The 26th Annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration is a spectacular 31-minute fireworks experience. The American Pyrotechnics Association named the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration a “must-see firework display on Independence Day.” And USA Today has listed it as one of the best fireworks shows in America. The fireworks will be preceded by Riverfest, a family-friendly event featuring fantastic food, seven bands, helicopter rides, a kids zone, horseback rides and more.

Countdown to Fireworks



The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration, which offers one of the nation’s best fireworks shows on Independence Day, pays tribute to America’s Founding Fathers, as well as the veterans, soldiers and their families who have sacrificed to secure and preserve the freedoms of this great nation.

“This is a must see fireworks display, hosting over 150,000 spectators from all over the Rocky Mountain region.”

Plan your day

Schedule of Events

9:00 AM
Idaho Falls 4th of July Parade
Line up on Boulevard to see the floats. Don't forget to wear your red, white and blue.
12:00 PM
Riverfest Opens
Enjoy hours of entertainment with a variety of food and beverage vendors, a sea of bouncy houses, games and other activities, helicopter rides, several bands playing live music, arts and crafts, and more. Visit for more information.
7:30 PM
National Anthem
Paige Anne
9:00 PM
Freedom Symphony
Under the direction of Eric Wenstrom, the Freedom Symphony will play a variety of patriotic and popular music at the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration. Their performance will be broadcast to those in attendance at Snake River Landing.
10:03 PM
Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks display begins
Experience dazzling, high-flying pyrotechnics as we light up the night sky over the banks of the Snake River.


Following the success of last year’s show, the 2018 Melaleuca Freedom Celebration will once again take place at Snake River Landing. This ideal location safely accommodates crowds, provides spectators a better view of the show, and allows for a much larger array of pyrotechnic special effects.

The Venue: Snake River Landing

Situated on the western bank of an iconic American-West waterway, Snake River Landing is an idyllic setting for the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration. Spread out over 450 acres, Snake River Landing is a master-planned community that offers wide-open and well-manicured public spaces, scenic vistas, restaurants and shopping.


Find out where the best place is to watch the fireworks, where to sit, where to park, and how to get there.

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