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Top Ten places to be in Utah this July Fourth

2 Jul, 2014 McKell Naegle

Here in Utah, we take the Fourth of July very seriously. It is one of our favorite holidays. There is a lot going on, so much that it is hard to decide how you’re going to split your time. We have crunched the data, multiplied by the fun factor, and arrived at this top 10 list of things to do in Utah on the Fourth of July.


  1. Liberty Days

Where: This is the Place Heritage Park

When: July 4, all day

What: A great event for the entire family. Some of the favorite events are watermelon-eating contests, tug-of-war, and pony and train rides.

How much: $11 for adults, $8 for kids 3-11 and seniors, free for children 2 and under


  1. July 3rd Celebration

Where: The Canyons Ski Resort in Park City

When: July 3—activities start at 3pm, The Soulistics come on at 7pm, fireworks at 9pm

What: The best way in Utah to get the celebration started early. This annual party is a local favorite. Enjoy live music, food, and a great fireworks show.

How much: Entrance is free


  1. Provo River Float

Where: Start at Deer Creek Dam, end at Vivian Park

When: All weekend!

What: A great way to cool off. People use tubes, other inflatables, or even life jackets.

How much: It is free to float the river, tube rentals will cost you.


  1. St. George Independence Day

Where: St. George Utah

When: July 4

What: Events take place all day: Uncle Sam 5K, national anthem, dodge ball, hot dog eating, free concert, and an enormous fireworks show.

How much: You can participate in events, view the fireworks, and attend the concert for free.


  1. Jordan Park

Where: Jordan Park

When: July 4, 9-10 pm

What: A neighborhood party on SLC’s west side with a fantastic fireworks display.

How much: Free


  1. Sandy July 4th || Real Salt Lake Match

Where: Sandy City

When: July 4, all day

What: 5K, booths and activities, police activities, RSL women’s soccer, RSL match vs New England Revolution, live entertainment, and fireworks! For a full lineup click here!

How much: City events are free; the RSL game requires tickets.

  1. Oakley Rodeo

Where: Oakley, Utah

When: July 1-4

What: The Oakley Rodeo is a PRCA event. Each night has full rodeo and a fireworks show. Definitely a must the week of Independence Day!

How much: Buy tickets here.


  1. SLC Bees Minor League Baseball

Where: Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City

When: July 4, first pitch at 6:35 pm

What: There are few things more American than baseball and fireworks. The Bees put on a great show on the Fourth, both on and off the diamond.

How much: Buy tickets here.


  1. Park City

Where: Park City Main Street, City Park, and Park City Golf Course

When: July 4th, all day

What: The day starts with a 5k and pancake breakfast. There are rugby games all day at City Park, as well as a Rotary BBQ. Starting at 11 is the famous Park City parade, followed by the town-wide celebration in city park with food, a beer garden, and games for all ages. The day ends with fireworks hosted by Park City Mountain Resort.

How much: free


  1. Sugarhouse Fireworks

Where: Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City

When: July 4—Starting at 12pm (fireworks at 10pm)

What: This is arguably the most popular place to go in the Salt Lake area. Vendors start selling food at noon. There will be inflatables and playgrounds for children. Additionally, there will be live music starting at 4pm. Fireworks start at 10pm.

How much: Free


There you have it. You now have no excuse to not have a fantastic Fourth of July here in Utah. Also make sure to read out Things To Do On Valentine’s Day in Utah post.



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