • Beach party at the Bannock Reservoir. 12pm-3pm
      • A car show, sponsored by Cole Chevrolet-Nissan-Kia, at the event center’s soccer fields. 3pm-5pm
      • A concert at the amphitheater starring Tracy Lawrence (tickets required). Starts at 6pm
      • A fireworks display, sponsored by PMC and ICCU, at the soccer fields near Olympus Drive. 10pm-10:30pm 
    • July 4th
      • A free concert at the Guy Gates Memorial Band Shell in Ross Park by the Pocatello Municipal Band. Starts at 7pm
  • Soda Springs

    • July 3rd
      • Rotary Club’s 5K Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. (Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.)
      • Lions Club sponsored breakfast at City Park. 7am-9:30am
      • Independence Day parade starts by the Farm Bureau on Highway 30. Starts at 10am
      • Free Carnival at City Park. Includes: bounce houses, face painting, volleyball and basketball and various concessions. Immediately following the parade
      • Free food, music, and entertainment in Kelly Park with music by Cherry Peak Resort. Food at 6pm. Music/entertainment begins at 8 p.m. 
      • The Spectacular Fireworks show at Kelly Park. Starts at 10 p.m.
    • July 4th
  • Lava Hot Springs

    • July 4th
  • American Falls

    • July 4th
      • Music, food booths/vendors, bouncy houses, and games in City Park. Multiple live bands throughout the day. 12pm-8pm
    • For more information regarding events in American Falls, visit


Greater Idaho Falls Area

  • Idaho Falls

    • July 3rd
      • “Liberty On” Parade starts near Idaho Falls High School 9am
      • Riverfest will occur at the Snake River Landing. Attractions include: Live entertainment, food vendors, bounce houses, pony rides, and more. 12pm-10pm
      • 28th annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration Fireworks at Snake River Landing. Starts at 10pm
    • For more information regarding the parade in Idaho Falls, visit
  • Ammon

    • July 4th
      • The annual flag raising ceremony at City Hall 7am
      • Thousand Lights Fireworks Celebration in Oldtown Starts at 9pm
    • For more information regarding events in Ammon, visit


Greater Rexburg Area

  • Rexburg

    • July 3rd
      • Main Street Mile Family Run/Walk 9am-10am
      • Independence Day Parade on Main Street. Starts at 10am
      • Independence Day in Porter Park. Attractions include: food, commercial, and arts & craft booths, a live band concert and more. 9am-3pm (Concert begins at 12:15pm)
      • 2nd Annual East Idaho Liberty Celebration Fireworks all across town. Starts at 10pm
    • For more information regarding events in Rexburg, visit
  • Ashton

    • July 3rd
      • Rotary Breakfast in City Park ($7/person). 7:30am-9am
      • Parade down Main Street. Starts at 10am
      • Flag ceremony, car show, booths, and more in City Park. Immediately following the parade until 2pm
      • Fireworks at NFHS Soccer Field. Starts at 10pm
    • For more information regarding events in Ashton, visit 


And there you have it! Let us know what you plan on attending this Independence Day Weekend. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

Happy 4th of July!


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