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Family-friendly activities in Utah

Published: Sunday, July 3 2011 3:00 p.m. MDT

Here is a selected list of family-friendly activities. Look here each Monday.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Bulldog Field, 1100 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo, will host Balloon Fest, July 4, 6:30-8 a.m. (www.freedomfestival.org)

Layton Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton, will host a 5k, July 4, 6:30 a.m.; parade, 10:30 a.m.; carnival, 12:30 p.m.; concert, 8 p.m., and fireworks, 10 p.m. (www.laytoncity.org)

Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, will host a fun run, July 4, 6:50 a.m.; parade, 6 p.m., and fireworks, 10 p.m. (801-568-7100 or sandy.utah.gov, 801-727-2700 or www.realsaltlake.com)

City Park, 1354 Park Ave., Park City, will host a breakfast, 7 a.m.; 5k fun run, 8 a.m.; parade, 11 a.m., and fireworks at dusk (435-649-6100 or www.parkcityinfo.com)

Old Enoch Park, 1702 E. 5250 North, Enoch, will host a 5K, 10K and family walk, July 4, 7 a.m. (www.cityofenoch.org)

Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 400 East, St. George, will host a breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; parade, 8 a.m.; concert, 8 p.m., and fireworks, 10 p.m. (435-627-4560 or www.sgcity.org)

Richfield City Park, 400 N. Main., Richfield, will host a 5k, July 4, 7:30 am.; parade, 9:30 a.m., and fireworks, 9:30 p.m. (435-896-6439 or www.richfieldcity.com)

This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., will host Liberty Days, July 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and children ages 3-11 (801-582-1847 or www.thisistheplace.org)

Crandall Historical Printing Museum, 275 E. Center, Provo, will host Colonial Days, July 4, 10 a.m. to dusk. (www.freedomfestival.org)

Fillmore City Park, Main Street and Center Street, Fillmore, will host a parade, July 4, 10 a.m., with swimming and entertainment throughout the day and fireworks at dusk. (435-743-5233 or www.fillmorecity.org)

Morgan High School, 55 N. 200 East, Morgan, will host a parade, July 4, 10 a.m., and Jon Schmidt concert, 8 p.m., with fireworks at 10 p.m. 801-829-3451 or www.morgan4th.com)

Swanny City Park, 400 N. 100 West, Moab, will host assorted activities, July 4, 10 a.m., with fireworks at dusk. (435-259-5121 or www.moabcity.state.ut.us)

Scera Park, 600 S. State, Orem, will host "Milestones of Freedom: Many Nations, One America," July 4, 10:30 a.m. Prices vary (801-818-1776 or www.freedomfestival.org)

Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 700 Canyon Road, Ogden, will host Hot Rock'n 4th, July 4, 1-11 p.m. (www.smithstix.com)

Lindquist Field, 2330 Lincoln Ave., Ogden, will host Blaze at the Ballpark featuring Lonestar, July 4, 4 p.m. Tickets are $10-$25 (www.smithstix.com)

Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, will host various activities, July 4, 5:30 p.m., with fireworks at 10 p.m. (www.thanksgivingpoint.com

W&M Butterfield Park, 6212 W. 14200 South, will host the Herriman Rodeo, July 4, 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-14 and free for children under 6 (801-446-5324 or www.herriman.org)

Jordan Park, 1000 S. 900 West, will host Fourth of July fireworks, July 4, 10 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Art Access Gallery, 230 S. 500 West, will host "Songwriting and Recording," July 5-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., as part of its teen workshops series. Registration is $50 and includes lunch both days and all art supplies. (801-328-0703 or visit www.accessart.org)

Robinson Park, 100 E. Main, American Fork, will host American Fork Steel Days, July 5-9. Times and prices vary based on activity. (801-763-3000 or www.afcity.org)

Memorial Park, 250 S. Main, Payson, will host the Payson Scottish Festival, July 8-9. Times and prices vary based on activity (www.paysonscottishfestival.org)

Andy Ballard Equestrian Center, 1600 E. Highland Drive, will host the Draper Days Rodeo, July 8-9, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. (www.draperdays.com)

Ed Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, will host "The Flying Karamozov Brothers," July 8, 8 p.m. Tickets are $21 for reserved seating, $14 for general admission and $13 for children and senior citizens. (801-546-8575 or www.davisarts.org)

SCERA Outdoor Theater, 699 S. State, Orem, will screen Disney's "Camp Rock: The Musical;" Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; July 8-23, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$14 for adults and $8-$12 for children, senior citizens and students. (801-255-2787 or www.scera.org)

Sugarhouse Park, 1300 E. 2100 South, will host the Zion's Children of Haiti 5K and 1K, July 9, 7 a.m. A minimum donation of $25 for adults and $10 for children will be required to register. (www.zionschildrenhaiti.org)

The Gathering Place, 1100 W. 7800 South, will host a "Buckaroo Breakfast," July 9, 10:30 a.m. Admission is $10 per person. (www.gardnervillage.com)

The King's English Bookshop,1511 S. 1500 East, will host the "15th and 15th Block Party and Street Festival," July 9, 4-8 p.m. Events are free and open to the public.

Wolf Creek Ski Resort, 3900 N. Wolf Creek Drive, Eden, will host the a family-friendly concert with the Utah Symphony, July 9, 8 p.m. Admission is $40 per carload. (www.wolfcreekfoundation.com)

LIBRARIES AND BOOKSTORES

Multiple libraries will host Harry Potter film festivals, including Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray-Holladay Road, July 5, 5:30 p.m.; Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Road, Draper, July 5, 6 p.m.; West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, July 6-8, 2 p.m.; Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, July 8, 6:30 p.m., and July 9, 2 p.m.

Sandy Library, 10100 South Petunia Way, will host a Harry Potter party, July 7, 3 p.m.

Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, will host a "Teen and Tween Make and Take," July 8, 3 p.m.

Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Road, will show "Yogi Bear" as part of a family movie matinee, July 9, 2 p.m.

Book Baby, Mondays, 11 a.m., Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West; also Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East; also Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South (801-524-8234 or www.slcpl.org)

Kids' Corner Storytime, Saturdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 5249 S. State, Murray, free (www.bn.com)

Storytime, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 1104 E. 2100 South, free (www.bn.com)

Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 10180 S. State, Sandy, free; also Bedtime Storytime, Fridays, 7 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Small Fry Storytime, Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 7157 Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan, free; also Pajama Storytime, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Pajama Party Storytime, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 7119 S. 1300 East, Midvale, free; also Greatest Storytime in Town, Saturdays, 1 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Puppet Storytime, second Friday of each month, Brigham City Arts Center, 58 S. 100 W., Brigham City suggested $1 donation per child (www.bcfineartscenter.org)

ONGOING ATTRACTIONS

This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., (801-582-1847, www.thisistheplace.org Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $9 adults, $7 senior citizens and children 3-12, children younger than 2 are admitted free (801-582-1631 or www.hoglezoo.org)

Tracy Aviary, Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 589 E. 1300 South (801-596-8500 or www.tracyaviary.com)

Pioneer Memorial Museum, Monday-Saturday, 300 N. Main, Salt Lake City, free (801-532-6479 or www.dupinternational.org)

The Living Planet, Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 725 E. 10600 South (801-355-3474 or www.thelivingplanet.com Clark Planetarium, 100 S. 400 West, many activities are free (801-456-7827 or www.clarkplanetarium.org)

Wheeler Historic Farm, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 6351 S. 900 East (801-264-2241 or wwwwheelerfarm.com Utah Museum of Natural History, 1390 S. Presidents Circle, first Monday of the month is free (801-581-4303 or www.umnh.com)

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