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Boise's Fourth of July fireworks celebration moved to Expo Idaho

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 17:56:17-04
Boise’s 11th annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration will be moved to Expo Idaho.
 
The move became necessary due to concerns about wet and soggy conditions at Ann Morrison Park. 
 
The gates at Expo Idaho will open at 6 p.m. for the public. The event is free and the fireworks will be synced to music on 107.1 K-Hits. The fireworks displace launch time is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. Beer, wine, and food will be available from vendors. 
 
Attendees are asked to pay special attention to these reminders:
 
·         No personal fireworks or sparklers are allowed
·         Consider bringing the following items:  water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight and a blanket or chair to sit on
·         No pets allowed
·         No coolers or backpacks
·         To help ensure a safe event, handbags will be searched
·         No re-entry allowed
·         Tailgating will not be permitted
·         Smoking is prohibited, except in designated areas
 
Because of recent flooding on the Boise River, many areas of Ann Morrison Park are still wet, and with such large crowds expected, the spectator experience and potential damage to the park became key concerns, thus the move to Expo Idaho. 
 
“The fireworks celebration is such a special thing we do here in Boise, we were absolutely committed to making sure it happened,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter.  “We appreciate Ada County and Garden City working with the city to ensure this year’s event quickly found a new home at Expo Idaho.  We invite everyone to come out and enjoy an amazing free show, and thank those sponsors who help make it happen year after year.”