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Races, pancakes and parades: July Fourth events in Utah

Published July 4, 2012 3:24 pm
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From 5K races, pancake breakfasts and parades to fireworks, here are the July Fourth activities across Utah:



Centerville's activities include a freedom run, 5K and children's race starting at City Hall, 7 a.m.; breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; parade on Main Street, 9 a.m.; and the Outdoor Festival, 10-3 p.m. Visit bit.ly/MVKzij for a schedule.

When • 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where • Founders Park, 300 N. 100 East, Centerville


Clearfield will hold its traditional freedom 5K run/two-mile walk (6:45 a.m.), parade (9:30 a.m.) and pancake breakfast (7-10 a.m.). The Fourth of July festival will begin at 6 p.m. with food vendors and performances by the Clearfield Community Band and classic-rock group Outrageous. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. Call Clearfield Community Services at 801 525-2796 or 525-2790 for more information.

When • 6:45 a.m.- 11 p.m.

Where • Fisher Park, 934 S. 1000 East, Clearfield

Tickets • Free; bit.ly/JTgZ2d


Kaysville will kick off its July Fourth celebration with a breakfast at 6:30 a.m., followed by a parade at 11 a.m. Both are at the Davis Applied Technology College, 550 E. 300 South. A 5K and 10K run will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Davis High School, plus the fireworks display at 10 p.m.

When • 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where • Davis High School, 325 S. Main St., Kaysville

Ticket • www.kaysvillecity.com


Layton City's celebration will kick off with breakfast at 6:30 a.m., fun run at 7:30 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m., New American Philharmonic Symphony concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. Visit laytoncity.org/public/CityEvent.aspx?event=347 for a full schedule.

When • 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where • Layton Commons Park, 457 N. Wasatch Drive

Tickets • Prices vary for various events

West Bountiful

West Bountiful will have a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall at 7 a.m. where a light breakfast will be served; a parade beginning at 400 N. 800 West at 10:30 a.m.; and a full day of park events including performances by the Senior Jazz Band, West Bountiful Elementary Children's Choir, Cami Olsen's Cloggers, and magic and illusion by cowboy poet/comedian Craig Dransfield.

When • 7 a.m.

Where • West Bountiful Park, 550 W. Pages Lane

Tickets •westbountiful.utah.gov



When • 6 a.m.

Where • Gunnison City Park, 100 S. 350 West

Tickets • www.gunnisoncity.org/4th-of-july-celebration.htm


Manti City will hold its July Fourth celebration with a 5K run, breakfast, tennis and horseshoe competitions and parade. Visit sanpete.com/pages/manti_4th for a schedule.

When • 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where • Manti City Park, 200 N. 300 West

Tickets • sanpete.com/pages/manti_4th


Moroni City will celebrate July Fourth with a fun run and breakfast, parade, carnival, watermelon bust and fireworks. Visit sanpete.com/pages/moroni_4th for information.

When • 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Where • Moroni City Hall Park, 150 S. 200 West

Tickets • sanpete.com/pages/moroni_4th

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant City will host Hub City Days starting June 30 that includes a July Fourth celebration. Visit sanpete.com/pages/hub_city for a schedule or mtpleasantcity.com/city-life/annual-events for more information.

When • 7 p.m.

Where • Mount Pleasant City Park, 1000 S. State

Mount Pleasant Rodeo

The Mount Pleasant City Annual Rodeo will be held July 3-4. After the rodeo ends, there will be fireworks. The rodeo is at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Grounds.

When • 8 p.m.

Where • Mount Pleasant City Park, 1000 S. State

Tickets • $10


Bingham Canyon Lions Club

The Bingham Canyon Lions Club will hold its annual breakfast in Copperton Park.

When • 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Where • Copperton Park, 8731 W. 10305 South

Tickets • $5


Magna will have a cannonade, 7 a.m.; Lions Club breakfast, 7-11 a.m.; a 5K walk/run at Pleasant Green Park; a parade at noon on Main Street; games and rides, 1-10 p.m.; Music in the Park, 5-10 p.m.; and fireworks, 10 p.m.

When • 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Where • Magna Copper Park, 8900 W. 2600 South

Tickets • www.magnautah.org/events/fourth-of-july


Murray's July Fourth celebration will kick off with the Lions Club community breakfast. At 7:45 a.m. the Red Desert Duo will perform.

When • 6:30-10 a.m.

Where • Murray Park Pavilion #5, enter off 5200 S. State St.

Tickets • visit www.murray.utah.gov

Sunrise service • Murray's sunrise service will be with Bruce Parsons and music by Murray Concert Band.

When • 7 a.m.

Where • Murray Park Amphitheater, 296 E. Murray Park Lane

Tickets • Free; visit www.murray.utah.gov

5K and 1K kids races • Murray City will sponsor a 5K and 1K race. Both races begin and end near Constitution Circle, Murray Park. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m. Register at mcreg.com.

When • 8 a.m.

Where • Murray Park, 296 E. Murray Park Lane

Tickets • $25; visit mcreg.com

Activities • Murray City will have several events on July Fourth at Murray Park including food booths, games and rides, custom and vintage car and bike show, face painting, fishing booth, baseball games, coed volleyball tournament, free kids activities such as balloon toss, tug-of-war. There will be entertainment at the Murray Park Gazebo and the evening's musical entertainment and fireworks will be held at the softball field.

When • 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where • Murray Park Pavilion #5, 5200 S. State St. or 330 E. Vine St., Murray

Tickets • Most events are free; visit www.murray.utah.gov

Parade • Murray's July Fourth parade begins at Fashion Place Mall, goes north to Vine Street, turns right at Vine Street down to 330 E. Vine to the park entrance, goes through the park and concludes at the west end of the park. Grand marshals will be Bruce and Thelma Parsons. There will be an F-16 flyover.

When • 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Where • Fashion Place Mall, 6191 S. State St., Murray


Sandy will start its celebration with a flag-raising ceremony at 6:50 a.m.; 5K and 10K races at 7 a.m.; youth arts festival; Sandy Police and Fire Department activities; inflatables and food and vendors at 10 a.m. The Sandy Idol competition will kick off the music portion at the park's Main Stage at 11 a.m. Performances will go until 5 p.m. The parade is at 6 p.m. followed by evening concerts starting at 8 and fireworks at 10 p.m. Visit bit.ly/ikF4th for information.

When • 6:50 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Where • South Towne Promenade, 10000 S. 175 West, Sandy

Tickets • Visit bit.ly/ikF4th


As part of its annual tradition, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort will celebrate the Fourth of July with a pancake breakfast and live music. The festivities will take place on the Plaza Deck, Snowbird Resort Entry 2. Visit www.snowbird.com/events/summer/july4.html for information.

When • 9 a.m.

Where • Snowbird Ski Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Breakfast costs adults $10.95, or $18.95 with an Aerial Tram foot passenger ticket. Children age 6-12 cost $7.50 and children 5 and younger are free.

West Jordan

The West Jordan Independence Day Festival and Western Stampede will be packed July Fourth with festivities including rides, carnival attractions, free family movies, an Independence Day Parade, Dutch oven cookoff, 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run and PRCA rodeo. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., while fireworks begin at 10 p.m. Visit westernstampede.com for information.

When • 9 a.m.

Where • Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets • Visit westernstampede.com



The Small Town Fourth festivities honor Midway's pioneer heritage and will feature storytellers, tours of original Midway homes, pioneer artifacts, a cowboy museum and other attractions. For a schedule of events, visit highvalleyarts.org or bit.ly/LtvhWF.

When • 7 a.m.

Where • Midway Town Hall, 140 W. Main St.

Tickets • Visit bit.ly/LtvhWF

Park City

Park City's celebration includes a rodeo and parade on Historic Main Street; a 5K run, pancake breakfast, live music, rugby games, beer gardens and vendors followed by fireworks at dusk. Visit bit.ly/LiR3d6 for a schedule of events.

When • 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Where • 110 Main St., Park City



Lehi City and Thanksgiving Point will celebrate American independence with a fireworks show. Gates, concessions and vendors at Electric Park will open at 5 p.m. Fireworks start approximately 10 p.m. and will be set off from the north side of the property.

When • 5 p.m.

Where • Thanksgiving Point's Electric Park, 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets • Free; visit www.thanksgivingpoint.org/calendar/events/fireworks/fireworks.html


Races • Start the Fourth of July celebration with a 10K, 5K or the mayor's one-mile fun run. Registration must be completed online. Visit www.freedomfestival.org/events/freedom-run for information.

When • 7 a.m.

Where • Kiwanis Park, 820 N. 1100 East, Provo

Tickets •bit.ly/GKaE0h

Stadium of Fire • The Beach Boys, including founding members Brian Wilson and Mike Love, will celebrate 50 years of music. They will be joined by Scotty McCreery, winner of the 2011 "American Idol" competition. Visit www.freedomfestival.org for information.

When • 8 a.m.

Where • LaVell Edwards Stadium, Brigham Young University campus, Provo

Tickets • visit bit.ly/9x2QIb

Events • Provo will hold several July Fourth events including soccer games, a basketball camp, a Colonial Heritage Festival in Orem, balloon fest, a grand parade and the Stadium of Fire. Visit www.freedomfestival.org/ for a list of events.

When • 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Where • Several sites in Provo



Ogden City's celebration includes a family plaza, carnival games, kid rides, bungee trampoline, dunk tank and rock wall. There will be magic shows, jugglers, face painters, balloon tiers and a car show. Musical entertainment will include "Remembering the Fab Four" from 3-5 p.m., demolition derby at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.

When • 1-11 p.m.

Where • Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 700 Canyon Road

Tickets • $13; $10-$16 day of show; visit bit.ly/MyQQSy






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