June 6, 2023 - Uncategorized
Embrace the spirit of independence this 4th of July in Sun Valley, Idaho. Nestled in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, this charming part of the country offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and a festive atmosphere for your holiday escape.
July 4th falls on a Tuesday this year, but with some careful planning, you could take Monday off and turn it into a 4-day holiday for you and the family! There are tons of events over the weekend leading up to Independence Day too, so whenever you decide to come during the holiday period, the Sun Valley will have something to keep you busy.
Sun Valley, Idaho, this summer is the ultimate destination for a memorable 4th of July getaway. Experience the essence of freedom in this picturesque mountain town, surrounded by natural beauty and a welcoming community. Here are some of the top events and activities going on around the 4th of July to help plan your visit now and create memories that will last a lifetime!
No Independence Day celebration would be complete without a 4th of July Parade. With over 80 floats and entrants this year, Haileys’ parade is the perfect place to celebrate the red, white, and blues. You can expect to wave on horses, wagons, vintage cars, fire trucks, floats, and much more at this quintessential hometown 4th of July celebration in the West.
The parade takes place on Hailey’s main street and begins at noon until around 1 pm. We suggest getting there earlier to secure a good spot, as lots of things are happening around the area all day, so it’s likely to be busy around town.
After enjoying the parade on Haileys’ main street, take a stroll 2 minutes down the road to catch some live music at the annual Riverfest.
Take some lawn chairs and a few good friends to enjoy live music, food, and drinks to celebrate the summer in Idaho in this beautiful outdoor setting. This year, they also have vintage cars on display from Bennyz Hot Rods, all while sipping on a local beer provided by the Sawtooth Brewery in the heart of the Idaho mountains.
The music starts right after the parade finishes, around 1 pm, and runs until 6 pm. Best of all, admission is completely free! You can find out more about Riverfest on their website.
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Whether you know Marcus King or not, the chances are that you’ll recognize his incredible voice and have heard him before. It’s guaranteed to be a night to remember, and the Sun Valley is in for a massive show for this year’s 4th of July celebration!
The Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter from South Carolina has music running through his veins and always promises to leave you speechless with his incredible performances. And with support from Tylor & the Train Robbers, the night is packed with talent from start to finish.
The concert is being held at the Sun Valley Pavillion, and Doors open at 5:30 pm. Tylor & the Train Robbers are on from 6:30 pm, and then the man himself, Marcus King, starts at 8:15 pm.
Tickets cost between $50 – $125, and some sections are sold out already, so grab yours on Eventbrite here while they’re still available!
The Sun Valley Resort will put on a firework spectacle to finish Independence Day with a bang! The Pavilion Lawn is a great spot to catch the display if you’re attending Marcus King’s 4th of July Concert. But if not, Festival Meadow, Dollar Mountain, and the Sun Valley Clubhouse are all great spots to take in the action and watch the night sky light up.
The firework show will begin around dusk, so keep your eyes and ears open between 9-10 pm, but we recommend planning ahead and getting to your chosen viewpoint. There’s also likely to be parking congestion for this event, so using a bicycle or the Mountain Rides bus system is recommended to get to your destination.
Hailey’s Blue Cow Antique Market is the perfect place to spend the day treasure-hunting for hidden gems! Hailey Antique Fairs are hosting a fantastic variety of vendors and collectibles in the region. So, whether you’re looking for something in particular or just want to go and see what catches your eye, the Blue Cow Market will have it! The Fair will also have a beer garden and an exhilarating mechanical bull ride to try out this year in authentic Old West style.
This year’s market venue is at Roberta McKercher Park in Hailey, which you can find on this Google Maps link. It will run on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd from 9 am-6 pm, and Monday 3rd from 9 am – 4 pm.
They take their rodeo seriously out in the West, and Hailey is no exception! Head down to Hailey Rodeo Grounds for the annual Days of the Old West Rodeo show. Every year since 1947, the Sawtooth Rangers have put on a professional rodeo show for the 4th of July in the Sun Valley, featuring some of the best riders and stock in the country.
The rodeo shows run from July 2nd – 4th, starting at 7:30 pm each night, and the pre-events start at 6:30 pm. If you’re heading there with the whole family, Family Night is on July 2nd, so kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult!
Tickets cost $12 per adult and $7 for kids and can be purchased from all Atkinsons Market locations or at The Chamber (welcome center) in Hailey. Head over to their website for more information or any updates.
Experience the grace and elegance of the Dutch National Ballet at the Sun Valley Pavilion this year for their first tour to the United States in 40 years!
Offering a huge hit of culture but in a small town setting, this spectacular event is on for only 2 days, from July 1st to July 2nd, so don’t miss the opportunity to witness the extraordinary artistry of the Dutch National Ballet. Known for their impeccable technique and captivating performances, you will find yourself immersed in the exquisite choreography, beautiful costumes, and emotive storytelling that they are celebrated throughout the world for.
Tickets for this extraordinary event start from just $35, offering affordable access to a world-class cultural experience. Whether you’re a ballet aficionado or a newcomer to the art form, this performance promises to amaze and inspire.
Reserve your tickets today at balletsunvalley.org and make your visit to Sun Valley truly unforgettable.
Just a 20-minute drive from Hailey, the neighboring town of Ketchum is a small town with a big life! Ketchum is nestled in the Rocky Mountains just down the road, and every Sunday, they hold a “Jazz In The Park” event at their local Rotary Park.
It’s worth making a day trip out of it and exploring the town of Ketchum and everything it has to offer before relaxing at the park for some live Jazz in the evening. The music is on from 6 – 8 pm and falls on Sunday, July 2nd, for the weekend leading to Hailey’s 4th of July parade and festivities.
It’s completely free to attend, and it’s recommended to pack a picnic and bring some comfortable low-back chairs to enjoy the show!
Stay with us at the Mountain Valley Lodge on 4th of July weekend for a truly exceptional getaway. Nestled in the heart of Hailey in Sun Valley, our charming hotel offers the ideal comfort for your holiday and convenient access to the region’s finest attractions.
It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind between the Independence Day celebrations this year. You can enjoy any of our premium amenities, such as our indoor pool and hot tub, in-room massages, and sauna. Or work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center before going for dinner and drinks in our restaurant and lounge to satisfy your appetite.
Immerse yourself in the warmth of the Mountain Valley Lodge’s hospitality and indulge in the scenic surroundings for a perfect 4th of July celebration. Book your stay today for an experience you won’t want to miss.