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Garden Valley Has 4th of July Activities for Everyone Starting Saturday

Getting soaked in the wet portion of the Crouch 4th of July Parade - Photo by Janet Juroch

The First Annual Music in the Park will run from 12 Noon – 7 PM on Saturday July 1st, 2017 and FREE admission. The Greater Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Garden Valley, Idaho kicks off the a new re-branded 4th of July  Independence Day holiday with Music in the Park at Weilmunster Park. Performances by local musicians Dick Polley, Middle Fork Revival and Introspection will be followed up by headliners Steve Fulton Music and Andy Byron. Audio Lab will be providing the sound engineering for the event and has extensive experience in sound and event production.

The Greater Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce has tailored this event to create a family-friendly day of music unique to our community. Additional activities for kids and families including games and carriage rides will be made available through the business support of Allred’s Adventures.

The annual Middlefork Night Float on the River will begin at 7pm and ending close to 9pm on July 3rd . Due to faster and colder waters, the trip has been shortened but campfires to warm up at afterwards. Trip sponsor is Idaho X-Sports Adventure Park, where everyone will meet at 6:30pm. Cost is $5 for shuttle with your own raft and $10 raft rental and shuttle.  All ages welcome, limited life jackets available. Contact Idaho X-Sports Facebook for more information and tube rentals. This will kick off the rafting rentals from the Adventure Park and a shuttle that will take rafters up river on the Middlefork Rd. during the summer. Tube from up river back to the Adventure Park.

Beginning July 4th is the Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Garden Valley Senior Center from 8-11am with pancakes, sausage and eggs. Over at Terrace Lakes Resort is the EMS Golf tournament and golf cart parade starting at 8:30am. By 9am the Starlight Mountain Theater singers will accompany the flag raising with Gen. Bill Shawver dedication it all to our fallen heroes. Games, sponsored by the GV Parks and Recreation District, and wagon rides by Allred’s Adventures will be at Weilmunster Park in the morning. There will be a River Raft Race at 1pm. Duck Race is at 4pm so be sure to purchase a duck at the Chamber booth.

Parade is at 6pm with registration to be in the parade at 5pm in front of the Starlight Mountain Theatre at 5pm. The participants register, donate $5 each to the prize fund. Register in either the DRY or WET sections of the parade. Parade Contestant will be announced on KXGV-LP radio which is great publicity for businesses. The more contestants the better and a great way for families and others to have fun.

Soap Box Derby will begin right after the parade at 7pm. This is open to all kids willing to participate. Old Crouch Road is the racing place to cheer racers on right after the parade. Fun for everyone! Prizes for competitors. While this is going on there will be a street dance going on sponsored by 2 Rivers Grill with music by local favorites Dusty Leigh and the Claim Jumpers.

Professional fireworks sponsored by the Chamber will begin shortly after 10pm at Weilmunster Park.  Bring blankets or chairs to sit at the park or find other venues to watch the event. There is a venue for the wilder and crazier personal fireworks at the Crouch Rodeo grounds. This was done to still have a place for the personal fireworks and keep them out of the center of Crouch. There is a charge of $5/person.  This event is not sponsored by the Chamber.

Signs are posted all over town to list the activities.

The Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce wishes everyone

a safe and fun-filled

4th of July!


2 Comments on Garden Valley Has 4th of July Activities for Everyone Starting Saturday

  1. I’m betting that the total revenue the local businesses will be half what has been the norm. Sorry to see a fun and unique experience have to be tamed down.

    • The Chamber of Commerce is doing the activities they always do each year with some new fun activities. The Youren Arena is now where the personal fireworks will be set off. Not a lot has changed except they have taken the fireworks out of the center of town. It could become explosive with concentrated fireworks in a small area. Wise move to just have them in a different area, so we do not lose our very old wooden buildings. Being that the 4th is on a Tuesday, typically it is slower than the 4th being on a weekend. Things have changed a bit but nothing is really “tamed down”. If you want wild and crazy fireworks then go to the arena which is just a very short walk from where they were in town. The rodeo grounds will actually have more room. Have fun!

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