June 18, 2010

For Additional Information:

Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 888-4433




City and Speedway partner for 3rd year to enhance 4th of July in Meridian


Meridian, ID – (June 18, 2010) – The City of Meridian and Meridian Speedway have partnered once again to provide the community with a full day of 4th of July activities.  The event will be held in Storey Park on Sunday, July 4th starting at 1:00 pm with bounce houses, a climbing wall and an obstacle course available for kids. 


Live local bands including Apple Thief, Craving Dawn, and Big Wow will start performing in the park at 3:00 pm and will continue through the evening.  The Meridian Speedway races begin at 6:30 pm and the evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks show at dusk.


“Our partnership with the Meridian Speedway has really been a benefit to the community,” said Steve Siddoway, Meridian Parks and Recreation Director.  “It has given Meridian residents a 4th of July celebration and fireworks display they can be proud of.”


Concessions will be available in Storey Park throughout the day including hot dogs, hamburgers, sno cones, funnel cakes, corn dogs, cotton candy, ice cream, and smoothies.


Free event parking and shuttle service to and from the park will be available from the lot on the SE corner of Watertower Ln. and Stratford Dr.  Shuttles will be running from 1:00 pm until 11:30 pm. 


For more information about the 4th of July Festival, visit the Meridian Parks and Recreation website or contact the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department at 888-3579 or


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded as a farming community in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family. For more information about Meridian, visit