If you live in a small town anywhere in America — and certainly in most places in Utah — the Fourth of July usually means a parade, a fun run, patriotic music, a day in the park and fireworks around dusk.
Some towns have a rodeo. Others have concerts. Salt Lake City, notably, has put away the fireworks for its city-sponsored event in favor of a high-tech drone show.
The Salt Lake Tribune has compiled this list of Fourth of July weekend festivities across Utah. Many of them are free. There should be something for everyone, whether you’re staying close to home or traveling around the state.
Box Elder County
Tuesday, July 4 • Brigham City • Fourth of July City Celebration, starting at 8 a.m.; horseshoe tournament starts at 9 a.m.; food trucks from 6 to 10 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m., by the Greg Simpson Band; fireworks at dusk (about 10 p.m.). Rees Pioneer Park, 700 W. Forest St.; free.
Monday, July 3 • Logan • City of Logan’s annual fireworks show. Willow Park, 450 W. 700 South; starts at 10 p.m.; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Hyrum • The Top of Utah Freedom Run, a 9.3-mile downhill race. Starts at Hyrum Hydro Park, up Blacksmith Fork Canyon; starts at 7 a.m.; registration at topofutahrunners.com/freedom-home.
Monday, July 3 • North Salt Lake • Liberty Fest. Monday, the festivities continue at Eaglewood Golf Coursse, 1110 E. Eaglewood Drive, from 4 p.m. with food trucks and bounce houses, R/C planes and paragliders at 5 p.m., a concert by The Dance Doctors at 7 p.m., skydivers at 8 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m. Events are free; go to nslcity.org to register for Saturday’s races or the auto show.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Clearfield • 4th of July festivities: Monday: Pool bash, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Aquatic & Fitness Center, 825 S. State St. (registration required). Tuesday: Freedom Run 5k and 1-mile, 7 a.m., starting at Steed Park; hometown parade, 9:30 a.m., from City Hall to Clearfield High School along SR-193; Freedom Festival, starting at 6 p.m., with food, vendors, live entertainment, with fireworks at 10 p.m., Fisher Park, 934 S. State St.. Free.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Centerville • Centerville 4th of July. Monday: Children’s entrepreneur market, 5-8 p.m., William R. Smith Park, 300 N. 100 East. Tuesday: 5K fun run, starting at 7 a.m. at City Hall, 250 N. Main St.; parade, starting at 9 a.m., along Main Street.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • West Bountiful • Independence Day Celebration. Monday’s events include a carnival, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; safety fair from 6 to 9 p.m., a concert by Mike Murphy & Friends at 8 p.m.; and fireworks at 10 p.m.; all at City Park, 550 W. Pages Lane. Tuesday’s events include a flag ceremony at City Hall, 550 N. 800 West, at 7:30 a.m.; and a parade, starting at 10 a.m., north on 800 West (from 400 North to Pages Lane), then east on Pages Lane to 600 West, then north on 600 West to 1890 North. Free.
Monday and Tuesday, July 3-4 • Kaysville • 4th of July Celebration. Monday: Movies in the park, at Barnes Park, 950 W. 200 North — “Puss in Boots” in the southeast corner, “Top Gun: Maverick” at the south end of Liston Field — starting at dusk. Tuesday: Breakfast, starting at 6:30 a.m.; a 5k and 10k, starting at 7:30 a.m.; parade, starting at 10 a.m.; music and food trucks at Barnes Park, starting at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Layton • Layton City Liberty Days, starting with breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. in Kenley Amphitheater plaza; fun run/walk registration at 6:30 a.m. (walk starts at 7:15 a.m.; run starts at 7:30 a.m.); flag raising at 8:30 a.m.; parade at 10:30 a.m.; activities at Layton Commons Park, from noon to 7:30 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m. at Kenley Amphitheater; fireworks at 10 p.m. Layton Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch Drive, and Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive; free.
Salt Lake County
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Riverton • Riverton Town Days, with events through the weekend. Carnival through Tuesday; music Monday and Tuesday; the parade on Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m.; outdoor movie screening of “DC’s League of Super-Pets,” Monday at 9:30 p.m.; full day of events Tuesday — flag-raising ceremony, chuckwagon breakfast, 5k and 10k races, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 1-mile fun run, cornhole and pickleball tournaments; and fireworks at 10 p.m. Riverton City Park, 1452 W. 12600 South; free.
Monday, July 3 • Millcreek • Millcreek Common’s inaugural Independence Eve Big Air Show, featuring luchadors (Mexican wrestlers), the Flying Aces (freestyle ski and snowboard trick performers on trampolines), and a drone light show. Millcreek Common, 1354 E. Chambers Ave.; 8 to 10 p.m.; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Brighton • Brighton Institute’s 4th of July breakfast and parade, at Brighton Ski Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon. Breakfast runs from 8 to 10 a.m.; parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Go to thebrightoninstitute.org for details.
Tuesday, July 4 • Holladay • 4th of July events: Breakfast at 8 a.m. ($5 per person); bike parade at 9 a.m., from Pine Park to Holladay City Park; concert by Charley Jenkins at 8 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. Holladay City Park, 4570 S. 2300 East; free (except for the breakfast).
Tuesday, July 4 • Magna • Magna 4th of July, which includes a flag ceremony and cannonade at 7 a.m.; Knights of Columbus breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m.; Freedom Run (5k starting at 7:30 a.m.; kids’ fun run starts at 8:30 a.m.); parade at noon on historic Magna Main Street; vendors and entertainment from 4 p.m. to dusk; fireworks at dusk. Magna Copper Park, 8975 W. 2600 South; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Murray • Murray Fun Days, which includes a Rotary Club community breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m.; sunrise service at 7 a.m.; 5k walk/run and children’s race (check-in at 7 a.m. for both; the 5k starts at 8 a.m., the children’s race starts at 9 a.m.); parade at 8:30 a.m.; events all day; evening concert with classic rock tribute band Vision at 8:30 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. In and around Murray Park, 296 E. Murray Park Ave.; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Salt Lake City • This Is the Place Heritage Park throws its Liberty Days festivities, with a flag ceremony, a salute to America by the Sons of the American Revolution, followed by the park’s regular activities, plus a watermelon-eating contest, a candy cannon and more. The park is at 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave.; events run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for people 65 and up, $14.95 for children 3 to 11, and free for children 2 and under.
Tuesday, July 4 • Salt Lake City • 4th of July Celebration at The Gateway, with two stages of live music and DJs, karaoke, yard games, face painting, photo ops and contests, plus food from The Gateway’s bars and restaurants; fireworks at 10 p.m. The Gateway is along Rio Grande St. (450 West) between 50 North and 100 South. Runs from 6 to 10 p.m.; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Salt Lake City • The Salt Lake Bees will throw an all-you-can-eat Independence Day feed, with hot dogs and burgers, chips, watermelon slices and sodas, from 6 to 8 p.m.; $30 for adults, $23 for kids. That night’s Bees game, against the Sacramento River Cats, starts at 6:35 p.m.; game tickets, $14 and up, available at slbees.com. Fireworks follow the game.
Tuesday, July 4 • Sandy • Sandy City 4th of July Celebration, with a flag ceremony at 6:45 a.m., a 5K run at 7 a.m.; police K-9 show at 10 a.m. (repeats at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.); youth craft fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; fire department truck display at 11 a.m.; daylong kids activities, inflatables and food and vendor booths; community entertainment from until 5:30 p.m.; parade at 6 p.m.; music from Chris Petersen and the Groove Merchants; and fireworks at 10 p.m. Sandy City Hall and Promenade, 10000 Centennial Parkway; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • South Salt Lake • 4th of July Celebration, with a fun run starting at the LDS Chapel, 2280 S. 300 East, at 8 a.m.; flag ceremony at the chapel at 9:30 a.m.; parade from the chapel to Fitts Park at 10 a.m.; family fun festivities from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fitts Park, 3050 S. 500 East; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Lehi • Thanksgiving Point’s Independence Day Celebration starts with food trucks and activities when the gates open at 4 p.m., and ends with a fireworks show over Electric Park, 2650 N. Ashton Blvd., at 10 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Provo • America’s Freedom Festival holds the Freedom Run, followed by the Grand Parade. The 10K starts near Kiwanis Park on Birch Avenue; the 5K starts at 800 North and 150 East; the 1-mile run is within Kiwanis Park, where all three races end; races start at 7 a.m.; registration available at freedomfestival.org. The parade runs along University Avenue and Center Street, and starts at 9 a.m.; free.
All week, July 1-8 • North Ogden • Cherry Days, a week of events. Monday: Yoga, 7 a.m., Barker Park, 2375 Frutland Drive (free); ping-pong ball drop, 11 a.m., North Ogden Park, 2750 N. 500 East (tickets are $1, limit one ball per child, other rules apply). Tuesday: Cherry Days 5k, 7 a.m. (pre-registration required, $25); sunrise service, 7 a.m., North Ogden Park (free); Kiwanis breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., west bowery of North Ogden Park (tickets are $6); foam party, noon-2 p.m., Wadman Park, 2700 N. 1050 East (tickets are $2). Go to northogdencherrydays.com for more events and to buy tickets.
Tuesday, July 4 • Eden • Powder Mountain has its 4th of July Party at Hidden Lake, with food and drinks, axe throwing, mountain biking and live music. The party runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the resort, 6965 E. Powder Mountain Road. Lift tickets are $20, available at powdermountain.com.
The rest of Utah
Tuesday, July 4 • Duchesne • Duchesne Independence Day, with a Lions Club breakfast at 7 a.m., parade on Main Street at 10:30 a.m.; a patriotic program at noon; water park and activities in the afternoon; talent snow at 5 p.m.; free concert at 7 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. Roy Park, 400 S. Center St.; free.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Huntington • Heritage Days, with the Heritage Days Rodeo, starting at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Huntington Rodeo Grounds, 480 State Road 31; tickets at the gate are $10 for adults, $7 for children under 12 ($2 discount if you buy tickets in advance at Huntington City Hall). Other Heritage Days events, at Canyon View Middle School, 550 N. 400 West: Entertainment Monday, 6 to 9:30 p.m., with ice cream social at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. (at City Park, 1-99 E. Center St.), parade at 10 a.m. (on Main Street), kids attractions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.; lawn mower races at 6 p.m. (at the rodeo grounds); fireworks at dusk, around 9:45 p.m. (at the rodeo grounds).
Tuesday, July 4 • Panguitch • Fourth of July festivities, including a Lions Club breakfast in the Zions Bank parking lot, 90 Center St.; children’s parade at 10 a.m. (participants gather in front of the Garfield County Courthouse, 55 S. Main, at 9:45 a.m.); children’s foot race at 11 a.m. at the city park at 700 N. Main; fireworks at dusk at the Triple C Arena, 50 E. 800 North. Free.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Moab • Grand County Fair, Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Highway 191. Events and vendors all four days. Monday: Outdoor screening, 9 p.m., of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Tuesday: Parade, 9 a.m., along 400 East; fair closes at 4 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Moab • Independence Day Celebration, with fireworks at 10 p.m. visible from anywhere in the downtown area.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Brian Head • 4th of July, live music from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day; fireworks at sunset Tuesday. Vendors, yard games, mountain biking. Cover is $10 per day; adventure zone tickets for $25 and up. Brian Head Resort, 329 State Road 143.
Tuesday, July 4 • Cedar City • Cedar City 4th of July Celebration, put on by the Cedar City Lions Club. Events include: Parade, on Center Street then on Main Street, starting at 9:30 a.m.; activities at Main Street Park, 200 N. Main, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; fireworks after dark, around 10 p.m., at the Cedar City airport. Free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Cedar City • 4th of July Day at the Lake, with a waterslide, zip line, sand volleyball and other water activities. Bring your own food and drinks. Three Peaks Oasis, 7797 N. Oasis St. (Lund Highway); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Enoch • Enoch City Independence Day Celebration, starting with a 5k fun run at 7 a.m.; hot dogs at 5:30 p.m., kids games, events and the annual “Wings of Death” challenge (a hot wings eating contest). Old Enoch Park, 1600 E. 2550 North; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Parowan • Independence Day events: parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street; food and fun in Main Street Park through the day; fireworks at dusk at Iron County Fairgrounds, E. Clinic Way. Free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Kanab • Kanab’s Small Town Independence Day Celebration, starting with cannons at 6 a.m.; the Color Fun Run 5K through town at 7 a.m.; a parade on Center Street at 10 a.m.; followed by vendors, entertainment and more festivities, ending with fireworks at 10 p.m. Jacob Hamblin Park, 566 N. 100 East; free.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Delta • July 4th activities. Monday: Children’s parade at 6 p.m., followed by duck races. Tuesday: Sunrise salute at 6 a.m.; parade at 9:30 a.m., on Main Street from Pinyon Ave. to 400 West; park activities from after the parade to 3 p.m., at City Park, 140 W. Main St.; patriotic program at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Street Community Center, 305 W. Main St.; fireworks at 10 p.m. at Millard County Fairgrounds, 187 Manzanita Ave.
San Juan County
Tuesday, July 4 • Blanding • Firecracker 5K, a foot race put on by San Juan High School’s cross-country team. Starts at Centennial Park, 150 W. 1200 South. Runners start at 6:30 a.m., walkers are asked to start at 6 a.m.; registration available at runnercard.com.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Manti • Manti City 4th of July Celebration. Monday: Pickleball tournament, 6:30 to 10 p.m., on the courts on Union Street; outdoor movie screening at 9 p.m., of “Secondhand Lions,” at Manti Elementary School, 150 W. 100 South. Tuesday, all at City Park, 101-199 N. 300 West: American Legion breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m.; 5k walk/run and 1-mile kids’ race, 7 a.m.; patriotic program, 10 a.m.; games and entertainment, vendors and food trucks, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday evening: Parade, starting at 6 p.m., on Main Street; home run derby, 7 p.m., followed by entertainment, and fireworks at dusk, all at Manti City Sports Complex, 998 N. 100 East. Free.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Richfield July 4th. Monday: 3-on-3 basketball, starting at 10 a.m., Richfield High School, 495 W. Center St.; doubles tennis tournament, 6 p.m., Richfield High; children’s parade, 6:30 p.m., Main Street; concert, 7 p.m., by Shantell Ogden, City Park, 2-98 E. 400 North. Tuesday: Cannon salute at 6 a.m.; kids run at 6:30 a.m.; Liberty 5k run, 7 a.m., fairgrounds, 410 E. 200 South; parade, starting at 9:30 a.m., Main Street; food and game booths, starting at 10:30 a.m., with entertainment starting at 11 a.m., City Park; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.. Free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Salina • Independence Day Rodeo, starting at 7:45 p.m., at Salina Outdoor Arena, 700 E. Main St.; tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 6-11, at the gate (discount for online purchase).
Tuesday, July 4 • Oakley • Independence Day Celebration, with a kids fun run and 5K at 7 a.m.; parade along state road 32 and Center Street, starting at 10 a.m.; patriotic program at 10:30 a.m. at Oakley Red Barn; food trucks all day at Oakley Recreation Complex; junior rodeo and kids activities starting at 1 p.m. at Oakley Outdoor Arena, followed by the Oakley PRCA Rodeo at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks to follow. Rodeo tickets are $30, at OakleyCity.com; the parade and patriotic program are free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Park City • Fourth of July festivities, starting with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., a fun run at 8 a.m., a parade down Main Street at 11 a.m., followed by kids’ activities, rugby games, a volleyball tournament, live music and refreshments starting at noon. All events (except the parade) at City Park, 1400 Sullivan Road; free.
Monday-Tuesday, July 3-4 • Grantsville • The Tooele Bit ‘n’ Spur Rodeo. Gates open at 6 p.m. both days, with grand entry at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Fireworks Tuesday, at 10 p.m. Desert Peak Complex, 2930 State Road 112; tickets available at tooelebitnspur.com.
Tuesday, July 4 • Vernal • Dinosaurland Freedom Fest, including the Firecracker 5K run at 7 a.m., a parade at 10 a.m., a cornhole tournament at noon, waterslides and inflatables, food vendors, a beer garden, live music in the evening, and fireworks at 10 p.m. Events at Ashley Valley Community Park, 500 N. 900 West; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Heber City • Red, White and Blue Festival, with hot air balloons from 6 to 8 a.m.; 5k and 10k fun runs starting at 7 a.m.; biplane flyovers at 7:15 and 8:30 a.m.; flag ceremony and Rotary breakfast at 8 a.m.; patriotic walk at 8:30 a.m.; Heber Valley Railroad running its Freedom Train from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p..m.; events throughout the day; Heber Market on Main from 1 to 9 p.m.; concerts starting at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. Most events at Main Street Park, 250 S. Main; free.
Tuesday, July 4 • Midway • Fourth of July activities: Cannon blast at 6 a.m.; patriotic sunrise service at 7 a.m.; pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. ($10 for adults, $5 for children, proceeds going to BSA troop 216); children’s bike parade at 10 a.m.; fireworks over Memorial Hill at 10 p.m. Town Square, 75 S. 100 West; free (except for the breakfast).
Tuesday, July 4 • Hurricane • Independence Day events: Lions Club breakfast at 8 a.m. ($5 per plate); parade and flag ceremony at 8:30 a.m.; 3-on-3 basketball at the Fine Arts Courts; races and bounce houses on the north lawn of the Community Center; a softball game, Hurricane vs. LaVerkin, at 9 p.m., at Spilsbury Sports Complex, 723 N. 200 West; fireworks at 10 p.m. at Sand Hollow State Park (entrance free to Hurricane residents).
Tuesday, July 4 • St. George • Fourth of July events include the Uncle Sam 4k run, through historic downtown St. George, starting at Washington County School District parking lot, 121 W. Tabernacle St., 6:30 a.m., go to sgcity.org to register; and the 4th of July Parade, starting at 7:45 a.m. and going down Tabernacle Street starting 200 North, then going toward and around Vernon Worthen Park. The parade is free.
Tuesday, July 4 • St. George • Fourth of July Celebration, presented by 99.9 KONY Country, featuring country star Kelsea Ballerini. Greater Zion Stadium, Utah Tech University campus; concert starts at 7 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m; $47, available at 999konycountry.com.