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Melaleuca Freedom Celebration Pays Tribute to America’s Heroes with Best Show Ever

The 27th Annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration, which is currently the largest Independence Day fireworks show west of the Mississippi River, will illuminate the night sky with over 18,000 breathtaking fireworks, ground-shaking pyrotechnics and never-before-seen special effects.
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Visit Idaho Features Melaleuca Freedom Celebration

The Fourth of July is a popular time for summer travel to Idaho; and when it comes to celebrating Independence Day, communities all over the Gem State put on fun-filled events with everything from barbecues and concerts to parades and, of course, thrilling firework shows. To make your summer vacation itinerary planning as easy as possible, we’ve gathered 10 great Fourth of July celebrations from around Idaho.
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Fly in the East Idaho News Helicopter

With parades, family, friends, delicious food, patriotism and unforgettable fireworks, there’s something special about the Fourth of July in east Idaho. Now imagine experiencing Independence Day from the air on a helicopter ride!
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Entertainment lineup announced for 4th of July Riverfest

Seven talented local bands will take the Teton Toyota Stage at the Mountain View Hospital Riverfest 4th of July celebration presented by DL Evans Bank and Idaho Falls Community Hospital. The musical acts will perform throughout the day at Snake River Landing.
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Riverfest returns to Snake River Landing for 4th of July festival

The biggest 4th of July festival in east Idaho is back for a third year and organizers promise more fun than ever before. Riverbend Communications is partnering with Snake River Landing for the third annual Mountain View Hospital Riverfest presented by DL Evans Bank and Idaho Falls Community Hospital.
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Over 200,000 people watched Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks, officials say

A record-breaking number of people watched the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks show at Snake River Landing Wednesday night. Officials estimate over 200,000 spectators witnessed the largest fireworks display west of the Mississippi River. Last year, Idaho Falls Police estimated 170,000 people viewed the 31-minute show along the banks of the Snake River.
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Yahoo Lifestyle names Melaleuca Freedom Celebration Best Fireworks in Idaho

A day at the Snake River Landing Riverfest comes complete with horses, bounce houses and ATV rides. As for the pyrotechnics, the show will not only surprise and delight, but it also pays tribute to the soldiers and their families who sacrificed their lives for the country.
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Preparations underway for massive Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks show

Preparations are underway for the 26th annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration at Snake River Landing and organizers are promising a massive, memorable, incredible fireworks show this year. Synchronizing patriotic messages, inspiring music and several tons of awe-inspiring fireworks will be shot into the air to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have sacrificed for the United States of America.
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Melaleuca Freedom Celebration among top five shows in country

There will be approximately 16,000 fireworks displays around the United States on the 4th of July, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. And, the association says the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration in Idaho Falls will be among the top five shows in the country.
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Travel + Leisure ranks Melaleuca Freedom Celebration among Best State Fireworks

“The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration pays tribute to those who perished while defending the freedom of the citizens of the U.S. It is one of the largest fireworks shows west of the Mississippi and packs more than 17,550 shells into a spectacular, 31-minute production.” You can view the full list of celebrations here. This post was originally published by Emily Cappiello of Travel + Leisure Magazine on June 29, 2018.
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