The Present Day

Bull Riding at Grangeville Border Days - Idaho'</a>Today’s <strong>BORDER DAYS</strong> celebration carries on the traditions of the west with rodeos, parades, games and great food as well as many other family friendly events.</p>
<p>The <strong>BORDER DAYS </strong>event is held annually and coincides with the celebration of Independence Day during the July 4th holiday weekend.  The event also symbolizes the kickoff of our beloved summer season when outdoor adventure, warm sunny days and visiting friends and family are a highlight of the Idaho lifestyle.</p>
<p><a class=2010 Smokey Bear Our BORDER DAYS parades are a big draw with saddle horses adorned by the pomp and circumstance of the rodeo Royal Court, and joined by horse drawn carriages,  festive decorated cars, ATVs, UTVs and trucks, farming equipment and fire trucks.  Parade floats line Main Street and participating entrants are announced one by one,  representing local businesses showing their support for the BORDER DAYS tradition.  The parade floats are applauded as they throw candy to the crowds and crawl slowly eastward.   Children wait with anticipation to collect candy as their parents enjoy the festivities with a watchful eye.  Adults, teens and people of all ages crowd the sidewalks lined up on both sides whistling and clapping enthusiastically as everyone enjoys the simple joys of  GRANGEVILLE BORDER DAYS!

A carnival with a variety of rides, games and food booths next to Heritage Park are important features of  GRANGEVILLE BORDER DAYS.   Dances and evening events keep visitors and Grangeville natives entertained.

BORDER DAYS ART IN THE PARK is enjoyed by many as they peruse through the park under the shade of big trees, viewing and purchasing handcrafted gift items and artwork, highlighting our local arts and crafts.  A traditional barbecue and old fashioned strawberry shortcake dessert gives patrons a tastebud tantalizing treat to complete the event.

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