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Old 07-01-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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For all who like to enjoy the various aspects of the 4th of July celebration in Idaho Falls, be it the parade, the Freedom Flag Field (I can't think of the correct name - please someone help me!), the fireworks, picnics or just time off to be with those who matter the most; this year Idaho Falls is adding another player in the line up (pun intended).

It should be an interesting "experiment" to have the Battle of the Bands competition on July 4th. It is usually in Aug.

Do you believe the Battle of the Bands remain part of the Snake River Roaring Youth Jam (SRRYJ)? Is the SRRYJ a better fit for a competition of this type instead of 7/4? What do you think in advance and after the fact? I'm not sure yet. Maybe it will depend on the bands

If you go to the activities, or want info in advance, please post. It will be good to hear different views of whether the Battle of the Bands was one too many for everything already being done on the 4th. Or, was it a perfect way to fill some hours until it was time for fireworks?

Remember to take a battery powered radio, MP3/radio or whatever you use for FM reception, if you are going to watch the Fireworks with about 100,000 others. KLCE is the station that does the simulcast.

Look forward to more Greenbelt and amenities at next year's 4th. As Taylor's Crossing on the River is now focusing on Marriott Residence Inn, some very nice additions to the Greenbelt are suppose to be added, per McNeil. Additionally, a private consultant who has been working with McNeil has shared some of the goodies waiting for next summer when the Marriott Residence Inn (which will face EAST toward the river) opens.

Just think Bellagio - spraying water jets in Idaho Falls, with the Snake River in the background.

Besides, TCOR, Snake River Landing and the new Pier, let alone the development more in the University Blvd. area, (The Narrows, high end condo area), will allow more and more high quality greenbelt to be enjoyed by more residents.

Hopefully, you'll have a more choices or where to place your blankets, as the Greenbelt will be a few miles longer (I believe) next year. Think essentially from north of University Place to south, down by Sportsman Park. Lots of new areas to find for the 4th fireworks. The new Smith Park (I hope that is still the right name - the park the Smith family donated for SRL) and the ampitheatre going in TCOR alone, will give some additional interesting places to see fireworks.

If you go, take lots of water/fluids, sunscreen, blankets and a jacket. It gets cold before the fireworks are over. Also, take a sense of humor and adventure. Why get upset with the traffic and mass of people? Enjoy the festivities and opportunity to meet new people.

Be careful driving and if you have little kids, make sure you have a system worked out so you take YOUR kids home that night, not children from another family Planning ahead can make this a fun, safe day. Some parents don't think of how long of a day, or night, that is for a toddler or pre-schooler. Pack like you would for any other outing (including extra clothes) etc.

PLEASE BE SAFE WITH FIREWORKS AT HOME TOO!

Happy 4th of July Everyone.

MSR
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: FINALLY in N. Idaho
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That sounds like a Blast!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I believe the name of the field where the flags are is Liberty Field?

Also on the 4th the Chukars are playing against Orem at home if you like baseball.

There's also breakfast:
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Everyone is welcome to join the Idaho Falls Elks Lodge #1087 for their annual 4th of July Breakfast, to be held Friday, July 4th from 6-10:30am at the Tautphaus Park Hockey Shelter in Idaho Falls. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3.50 for kids under 12 yrs and Senior Citizens over 60 yrs. Military personnel and public service personnel in uniform...Free! Funds raised go to charitable donations. For more information, please call the Elks Lodge at 522-6371
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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Cool Choices, Choices, Choices

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I believe the name of the field where the flags are is Liberty Field?

Also on the 4th the Chukars are playing against Orem at home if you like baseball.

There's also breakfast:
Thanks, cleosmom. I thought the Liberty Field was the name of the field full of flags - something really unique to see, on the west side of town.

Also, thanks for adding the additional acitivites for the 4th. Anyone who wants to have fun on the 4th in the Idaho Falls area, has a lot of choices from which to choose.

MSR
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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Thumbs up Some Links For the Liberty Flag Events

Sage,

I hope these links to show Liberty Field and tell a bit more about it are ok If not, I'll understand.

Here are a few links so those who have never heard of the Liberty Field can know more about. Geographically located, it is never the 18 field soccer complex on the west side of Idaho Falls, referred to as Skyline.

Panoramio - Photo of Liberty Field Idaho Falls

This link is 3 years old. However, it gives a general idea of the goals of celebrating Liberty. It also gives a timeline for how long this event has been part of the 4th of July activities in Idaho Falls:

Colonial Flag Foundation - Idaho Falls, ID (http://www.healingfield.org/staticpages/index.php/idahofalls?osCsid=498ede7ec0c0ea225bab9dc48906a5d7 &osCsid=dd175966d90ff3336479e59ff4fc0b43&osCsid=8c 095247db6b799bb74067a16bab6cee - broken link)

Current information for the 2008 celebration: The Title of Liberty: Events


If possible, talk to someone who has participated previously. Some say their 4th of July will never have the same meaning or produce the same feelings they have had when participating in previous years.

If anyone who reads this has participated in the Liberty Field parade and then placement of the flags, how about adding a first hand post so others may know more?

Thanks!

MSR
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