The Good Thing About 4th of July Fall not a sunday is that you don’t have to worry about independence day celebrations literally falling on any day but Independence day. For 2022, events span the four opening days of the month. If you’re looking to find a place near you to honor the occasion, and maybe ooh and aah on some bombs popping through the air, here’s a roundup of some of the biggest festivities on the scale. of the state, so you can leave the blasts to the professionals for a full-year drought. Additional information is available at cityweekly.net.
3rd of July Weekend Celebration in Park City: If you’re looking to start your festivities early, you can enjoy them in the cool of the mountains at Canyons Village (4000 Canyons Resort Dr., Park City). For three days, July 1-3, kick off the afternoon with live music, kids’ activities, live art experiences, and the first-ever professional drone light shows in Summit County. End your weekend with a big fireworks display on Sunday July 3rd. The events are free to the public. cvma.com
North Salt Lake Freedom Festival: More early events will kick off in North Salt Lake on July 1 and 2. Day one features the Auto Show at Eaglewood Golf Course (1110 E. Eaglewood Dr.); Saturday, July 2 includes the carnival at Legacy Park (1140 W. 1100 North), with three different race courses for runners, a lawn volleyball tournament, vendors, food, bouncy houses and live music, ending with fireworks at 10 p.m. nslcity.org
Fire Stage/American Freedom Festival: Utah’s most extravagant Independence Day event has long taken place in Provo at Lavell Edwards Stadium (1700 N. Canyon Rd., Provo), as part of the largest freedom festival in the town. This year’s headline event on Saturday, July 2 includes musical performances by Tim McGraw and Marie Osmond, military tributes, an F-35 flyby and what’s billed as “the biggest stadium fireworks show ever.” in the USA”. Show time is 8 p.m. Monday, July 4; tickets cost between $35 and $250. The Grand Parade takes place on Monday, July 4 starting at 8 a.m., with a route including University Ave. and Center St. in Provo. festivaldelaliberte.org
4th of July Gateway Celebration: SLC’s downtown showcase event at The Gateway (200 S. 400 West) is free and open to the public, and features live music performances on the Plaza Stage at the north end of the lower level, as well as garden games, face painting and photo ops. from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, July 4. The fireworks begin at dusk. atthegateway.com
Thanksgiving Independence Day Celebration: The charming Thanksgiving Point Electric Park (2650 N. Ashton Blvd., Lehi) hosts an evening of outdoor entertainment, vendors and concessions. The event is free to the public; doors open at 4 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. thanksgivingpoint.org
Layton Freedom Days Celebration: It’s a full day of fun at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater (403 N. Wasatch Dr.) and Layton Commons Park (437 N. Wasatch Dr.), starting at 6:30 a.m. with a Liberty Days breakfast and featuring a fun race, all – Star softball game, parade at 10:30 a.m. and plenty of family activities starting at noon. Live entertainment shows also run throughout the afternoon at the park, leading up to the evening headlining concert at the amphitheater starting at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. All events are free. laytoncity.org
Murray Fun Days Parade and Activities: Kick off your Independence Day early with a 7 a.m. sunrise service at the Murray Park Amphitheater (296 E. Murray Park Ave., Murray), followed by a community breakfast. The Murray Parade begins at 8:30 a.m., running from Fashion Place Mall to Murray Park, where daytime entertainment including games and food trucks runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Return to the amphitheater for an evening concert with Metro Music Club at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. All events are free. murray.utah.gov
Sandy 4th of July Freedom Day: Gather on the Sandy City Hall Parkway (10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy) beginning at 8:00 a.m. with the traditional 5k run. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy a full day of inflatables, games, vendor stalls, food, and several live bands, including evening headliners The Salamanders. The parade begins at 6 p.m., with a “sky concert” fireworks display at 10 p.m., followed by even more music. Admission is free, individual activities are chargeable. sandy.utah.gov
South Salt Lake 4th of July Parade and Activities: The South Salt Lake Independence Day Parade begins at 10 a.m., traveling a route from 2250 S. 300 East to 3050 S. 500 East. The day’s celebration events take place at Fitts Park (3050 S. 500 East) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring vendors, food and family activities. sslc.gov
And that’s just the beginning, with many events in southern Utah, including St. George (sgcity.org) and Cedar City (visitcedarcity.com) – north of Logan (loganutah.org), with several other municipalities organizing their own fireworks or festive events. Visit your city’s website to learn more, be safe, and let freedom ring.