Independence Day Weekend 2022: Everything to Do in Southeast Idaho

Isaac Dayley on Jun 27, 2022 12:20:17 PM

Many American flags flapping in the wind together on a national holiday

It’s that time of the year again. This upcoming weekend is Independence Day. Fireworks, parades, parties, barbecues, and more are coming your way across Southeast Idaho. If you need some help deciding how to best spend your time, look no further. 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 4th

      • Independence Day Parade! The parade will start at 9:30am. 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-10:45pm
        • 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
        • Local band, Happy Havoc will provide free music at the Bannock Soccer Fields. 5:30pm-9:30pm
        • A drone show sponsored by ICCU will begin around 10 PM with Fireworks sponsored by Portneuf Medical Center beginning around 10:15 p.m. 10pm-10:45pm 


  • Fort Hall

    • July 3rd

      • The annual Treaty Day Fireworks Celebration hosted by the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel. Best spot to see the fireworks is Fort Hall Rodeo Grounds. 8pm-11pm


  • Soda Springs

    • July 2nd

      • Soda Springs Library Annual Book Sale, quilt raffle, etc. 3pm-5pm
      • Caribou Historical Society is hosting an open house for their new museum. Located at 100 East Hooper Ave. 10am-4pm
      • Foam Party at City Park. Soda Springs Fire Dept. sprays foam that is fun for everyone. Bring chairs, swim suits, towels, etc. Clean Water available to wash off. 3pm-5pm
    • July 4th

      • Rotary Club’s 5K Run/Walk located at Octagon Park. Run Starts at 7:30 a.m. (Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.)
      • Lions Club Breakfast at City Park. $6 Entry for adults. 7am-9:30am
      • Traditional July 4th Parade at Highway 30. Parade starts at Dave's Tackle. Starts at 10am
      • Free Carnival, bounce houses 4/4 volleyball, 3/3 basket ball, and corn hole. Concessions and booths. Location is City Park. Begins immediately following 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.
    • For more information regarding events in Soda Springs, visit


  • Lava Hot Springs

    • July 4th


  • Inkom

    • July 3rd

      • Root Beer social and movie night at Skyline Park. Social begins at 6:30pm. Movie at 7:30pm
    • July 4th

      • Start off your Independence day with the annual Inkom Color Fun Run. Fun for the whole family! Starts and ends at Stuart Park. Race begins at 7:30am
      • Inkom's Annual Classy Car Show at Glen Peck Park. 9am-1pm
      • Parade downtown Inkom. Parade starts at 10am.
      • Vendors, entertainment, car show, bounce houses and firetruck shower at both Skyline and Glen Peck Park. 11am-1pm


Greater Idaho Falls Area

  • Idaho Falls

    • July 4th

      • “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


Greater Rexburg Area

  • Rexburg

    • July 4th

      • Main Street Mile Family Run/Walk 9:30am-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 
    • For more information regarding events in Rexburg, visit 


  • Ashton

    • July 4th

      • 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
      • Firework. Location TBD 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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