ISJ calendar

Today

• The Southeast Idaho city of Paris will host Fourth of July events today. There will be a Patriotic Pageant at 11 a.m. at the Paris Tabernacle, followed by the parade at 1 p.m. and a youth rodeo at 2:30 p.m.

• The Idaho Falls Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 a.m. today. The parade route will proceed west on Fourth Street from Holmes Avenue, turn south on Boulevard and end at the intersection of Rogers Street and South Boulevard.

• The Inkom Independence Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. today. Lineup for the parade will be in the parking lot of the LDS Church on Snow Peak Drive. Before the parade, there will be a pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m., and after the parade, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a variety of fun and games for the entire family to enjoy at Inkom City Park.

• Pocatello’s Fourth of July Parade will take place starting at 10 a.m. today. The parade route begins at the Old Town Pavilion and travels along Main Street, ending on South First Avenue.

• The Bingham County Senior Center will host a Fourth of July barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Senior Center, 20 E. Pacfic St. in Blackfoot. A suggested donation for a plate of food is $6.

• Riverfest 2019 will be from noon to 10 p.m. today at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls.

• Fourth of July activities at the Portneuf Wellness Complex will begin at 1 p.m. today with a beach party at the lake and the first annual Classy Car Club car and bike show on the Championship Field on the east side of the complex. Barrie’s Ski and Sports is expected to provide free paddle-boards and the Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Club is set to provide free kayaks and paddle-boards for the public to enjoy. The beach party and car show end at 5 p.m. Activities at the multi-use soccer fields east of the fairground grandstands also begin at 1 p.m. and will feature dozens of food and beverage vendors and the family fun land. Rising country music star Brody Fitch is set to play from 5 to 7 p.m. and Pocatello’s own Happy Havoc, a rock-country fusion group, will close out the live music before the fireworks from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bingham Health Care’s Tribute to America fireworks show is set to begin at 10 p.m.

• Melaleuca Freedom Celebration Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. today at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls.

• Celebrate the Fourth of July in Lava Hot Springs today. Fireworks start at dusk. Take in the view from anywhere in downtown Lava.

Today-Saturday

• Caribou Jack’s, 50 E. Second S. in Soda Springs, will raise funds for Hooper Springs Park while hosting the #10 Extreme Kleener NASCAR simulator today, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Cost is $15 per session or three sessions for $30.

• Join the Adventure of Dragon Fyre’s whimsical renaissance faire today, Friday and Saturday at Hooper Springs Park in Soda Springs. Experience a day outdoors with sword fighting, singing pirates, mermaids, belly dancers, fairies and fantastic entertainers. We have unique wares for shopping and great faire food. Join in events such as costume contests, Hero of the Fair and the kid’s quest. Hours are from noon to dusk Thursday and 11 a.m. to dusk Friday and Saturday. Day tickets are $5 per person, and event tickets are $7 per person.

Today-Sunday

• The 38th annual Teton Valley Balloon Rally will take place today through Sunday at the Teton County Fairgrounds in Driggs. Hot air balloons launch just after sunrise each morning. Visit tetonvalleyballoonrally.com for more information and to book your ride.

• Jim Dandy Brewing, 305 E. Lander St. in Pocatello, will hold its one-year anniversary and Fourth of July celebration today through Sunday. There will be special anniversary mugs, an anniversary beer release, drink specials, live music and delicious food all weekend. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Friday

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Fridays at noon at Family Services Alliance, 355 S. Arthur Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692

• First Friday Art Walk will take place in Old Town Pocatello from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

• Oregon artist Jenny Loughmiller spent two years painting 100 hearts as her expression of gratitude for 100 women. Those hearts will be on display at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., from Friday through July 25, and Loughmiller will be at the First Friday Art Walk event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to give tours of the exhibit.

• The Comedy Project performs at 8 p.m. every Friday, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. at MP Dance Studios on 575 E. Second Ave. in Pocatello. Admission is $8 or $5 with a student ID. While live, unscripted comedy can be unpredictable, the performers attempt to maintain an approximately PG-13 rating.

Friday & Saturday

• The 2019 East Idaho Renaissance Faire will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Yellowstone Bear World near Rexburg. Step back to a time of battle-hardened knights, fair maidens, and roving jesters. This family-friendly faire abounds with entertainment for all ages, and attendees can peruse the wares of food vendors and period-specific craftspeople. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children.