Guide to Fourth of July in Salt Lake City: Fireworks, Events, Things to Do

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Salt Lake City, Utah, on the Fourth of July is an ideal place to celebrate America's birthday. The community is steeped in pioneer history and the city celebrates that history on Independence Day in a big way with many festivities and patriotic performances.

From rodeos and parades to an outdoor concert performed by the Utah Symphony, there are many ways to celebrate this summer holiday in Salt Lake City, the surrounding towns, and at nearby ski resorts that offer summer activities in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.

Most Fourth of July activities have been canceled in 2020. Be sure to verify information on the official event websites for the updated information.

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Head to the Mountains and Park City

The Park City fireworks show may be canceled in 2020. Check local news for the most up-to-date information.

Head out to Park City to celebrate the holiday in the Wasatch Mountains. Located 32 miles from Salt Lake International Airport, this historic mining town is home to the largest ski area in the country.

Celebrating begins on July 3, 2019, at Park City Mountain, with their Third of July Celebration at Canyons Village featuring family activities and fireworks. 

On July 4, the parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street in Park City. Starting at 3 p.m., musicians play on the Green until the fireworks at dusk. Get your fingers sticky with barbecue, indulge in ice cold beer, and make some memories with family activities.

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Watch Bull Riding at the Oakley Rodeo

The traditional Oakley Rodeo is canceled in 2020. A smaller event will take its place, but general admission tickets will not be sold.

Enjoy an old-fashioned Western Fourth of July in the charming small town of Oakley, about 35 miles east of Salt Lake City in Summit County. Oakley only has 1,500 residents, but the grounds for the famous Oakley Rodeo seat 6,000 and it often sells out.

Come out for this popular rodeo with exciting events such as the bucking broncs and fast-riding cowboys roping calves. The rodeo takes place July 3–6, 2019, starting at 8 p.m. and ending with the boom and color of fireworks every night of the rodeo. 

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Watch Fireworks at Jordan Park

Fireworks at Jordan Park are canceled in 2020.

Salt Lake City's annual Fourth of July celebration occurs in Jordan Park in the metro area's west side. The fireworks begin at 10 p.m. on July 4, 2019, near the north part of Jordan Park. Come hungry because there will be a variety of food trucks.

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Have Fun at Murray Fun Days

The Murray Fun Days parade and festival are canceled in 2020. An evening concert and fireworks show may be canceled. Check the official event webpage for the most up-to-date information.

The traditional Fourth of July community celebration in the town of Murray includes the Fun Days Parade starting at 7:30 a.m. on July 4, 2019, at the NW corner of Fashion Place Mall when the parade participants line up. By 8:30 a.m., the parade with its floats and marching bands will make its way through town.

During the day, most events, including a Lion's Club breakfast and live entertainment, take place in Murray Park. The day is topped off with an evening concert and fireworks display.

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Head to the Rodeo and Fireworks in West Jordan

The Western Stampede is canceled in 2020.

West Jordan celebrates Independence Day with a nightly rodeo at the arena, in the annual Western Stampede festival. At Veterans Memorial Park, check out the carnival, participate in the fun run, embark on a photo scavenger hunt, and shop the crafts at the vendors' tables.

On July 4, 2019, there's a free breakfast, colorful parade, good old-fashioned messy pie-eating contest, concert, and, of course, fireworks starting at 10 p.m. The entire festival is held over the weekend from July 4–6, 2019.

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Celebrate Liberty Days

Liberty Days at This Is the Place Park is canceled in 2020.

Celebrate Liberty Days at This Is the Place Park, a village with an old West pioneer theme featuring trains and pony rides and a splash park. There will be a watermelon eating contest, tug-of-war, and stick horse races where you can cheer on your family members. Watch for traditions such as the Candy Cannon and the Ringing of the Anvil.

The Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. on July 4, 2019, with a solemn flag ceremony and a crisp salute to our nation conducted by the Sons of the American Revolution and ends at 5 p.m.

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See the Fireworks at Smith's Ballpark

Minor League Baseball games for the 2020 season are all postponed until further notice.

It's an American tradition—going out to the baseball game. The Salt Lake Bees will be playing the El Paso Chihuahuas on July 4–7, 2019. On July 4, 5, and 6, 2019, there will be fireworks at the evening games. Promotions such as $3 beer and post-game kids' runs will add to the fun which starts at 6:35 p.m. each day.

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Celebrate America's Freedom in Provo

The Freedom Festival in Provo is canceled in 2020.

Head to downtown Provo about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front for America's Freedom Festival. The celebration takes place from July 3–6, 2019. Freedom Days brings fun to Provo for four days with a carnival, festival food (think corn on the cob and turkey legs), craft fair, and live entertainment.

Check out the popular majestic hot air balloon race from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. The Grande Parade, the largest of its kind in Utah, begins at 9 a.m. on July 4, 2019, and features national performers, decorated float, and bands.

On July 4, country star Keith Urban headlines at 8 p.m. at the Bank of American Fork Stadium of Fire.

The long weekend is capped off with Fourth of July fireworks.

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Enjoy the Utah Symphony's Patriotic Celebration

Events at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater are canceled in 2020.

Pack a picnic and join the Utah Symphony for a patriotic celebration featuring Broadway star Hugh Panaro, known for performing the role of Phantom in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera.

Celebrate America as he performs hits from Broadway and patriotic favorites at this performance. The concert is at 5:30 p.m. on July 5, 2019, at Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater in Park City. Advance tickets and gourmet picnic baskets can be purchased online. You can also buy tickets at the amphitheater box office on the day of the concert.

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Experience Colonial History

Colonial Fest is canceled in 2020.

The Colonial Heritage Foundation puts on Colonial Fest in Orem, Utah. Visit with colonial artisans, see the exhibits and demonstrations, and participate in great debates, public trials, and storytelling in the Old South Church.

They'll have a Mayflower replica and children will be able to play Colonial games and participate in the daily children’s chores to get a sense of what life was like early on in the history of the country.

Military buffs can see the gun displays, experience a cannon firing on the green, and watch military skirmishes between the Continental Army and the British Redcoats.

The fest takes place from July 4–6, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at SCERA Park in Orem.

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See Cries of Freedom, the Musical

Showings of "Cries of Freedom" are canceled in 2020.

Now in its 12th season, the "Cries of Freedom, the Musical" takes place at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. At the end of the show, they will have a special Walk of Honor in which they honor fallen soldiers. This annual extravaganza includes a great line-up of historical personalities, music, and more.

On July 4–6, 2019, at the SCERA Center, you can enjoy a day of fun and activities, many of which are about our nation's history. The musical takes place at 7 p.m. each night.