Independence Day is right around the corner, and Buhl Sagebrush Days offers up an authentic, old-time American celebration that’s worth experiencing just to feel the down-home country charm. Enjoy a fun year of 2023 celebrations, the first day of events on July 1st and the second day of events on July 4th. The firework show is July 4th at dusk!
“We always have a good crowd,” says Steve Kaatz of the Buhl Economic Council. “It’s kind of like your 1950s or 1960s small town 4th of July celebration — just good old-fashioned fun.”
Highlights include a fishing derby 9-11 at Balanced Rock Park. Plus the all-you-can-eat trout feed provided by Clear Springs Trout on Saturday, July 1st 4-7pm at the West End Senior Center. Buhl is known, after all, as the ”Trout Capital of the World” because of the many trout hatcheries in the area. Clear Springs Trout is the largest rainbow trout-production facility in North America, if not the world.
On July 4th, the day starts with the Buhl pancake breakfast, sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, at the West End Senior Center. The pancake feed begins at 7 a.m. and runs through 10 a.m.
The Buhl Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. on Main Street in Buhl. All proceeds benefit the Buhl High School Key Club. For course information, call 208-543-8576. Enjoy a parade next 10-11:45, vendors in the park 11-6, and incredible music in the park.
Here’s the full list of events over the Sunday-Monday holiday weekend. Anyone can be in the parade or a vendor at the park for those who wants to participate. Contact the Buhl Chamber of Commerce to get a parade entry form or a fun run registration form.
People will gather at Eastman Park during Monday, the 4th. Kids can swim in the pool. The fire hose competition by competing firefighters will start at 2 p.m. Live music by Smoke and Thunder. The Candy Cannon will be firing at Poppelwell Elementary at 9:30. Fireworks occur shortly afterwards right at dusk.
Have fun and Happy Independence Day!