A parade, Fair on the Square, and fireworks, all a part of Canyon’s 4th of July Celebration.
Over 30,000 people are expected to come through Canyon celebrating our nation’s independence. With all the visitors coming to Canyon, local businesses prepared for large crowds.
Roger Remlinger, Canyon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director said, “Everybody in our town benefits by everybody coming here. It’s a great boost for our economy, it’s a great way to show off our great town.”
The square is a popular spot for shopping, eating, and socializing with friends.
The Rhinestone Cactus, a boutique in Canyon is grateful that the 4th of July Celebration is bringing business to their store.
Michelle Bellah, Owner of The Rhinestone Cactus said, “It is an amazing feeling. I have seen the pictures from last year, the numbers that this lovely little town attracts is just awesome and we are so excited to be a part of it.”
Palace Coffee on the square also geared up for the holiday visitors.
“It really gives us a chance to be a part of the community, a part of the festivities. We get to keep our doors open and give people a place to gather to stay out of the heat, especially on the 4th of July,” Gabrielle Bechyne, Palace Coffee Barista said.
Remlinger explained that Canyon’s 4th of July Celebration is the biggest celebration in the Panhandle and one of the biggest in the state. While the spike in business and the people visiting Canyon is great, the city wants to remember the real reason for the holiday.
“The real thing about the 4th of July is celebrating our nation’s birthday and the people that serve our country. So, this is just an amazing weekend for us,” Remlinger said.