Post Register: Idaho Falls ready to light the fuse on another busy Fourth of July

For the third year in a row, Melaleuca’s firework show will be held at Snake River Landing. While the 18,000-firework show can be seen from around the city, Snake River Landing will provide the best vantage point.

The free show — which can be viewed from a 110-acre amphitheater, designed specifically for the show, or grass viewing areas — begins at 10 p.m. and will last 31 minutes.

The event pays tribute to military members who died while in service.

“We are celebrating liberty while remembering the ultimate price paid by men and women who we’ll never know and whose stories will never be told,” said Frank VanderSloot, Melaleuca’s CEO, in a news release.

Last year, the event brought more than 200,000 people to Idaho Falls, according to Melaleuca, and more are expected this year.

There will be more than 150 acres of parking for the event. Parking lots will be designated by the direction of traffic flow at the conclusion of the event.

For cars coming from north, west or central Idaho Falls and Ammon, parking is recommended in lots N1, N2, N3, N4, N6, N7, N8 or N9, along Pier View Drive and Whitewater Drive.

Cars looking to exit the event south on Yellowstone Highway traveling to southeast Idaho Falls or Ammon should park in south lots S1 or S2 along W. Sunnyside Road.

Travelers from the Rexburg area or southwest or northwest Idaho Falls should park in lots S2 and S3 along Pioneer Lane.

Handicap parking is available just east of lot N8 along Pier View Drive. A shuttle service will transport passengers from the handicap parking lot to the Waterfront. The shuttle service begins at noon. There will be no shuttle service following the fireworks show.

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