The 4th of July in Hailey
Hailey has been over celebrating the 4th of July since the 1800s, and this year will be no different. If you plan on heading north for the holiday weekend beware that there will be a lot of people out and about but, there will also be a lot of fun things to do!
A new River Festival with river tubing, a hoedown and a wild west shootout has been added to the Fourth of July activities in Hailey this year.
There will also be the traditional dancing, shoot out, live music and parade.
According to Magicvalley.com, here’s the schedule for the 4th of July in Hailey:
7-10:30 a.m. Wood River Valley Cub Scouts Pack 87 serves up breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit coffee juice and milk at the Hailey Grange on Third Avenue next to the Wood River Fire & Rescue. A fundraiser, it raises money for camp, outings and crafts. Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for kids and $20 for a family of four.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Carnival featuring bouncy houses and games outside Sturto’s on Hailey’s Main Street. Hosted by Spirit ‘n’ Motion Athletic School. $10 for unlimited rides.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. 4th of July Antique Market at Roberta McKercher Park at Highway 75 and Third Avenue. (Also open 9-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday).
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Hailey’s Main Street Antique Art and Craft Market at the north end of Main Street near McDonald’s. (Also open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday).
Noon—Hailey Days of the Old West Parade. Hailey’s Main Street.
Democrats will serve up ice cream next to Jane’s Artifacts around parade time, and the Republicans will counter by offering Popsicle outside L.L. Green Hardware.
The Hailey Rotary Club will conduct its annual Road Apple Roulette with a barbecue, ski passes, spas and other prizes. The parade route will be sectioned off into 10,000 squares with each designated a number. If a horse drops a road apple on someone’s square, that person’s name goes into a drum for a prize drawing at the end of the parade.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at Luke’s Family Pharmacy, DL Evans Bank and from Rotary Club members. Proceeds benefit a variety of non-profits, including Company of Fools, the Blaine County Museum, Rotarun, Sun Valley Ballet Court and the Wood River Middle School Environmental Camp.
2-5 p.m. Draper Preserve River Festival with contra dance, shootout, river tubing, hot dogs and ice cream at 2 p.m. Music by The Kim Stocking Band from 3 to 5 p.m. Adjacent to Lion’s Park at Bullion Street and the Big Wood River.
7:30 p.m. (pre-events start at 6:30 p.m.) Sawtooth Rangers 4th of July Rodeo. Rodeo grounds off Highway 75 at Hailey’s south end. Tickets: $11 for adults and $6 for children if purchased in advance at the Hailey Welcome Center and Atkinsons’ Markets in Hailey, Ketchum and Bellevue. $15 and $10 at the gate.
10 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk, shot off from a field near the Wood River High School at the end of Fox Acres Road in east Hailey.