The 4th of July is upon us once again. Here are a few tips to enhance your enjoyment and survival during the festivities.
There will be street closures on the town square and along the parade route on the morning of the 4th. Closures will be posted several days in advance. Please pay attention and move your vehicles or we may have to tow them.
Use alternate routes to get around street closures. Movement from east to west in the down town area will be a challenge in the morning hours. Using Gill Street via the truck route will be the best option. Please be patient, drive safe, and consider alternate forms of transportation.
The parade will takes it's usual route from Snow King to Glenwood to Broadway starting at 10:30 am. Snow King will be closed from Flat Creek to Millward this year to accommodate parade floats and entries. Make sure your vehicles are moved from the parade route and that you leave plenty of room for the parade to get past. If you have children, make sure they stay a safe distance back.
Personal fireworks are illegal in Teton County. You can be fined and your fireworks seized for setting them off.
The fireworks will be set off at the base of Snow King mountain, but can be viewed from most places in town.
If you're driving, be patient and drive safely. Officers will be directing traffic at the conclusion of the fireworks to help expedite traffic.
If you're riding a bike, you are subject to the same laws as vehicles. Please obey the law and the directions of officers directing traffic. You are also required to have a light and rear reflector when riding at night.
If you're walking, wear clothing that helps you be seen at night. Flashlights, glow-sticks and reflective clothing is recommended.
Open containers of alcohol are prohibited on public property.
We recommend following these basic rules:
Moderate your consumption
Don't drink and drive.
Have a designated driver, taxi or Uber take you home. You can also walk…assuming you're not too drunk to do so.
Enjoy your 4th of July celebrations and stay safe.