The Melaleuca Free­dom Celebration is the nation’s largest fire­works show West of the Mississippi. Who knew Idaho Falls’ Favorite Fireworks Product would rank among large cities such as New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C?  This July 4th will be the 20th Annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration in Idaho Falls, and will pack 17,153 shells into a 31 minute spectacular production. The Melaleuca Free­dom Celebration builds on its own momentum each year, and adds more fire­works with each pass­ing show. The 2012 show will be its largest yet, firing 571 more shells than last year’s record breaking show.

With free admis­sion to the pub­lic, the 2012 fire­works pro­gram pays trib­ute to the sac­ri­fice of the sol­diers and fam­i­lies who have sac­ri­ficed their lives and loved ones, over the last 236 years, to secure and pre­serve the free­doms of this great nation. The 2012 pro­gram theme and sound­track, “America’s Fight for Free­dom,” will be broad­cast live on KLCE Classy 97 FM. The over­all mes­sage encour­ages all of us to take pride in being Amer­i­cans and to never for­get those who cre­ated what we have. “This show is not only to cel­e­brate our nation’s birth­day, but it is a 31-minute trib­ute to our sol­diers and vet­er­ans who have paid an enor­mous price so that we can live like we do,” said Melaleuca CEO Frank Van­der­Sloot. “You will miss the entire mean­ing of the show if you do not bring your radio.”

The fire­works will begin shortly after 10 pm. They will entertain the imme­di­ate audi­ence around the Idaho Falls Green­belt and those located at a dis­tance, with shells reach­ing over 400 feet in elevation. Over 100,000 people from across the country attend this display, making it the largest event in all of Idaho based on the number of people in attendance.