Summer in Utah is AWESOME! Not only are there free movies in the park all through summer, but there are numerous fireworks displays for Independence Day.
This time of year we take the time to goBE grateful for the freedoms we enjoy. So where can you go to find the best Fireworks displays? I’m glad you asked!
For those purists out there it was actually July 2nd when the Continental Congress elected to declare their independence from England. So if you want to get the party started on time you should check out these options:
Utah Symphony Patriotic Concert: @ Thanksgiving Point
Enjoy a musical evening filled with patriotic favorites at the spectacular Thanksgiving Point Gardens Waterfall Amphitheatre. Special guests, pianist Mary Anne Huntsman as well as celebrated Utah soprano Celena Shafer, to perform. The evening will culminate in a memorable fireworks finale! Concert starts at 8:30 PM at the Thanksgiving Point waterfall, tickets are $18-$40.
South Salt Lake Freedom Festival
The Freedom Festival starts July 3rd at 6:00. Enjoy food and live bands throughout the evening. Once the sun goes down there will be a glorious fireworks display. Join the fun at Granite High School (3305 South 500 East, South Salt Lake). The Freedom Festival continues July 4th with the Get Moving 5K fun run at 8:00 am, and the 4th of July Parade at 9:30 am.
The Canyons July 3rd Celebration
The Celebration festivities kick off at 3:00pm, when the grassy area in front of the Mountain Stage at Ski Beach opens for guests. There will be free family-oriented music and activities throughout the Resort Village, including multiple food and beverage outlets and more. Live music starts at 7:00pm and the massive fireworks display is set to go off at approximately 9:30pm. Although it is a free event, parking is limited and a fee may apply if the free parking is all taken.
Gunnison 4th of July Celebration
Enjoy Dinner, Auction, Concert and Fireworks at the Gunnison City Park. The festivities continue July 4 with breakfast, parade, and activities at the park.
Since 2009 the Sugar House residents have struggled to keep this extremely popular event alive. Thanks to generous donations from local companies and families the event will happen this year. Starting at 12:00 pm vendors begin selling food and refreshments. There will be an inflatables-playground available for the kids. There is also a free-fall jump platform for the adventurous. From 4 – 10:00 various live bands will be playing and providing entertainment. The fireworks will begin at 10:00 around dusk. (Sugar House Park, 1300 E. 2100 S.)
Salt Lake City 4th of July Celebration at Jordan Park
SLC’s annual 4th of July celebration will celebrate Independence Day in style with FIREWORKS! As always it will be a patriotic neighborhood party on Salt Lake City’s west-side. Event lasts from 9 – 10:00 PM. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Enjoy watching the Classic American sport at the Spring Mobile Ballpark (77 W 1300 S) as the Salt Lake Bees take on the Tacoma Raniers at 7:00 PM. Fireworks will immediately follow the game. Tickets range from $12 – $28 per seat. There will also be fireworks after the games on July 5 and July 6.
This celebration begins at Pine Park (2120 E 4500 S) with a fun children’s parade from the park to the new Commons Area behind City Hall. Following the parade there will be a Chuck Wagon Breakfast ($5 per person). Everyone is invited to the evening festivities which begin at 9:00 PM with a concert featuring Peter Breinholt. The Fireworks are expected to begin around 10:10 PM.
The Murray Fun Days offer a wide variety of activities and events starting at 6:30 am with a Community Breakfast ($5 Adult / $3 Child) and a 7:00 am Sunrise Service. A 5K and Childrens race begins at 8:00 am (fees apply) followed by an 8:30 parade from Fashion Place Mall to Murray Park. From 11 am – 4 pm there will be FREE kids activities, food booths, games, rides, and MORE! The evening activities start at 8:00 PM with the Flashback Brothers at Murray Park Softball Field and end with Fireworks at 10:00 PM.
Sandy 4th of July Celebration and REAL Salt Lake
Located at South Towne Promenade (10000 South 172 West) is another all-day celebration. It begins at 6:50 am with the Flag Raising ceremony and a 7:00 AM 5k & mile run (register online). All-day activities include inflatables, activities, concerts, Police and Fire Truck demonstrations, and more. There will be a Parade at 6 PM, a RSL game (vs New England) at Rio Tinto Stadium starting at 8:00, and Fireworks celebration begins at 10:00 pm. Still want more fun? There will be a post fireworks concert featuring We Are The Strike.
West Jordan Independence Day Festival and Western Stampede
The West Jordan Flag Ceremony will be at City Hall (8000 S. Redwood Rd) at 9:30 am followed by a parade at 10:30 am from City Hall to 7000 S. As the sun goes down make your way to Veterans Memorial Park to catch “The Lego Movie” starting at 9:00 pm and Fireworks at 10:00.
Liberty Days at This is the Place Heritage Park
From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm enjoy a day of good old-fashioned fun at This is the Place Heritage Park (2601 E. Sunnyside Ave). Costing only $11/adults ($8/children (3-11) & seniors) you can join in on the fun with a watermelon eating contest, stick horse races, or tug-of-war. There will be pony and train rides.
Stadium of Fire and America’s Freedom Festival in Provo
Enjoy one of the United States’ premier patriotic celebrations with Carrie Underwood and BYUtv’s sketch comedy crew Studio C. As always the evening will include the popular Stadium of Fire Dancers, the biggest stadium fireworks show in America and more great surprises. Tickets range from $29 – $175 for this exciting event!
Celebrate the 4th at Thanksgiving Point
Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point will have a FREE fireworks display presented by Lehi City. Gates, vendors, and concessions will open at 5:30 pm. Fireworks will be set off from the North side of the property starting at 10 PM. Bring a blanket and enjoy an evening outdoors with food and fun.
Head to Ogden Pioneer Stadium for Northern Utah’s biggest 4th of July Celebration. Tickets range from $7 (kids in advance) – $16 (Adults day of show) and can be purchased at all Smithstix locations and www.smithstix.com. Gates open at 1 PM for the family plaza, carnival games, kid rides, bungee trampoline, dunk tank, rock wall and more. Live entertainment includes magic shows, jugglers, face painters, balloon tie-ers, car show, and demolition derby. Fireworks will begin at 10 PM.
Clearfield Fourth of July Festival
Beginning at 2 PM you can enjoy the “We’ve Got Talent Show”, contests, live reptile exhibit, BMX Demo and more. Fireworks show begins at 10:00 PM.
Park City 4th of July Celebration
Enjoy the cooler weather on Park City’s Historic Main street for a full day of activities including a 5k run, pancake breakfast ($7 adults, $5 kids), parade, live music, rugby games, beer gardens and vendors. Don’t forget to take a spin on Utah’s only Alpine Coaster, one of the longest Alpine Slides in the country! You can also fly through the air on the ZipRiderTM, or catch a ski-lift to explore hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails. Fireworks will follow at dusk.
Kaysville Independence Day Activities
The Davit Applied Technical College (300 S 500 E, Kaysville) will be serving breakfast from 6:30 am – 10:30 am ($5/person, $25/family up to 6). At 7:30 am David High School (325 South Main, Kaysville) will be the starting point of the 5K & 10K Run and 5K walk. Back at the DATC you can catch booths food and entertainment from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. At 11:00 am the parade begins and gores from DATC to Kaysville Elementary. After the 3:00 pm presentation of “Anne of Green Gables the Musical at David High School Auditorium, you’ll enjoy the Fireworks to music starting at 10:00 pm at Davis High School.
Snowbird 4th of July Pancake Breakfast
Escape to the cooler temperatures of the mountains for Snowbird’s annual Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk ($13.95 / adults, $9.95 children 7-12). While you’re there relax and listen to live music by C.J. Santoro Dixieland Band. You can also catch some of the many summer activities available including the Aerial Tram, Zip Rider, Climbing Wall, Bungy Trampoline, Ropes Course and Mechanical Bull from 9 am – 8 pm.
There are even more across the entire state. So make sure you find your local celebration, and goBE grateful for the birth of our country and our Freedom!