God and Country Festival – July 1

By |2020-01-16T15:54:02-07:00January 16th, 2020|Activities|1 Comment

For those who are interested, the God and Country Festival is a free event that we have attended almost every year since we came to Idaho. It is a free Christian music concert with a recognizable national artist as the main headliner. There are usually one or two regional or local Christian artists that open for the main act. I don’t know yet who the main artist is this year, but I’ll pass that along as soon as I know.

The event also acknowledges local first responders, members of the military, and some local politicians (not my favorite part). But there are also a bunch of tables at the top of the amphitheater where people who have a passion for a particular ministry can share it with the crowd. Diane and I have manned foster care tables there for years to recruit new foster parents.

The event usually attracts from 10,000 to 13,000 people, and includes the biggest fireworks show in the Treasure Valley, usually simulcast with a local Christian radio station to a soundtrack of mostly Christian music.

Gates usually open around 5:00 PM. It is free to get in, and there is plenty of food like burgers, hot dogs, mini donuts, icre cream, and even coffee drinks like Dutch Bros. Basically, think of fair food. 🙂

Expect a bit of traffic congestion after the fireworks show is over, which is usually around 11:00 PM.

The venue is about 15-20 minutes from our house at the Ford Idaho Center. Parking usually costs $5.