Utah communities kick off Independence Day celebrations

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NORTHERN UTAH -- Communities all across the state kicked off Fourth of July celebrations this Independence Day weekend.

Salt Lake City started its festivities with a free pancake breakfast and a kids' bike parade. Kids strolled around Jordan Park near 1000 South and 900 West, showing off their decorated bikes, scooters and strollers in celebration of the patriotic holiday. The city's grand fireworks finale will be held Sunday night at the park at 10 p.m.

The Kaysville city festivities began with a fun run and parade that turned into a huge water fight -- but a friendly one. Residents cooled off Saturday morning with fire truck hoses, water balloons and water guns, turning the parade into an interactive summer treat.

In Murray, the city's annual parade featured music from high school marching bands throughout the state, men in kilts and colorful parade floats. The spectacle started at 6100 South and State St. and ended at the west end of Murray Park. Fireworks at the park will conclude the day's festivities.

Because Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year, celebrations are being held throughout the long weekend. For a full list of community activities, CLICK HERE.


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