13th annual Fourth of July celebrations at Ann Morrison Park

Here's what you need to know
Posted at 5:43 AM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 07:43:50-04

BOISE, Idaho — We're just one week away from the Fourth of July, and the City of Boise has announced its plans to celebrate!

The 13th annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show is set to start around 10:15 p.m., but activities will begin at 6 that evening at Ann Morrison park. The free fireworks show will be synced to music on 107.1 K-Hits.

“Boise’s Fourth of July celebration is an excellent time to enjoy Ann Morrison Park and our beautiful city,” said Mayor David Bieter. “Bring a blanket and chairs and enjoy the holiday safely while watching some spectacular fireworks.”

Food and drink vendors will be on-hand during the family friendly night. Beer and wine will be available for purchase for those 21 and older. Outside food and drinks are also permitted in the park, but no glass bottles are allowed. You can find a map of the event here.

The park will be closed to vehicles all day, but people who plan to watch the fireworks can walk or ride a bike into the park.

There will be road closures in the area of Ann Morrison and parking can be a little tricky. Here is a list of all you need to know.

Ann Morrison Park

  • Ann Morrison will be closed to non-permitted vehicles from sunrise to sunset on July 4
  • ADA Parking will be available for individuals with disabled placards

Crescent Rim

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

Street closures will be implemented at the following locations:

  • Crescent Rim & Latah
  • Crescent Rim & Eastern 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 Center: 312 S. 9th St.
  • Grove Street: 234 S. 10th St.
  • Boulevard: 245 S. Capitol Blvd.
  • Myrtle Street: 789 W. Broad Street

The City of Boise also provided some helpful tips to keep everyone at the park safe.

  • No fireworks or sparklers are allowed in the park
  • Drones are not permitted
  • Leave pets at home
  • Consider bringing the following items: water, sunscreen, but spray, flashlight and a blanket or chair to sit on
  • Help reduce plastic use by bringing a refillable water bottle. A water station will be provided by SUEZ Water
  • Bring a flashlight for a safe and visible exit from the park after the fireworks
  • 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 3 and 4 in Ann Morrison Park

After the fireworks show concludes, Americana Boulevard will be closed for around 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 Capitol/University area to assist pedestrians crossing Capitol Boulevard.

Traffic may be heavily congested as you leave Ann Morrison Park. Boise Police ask you to be courteous and careful as you leave.