The best small town 4th celebration in the West!
Hailey, Idaho, offers up perhaps the most quintessential small town 4th of July celebration in the West. In fact, the Los Angeles Times called out Hailey as one of the best places in the US to find “maximum fun for your Fourth of July.” The Hailey Days of the Old West celebration, July 2-5, offers up a fun and unique parade with colorful entries, plenty of horses and a Road Apple Roulette, antique market, pancake breakfast, live music and a spectacular fireworks display. There is plenty to do and authentic entertainment for all ages throughout the Wood River Valley during this holiday celebration.
Here is the run-down of what is happening during the Hailey Days of the Old West 4th of July celebration.
July 3rd, 2021
Idaho Founders Day Just a block east of McKercher Park, BCRD Arboretum will be the place to celebrate. The family-friendly event will be put on by the Hailey Tree Committee and will honor the Idaho state tree, the Western White Pine, and the state flower, the Syringa, which can both be found at the Arboretum. Kid’s activities, like a scavenger hunt and huckleberry (the state fruit) flavored treats, are also being planned
Early Entries Members $20.00 Non Members – $25.00 by June 15th.
Entrants registering on or after June 15th will pay $50 (Members & Non Members).
1:00 – 6:00 pm Hop Porter River Fest: After the City of Hailey’s July 4th parade, continue your Independence Day celebration with a stroll down to the Hop Porter Park for some sun and family fun. Enjoy food, live music, other vendors, kids entertainment and, of course, Sawtooth’s tasty local brews will be available.
7:30 pm Sawtooth Rangers 4th of July Rodeo: Rodeo is a proud tradition in the West and in Hailey the Sawtooth Rangers have held an exciting professional rodeo, featuring some of the best riders and stock in the country, over the 4th of July every year since 1947. In 2011 the City of Hailey invested over $3 million to build a new state-of-the-art rodeo arena and grounds at the entrance to the city at Werthheimer Park to play host to the Sawtooth Rangers Rodeo as well as other events throughout the year.
- Dates/times: July 2 -July 4, 7:30pm (pre-events start at 6:30)
- Family Night is July 2, Kids 12 and under are free with paying adult
Tickets will be on sale at the Hailey Welcome Center and all three Atkinsons? Market locations.
Dusk – 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza: The City of Hailey and the Valley Chamber proudly present a 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza that is simply spectacular. Watch the show from your favorite spot on July 4, at Dusk (9-9:30pm), in Hailey and celebrate a fitting end to a fabulous 4th of July.
Hailey Antique Fair: Nothing is more fun than browsing for unique treasures at a well-curated antique show, and the Hailey Antique Fairs have some of the best antique vendors and wares in the region. You will be sure to find that perfect one-of-a-kind something! This year the Fair will also feature a beer garden and mechanical bull riding.
- 4th of July Antique Market (Roberta McKercher Park)
Dates/Times: July 2, 3, 4, 9am to 6pm Friday/Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday
- Hosted by Dana Cameron and Blue Cow Antiques