Editor’s note: This article was written in 2007. For information about this year’s celebrations, visit Fourth of July celebrations across Utah
Utahns across the state will whoop it up American style during annual July Fourth celebrations in many instances for several days as the holiday follows a summertime weekend. The fun-for-everyone agenda includes:
Beaver: July 4, 9 a.m. parade; July 6 and 7, Annual Butch Cassidy Festival, Beaver City Park, 888-848-5081.
Milford: July 4, 10 a.m. parade, games and concessions at Pavilion Park, 10 p.m. fireworks, 435-387-2711.
Minersville: July 4, 10 a.m. parade, 11 a.m. program and all-day carnival, 11:30 a.m. lunch 435-438-2451.
Brigham City: July 4, 7 a.m. 5K, meet at Watkins Lot; 8-11 a.m. breakfast; 9-10 a.m. patriotic program; 9-11 a.m. Wal-Mart fishing at Pioneer Pond; 10 a.m. teens T-ball tournament; noon-4 p.m. food, games in the park; 1 p.m. horseshoe contest; 2-5 p.m. Shoshone Powwow at Pioneer Bowery; 6:30 p.m. Connard Dehlin concert; 8 p.m. concert in the park, Lake Bonneville Community Symphony; dusk, fireworks, Pioneer Park, 800 W. Forest, 1-435-734-2001.
Willard: July 4, fireworks at dusk.
Hyrum: July 4, 6:15 a.m. freedom run; 7-11 a.m. chuckwagon breakfast; 8 a.m. flag ceremony; 11:55 a.m. Main Street Run; noon parade; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. booths; 1:30-4 p.m. entertainment at City Square; 7:30 p.m. Hyrum Hornets Baseball game. 435-245-6033.
Price: July 4, fireworks at dusk, Carbon County Fairgrounds, 393 S. Fairgrounds Road, 435-888-6613.
Scofield: July 4, fireworks at dusk, Huntington Rodeo Arena, 435-637-9737.
Flaming Gorge Resort: July 3, noon-6 p.m. car show; 1-3 p.m. pig roast, band, ice cream social; fireworks at the Dutch John Area. 435-889-3773.
Centerville: July 3, 6:30 p.m. Children's Parade, Main Street; 8-10 p.m. free concert at Founders Park, 9:45 p.m. fireworks at park. July 4, 7-9 a.m. breakfast Founders Park; 7 a.m. 5K run, children's races; 9 a.m. parade on Main Street, starts on Chase Lane; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Heritage quilt display, Centerville Elementary; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. outdoor festival and entertainment at Founders Park; 1 p.m. police auction, Founders Park. 295-3477.
Clearfield: July 4: 7-10 a.m. 5K run and two-mile walk; 9:30 a.m. parade; all day, booths, games, arts/crafts, live entertainment, food, family fun; 10 p.m. fireworks at Fisher Park, 700 S. 1000 East. 525-2790.
Kaysville: July 4, 10 p.m. fireworks, DATC/DHS. 544-3088.
Layton: July 1, 7 p.m. patriotic concert, "Voices of Liberty" in the Ed Kenley Amphitheater. July 4, 6:30-10:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Bowery; 6:45 a.m.; 5K Fun Run/Walk Registration, 7:15 a.m. 5K Fun Walkers Start, 7:30 a.m. 5K Fun Runners Start; 8 a.m. flag-raising at Ed Kenley Amphitheater; 9 a.m. all-star games; 10:30 a.m. parade, booths open; noon Surf 'n Swim opens; 12:30 p.m. children's carnival concessions, entertainment, Commons Park; 8 p.m. New American Symphony with Cannoneers at Ed Kenley Amphitheater; dusk, fireworks. 336-3900.
Lagoon: July 4, fireworks at dusk.
North Salt Lake: July 3, 6 p.m. live music, food, games; dusk fireworks, Eaglewood Golf Course, 1110 E. Eaglewood Drive, 292-7946.
Sunset: July 7, Fun Days activities from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; fireworks, 1800 N. 85 West. Vicki, 614-9105.
West Bountiful: Today, 9 a.m. parade along 800 West; activities at park, 550 W. 1600 North, 292-4486.
West Point: Today, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., golf tournament. July 3, 6 p.m. picnic in the park, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, raffle, horseshoes, rides, food and music, Kids Survivor; 8 p.m. music includes Elvis, Fire on the Mountain and HOT HOT HOT. July 4, 6 a.m. flag-raising and community breakfast; 7 a.m. 5K run, 2-mile walk; 8:30 a.m. parade with fly-over by the U.S. Armed Forces, 2300 W. 550 North; 1 p.m. survivor challenge; all-day events include baseball games, all-American cookie bake-off, bingo, crazy hat contest, hot air balloons, reptile show, arts, crafts and food, Loy F. Blake Memorial Park, 3500 W. 550 North. 776-0971.
Duchesne city: July 4, 7 a.m. breakfast; dusk, fireworks. 435-738-2464.
Tabiona: Call 435-848-5481 for details.
Huntington: July 3, 5 p.m. kid's pet contest; 6:30 p.m. MECCA bike ride; 7 p.m. Huntington Heritage Idol contest; 7:30 p.m. ice cream social, City Park. July 4, 6 a.m. flag-raising, 5K run; 7 a.m. breakfast; 9:30 a.m. kids parade; 10 a.m. parade; noon patriotic program; 1 p.m. Brenn Hill, entertainment; 3 p.m. 3-on-3 basketball tournament; all day, big toys, food, booths in city park; dusk, fireworks, Huntington Arena, 435-687-2436.
Orangeville: July 4, 9:30 p.m. fireworks at the Ball complex on Mill Dam Road. 435-748-2651.
Boulder: July 5, 6 p.m. ice cream social and talent show at Boulder Mountain Lodge, July 4, 4 p.m. parade; 5 p.m. games and patriotic program; 6 p.m. dinner; 8:30 p.m. dance, Boulder Town Hall and grounds, 435-335-7300.
Tropic: Call 435-679-8713 for details.
Garfield County: Call 435-676-8826 for details.
Cedar City: July 4, 9:30 a.m. parade followed by carnival activities throughout the day at Main Street park; dusk, fireworks, 1600 N. 3000 West, 435-586-4484.
Enoch: July 4, 7 a.m. 5K run, 10K run, family walk, car show and road run, 9:15-9:45 a.m. check-in time, 10 a.m. departure time, 11 a.m. car show starts; noon lunch, cook-off, Enoch Little League Park. 435-586-1119
Parowan: July 4, 10 a.m. parade followed by fund-raiser, foot races, games, food, Town Square Park; dusk, fireworks at the Race Track. 435-477-3331.
Call 435-623-3410 for details.
Kanab: July 4, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Lions Club breakfast, LDS Church parking lot; 10 a.m. parade; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. food, booths, crafts and games; 5 p.m. dinner, live entertainment; dusk, fireworks. 435-644-2534.
Delta: July 3, 7 p.m. children's games and dancing in the City Park. July 4th, 7 a.m. breakfast at the city park; 9 a.m. bunny hop; 9:30 a.m. parade with F-16 flyover followed by a patriotic program; noon games, food, entertainment, volleyball tournament, city park; 2 p.m. free swim, matinee; 6 p.m. demolition derby; 10 p.m. Centennial Musical Fireworks, Millard County Fairgrounds, 435-864-2759.
Fillmore: July 3, 6:30 p.m. children's parade; July 4, 7-9 a.m. breakfast and flag ceremony; 9 a.m. freedom mile run registration; 10 a.m. parade; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. entertainment and food in the City Center Park; 1-4 p.m. free swim; 2 p.m. pioneer rounder's baseball; 3 p.m. Millard High skeet shoot at the rifle range; fireworks at dusk at the race tracks, 435-743-5233.
Morgan City: July 4, 8 a.m. fun run, tennis tournament; 9:30 a.m. bike parade; 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. ball games, noon-afternoon, 3-on-3 soccer; 2 p.m. water activities; fireworks dusk; dance 9-11:30 p.m. at the Recreation Complex, 801-829-6811.
Circleville: 10 a.m. parade followed by lunch; fireworks at dusk.
Junction: noon, pork rib dinner.
Woodruff: July 4, Woodruff Days Celebration, Call 435-793-2415 for details.
Brighton: 7:30-11:30 a.m. breakfast, fun and games, Brighton LDS Chapel at the top of Cottonwood Canyon, [email protected]
East Millcreek: July 4, 7 a.m. 5K fun run, East Millcreek Recreation Center, 272-2243.
Holladay: July 4, 6 p.m. food booths, concessions, 6:30 p.m. Crash Pontiacs; 8:30 p.m. Salt Lake Symphony, dusk, fireworks, Holladay Elementary, 2300 E. 4600 South, 272-9450.
Magna: July 4, 7 a.m. 5K fun run, Lion's Club breakfast; all-day carnival; 12:30 p.m. parade 8560 W. 3100 South, fireworks at dusk, Copper Park, 8100 W. 2600 South. 801-250-9680.
Murray: July 4, 6:30 a.m. Lion's Club breakfast; 7 a.m. program with Murray Concert Band and Donal Snarr, Murray Park Amphitheater; 8 a.m. 5K race; 8:30 a.m. parade, Fashion Place Mall; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. food, games, military exhibits and entertainment, Murray Park Gazebo; 8:30 p.m. Remembering the Fab Four Beatles Tribute; 10 p.m. fireworks, 264-2664.
Riverton: July 3, 6:30 p.m. parade followed by Jazz Band concert; movie in the park, food and drinks, 12800 S. 1400 West. July 4, 7 a.m. 10K race and fun run, chuck wagon breakfast, bike ride; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour De Riverton bike ride, men's softball tournament, food, vendors, games, ATV Rodeo, 7 p.m. Mark Owens Band country music, dusk, fireworks. 208-3101.
South Jordan: Today, Country Fest, 9 a.m. parade, food, carnival events throughout the day, car show; fireworks at dusk, Salt Lake City Equestrian Park off Redwood Road and 11010 South, 254-3742.
South Salt Lake: July 3, 6 p.m. entertainment, food, vendors until fireworks at dusk, Granite High School; July 4, 7 a.m. 5K Run, 8:15 a.m. breakfast; 9:30 a.m. parade at 2280 S. 300 East, 10 a.m. throughout day, crafts, games and music.
Salt Lake City: July 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Liberty Days, This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 582-1847.
Sandy: July 4th, 7 a.m. 5K fun run and 10K Sandy Classic; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. booths, rides, activities, live music, arts; 6 p.m. parade; 7:30 p.m. concert by Eclipse, followed by story-teller Sam Payne, fireworks at dusk, Centennial Parkway at 10200 South, 801-568-2900.
Snowbird: July 4, 9 a.m.-noon, pancake breakfast, adults $9.95, children 12 and under $6.95, tram and breakfast $16; Snowbirdski resort, 933-2047.
Sugarhouse Park: July 4, 10 p.m. fireworks, 467-1721.
West Jordan: July 1, 2, and 4, Western Stampede Celebration, see www.jordan.com
. July 4, 10:30 a.m. parade, 7000 S. Redwood Road; all-day events with craft booths, inflatable rides, kiddie rides, games, pie-eating contest, arts, crafts, BMX Tricksters and stage performances from bluegrass to country to rock 'n' roll, plus a special performance by the Phoenix Rising Tour, featuring Pat Tucker, fireworks at dusk, 569-5100.
Gunnison Valley: July 3, 6 p.m. roast beef dinner at the city park followed by awards ceremony. July 4, fireworks at dusk, "G" Hill, Gunnison, 435-528-3439.
Manti: July 3, 8 a.m. breakfast, parade; 3 p.m. watermelon bust. July 4, fireworks at dusk, City Park, 435-835-2401.
Richfield: July 4, 6 a.m. cannon salute; 7 a.m. kid's run; 7:30 a.m. 5K run, Richfield City park, 7:45 a.m. freedom family walk; 9:30 a.m. Main Street Parade, 500 South to 500 North; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. carnival activities, fireworks at dusk, dance at the Richfield pool. 435-896-6439.
Salina: July 3, 7:45 p.m. rodeo followed by street dance, Salina Main Street. July 4, 6 a.m. dynamite blast; 7 a.m. breakfast; 9 a.m.-noon games and races, North Sevier Middle school; 1 p.m. swimming races; 5 p.m. parade, Salina Main Street, 7:45 p.m. rodeo followed by fireworks, 435-529-7304.
Henefer: July 3, 7 p.m. potato races, rodeo grounds; July 4, 7 a.m. 5K run, walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon; 7:45 a.m. flag-raising; 8 a.m. breakfast; all-day games, booths, fly-overs, basketball, bingo; 2 p.m. parade, baseball; 6 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. entertainment, fireworks at dusk. 435-336-3565.
Oakley: PRCA rodeo, horse show, barbecue, fireworks, etc. 435-783-5734.
Park City: July 4, 7-10 a.m. breakfast in City Park, 3-mile run; 8 a.m. Air Force fly-over and parade down Main Street; 11 a.m. music, food and games at City Park; of patriotic favorites; 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Deer Valley concert 7:30 p.m.; fireworks at Park City Mountain Resort at dusk.
Deer Valley: July 4, 7:30 p.m. Utah Symphony, patriotic favorites at Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley, 888-451-2787.
Grantsville: July 4, 8 a.m. flag-raising; 11 a.m. parade, West Street to Quirk St.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. concessions, games, food, rides, entertainment; noon bicycle judging; 12:30 p.m. car show; 4-9 p.m. rodeo; 5:30 p.m. awards ceremony; 9:30 p.m. fireworks, Cherry Street park, 435-884-3411.
Tooele: July 3, 7 p.m. Tooele Bit N' spur Rodeo at the Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 W. Highway 112. July 4 7-8:30 a.m. Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Memorial Park, Main and Vine; 8:45 a.m. 5K run; 9 a.m. parade followed by activities at Tooele City Park; 7 p.m. Tooele Bit N' Spur Rodeo; 10 p.m. fireworks, 435-843-2143.
Vernal: July 4, 10 a.m. parade; fireworks at dusk, Vernal City Park, 435-789-1352.
Lehi: July 4, Thanksgiving Point, fireworks at dusk, 888-672-6040.
Provo: July 2-4, Freedom Festival, July 4, 8 p.m. Stadium of Fire, 851-2100.
Midway: July 4, 6 a.m. Memorial Hill cannon ball wake-up; 7 a.m. posting of the colors; 8 a.m. all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, Midway Town Square; 10 p.m. fireworks on Memorial Hill.
Torrey: Today, 7 a.m. breakfast at the pavilion; 8 a.m. 5K run/walk, swap meet on Main Street; 10 a.m. parade, 11:30 a.m. lunch, afternoon activities, 435-836-2765.
Hurricane: July 4, 7 a.m. Lions Club breakfast, Main Street park; 8:30 a.m. parade; 9 a.m. flag ceremony; 9:15 a.m. games, fun, food; 9:30 a.m. races; 11 a.m. candy and fun; 9:45 a.m. races; 1-8 p.m. free swimming; 8:30 p.m. softball game; 10 p.m. fireworks, city ball field, 435-635-2811.
St. George: July 4, 7:30 a.m. breakfast, Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 300 East, $5 for adults and $3 for kids; 9 a.m. all-day activities; 8 p.m. The Country Showdown, Dixie Sunbowl, 100 S. 400 East; fireworks at dusk.
Huntsville: July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the plaza at the base area the Kap Bros. Band will perform; barbecue will be offered on the plaza during the same time. Mary Rowland, 801-620-1013.
North Ogden and Ogden: Cherry Days 2007, July 4, 7-10 a.m. Kiwanis breakfast at the North Ogden Park, 5K fun run and mayor's walk; 9:30 a.m. children's parade, 2600 N. Washington Blvd.; 10 a.m. Cherry Days parade, 2850 N. Washington Blvd.; 11:45 a.m. flag-raising; noon food and game booths, car show, volleyball, entertainment, softball, baseball; 7 p.m. "Eclipx," followed by fireworks, Weber High football stadium. 782-7211.
Riverdale: July 4, 7 a.m. sunrise service; 7:15 5K run/walk; 7:45 a.m. Lion's Club breakfast; 9:30 a.m. parade, 4400 S. 700 West; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. carnival, kid games, entertainment; dusk, fireworks, 4300 S. Parker Drive, 621-6084.