Fireworks to light up the Southeastern Idaho sky

From sea to shining sea, shells and rockets will light up the night sky this Fourth of July. This year, the skies over the nation will be graced with more than 14,000 Independence Day fireworks displays, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. Here are all the details for the fireworks shows across Southeastern Idaho.

Malad

The simple fireworks show begins around dusk (about 10 p.m.) and rounds are launched from the Fairgrounds. Entertainment will be provided in the city park before the show. The best seats available are at the Oneida County Fairgrounds, but bring your own blanket and chairs. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner too.

Soda Springs

The 20 minute fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. The best seats are at Kelly Park, but you will want to sit close enough to hear the loudspeakers if you are interested in the music and commentary that comes along with the show. Be sure to bring your own blanket and chairs and bug spray. The bugs can be awful after dusk. Entrance is free this year, but donations are appreciated.

Montpelier

The fireworks show begins when the sun goes down. The best seats available are at Allinger Park, but bring your own blanket and chairs. Arrive early as there is a whole day of actives planned at the park. Dinner will be available for purchase from 4-8 p.m. For more information, visit http://bearlakechamber.org/

Lava Hot Springs

The 30 minute fireworks show begins when the sun goes down (sometime around 10 p.m.). The best seats fill up fast, so plan to stake out ground before 3 p.m. if you want premium grassy spots. However, the fireworks are shot off the cliffs so if you can see the cliffs you wont miss the show. This year the show will feature a “waterless waterfall” with fireworks cascading down the mountain. The fireworks show can be seen from just about anywhere in town, including from the outdoor swimming pool. Bring your own blanket and chairs.

Pocatello

The 45 minute fireworks show will start at about 10 p.m. after a full day of activities at the Bannock County Fairgrounds. Because people will be there early, seats might fill up fast. People staying for the fireworks show are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Olympus Road between Jerome and Butte Street will be closed that day starting at 1 p.m. The roads will remain closed through midnight. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds.

Blackfoot

The 12 minute fireworks show begins at dark (about 10 p.m.). The best seats available are scattered across the lawns and beaches at Judson Grove, but bring your own blanket and chairs. Picnics are just fine. Before the show, Hillbilly Deluxe will play a free concert starting at 7 p.m. Don’t forget the bug spray.

Idaho Falls

The 30 minute fireworks show begins just after 10 p.m. Tune into KLCE Classy 97.3 FM. for music choreographed to the show. The best seats are at a premium for this event, which is expected to attract almost 200,000 people. You can see the show anywhere along the Greenbelt, so if you can find a spot there you will see a great show. Parking restrictions are in place so be prepared to walk to your fireworks-watching spot.

Twin Falls

Events will take place around the College of Southern Idaho. The festivities will start at 8 p.m. with music from the Twin Falls City Band, and the fireworks display itself will run from about 10 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. The area around the CSI traffic will be closed to traffic at 9 p.m.

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