Fifty three years ago, America was at a cultural crossroad.  The nation was divided over several social and international issues.  The country was in need of a massive pick up.  Enter movie-star Chuck Connors, the Rifleman, who decided to champion communities across the country embracing patriotism.  Wednesday afternoon at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, once again, Idahoans will celebrate God and Country at the 53rd Annual Treasure Valley God and Country event.  The event is free and open to the public.  All that is required is a love for God and love of America.

Don't miss the largest fireworks show in the Treasure Valley beginning around 10:15pm courtesy of Fireworks America.  You can listen to the music on KIDO Talk Radio 1075FM and 580 AM.  Join Kevin Miller for a patriotic post fireworks talk show live from Idaho Center.

Gates open at 4 p.m and it's highly recommended that you arrive early to pick out your favorite spot to enjoy the great music and the evening fireworks show.  Idaho's Own Maddie Zahm, American Idol Contestant 2018, returns to the stage. 2018 was her first ever live on-stage performance before a live audience. She shook off the nerves and sang her heart out.  (Check out Maddie at 6pm.)

Governor Little and Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling, elected local and state officials will kick off the event along with an opening prayer.  Every year military recruits officially swear their oath of allegiance to the Constitution.  You can find out everything you need to know about the 53rd Treasure Valley God and Country festival by clicking the link here.