The Sun Valley Resort will host a variety of events this Fourth of July weekend that are sure to make for a jam-packed Independence Day—for both children and adults.

    The resort already kicked off festivities with a Granger Smith and McKenna Faith concert on Saturday, followed by Killer Queen, a Queen tribute concert, on July 2.

    On Thursday, the Fourth of July, the resort will host several family-friendly events celebrating the holiday in the Sun Valley Village from 1-5 p.m. Featured activities include face painting, wagon rides, lawn games, balloon animals, a bouncy house, the famous kids train, an ice cream stand and live music from 2-5 p.m.

    There will also be the famous “spider jump” bungee trampoline, where children (or adults!) have the chance to perform acrobatics up to 33 feet in the air—all while attached to a bungee cord and safely strapped into an adjustable harness.

    For adults, there will be outdoor bars set up around the Sun Valley Village, and the resort’s restaurant, The Village Station, will have its usual Happy Hour from 3-5 p.m.

    The Elkhorn Grille is also having its Prime Rib Night special from 5:30-9 p.m., making it the perfect spot to refuel before celebrating on.

    Festivities continue with the highly anticipated ice show, Sun Valley on Ice, which will take place at the ice rink in the Sun Valley Village on the night of the Fourth.  Doors open at 9:30 p.m., and the show will start around 9:45 p.m.

    Olympic gold medalists Alysa Liu and Ryan Bradley are starring in the show. Tickets can either be bought online or at the Sun Valley Resort’s Guest Center prior to the event.

    The Fourth of July fireworks will be immediately following the ice show. The rink boasts a fabulous view of the fireworks, which are free to the public, but there are many great viewing spots around town—just be sure to find one before they start, around 10:45 p.m.!

    For visitors staying in the Wood River Valley, there is plenty to do for an enjoyable long weekend following the Fourth, whether that be relaxing or enjoying the beautiful weather in the Wood River Valley.

    Sun Valley Resort has many activities and events planned for after the Fourth—including the San Francisco Ballet on July 5 and yoga at River Run on the morning of July 6. There are also many hiking and biking trails around the valley for those who love the outdoors.

    Sun Valley Resort expects another large turnout at its festivities this year and says it is looking forward to celebrating Independence Day with guests and locals alike. For more details and a full listing of calendar events happening at the resort, visit or call 208-622-2135.

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