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Visit Idaho Features Melaleuca Freedom Celebration

10 Idaho Fourth of July Celebrations That Will Make You Ooh & Aah 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...
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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! is partnering with Teton Volkswagen to make it happen as part of the annual Riverfest in Idaho Falls. For only $59 per person, riders will take off from Snake River Landing, soar over beautiful Idaho Falls to Ammon and fly over...
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Entertainment lineup announced for 4th of July Riverfest

IDAHO FALLS — 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. Visitors will enjoy the impressive music as they celebrate Independence Day before watching the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration biggest fireworks show west of the Mississippi. “We’re happy to have some bands...
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Riverfest returns to Snake River Landing for 4th of July festival

IDAHO FALLS — 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, home of Classy 97, Z103, 105.5-105.9 The Hawk, KBear 101, and Cannonball 101, is partnering with Snake River Landing for the third annual Mountain View Hospital Riverfest presented by DL Evans Bank and Idaho Falls Community Hospital. Families with kids of all ages are invited to attend...
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Over 200,000 people watched Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks, officials say

IDAHO FALLS — 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. “This year, there were so many people we simply couldn’t count. Compared to last year, we estimate that at least...
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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. At the 25th annual show, they launched more than 20,000 fireworks. Maybe this year they’ll launch 20,001. See the full list of Yahoo Lifestyle’s Best Firework Displays in Every Single...
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Preparations underway for massive Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks show

IDAHO FALLS — 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. got an exclusive look at the fireworks display area Tuesday...
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Melaleuca Freedom Celebration among top five shows in country

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – 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. The Celebration is in its 26th year and is considered one of the largest gatherings west of the Mississippi.   In addition to Idaho Falls, the...
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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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American Pyrotechnics Association Names 2018 Melaleuca Freedom Celebration a Must See Independence Day Fireworks

The following news release is from the American Pyrotechnics Association. BETHESDA, Md., June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Independence Day Holiday is quickly approaching and millions of Americans are planning to take in Fourth of July parades, backyard barbecues, and community fireworks celebrations. The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) estimates that over 16,000 fireworks displays will commemorate America’s 242nd birthday nationwide – from small towns to big city extravaganzas. The grandiose fireworks displays, well known for drawing in thousands of...
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