Guide to 4th of July in the Boise Area :: Fireworks, Parades, & More

Hot dogs, baseball, apple pie, and fireworks. These are a few of my favorite things, and they define the 4th of July. We rounded up a list of activities in Boise for you and your family to enjoy!

Don’t forget about driving up to Bogus, Tablerock, or 8th Street for a great view of the fireworks. This is a classic way to celebrate 4th of July in Boise.

Check out these 4th of July activities in the Boise area in 2024.

Events are listed below in order by date. Click on each event to get more details. Looking for more fun this month? Check out all the family-friendly activities around town here.


At-Home Activities

Free Coloring Pages

Check out these printables for an afternoon of coloring fun.


Tie-Dye Patriotic Family Shirts

Tips on how to make the perfect tie-dye here.


Toddler-Approved Chalk Fireworks

Draw them inside or outside. Read more here.


Painted Lawn Stars

These are great as long as whoever is in charge of the grass-growing approves.


Nighttime Glow Stick Dance Party

Cover yourselves head to toe in glow sticks. Then turn off all the lights. Bonus points if you turn it into a family TikTok. Watch some funny videos here.


Family Sack Races

Nothing like a good old sack race to celebrate the day. Bonus points for red, white, and blue decorated sacks.


Outdoor Games

Think corn hole, ladder ball, basketball, football, anything goes.



Food for the Fourth

Fourth of July Strawberries

Chocolate-dipped strawberries with a twist.


Hot Dog Bar

Chili cheese, ketchup and mustard, all the fixings for a perfect DIY hot dog.


The Perfect Blueberry Pie

Made-from-scratch blueberry pie recipe.


Fruit Kabobs

Star-shaped watermelon, blueberries, kabob sticks, voila!


Fruit and Pretzel Flag

Blueberries for the star portion, strawberries and white chocolate pretzels for the stripes.


6 Easy Fourth of July Desserts for Your Celebration

Your red, white, and blue will fly high with these six dessert ideas.


We hope you all have a happy 4th of July. Stay safe and have fun!

Do you know of other events in the Boise area not listed here? We’d love to know about them. Please email us the details at [email protected] or feel free to add them to our event calendar yourself.

Jaclyn Burns
Meet Jaclyn, a Boise native through and through. She is a SAHM and a Realtor specializing in first time home buyers. After spending 4 years in Europe, Jaclyn married the love of her life, Tom. They have a daughter named Kennedy whom is bravely battling a VSD (small hole in her heart). Jaclyn enjoys exploring Boise's greenbelt, sampling local brews, and spending time outdoors with her family. Being an introverted extrovert, she is the life of the party until it’s time to recharge her batteries. With Jaclyn around you can ensure there are always good vibes and laughter- lots of laughter.

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