Independence Day celebrations begin with rodeo

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Independence Day is the ultimate day for great American traditions. This 4th of July, Rexburg town brings them all together for a glorious celebration, beginning tonight with the Whoopee Days Rodeo.

The theme this year, appropriately, is “America’s Red, White, & Blue.” Check out the rodeo and these other events for the 4th of July to experience Rexburg’s family, American traditions for yourself.

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88th Annual Independence Day Parade

One of the greatest American traditions is the 4th of July parade. This year, Rexburg celebrates this with its 88th Annual Independence Day Parade.

The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. in Smith Park. It will proceed down Main Street and end at Porter Park. Businesses, floats, bands, dancers, and drill teams will feature in this event. Longtime Rexburg residents Kimber and Dorothy Ann Ricks will act as the Grand Marshal.

This will be a great event for both adults and children alike! This will be a great opportunity to support and show love for the great town we live in.

Celebration in the Park

In conjunction with the Independence Day Parade, the Chamber of Commerce holds their 4th of July celebration in Porter Park. It will last from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

When we say celebration, we mean it. This event will be as red, white, and blue as it gets. Family-oriented products and activities, booths, crafts, arts, games, entertainment, a band concert, and of course lots of food will be there.

Whoopee Days

The Whoopee Days Rodeo is a classic Independence Day tradition in Rexburg. It will be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds today June 30, and tomorrow July 1.

The Rodeo begins at 6:30 with Mutton Bustin’, which is an event for children to ride and race sheep. The Open Rodeo will begin straight afterward at 7. Some of these exciting events include Breakaway, Team Ropin’, Calf Ropin’, Barrel Racing, and Steer Wrestling. This year there will also be Mini Bucking Horses courtesy of R&R Rodeo.

This is a ticket event; $8 for adults, $5 for students, and $30 for a family.

Fireworks

Immediately following the Whoopee Days Rodeo, the Independence Day Fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. This age old tradition will also be at the Madison Fairgrounds, and is the quintessential, perfect ending to a Rexburg Independence Day celebration.