Jaren Wilkey, BYU
PROVO — “So what are you going to do?”
"Studio C" debuted in 2012 and recently wrapped up its fourth season, but performing live before 40,000 spectators at LaVell Edwards Stadium is a whole new ballgame for the group.
“We’re actually really excited about it,” cast member Matt Meese said. “It’s anyone’s guess as well as ours how well it’s going to work for a stadium this big, but we’re going to go out there and do what we think will be fun because it’s seemed to work so far.”
The cast will join headliner/country music star Carrie Underwood, host J.R. Martinez, the Stadium of Fire dancers and other musical acts during the 8 p.m. performance on July 4.
“It would be a great show just with Carrie Underwood there, and it will be so enhanced with 'Studio C' there,” said Emory Cook, communications manager for Stadium of Fire.
The role of "Studio C" will be to “transition,” according to the show’s producer, Jared Shores. The cast will take the stage repeatedly over the course of the night as the set is changed for each act.
“We’re distracting everyone,” Whitney Call half-joked with her fellow cast members.
Stadium of Fire is part of America's Freedom Festival at Provo, a celebration intended to “strengthen the traditional American values of family, freedom, God and country,” according to the organization’s website.
When selecting this year’s performers, Cook said, the festival selected "Studio C," whom he referred to as “the Beatles of Provo,” based on shared values.
“We’re a family-friendly sketch comedy show, so I think it’s a natural fit,” cast member Jason Gray said. “It’s not like we were like, ‘Oh, now we have to write clean comedy.’”
When asked what about their performance will be most appealing to ticketholders, Call turned to her fellow cast members and producer with a sly smile and asked, “Are we shootin’ stuff into the audience?”
Shores said the cast will do what it always does in providing a “unique experience."
“We’re doing sketches for Stadium of Fire that we’ll never do ever again,” Shores said.
“It lives and dies that night,” Meese added.
“And,” Call quickly reminded, “we shoot stuff into the audience.”
Tickets for Stadium of Fire are still available. They start at $35 each and are available online at freedomfestival.org or by phone at 801-422-2981.
Provo’s festivities will find company among many other Fourth of July celebrations throughout the state. Here is a list of other family-friendly celebrations scheduled throughout Utah listed by county. Note: This is not an all-inclusive list.
Milford: July 4, 7 a.m., Independence Day 5K Run/Walk, $10; Main Street parade, 10 a.m.; food, games and entertainment after the parade at Pavilion Park; fireworks at dark (435-387-2711)
Box Elder County
Brigham City: July 4, 8:45-10 a.m., interfaith patriotic program; 10 a.m., teen T-ball tournament; 11 a.m., horseshoe tournament; noon-8 p.m., open swim, $2.50 per person; 7:15 and 8:45 p.m., Air National Guard Band of the West; fireworks at dark, all events are at Rees Pioneer Park, 800 W. Forest St. (435-734-2001)
Lewiston: July 3, 7 p.m., rodeo. July 4, 6 a.m., cannon salute, flag ceremony and breakfast at the city pavilion; 7 a.m., Patriot Border Run; 9:15 a.m., parade; festival at the park after the parade; 11:30 a.m., flag ceremony and patriotic program; noon, rodeo and movie; 4 p.m., softball game; 6:30 p.m., horse pull; fireworks at dusk, all events take place near Lewiston City Center (july4lewiston.blogspot.com)
Utah State University: July 3, 8 p.m., Romney Stadium “Freedom Fire” featuring the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Mile Marker 6 and a fireworks display, $8 per person, $36 for six tickets (435-716-9250 or loganutah.org/PR)
Logan: July 3-5, Cache Valley Cruise-In, events include kids games, July 4-5, 11 a.m.-noon, and a parade down Main Street, July 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (cachevalleycruisein.net)
Hyrum: June 27-28, 7:30 p.m., Star Spangled Rodeo at Hyrum rodeo arena. June 28, 10:30 a.m., youth parade at Hyrum City Square. June 29, 7 p.m., patriotic program at City Square. June 30, 11 a.m., water fight with firemen at East Park. July 4, 7-10 a.m., Chuck Wagon Breakfast at City Square; noon, parade, route runs from 700 E. Main to 200 W. 200 North; 8-10:30 p.m., fireworks and entertainment; teen dance at Elite Hall following the fireworks (435-245-6033 or hyrumcity.org)
Price: July 4, 5 p.m., celebration and hot dogs; fireworks at dusk, Carbon County Fairgrounds, 393 S. Fairgrounds Road (435-636-3214)
Scofield: Pleasant Valley Days, July 4, 5-7 p.m., dinner at the park at State Route 96 near Meridian Street; 7 p.m., Little Miss Pleasant Valley Days Royalty Pageant. July 5, 7-10 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m., parade; 7 p.m., family entertainment; fireworks at dark (pleasantvalleydays.com)
Flaming Gorge Resort: Dutch John Freedom Festival, July 5, 7-10 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., car show; 7 p.m., music; fireworks at dark (435-889-3773 or flaminggorge.com)
Centerville: July 3, 6:30 p.m., children’s parade, route begins at 160 S. 200 East and ends at Founders Park; 7 p.m., activities in the park; 8 p.m., Kelley DeHaan and Tuba-Q concert; 9:45 p.m., fireworks. July 4, 7 a.m., 5K and children’s run, route begins at 250 N. 100 East; 7-9 a.m., breakfast at Founders Park; 9 a.m., parade on Main Street; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., activities at Founders Park, quilt display and youth art show at Centerville Elementary School (centervilleut.net)
Clearfield: July 4, 7 a.m., 5K and two-mile walk beginning at Clearfield City Building; 2 p.m., We’ve Got Talent show, Fisher Park; 2-8:30 p.m., contests, games, BMX demonstrations, tug-of-war and more; 8:45 p.m., Beyond 5 performance; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-525-2796)
Kaysville: June 29, 7 p.m., patriotic devotional, Davis High School. June 30-July 1, 7 p.m., Kaysville/Fruit Heights Idol, Davis High School. July 3, 10 p.m.-midnight, block party at Main and Center streets. July 4, 6:30-10:30 a.m., breakfast, Davis Applied Technology College; 7:30 a.m., 5K and 10K run and 5K walk; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., family festival; 11 a.m., parade on Main Street; fireworks at dusk (kaysvillecity.com)
Layton: June 29, 7 p.m., Voices of Liberty patriotic concert, Ed Kenley Amphitheater. July 4, 6:30-10:30 a.m., breakfast at Layton Commons Park; 7:15 a.m., fun run/walk; 8:30 a.m., flag raising ceremony; 10:30 a.m., parade; noon, Dutch oven demonstrations; 12:30 p.m., booths and entertainment; 8 p.m., New American Philharmonic Symphony; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-336-3900 or laytoncity.org)
North Salt Lake: July 2, 7 p.m., Festival of Speed, Eaglewood Golf Course. July 3, 6 p.m., festivities at Eaglewood Golf Course; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-335-8700 or nslcity.org)
West Bountiful: July 3, 7-10 p.m., concert; 10 p.m., fireworks. July 4, 7 a.m., flag raising ceremony and breakfast; 10:30 a.m., parade; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., events at West Bountiful City Park (801-292-4486 or wbcity.org)
West Point: June 28, 7 a.m., Fourth of July golf tournament. July 4, 6 a.m., flag raising ceremony; 6-9 a.m., breakfast; 6:30 a.m., 5K run and two-mile walk; 8:30 a.m., parade; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., horseshoe tournament, baby contest, bingo, car show and more; 6 p.m., picnic; fireworks and outdoor movie at dark (801-776-0970 or westpointcity.org)
Syracuse: Independence Eve 10K, 5K and children’s night run, July 3, 7:30 p.m. registration, Jensen Nature Park (utahenduranceevents.com)
Fort Duchesne: Fourth of July Powwow, July 3-6, with booths, contests and performances (435-823-6132)
Duchesne City: July 4, fireworks at dusk, Duchesne County Fairgrounds, 398 S. Center (435-738-2464)
Tabiona: July 4, 7 p.m., rodeo at the rodeo grounds. July 5, 10 a.m., parade with booths and activities at Tabiona School following the parade; 6 p.m., rodeo; fireworks at dusk (435-848-5481)
Huntington: June 27-28, 8 p.m., rodeo, rodeo grounds. June 29, 7 p.m., Glee Club fireside, Huntington LDS Stake Center. July 2, 4 p.m., baby contest; 4:30 p.m., Huntington’s Got Talent; 5:30 p.m., dinner, Huntington City Park. July 3, 5 p.m., children’s games; 6 p.m., ice cream social; 7 p.m., horseshoe tournament; 8:30 p.m., children’s bike parade; 9:30 p.m., fireworks, Huntington City Park. July 4, 6 a.m., fun run; 7 a.m., flag raising and breakfast, Huntington City Park; 10 a.m., Main Street parade; 4 p.m., volleyball tournament; 9:30 p.m., fireworks (facebook.com/huntingtonheritagedays)
Boulder: July 4, 4:30 p.m., parade beginning at Highway 12 and Burr Trail; 5:30 p.m., patriotic program; 6 p.m., dinner; 7 p.m., dance at the Boulder Community Center (435-335-7300 or boulder.utah.gov)
Tropic: July 4, 10 a.m., parade; activities at Tropic City Park following the parade; 10 p.m., fireworks at Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon (435-679-8713)
Moab: July 4, 9:30 a.m., parade; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., food, activities, volleyball and more at Swanny Park; 9:30 p.m., fireworks (435-259-7814 or moabchamber.com)
Brian Head: July 4-5, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., arts and craft fair, Brian Head Town mall; July 4, 3:30 p.m., Soulwhat concert; 6 p.m., Juniper City concert, Brian Head Resort; July 4, dusk, fireworks, Bristlecone Pond (435-590-1473)
Cedar City: July 3, 7 p.m., Cedar Area Interfaith Alliance patriotic program, Christ the King Catholic Church, 690 S. Cove Drive. July 4, 10 a.m., Main Street parade; food, games, entertainment and more at Main Street Park throughout the day (festivalcityusa.com)
Enoch: July 4, 7 a.m., 5K and 10K run and family walk, Old Enoch Park, 1702 E. 5250 North (435-586-1119 or cityofenoch.org)
Parowan: July 4, 10 a.m., Main Street parade; activities at Town Square Park following the parade; fireworks at dusk at the fairgrounds (435-477-3331)
Nephi: July 4, activities at Nephi City Park throughout the day; fireworks at dusk (435-623-0822)
Kanab: July 4, 7 a.m., color run/walk on Main Street; 7 a.m., breakfast, State Bank of Southern Utah; 7:30 a.m., flag raising, Jacob Hamblin Park; 10 a.m., parade; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., activities at Jacob Hamblin Park; 5 p.m., magic show, hot dog eating contest and more; 6 p.m., dinner; 9:30 p.m., fireworks; 10 p.m., movie (visitsouthernutah.com/4th-of-July)
Delta: June 29, 7 p.m., Liberty Program, Millard County Fair Building. July 3, 5 p.m., tennis tournament, Delta High School; 7 p.m., children’s parade, route starts at 400 W. Main and ends at Delta City Park; 9:30 p.m., Night Glo Golf, Sunset View Golf Course. July 4, 6 a.m., Sunrise Salute and Firecracker 5K run, Millard County Softball Complex; 7-9 a.m., breakfast, Delta City Park; 9:30 a.m., Main Street parade; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., patriotic program, games and entertainment, Delta City Park; 6 p.m., demolition derby, Millard County Fairgrounds; 10 p.m., fireworks (435-864-2759 or delta.utah.gov)
Fillmore: July 3, 6 p.m., children’s parade beginning at the courthouse; 7 p.m., 5K Color Challenge, East Millard Pool; 8 p.m., movie. July 4, 6:30 p.m., Tri for Freedom Triathlon, East Millard Pool; 7 a.m., flag ceremony; 7-9 a.m., breakfast, Legion Hall; 10 a.m., parade; 11 a.m., food and games; 1-4 p.m., free swimming, East Millard Pool; fireworks at dusk (435-743-5233 or fillmorecity.org)
Morgan: July 4, 7 a.m., 5K beginning at Morgan High School; 7:30 a.m., fun run at Riverside Park; 7-10 a.m., breakfast; 8 a.m., flag ceremony; 10 a.m., parade beginning at Morgan High School and ending at the fairgrounds; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., activities at Riverside park; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-829-3461 or morgancityut.com)
Woodruff: July 3, 1 p.m., youth rodeo, Woodruff Arena. July 4, 10 a.m., parade; 11:30 a.m., Saddle Strings concert; 1:30 p.m., mutton bustin’; 2 p.m., youth rodeo, Woodruff Arena (435-793-2415 or bearlake.org/events)
Salt Lake County
East Millcreek: July 4, 7-11 a.m., breakfast at Evergreen Park; 9 a.m., parade beginning at 2700 East and ending at Evergreen Park; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., games; 10 a.m., flag ceremony (emclions.org)
Hogle Zoo: July 4, all day, military appreciation discount, veterans and immediate family receive free admission, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. (801-582-1631 or hoglezoo.org)
Holladay: July 4, 8:30 a.m., children’s parade beginning at Pine Park and ending at City Hall; 9 a.m., breakfast; 9 p.m., Peter Breinholt concert; 10:10 p.m., fireworks (801-272-9450 or cityofholladay.com)
Magna: July 4, 7 a.m., 5K fun run/walk, Magna Copper Park; 7 a.m., flag ceremony; 7-11 a.m, breakfast; noon, Main Street parade; games and music at Magna Copper Park following the parade; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-688-8485 or magnautah.org/events/fourth-of-july)
Murray: July 3, 7:30 p.m., Air Force Band patriotic concert, Murray Park. July 4, 6:30-10 a.m., breakfast, Murray Park; 7 a.m, sunrise service; 8 a.m., 5K; 9 a.m., children’s race; 8:30 a.m., parade beginning at Fashion Place Mall and ending at Murray Park; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., food, games, car show and entertainment; 8:30 p.m., musical entertainment; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-264-2614 or murray.utah.gov)
Riverton: June 27-28, 8-10 p.m., Riverton Rodeo, Riverton Rodeo Arena. July 1, 4-9 p.m., car show, C.R. Hamilton Park. July 2, 6-10 p.m., carnival. July 3, 4-11 p.m., carnival; 6:30 p.m., parade. July 4, 7 a.m., breakfast, 10K, 5K and fun run; noon-11:30 p.m., carnival. July 5, 7 p.m., demolition derby, Riverton Rodeo Arena (801-208-3101 or rivertoncity.com)
Sandy: July 4, 6:50 a.m., flag raising, South Towne Promenade; 7 a.m., 5K and mile run; 10 a.m.-10 p.m., games, activities, food and police activities; 6 p.m., parade; 8 p.m., Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution, Rio Tinto Stadium; 8 p.m., Jupiter Suit concert; 9 p.m., We Are The Strike concert; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-568-7100 or sandy.utah.gov)
Spring Mobile Ball Park: July 4-5, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake Bees vs. El Paso, 77 W. 1300 South, fireworks after the game (801-325-2273 or slbees.com)
South Salt Lake: July 3, 6-10 p.m., Freedom Fest, Old Granite High School. July 4, 8 a.m., 5K fun run, Fitts Community Park; 9:30 a.m., parade, ends at Fitts Community Park (801-483-6000 or southsaltlakecity.com)
Sugar House Park: July 4, noon, 1300 E. 2100 South, vendors and entertainment for children; 4 p.m., musical entertainment; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-739-7548 or sugarhousefireworks.com)
Taylorsville: Taylorsville Dayzz, June 27, 4 p.m., carnival, Valley Regional Park; 6:30 p.m., Taylorsville Orchestra; 8 p.m., Bee Gees tribute band; 10 p.m., fireworks. June 28, 7 a.m., breakfast, fun run, parade, entertainment and more; 8 p.m., Neil Diamond Tribute; 10 p.m, fireworks (801-963-5400 or taylorsvilledayzz.com)
Temple Square: July 5, 7:30 p.m., Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band, Tabernacle (801-570-0080 or lds.org/events)
This is the Place Heritage Park: Liberty Days, July 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. (801-582-1847 or thisistheplace.org)
West Jordan: July 3, 6 p.m., Western Stampede, West Jordan Arena. July 4, 9:30 a.m., flag ceremony, City Hall; 10:30 a.m., Redwood Road parade; 1:30 p.m., West Jordan Band, Viridian Amphitheater; 6 p.m., West Jordan Stampede; 9 p.m., “The Lego Movie” outdoor movie, Veterans Memorial Park; 10 p.m., fireworks. July 5, 6 p.m., Western Stampede (801-569-5163 or westernstampede.com)
West Valley: Rocky Mountain Raceways Firecracker Frenzy, July 5, 4 p.m., 6555 W. 2100 South (801-252-9557 or rmrracing.com)
San Juan County
Blanding: July 4, 6:30 a.m., 5K and one-mile fun run, Centennial Park; 7:30 a.m., breakfast; 10:30 a.m., Main Street parade; 11 a.m., booths, games and food; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., quilt show at Blanding Wellness Center; 3-5 p.m., free swimming at the Blanding Wellness Center pool; 5 p.m., dinner at Centennial Park; 7-10 p.m., musical entertainment; 10 p.m., fireworks. July 5, Elk Ridge Boys concert, San Juan High School (435-678-2791 or blanding-ut.gov)
Gunnison: July 3, 5:30 p.m., dinner, Gunnison Park; 9 p.m., concert and fireworks. July 4, 6:30 a.m., breakfast; 9 a.m., parade; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., games, Gunnison Park; 1-4 p.m., free swimming (435-528-7969 or gunnisoncity.org)
Manti: July 4, 6-7 a.m., breakfast and 5K run/walk and children’s one-mile run at Manti City Park; 8 a.m., family bike race; 10 a.m., patriotic program; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., booths, entertainment and games; 6:30 p.m., parade; 8 p.m., games and entertainment at Manti High School; fireworks at dusk (435-835-5650 or sanpete.com/events)
Moroni: July 3, 5:50-8 p.m., barbecue turkey dinner, Moroni City Hall Park. July 4, 7 a.m., breakfast; 8 a.m., flag ceremony; 10 a.m., parade; 10:30-2:30 p.m., carnival, Moroni Activity Center; 7:30 p.m., pre-fireworks entertainment and show; 10 p.m., fireworks (435-436-8359 or sanpete.com/events)
Mt. Pleasant: July 3, 7 p.m., rodeo, Mt. Pleasant Rodeo Arena. July 4, 7 a.m., breakfast, Mt. Pleasant City Park; 11 a.m., children’s parade beginning at Mt. Pleasant High School; 11:30 a.m., parade on 700 South; noon, entertainment, crafts and food at Mt. Pleasant City Park; 8 p.m., rodeo, Mt. Pleasant Rodeo Arena; fireworks at dusk. July 5, rodeo, Mt. Pleasant Rodeo Arena (435-462-3034 or sanpete.com/events)
Richfield: July 4, 6 a.m., cannon salute, Richfield City Park; 7 a.m., children’s run; 7:30 a.m., 5K run; 7:45, family walk; 9:30 a.m., Main Street parade; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., carnival activities at Richfield City Park; fireworks at dusk (435-896-6439)
Salina: July 4, 7-11 a.m., breakfast, North Sevier Middle School; 7:30 a.m., 5K run; 9 a.m.-noon, games and activities; 1-2 p.m., free swimming at Salina Pool; 5 p.m., Main Street parade; 7:45 p.m., rodeo; fireworks at dusk (435-529-7304)
Canyons Resort: July 3, 7:30 p.m., musical entertainment; 9:30 p.m., fireworks (canyonsresort.com)
Deer Valley Resort: July 4, 7:30 p.m., “Let Freedom Sing,” Utah Symphony with the Texas Tenors, Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater (435-645-6613 or deervalley.com)
Henefer: July 3, 7 p.m., potato race, Henefer Town Square; July 4, 7 a.m., 5K and 10K run; 8 a.m., breakfast; 8:30 a.m., games; 2 p.m., Main Street parade; 6 p.m., dinner; 7:30 p.m., musical entertainment; 10 p.m., fireworks (435-336-5365 or heneferutah.org)
Oakley: July 2, 4 p.m., special needs rodeo. July 2-5, 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo with fireworks following. July 4, 7 a.m., 5K race; 10 a.m., parade; 11:30 a.m., patriotic program, Oakley Recreation Complex; 1 p.m., Jr. Rodeo. July 5, 8 a.m., breakfast, Oakley City Hall (435-783-5753 or oakleycity.com)
Park City: July 4, 7 a.m., pancake breakfast at Park City Park; 8 a.m., 5K and fun run; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., food, music, games and entertainment; 11 a.m., parade (visitparkcity.com)
Park City Mountain Resort: July 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m., barbecue; 7-9:30 p.m., The Sideshow Ramblers concert; fireworks at dusk (parkcitymountain.com)
Grantsville: July 1, 7 p.m., Little Miss Grantsville Pageant, Grantsville High School. July 3, 6 p.m., Miss Grantsville Scholarship Pageant, Grantsville High School; 7 p.m., tennis, soccer and basketball tournaments. July 4, 7-9 a.m., breakfast, Grantsville Fire Station; 8 a.m., flag raising; 8 a.m., 5K, Grantsville High School; 11 a.m., parade; 1-5 p.m., activities at Cherry Street Park; 10 p.m., fireworks (435-884-3411 or grantsvilleut.gov)
Tooele: July 1, 9 p.m., family movie in the park, Swimming Pool Park. July 2, 7 p.m., 23rd Army Band concert, Swimming Pool Park. July 3, 4 p.m, karaoke, Swimming Pool Park; 5-8 p.m., car show, Tooele City Park. July 4, 7 a.m., 5K run, Skyline Drive; 7:30 a.m., breakfast, Veterans Memorial Park; 9 a.m., Main Street Parade; activities at Swimming Pool Park following the parade; 8 p.m., rodeo, Deseret Peak Complex. July 5, 8 p.m., Diamond Rio, Tooele High School; fireworks following the concert (435-843-2100 or tooelecity.org)
Vernal: July 4, 10 a.m. parade; fireworks at dusk, Vernal City Park (435-789-1352)
Lehi: July 4, 5:30 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, concessions, vendors and activities; 10 p.m., fireworks (801-768-2300 or thanksgivingpoint.org)
Orem: July 3-6, Cries of Freedom and the Walk of Freedom, SCERA Park; July 3-5, Colonial Fest, SCERA Park (freedomfestival.org)
Provo: Freedom Festival, June 28, 10:30 a.m., children’s parade on Center Street. June 29, 7 p.m., patriotic service with Laura Bush, Marriott Center, BYU. July 3-5, Balloon Fest, Bulldog Field. July 3-5, Freedom Days, Center Street. July 4, 7 a.m., Freedom Run, Kiwanis Park; 9 a.m, parade, University Avenue and Center Street; 8 p.m., Stadium of Fire, LaVell Edwards Stadium (freedomfestival.org)
Sundance Mountain Resort: June 27, 8 p.m., Utah Symphony patriotic celebration, Eccles Stage Outdoor Amphitheater (801-355-2787 or arttix.org)
Heber: July 4, 8 a.m., Freedom Train, Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S. 600 West (435-654-5601 or hebervalleyrr.org)
Midway: July 4, 6:30 a.m., cannon fire, Main Street; 7 a.m., sunrise breakfast; 8 a.m., pioneer breakfast; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., art exhibit, Town Hall; 10 p.m., fireworks (435-657-2026 or gohebervalley.com)
Hurricane: July 4, 7 a.m., breakfast, Hurricane Community Center; 8:30 a.m., Main Street parade; 9:15 a.m., flag raising, Hurricane Community Center; 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., games; 11 a.m., patriotic program, Hurricane Fine Arts Center; 1-7 p.m., free swim, Hurricane City Pool; 7 p.m., Home Run Derby, Spilsbury Sports Complex; 10 p.m., fireworks (435-635-2811 or cityofhurricane.com)
St. George: July 4, 6:30 a.m., Uncle Sam 5K; 7:30-10 a.m., breakfast; 8 a.m., parade beginning at Vernon Worthen Park; 9:40 a.m.-2 p.m., games, music and food, St. George Recreation Center and Vernon Worthen Park; 8-10 p.m., concert, Dixie Sunbowl; 10 p.m., fireworks (435-627-4560 or sgcity.org)
Torrey: Apple Days, July 4, 6:30 p.m., Miss Apple Days Talent Show, The Big Apple; 7 p.m., movie and picnic at Robbers Roost. July 5, 7-9 a.m., breakfast, Torrey Town Pavilion; 8 a.m., 5K race and one-mile run, Torrey Town Hall; 8 a.m.-3 p.m., swap meet, Torrey Town Park; 10 a.m., parade; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., car show, 875 N. State Road 24; 8 p.m.-midnight, The Big Apple Dance (torreyappledays.com)
Huntsville: July 4, 7 a.m., Rob Burton Memorial Run, Huntsville Park; 7-10 a.m., breakfast; 10 a.m., parade and art experience; 11:30 a.m., basketball tournament; 2 p.m., volleyball tournament (huntsvilletown.com)
Ogden: 1-8 p.m., family plaza, Lorin Farr Park; 1-6 p.m., car show; Two Weeks Notice concerts, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.; 6 p.m, demolition derby; 10 p.m., fireworks (hotrockn4th.com)
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