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VanderSloot discusses this year’s historic Melaleuca Freedom Celebration and why it will be on July 3


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IDAHO FALLS — Frank VanderSloot announced Thursday that the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration will return this year on July 3 following its cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Ball Ventures is hosting the celebration once again at Snake River Landing, which features a 110-acre outdoor amphitheater created and designed exclusively for this show. The largest fireworks show west of the Mississippi lasts for 31 minutes and is synchronized to a live broadcast on KLCE Classy 97.3 FM.

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VanderSloot sat down with reporter Nate Eaton to talk about the historic fireworks presentation, what people can expect and why it’s being held on July 3 rather than Independence Day.

Watch our interview in the video player above.