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CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY AT THE LANDING

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Idaho Falls is lucky to have one of the most spectacular 4th of July celebrations around! The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration has been named one of the best firework shows in America, and this year, it’s better than ever! Watch as over 15,300 pounds of fireworks lights up the sky over the Snake River for a 31-minute show that will blow you away! But the celebration starts long before the fireworks. Beginning at noon, the Mountain View Hospital Riverfest will provide entertainment to help you get in the spirit of the holiday. Listen to seven bands throughout the day. Watch demonstrations by ATVs and Jeeps or learn to horseback ride. You can even jump on a helicopter ride if you’re brave enough! Riverfest takes place from noon to 10:00 p.m. on the 4th. The fireworks start around 10:00 p.m., and you’ll have the best seat in the house from the Riverfest site! Admission to Riverfest is free, but some activities do have a fee. You can learn more about Riverfest here and about the Freedom Celebr…

UP THE FLAVOR THIS SUMMER!

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Summer brings lots of opportunities for entertaining, but why spend time in the kitchen? There are so many fantastic ways to bring a little extra to your summer classics. You definitely won’t be bored with these tips for livening up your picnic staples! Some simple swaps can change the flavor of tried-and-true dishes. Using different seasonings like curry powder or chili powder spices things up in mayonnaise-based salads. Add some chopped, pickled jalapenos to your deviled eggs or potato salad for extra kick. Crumbled blue cheese and bottled buffalo sauce turns plain chicken salad into something addictive. You can even toss berries into your tuna salad or coleslaw for a unique dish. A good way to experiment with different flavors is to take a stroll down the condiment aisle. Swap in wasabi or avocado mayo. Try German or French mustard instead of the plain yellow. Add some jam to your ham or turkey for a Monte Cristo-style sandwich. Different fruits provide a different flavor, so why not…

SUMMER ON THE SNAKE RIVER

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The Greenbelt on the Snake River is a local treasure. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon or evening. The trail’s five miles of beautiful scenery crosses the river. It also takes you past the 600-foot waterfall that is the town’s namesake. The trail features different memorials, and you can make stops at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho or the McClure Flower Garden. Both the northern and southern parts of the park feature playground areas for kids. You can even fish or play disc golf within the park. Make sure to bring lunch to enjoy at one of the picnic shelters! You can plan your visit here. This summer, the Greenbelt fills with music for the EIRMC River Concert Series. Every Tuesday evening through August from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a different artist or group performs. Concerts are free to the public and located on the Greenbelt Stage between D & E on Memorial Drive. You’ll want to bring a chair or blanket to sit on for a beautiful night along the river. For more informat…