Independence Day celebrations offer fun, family and an 'American Idol'
Riverton: July 3, 4-11 p.m., City of Fun Carnival, Riverton City Park, 12800 S. 1400 West; 6:30 p.m., parade, route begins at 13400 S. 1830 West and ends at Riverton City Park; jazz concert immediately following parade; 9 p.m., "Happy Feet Two" movie in the park; July 4, 6:30 a.m., flag-raising ceremony, Riverton City Park, Southwest flagpole; chuck wagon breakfast, Riverton City Park kitchen, $3 for adults, $2 for children; 6:45 a.m., 5K-10K run, begins Riverton City Park, southeast lawn area; 9 a.m., ATV rodeo, free, Rodeo Arena, 12800 S. 1300 West; 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m., City of Fun Carnival, Riverton City Park; 10 p.m., fireworks, Riverton City Park. For more information, call 801-254-0704 or visit recreation.rivertoncity.com.
Sandy: July 4, entertainment throughout the day, South Towne Promenade, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway; 7 a.m., Sandy Classic 5K and 10K races; 10 a.m., Youth Arts Festival; 6 p.m., parade; 7:30 p.m., concert; 10 p.m., fireworks. Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC, July 4, 8 p.m., Rio Tinto Stadium, 9256 S. State. For more information, call 801-568-7100 or visit sandy.utah.gov, 801-727-2700 or realsaltlake.com.
Salt Lake City: July 4, 7:04 p.m., Salt Lake Bees vs. Tacoma Rainiers, Spring Mobile Ball Park, 77 W. 1300 South. For more information, call 801-325-2273 or visit slbees.com.
Salt Lake City: Utah Symphony patriotic celebration, July 2, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, free but reservation required (801-355-2787 or www.utahsymphony.org)
South Salt Lake: July 3, 6-10 p.m., Freedom Fest, former Granite High Schoole property, 3305 S. 500 East. July 4, 7 a.m., 5K Fun Run/Walk, Fitts Park, 3050 S. 500 East; 9:30 a.m., Freedom Fest parade, route begins at the LDS church parking lot, 2254 S. 300 East and ends at Fitts Park. For more information call 801-466-3377 or visit www.southsaltlakecity.com
This Is the Place Heritage Park: July 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Liberty Days, 1601 E. Sunnyside Ave., $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and children 11 and under, free for children 2 and under. For more information, call 801-582-1847 or visit thisistheplace.org.
Utah's Hogle Zoo: July 4, all day, military appreciation discount, veterans and immediate family receive free admission, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. For more information, call 801-582-1631 or visit hoglezoo.org.
Taylorsville: Taylorsville Dayzz, through June 30. June 28, 4 p.m., carnival, $1 per ride, Valley Regional Park, 5100 S. 2700 West; 5 p.m., entertainment on small stage, Valley Regional Park, free; 8 p.m., Utah Symphony with Wasatch Cannoneers, Valley Regional Park, free. June 29, 4 p.m., carnival, Valley Regional Park, free; 6:30 p.m., Taylorsville Symphony, Valley Regional Park, free; 8 p.m., “Surf City All Stars,” Valley Regional Park, free; 10 p.m., fireworks, Valley Regional Park, free. June 30, 7 a.m., Bennion Lions Club breakfast, 5454 S. Redwood Road, $4 for adults, $3 for children; 8:20 a.m., 5K family fun run, race begins and ends at Taylorsville City Hall, 2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd., prices vary; 9 a.m., parade, route begins at 5400 S. Redwood Road and ends at 2700 N. Midwest Drive, free; 11 a.m., carnival, Valley Regional Park, free; 8 p.m., Neil Diamond Tribute concert featuring Jay White, Valley Regional Park, free; 10 p.m., fireworks, Valley Regional Park, free. For more information visit www.taylorsvilledayzz.com.
Temple Square: July 7, 7:30 p.m., Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band, Tabernacle, free. For more information, call 801-570-0080 or visit lds.org/events.
West Jordan: July 4, 10:30 a.m., Independence Day Parade, route begins at 7000 S. Redwood and ends 7800 S. 2200 West; 11 a.m., carnival, Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South; free outdoor movie, Veterans Memorial Park; July 4 and 6, 7 p.m., Western Stampede Rodeo, West Jordan Arena, 8035 S. 2200 West, $12 for adults, $9 for children, $16 for reserved seats in the lower bowl; July 5, 7 p.m., Family Rodeo, West Jordan Arena, $7 for adults, $5 for children, $10 for reserved seats in the lower bowl; June 5-6, 4-10 p.m., Independence Day carnival, Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, visit westernstampede.com or wjordan.com.
Gunnison: July 3, 5:30-7:15 p.m., community dinner, City Park, $5 per person or $25 for immediate family; 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lion's Club Auction; 8:30 p.m., Restless Heart concert, fireworks to follow, Gunnison High School, 35 E. 600 South; July 4, 6-8:30 a.m., American Legion Breakfast; 8 a.m., Boy Scout flag ceremony; 9 a.m., parade, followed by activities throughout the day, City Park; 2 p.m., free swimming at city pool. For more information, visit gunnisoncity.org.
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