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Fireworks & events: Many ways to share Independence Day

(Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune) A conductor for the Stadium of Fire Choir directs during the Stadium of Fire fireworks display at the LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on July 4, 2012.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Jul 03 2013 07:30AM
Updated Dec 7, 2013 11:34PM

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 for information. $5 for parking.

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 for information.

When • Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where • This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; Children under 2 are free

Snowbird breakfast

Snowbird Resort will hold its annual pancake breakfast — including pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk. Relax and listen to live music by C.J. Santoro Dixieland Band. Visit for information.

When • Thursday, 9 a.m.

Where • Snowbird Ski Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sandy

Tickets • $13.95; Kids 6 and under get breakfast free

Sugar House Arts fest

Celebrate tradition and change with the Sugar House Merchants Association at the 14th annual Sugar House Fourth of July Arts Festival, from Highland Drive between 2100 South and Wilmington Ave., for arts, crafts, live music, food, and community. Featuring up to 75 art and food vendors, two live music stages, culinary arts, a children’s area, and more, this event will appeal to the entire family. This year’s festival includes a pet parade beginning at 10 a.m. to kick off the festival. Visit for information. Visit for a list of musical performances.

When • Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where • Sugarhouse Gallery, 2160 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Sugarhouse fireworks

The Sugar House Fireworks will feature a 30-minute firework show presented by Vortex Fireworks. At noon Thursday, vendors will begin selling food, refreshments and there will be an inflatables play ground amusement for the kids. The music entertainment will begin at 4 p.m. with fireworks at 10 p.m.

When • Thursday, noon-11 p.m.

Where • Sugar House Park, 1300 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Hot Rock’n 4th

Get ready for Northern Utah’s biggest July 4th celebration at the annual Hot Rock’n 4th in Ogden. There will be a classic car show, music in the park, demo derby and family entertainment. The Stirrin’ Dirt Racing Demolition Derby starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment between heats. Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. Visit for information.

When • Thursday, 1 p.m.

Where • Lorin Farr Park, 769 Canyon Road, Ogden

Tickets • $13; On the day of the celebration, the fees are $16 for adults and $10 for children; visit

Lehi fireworks

Lehi City and Thanksgiving Point invite will celebrate American independence with fireworks. Concessions and vendors will be in the park leading up to the fireworks, which are set off from the north side of the property. Bring a blanket and enjoy an evening outdoors. Visit for information.

When • Thursday, 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Where • Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park, 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets • Free

West Jordan Rodeo

West Jordan’s Independence Day events include a three-day PRCA Rodeo. Rodeo entertainment also includes the trick riding of "The Wild Riders" and the high flying action of freestyle motocross. Visit for information.

When • Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m. each night.

Where • West Jordan Arena, 8125 S. 2200 West, West Jordan

Tickets • $11; visit

Stadium of Fire

Stadium of Fire 2013 performances include rock and pop star Kelly Clarkson, singer-songwriting Carly Rae Jepsen and acrobats from Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, as well as fireworks. Visit for information or for tickets.

When • Thursday, 8 p.m.

Where • LaVell Edwards Stadium, Brigham Young University campus, Provo

Tickets • $26-$124; visit

Ogden Pioneer Days

Ogden City will celebrate its 75th annual Pioneer Days. The celebration will include parades, a rodeo, music, farmer’s market, visual arts exhibits and fireworks. Visit for a schedule of events. For tickets, visit or

When • Friday, 6 p.m.

Where • Union Station - Ogden, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

Tickets • Visit

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