BY JENNIFER BRACKETT
Courtesy of The City of Eagle and Chrissy Ray Photography
A COMMUNITY GATHERS TO CELEBRATE SUMMER
(AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTERS)
It’s time to break free from the shackles of winter and enjoy the summer rays. The sun is shining and it is time to get out and cut loose. Eagle Fun Days is right around the corner. It has been a rough couple of years for us all and we are itching to get out and enjoy our beautiful city. There are also fresh faces in town and the city is growing. Let’s show them how we do it here in Idaho! Come on out and support our town and local businesses.
The Eagle Fun Days starts off the celebration on July 8th, with good old fashioned, outdoor fun at Guerber Park. Family Fun Night is from 5 pm to 8 pm. There will be live music and local vendors, a bounce house and the Eagle Fire Department will bring their water truck to turn up the fun. Eagle Fun Days ends their first night of festivities with a bang. The Fireworks Show will be at Eagle Island State Park on the evening of July 8th around 10:30 pm, so bring the family and a blanket and cozy up as the night sky becomes aglow.
Eagle Fun Days continue through July 9th with many fun and fantastic events. There’s something here for everyone. The Eagle Fun Days Fun Run starts at Merrill Park at 9 am. This 5k and 10k run, or leisurely stroll, winds through the beautiful city of Eagle and finishes with a free pancake breakfast.
The Cornhole Tournament is another famous Eagle tradition. Gather your teams of two to compete with others in the community in a friendly and competitive game of bean bag toss. It’s open to all ages and skill levels and a great way to introduce a fun outdoor activity to entertain you throughout the summer.
For our adventurous eaters out there, the Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed is back. They say, “Nothing brings people together like sharing a meal.” So, if you have never tried Rocky Mountain oysters and are just curious or just want to have a good time, give them a try. There is nothing like sharing a feast with your neighbors – no matter what it is.
The Car Show is back for our classic car lovers. Meet those in our community who love putting time into restoring their classic cars. There’s nothing like showing off all that hard work for admirers to ogle over the beauty and craftsmanship of these mechanical marvels. Even if you are not one for mechanics, you can still appreciate the sheer beauty of these exquisite vehicles on display.
If you have never seen the Wet N’ Wild Parade, don’t miss out. Remember, The Wet N’ Wild Parade follows immediately after the Dry Parade, so hold back those water guns for the “Wet N’ Wild” part of this parade. The parade features many of our local businesses, activity groups and those who work hard to service the community. Let us get out there and show our appreciation in all they do for us. As the Dry Parade ends, a banner will indicate the much anticipated “Wet N’ Wild” Parade. It will be a welcomed splash, as crowds of people sitting in that sizzling summer sun are hosed down!
The car show, parade, cornhole tournament, live music and vendors will be from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 9th in Downtown Eagle, 185 E State Street. The Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed will be held at Merrill Park, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, with live music and a beer garden. If you are interested in participating in any of the events or just want more information, check out their website at www.cityofeagle.org/498/Eagle-Fun-Days.