Weekend Express: Fourth of July fun, FantasyCon
Plan your Fourth of July holiday weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here.
Fourth of July highlights:
• America's Freedom Festival, Balloon Fest and Stadium of Fire (http://www.freedomfestival.org/)
• Sugar House fireworks (sugarhousefireworks.com/)
• Sugar House Arts Festival (sugarhousechamber.org/4th-of-July-Arts-Fest)
• Park City July Fourth Parade and Celebration (http://www.visitparkcity.com/events/annual-special-events/july-fourth-july-events/)
For a listing of other Fourth of July celebrations, please click here.
FantasyCon 2014 • FantasyCon celebrates pop fantasy culture with more than 200 exhibitor booths, cosplay, live entertainment and more. Information, http://www.fantasycon.com.
When: Daily through Saturday
Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, (5-10 p.m. Friday is a street festival and fireworks at The Gateway Mall, 400 W. 100 South)
Admission: $60 three-day adult (16 and older) pass, $40 Friday only, $40 Saturday only; $30 three-day youth (ages 11-15), Friday only $15, Saturday only $20; discounts for college students, military and teachers
Cedar Breaks 9th Annual Wildflower Festival • Guided hikes are offered twice daily from the visitor center at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or you can go on self-guided walks with a handout. Information, http://www.nps.gov/cebr/wildflower-festival.htm.
When: Saturday through July 20
Where: Cedar Breaks National Monument, Brian Head
Admission: Included with park admission of $4 per person age 16 or older
Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band Concert • The band's annual patriotic concert is open to all ages. No tickets are needed.
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Tabernacle on Temple Square, 50 W. North Temple
Star Party • Check out the rings of Saturn as the Salt Lake Astronomical Society opens up one of the biggest telescopes in the state.
When: 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Stansbury Park Observatory Complex