Plan your Fourth of July
Posted: 10:34 AM- With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, cities around the state are scheduling Independence Day celebrations beginning Saturday. Here's a list of major celebrations scheduled throughout Utah for the holiday:
SALT LAKE COUNTY
Murray July 4: "Murray Fun Days," Murray Park, 5201 S. Murray Park Lane. The fun begins at 11 a.m. with food, games, live entertainment, followed by the featured performance from "Imagine," a Beatles tribute band and then fireworks at 10 p.m. Free.
Salt Lake City
Tuesday-Wednesday: Pioneer Craft House celebration, 3271 S. 500 East. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including a spinning wheel, potter's wheel, and a Dutch oven cook-off. Children can participate in hands-on clay projects and a live puppet theater. Free. For more information, visit http://www.pioneercrafthouse.org" Target="_BLANK">http://www.pioneercrafthouse.org or call 801-412-3218.
Wednesday : Sugar House Arts Festival, Sugar House Park, 2100 S. 1300 East. Events begin at 9 a.m. with art booths, food, live entertainment by Buddha Pie, School of Rock, Steve Hatch and others; fireworks at 10 p.m. Free.
Wednesday : Old Fashioned 4th of July, Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 West. Activities start at 5 p.m. and include a pie eating contest, craft vendors, carniva rides, games, music, food and a fireworks show at dusk with complimentary 3D glasses. Free. For details, visit http://www.slcgov.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.slcgov.com.
Wednesday: Sandy 4th, South Towne Promenade, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway. All-day activities start at 9 a.m. and include a youth's art festival, face painting, games, food, a carnival and performances by Eclipse, an a cappella group. The parade starts at 6 p.m. with a fireworks show at dusk. Free.
South Salt Lake
Tuesday-Wednesday: Freedom Fest, Granite High School, 3305 S. 500 East, South Salt Lake. Tuesday activities start at 6 p.m. and include food, craft booths, carnival games, live entertainment and a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Wednesday activities start at 7 a.m. with a 5K run, a parade at 9 a.m., carnival games, food and more. Free. For more information, call 801-412-3217.
Monday through Wednesday: "Western Stampede Celebration," Rodeo Arena, 1985 W. 7800 South, West Jordan. Activities including outdoor screenings of "Happy Feet" and "Yours, Mine and Ours" at 8:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; a parade on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a carnival at noon and fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Free. Tickets for the Independence Day Rodeo on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the Demolition Derby July 7 at 6 p.m. range from $7-15, with discounts for children. For more information, call 801-562-1050 or visit http://www.westernstampede.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.westernstampede.com.
DAVIS COUNTY West Bountiful
Saturday: Independence Celebration, West Bountiful Park, 550 W. Pages Lane. Activities include a parade at 9 a.m. at the corner of 400 N. 800 West, carnival, games, music, band concert and fireworks at 10 p.m. Free. For more information, call 801-298-3179 or visit http://www.westbountiful.utah.gov" Target="_BLANK">http://www.westbountiful.utah.gov.
Wednesday: Cherry Days, Weber High School football stadium, 430 W. 3100 North. A performance by Eclipx will jump-start the celebration at 7 p.m., followed by a scavenger hunt and fireworks at dusk. Free. Other activities take place at various times and locations throughout the city. For more information, visit http://www.sellutah.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.sellutah.com/
Wednesday: July 4th Celebration, Riverdale Park, 4300 S. Parker Drive. Activities include an all-day carnival with games, a pie-eating contest and fireworks at dusk. Free.
Sunday through Wednesday: America's Freedom Festival, Provo. Events include a Grande Parade on Wednesday at 9 a.m., starting at 960 N. University Ave. The event is free, but reserved bleacher seats are available for $6 by calling the Utah Valley Convention and Vistors Bureau, 801-851-2100; Stadium of Fire concert featuring Brooks and Dunn at Brigham Young Univerity's Lavell Edwards Stadium is Wednesday at 8 p.m. with a fireworks show following the concert. Tickets for the concert are $25-$120 by calling 801-422-BUY1; a patriotic service featuring speaker Vaughn J. Featherstone, is Sunday july 1 at 7 p.m. the Utah Valley State College MacKay Events Center. Free. For more information, call 801-818-1776.
AROUND THE STATE
Wednesday: Independence Day Celebration, with a 9:30 a.m. parade on Main Street between 400 South and 200 North, plus games, a carnival and fireworks at dusk. Call 435-867-6352 for more information.
Tuesday: 4th of July Celebration, Utah State University Romney Stadium. Activities start at 7 p.m., with performances by Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Miss Cache Valley, Dairy Princess Royalty, and a fireworks show at night. Tickets are $6, $2 for children 12 and under at the venue.
Wednesday: Independence Day Celebration, City Park, 300 N. Main St. A parade begins at 9:30 a.m. down Main Street, followed by a carnival and fireworks. There will also be a dance at the Richfield City Pool, 600 W. 500 North, from 10 p.m. to midnight. Free. For more information, call 435-896-6439.
Tuesday: Disco and Fireworks Extravangaza, The Canyons Resort, 4000 The Canyons Resort Dr. The Disco Drippers perform at 7: p.m. with a fireworks show at night. Free. For more information, call 435-649-5400 or visit http://www.thecanyons.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.thecanyons.com.
Wednesday: Independence Day Celebration, City Park, 1354 Park Ave. A parade down Main Street begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by all-day activities including live entertainment and games, doubles volleyball tournament and a fireworks display at dusk. Free. For details, call 435-649-6100 or visit http://www.parkcityinfo.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.parkcityinfo.com.
Wednesday: Patriotic Favorites by Utah Symphony and Opera at Deer Valley in the Deer Valley Outdoor Ampitheater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for lawn seating, $12 for students, $75 for families and $50 for reserved, available by calling 801-355-ARTS or by visiting http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org" Target="_BLANK">http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org. Call 801-533-NOTE, for group discounts.
- Compiled by Alicia Greenleigh