Melaleuca Freedom Celebration

East Idaho News: Photos from the spectacular Melaleuca Freedom Celebration fireworks

IDAHO FALLS — The spectacular 28th Annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration returned to Snake River Landing Saturday night and it did not disappoint.

The largest Independence Day fireworks show west of the Mississippi River dazzled spectators with a high-flying, ground-shaking, adrenaline-filled fireworks display. Firing an average of 10 shells per second for 31 minutes, the event paid tribute to America’s Founding Fathers, veterans, service members and their families.

The majority of the fireworks this year were made in the USA, according to Melaleuca, with the shells costing 25-100% more than Chinese alternatives.

See the gallery of fireworks photos at East Idaho News