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Fireworks & events: Many ways to share Independence Day

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jul 03 2013 07:30 am • Last Updated Dec 07 2013 11:34 pm

Canyons Resort July 3rd Celebration

Canyons Resort and its partner, People’s Health Clinic (the community-supported, volunteer-driven medical clinic that serves Wasatch and Summit counties) will kick off the July 3rd festivities at 3 p.m., with free family-oriented music and activities throughout the Resort Village. DJ Velvet will begin spinning tunes on the Mountain Stage at 5 p.m. The Soulistics will perform at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks display is set to go off at approximately 9:30 p.m. Visit bit.ly/14SPcaQ for information. $5 for parking.

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When » Wednesday, 3 p.m.

Where » Canyons Resort, Canyons Resort, Park City

Tickets » Free; $5 for parking

Riverton Town Days

The Riverton Parks and Recreation department will sponsor Riverton Town Days which includes a two-day carnival; a parade on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Jazz band concert and free movie. July 4 activities will include a flag-raising ceremony and breakfast, races (10K, 5K, 1K), 25-mile bike ride, ATV rodeo, children’s games and fireworks at 10 p.m. Visit recreation.rivertoncity.com/community_center.html for information.

When » Wednesday, 4 p.m.; Thursday, 6:30 a.m.

Where » Riverton City Hall, 12830 S. Redwood Road, Riverton

Tickets » Fees vary for the races and breakfast


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Tooele festivities

Tooele will kick off its July 4th celebration on Wednesday with free karaoke at 4 p.m., a Corvette Car Show at 5 p.m. and the Bit N Spur Rodeo with Mutton Bustin’ and Rodeo at the Deseret Peak Complex at 7 p.m. July 4th activities start with 5K Run 7 a.m. at Skyline Park, a Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at Veterans Memorial Park (Main & Vine); a parade at 9 a.m. on Tooele’s Main Street, and then park activities and entertainment after the parade. Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Complex. Visit tooeletoday.com/ai1ec_event/independence-holiday-festivities-tooele-city/?instance_id=138550 for information.

When » Wednesday, 4-10 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where » Tooele City Park, 200 W. Vine Street, Tooele

Tickets » Free with the exception of the rodeo and race

South Salt Lake events

The City of South Salt Lake will hold its annual Freedom Fest on Wednesday, and 4th of July Parade on Thursday. There will be fireworks Wednesday at the old Granite High School campus. The July 4th Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center (2280 S. 300 East) and will end at Fitts Park (3050 S. 500 East).

When » Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

Where » Granite High School, 3305 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

West Bountiful activities

West Bountiful will start its Independence Day activities on Wednesday with a police safety fair at 6 p.m., followed by an open-mic competition, music by Mike Leger, and fireworks at 10 p.m. July 4th starts with a flag ceremony at 7 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m. and park activities at 11:30 a.m. Visit westbountiful.utah.gov for information.

When » Wednesday, 6-11 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where » West Bountiful City Park, 500 W. 1600 North, West Bountiful

Tickets » Free

Grantsville celebration

Grantsville will kick off its July 4th festivities on Wednesday with the Miss Grantsville Pageant at 6 p.m., a dusk until dawn tennis tournament at 8 p.m. and a 3-on-3 basketball tourney at 9 p.m.. July 4th activities begin with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by a flag ceremony at 8 a.m., 1 mile kids race at 7:30 a.m., the Grantsville City 5K Scholarship Run in Memory of Ray Barrus at 8 a.m., parade at 11 a.m. and then park activities, 1-5 p.m. with fireworks at 10 p.m. visit tooeletoday.com/ai1ec_event/grantsville-4th-of-july-activities/?instance_id=141760 for information.

When » Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where » Grantsville High School, 155 E. Cherry Street, Grantsville

Tickets » Free

Centerville celebration

Centerville will celebrate July 4th with several activities, starting on July 3. There will be a children’s parade at 6:30 p.m., a chalk art exhibit, and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. On July 4th, activities include a 5K and kids run at 7 a.m., breakfast, parade at 9 a.m., outdoor festival and police auction. Visit centervilleut.net/recreation.4thofjuly.html for information.

When » Wednesday, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Where » Founders Park - Centerville, 300 N. 100 East, Centerville

Tickets » There will be fees for the breakfast and races

Freedom Fire 2013 - The Music of ABBA

Gold, glitz and glam opens Freedom Fire 2013 as "The Music of ABBA," performed by the band Arrival From Sweden, brings the 1970s back to Romney Stadium. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Visit arts.usu.edu or call 435-797-8022 for tickets.

When » Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Where » Utah State University , 131 Old Main Hill, Logan

Tickets » $10

Oakley celebration

Oakley will kick off its July 4th activities Wednesday with the Oakley PRCA Rodeo at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks. July 4 activities include a 5K race, a parade, patriotic program and barbecue, a junior rodeo, PRCA Rodeo and fireworks. The July 5 rodeo will feature Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night and fireworks. July 6 activities include breakfast, horse pulls, softball tourney, PRCA Rodeo and fireworks. Visit www.oakleycity.com/celebration-schedule.htm for information.

When » Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where » Cattlemen’s Hall - Oakley, 4300 N. State Road 32, Oakley

Murray Fun Days

The Murray Fun Days July 4th celebration will begin with a Lion’s Club breakfast at 6:30 a.m., followed by a sunrise service, 5K and children’s race, a parade at 8:30 a.m., kids activities and a car and bike show, and entertainment at the Murray Park Gazebo. There will be an evening musical performance followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. Visit murray.utah.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3868 for information.

When » Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where » Murray Park Pavilion #5, enter off of 5200 S. State St. or at 330 E. Vine St., Murray

Tickets » There will be fees for the breakfast and races.

Layton celebration

Layton City will host the annual Liberty Days Celebration. Events will include a 5k run/walk, breakfast, parade, vendor booths, entertainment, the New American Philharmonic Symphony with Cannoneers at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater as well as the annual fireworks display at 10 p.m. Visit www.laytoncity.org/public/CityEvent.aspx?event=347 for information.

When » Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where » Layton Commons Park, 457 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton

Tickets » There will be a cost for the breakfast and the races.

Kaysville celebration

Kaysville will celebrate America’s Independence with a breakfast, 10K and 5K walk/run, parade, theatrical presentation (of "The Scarlet Pimpernel"), and fireworks at 10 p.m. Visit www.kaysvillecity.com/communityevents.main.html for information.

When » Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where » Davis Applied Technology College, 550 E. 300 South, Kaysville

Tickets » There will be fees for the breakfast, races and play

Sandy celebration

Sandy City will hold its annual July 4th celebration, starting at 6:50 a.m. with a flag ceremony, followed by the Sandy Classic 5K race at 7 a.m., a youth arts festival and Sandy police and fire department events, inflatables and activities, food vendors at 10 a.m. The entertainment stage performances start at 11 a.m. The parade will start at 6 p.m. followed by evening concerts at 8 p.m. Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. Visit sandy.utah.gov/government/community-events/fourth-of-july.html for information.

When » Thursday, 6:50 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where » South Towne Promenade, 10000 S. 175 West, Sandy

Tickets » Free except for the race

Magna 5k Walk/Run

Magna will hold a 5k Walk/Run as part of the July 4th celebration. Check-in at 6 a.m. The race starts at 7 a.m. Visit www.magnautah.org/wp-content/uploads/5kForm-20131.pdf for registration information.

When » Thursday, 7 a.m.,

Where » Pleasant Green Park, 3270 S. 8400 West, Magna

Tickets » $5

Magna celebration

Magna will hold a July 4 celebration. There will be a cannonade at 7 a.m.; Lions Club Breakfast 7-11 a.m.; a parade at noon on Magna’s Main Street; games and rides 1-10 p.m.; Music In The Park 5-10 p.m. and fireworks 10 p.m. Visit www.magnautah.org/events/fourth-of-july for information.

When » Thursday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Where » Magna Copper Park, 8900 W. 2600 South, Magna

Tickets » There is a fee for the breakfast

Park City celebration

Take in a concert, catch the rodeo, and enjoy the 4th on Park City’s Historic Main Street for the annual 4th of July Parade and a full day of activities, including a 5k run, pancake breakfast, parade, live music, rugby games, beer gardens and vendors followed by fireworks at dusk. Visit www.visitparkcity.com/events/annual-special-events/july-fourth-july-events for information.

When » Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Where » Main Street - Park City, 110 Main St., Park City

Kneaders hails the 4th

On July 4, all military personnel will receive a free sandwich when they present military ID. All other patrons can receive a buy one get one of the same smoothie in honor of the holiday. Participating Kneaders locations include Orem, South Jordan and Riverton (Herriman) stores.

When » Thursday, 7 a.m.

Where » Kneaders - Orem, 1990 N. State, Orem

Tickets » Free

West Jordan Independence Day

West Jordan’s Independence Day events includes a Fourth of July Parade, free movie, and fireworks finale. July 4 events start with a Red, White & Blue Charity Fun Run at 7 a.m.; the West Jordan Exchange Club will hold a flag raising ceremony at 9:30 a.m.; the parade begins at 10:30 a.m.; the West Jordan Band performs at noon in the Viridian Amphitheater; the movie "Rise of the Guardians" hits the big screen at 9 p.m. and is followed by a fireworks finale at 10 p.m. Visit www.westernstampede.com/Events.aspx to register for the race and for other information.

When » Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Where » Veterans Memorial Park, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan

Tickets » Free, with the exception of the races

Holladay celebration

Join Holladay City on July 4th for food, fun and fireworks. Events will take place at the new Commons Area behind City Hall. The day starts with a children’s parade at 8:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast, a bike race and a fireworks display at 10:10 p.m. Visit www.cityofholladay.com for information.

When » Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Where » Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 East, Holladay

Tickets » Free; $5 for breakfast

America’s Freedom Festival Grand Parade

America’s Freedom Festival Grand Parade, the largest of its kind in the state of Utah, highlights freedom through bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons and local and national performers. The parade begins at 960 N. University Ave. and proceeds south to 100 S. and then turns east to 200 E. From there it turns north to Center St. and then turns east and ends at 900 East. Visit www.freedomfestival.org/events/grand-parade for information.

When » Thursday, 9 a.m.

Where » Provo Town Square, 55 N. University Avenue, Provo

Tickets » Free

Liberty Days

Enjoy a day of good old-fashioned fun while you celebrate America’s independence. Join in a watermelon eating contest, stick horse races, or roll up your sleeves for a game of tug-of-war. There’s pony and train rides all day long. Visit www.thisistheplace.org/todays_fun/liberty_days.html for information.

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