Fourth of July

As is tradition, a beautiful fireworks display will launch from Ann Morrison Park on the 4th of July.

The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10:15 p.m. (dusk) on Independence Day, but festivities in Ann Morrison Park will begin at 6 p.m. Food and drink vendors will be on site, and beer and wine will be available for purchase for those 21 and older.

Ann Morrison Park will be closed to vehicles all day on the Fourth of July, but people who plan to watch the fireworks are still welcome to walk or ride a bike into the park throughout the day. Outside food and drinks are also permitted in the park, but please remember no glass bottles or containers are allowed, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed within 250 feet of the Boise River Greenbelt. Thank you for leaving drones, pets, and fireworks/sparklers at home.

Park Map

Fourth of July Celebration Map
Paddleboards and boats on the Boise River on a warm summer day

Floating the River on the Fourth of July (Now Open)

A pick-up/drop-off loading area will be available for river floaters and park visitors from sunrise until 7 p.m. on July 4. The Loading Zone is located in the large parking lot at 1104 Royal Blvd. Barber Park Shuttle Service will pick up floaters and equipment up at its normal Ann Morrison Park location every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Americana Boulevard entrance will be closed to all vehicles all day.

Ada County Parks & Waterways FLOATING INFORMATION

Parking and Road Closures

Please be advised of what parking is available and road closures for the event.

Ann Morrison Park

  • Ann Morrison Park will be closed to non-permitted vehicles all day on Monday, July 4.
  • Please note, the Together Treasure Valley Dog Island will be open for use during the day, however parking will not be available. Visitors will need to walk or bike to access the dog park.

Crescent Rim

  • No Parking will be allowed on Crescent Rim from sunrise to 11 p.m. Monday, July 4.
  • The Boise Police Department will be closing Crescent Rim to through traffic starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4.
  • Residents who live within the Crescent Rim closure area will be allowed access until 9 p.m. The Boise Police Department will then close road completely for the duration of the fireworks show.

Street Closures

Street Closures will be implemented at the following locations:

  • Crescent Rim & Latah
  • Crescent Rim & Eastover Terrace

ADA Parking

  • ADA Parking will be available for individuals with accessibility placards at these park entrances:
    • Royal Blvd. large parking lot
    • Ann Morrison Dr. near the softball fields

Additional Parking

Additional parking locations for the fireworks celebration include:

  • Eastman: 848 W. Main St.
  • Capitol Terrace: 770 W. Main St.
  • City Centre: 312 S. 9th St.
  • Grove Street: 234 S. 10th St.
  • Boulevard: 245 S. Capitol Blvd.
  • Myrtle Street: 789 W. Broad Street

Vehicles must be parked legally within Julia Davis Park, Kathryn Albertson Park, Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park, and at the Boise Depot. Towing will be delayed at these locations until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

Tips for Attendees

  • No fireworks or sparklers are allowed in the park.
  • Drones are not permitted.
  • Please leave pets at home.
  • Consider bringing the following items: water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a blanket or chair to sit on.
  • Bring a flashlight to facilitate a safe and visible exit from the park after the show.
  • No glass bottles or containers are allowed in the park.
  • Alcoholic beverages are illegal within 250 feet of the Boise River.
  • Smoking and vaping is prohibited except in a designated area in the southwest corner of the park near the duck pond.
  • The disc golf course will be closed July 3 and 4 in Ann Morrison Park.
Crowd of people in Ann Morrison Park for the Fourth of July

After the Fireworks

At the conclusion of the fireworks, Americana Blvd. will be closed for approximately 45 minutes to allow pedestrians to exit the park. Officers will assist pedestrians exiting the park and will also be staffing closures at Americana/Shoreline and Americana/Emerald/Latah. Officers will also be in the area of Capitol/University to assist pedestrians crossing Capitol Boulevard.

Traffic may be heavily congested as you leave Ann Morrison Park. Please be courteous and careful as you exit.

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