Salt Lake City’s Fourth of July fireworks will be held at The Gateway; here are other Wasatch Front shows

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Fireworks explode over Sugar House, Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Salt Lakers will have to look farther north to see fireworks this Independence Day.

The Gateway retail and entertainment complex on the west edge of downtown Salt Lake City has announced it will throw a celebration on Thursday, July 4, that will include two stages featuring live bands, DJs and karaoke, roaming magicians and buskers — and fireworks at 10 p.m.

“We want to start a new Fourth of July tradition that our entire community can look forward to every year,” Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director, said in a statement. “It’s going to be one big block party.”

Salt Lake City lost its traditional fireworks location last summer, when the Sugar House Chamber of Commerce canceled the gala display at Sugar House Park. The event there had struggled for several years, after the city cut off funding following the 2009 holiday. The Sugar House Chamber had organized the fireworks at the park for the past few years, but pulled out because of a lack of available staff.

The event at The Gateway — along 400 West between 50 North and 200 South — starts at 4 p.m. on July 4, and goes until the fireworks go off at 10 p.m. It will be free to the public.

Live music will be provided on the north stage by two local bands: indie-rock band The Backseat Lovers at 6 p.m., and Parkway Avenue at 8 p.m. Four DJs have been booked: DJ Jared, 4 to 6 p.m. on the north stage; DJ Logic, 4 to 6 p.m. on the south stage; DJ Jarvicious at 7 p.m. on the north stage, and DJ Bangarang, at 9 p.m. on the north stage. Karaoke will be available from 6 to 10 p.m. on the south stage.

A live art installation, “What’s Your American Dream,” will be on display, and magicians and buskers will perform around the shopping center. Food will be available at The Gateway’s restaurants, as well as at food trucks at the Olympic Legacy Plaza. For people over 21, craft beer from Bohemian Brewery and cocktails from Five Wives Vodka will be for sale.

The Gateway won’t be the only place in Salt Lake City to have fireworks on the Fourth. The annual Independence Day gathering at Jordan Park, at 1000 S. 900 West, is still happening. And the Salt Lake Bees will have fireworks at Smith’s Ballpark, at 77 W. 1300 South, after its games against the El Paso Chihuahuas on July 4, 5 and 6.

Here are more details about professional fireworks displays on the Fourth of July along the Wasatch Front:

Davis County

Clearfield • Festival at Fisher Park, 934 S. 1000 East, starts at 6 p.m., with live music and food vendors. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Free.

Kaysville • ”Red White and Boom,” at Barnes Park, 950 W. 200 North, starts at 5 p.m., with live music, food trucks and bounce houses. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Free.

Layton • Liberty Days, at Layton Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch Drive, starting at noon, with entertainment, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, vendor booths and concessions. New American Philharmonic Symphony with Cannoneers perform at 8 p.m. at Ed Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Free.


Salt Lake County

Holladay • Concert on the Pavilion, Holladay City Park, 4570 S. 2300 East, starting at 8:30 p.m., featuring We Are Strike. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Free.

Magna • Music in the Park, Magna Copper Park, 8900 W. 2600 South, 7:30 p.m., with One Way Johnny. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Free.

Murray • Concert at Murray Park softball field, 296 E. Murray Park Ave., starting at 8:30 p.m., with The Salamanders. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Free.

Riverton • Riverton Town Days, Riverton City Park, 12800 S. 1450 West, starting at 9 a.m., with entertainment, carnival, a cornhole tournament, a pie-eating contest, and a haystack dive. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Free ($5 fee per team for cornhole tournament; wristbands must be purcheased for carnival).

Salt Lake City • 4th of July Celebration at The Gateway, 50 S. Rio Grande St., activities start at 4 p.m., with live music, karaoke, food trucks, buskers and a live art installation. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at the Olympic Legacy Plaza. Free.

Salt Lake City • Jordan Park, 1000 S. 900 West, starting at 10 p.m. Free.

Salt Lake City • Smith’s Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South, baseball game starts at 6:35 p.m., between the Salt Lake Bees vs. El Paso Chihuahuas. Fireworks after the game (around 10 p.m.). Game tickets, from $11 and up, at slbees.com.

Sandy • “Let Freedom Ring” celebration, South Towne Promenade, 10000 S. 175 West, evening events starting at 6 p.m. with Sandy 4th Parade, followed by concert at 8 p.m. by Metro Music Club. Fireworks start at 10 p.m., with more music at 10:30 p.m. Free.

West Jordan • Western Stampede rodeo, Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South, starts at 8 p.m. (pre-rodeo at 7 p.m.). Fireworks start when the rodeo ends (around 10 p.m.). Tickets are $8 to $18 in advance, $11 to $21 at the gate.


Utah County

Lehi • Fourth of July celebration at Thanksgiving Point, Electric Park, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, with gates opening at 4 p.m., activities starting at 6:30 p.m., with music, games and prizes. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Free.

Pleasant Grove • At Discovery Park, 1435 N. 100 East. Fireworks start at dark.

Provo • Stadium of Fire, LaVelle Edwards Stadium, Brigham Young University campus, starts at p.m. Headliner is country star Keith Urban. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Tickets to the show range from $35 to $250.