SALT LAKE CITY — Dozens of Utah cities will launch fireworks displays for the 243rd anniversary of America's birth, sticking to a tradition that’s been around for nearly a quarter of a millennium.
Find the location of fireworks celebrations closest to you below. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, although this list is not all-inclusive and details are subject to change.
Fireworks are scheduled for 9:45 p.m., following the outdoor festival and children’s parade (starting at 5 p.m.). Live entertainment begins at 6:45 p.m. at Smith Park, 300 N. 100 East.
Gates open for the Freedom Fire Independence Day Celebration at 7 p.m. at Utah State University's Maverik Stadium, 899 E. 1000 North, in advance of entertainment (starting at 8 p.m.) by a variety of acts, including the Party Crashers. The fireworks show will start at dark and the celebration ends with a concert. Tickets are $8 apiece or $36 for six. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online here.
North Salt Lake
The annual Liberty Fest fireworks show will be held at Eaglewood Golf Course, 1110 E. Eaglewood Drive, starting at about 10 p.m. Live music, games and entertainment begins at 5 p.m.
Oakley, Summit County
Fireworks will take place both Wednesday and Thursday after the 8 p.m. PRCA rodeo at the Oakley Recreation Complex, 4300 N. state Route 32. There aren't many tickets left for the rodeo, but you can still watch the fireworks show from the lawn if you park nearby.
The Orem Owlz will have a fireworks show immediately following their game against the Ogden Raptors at Brent Brown Ballpark, 800 W. University Parkway. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and tickets, starting at $6 apiece, can be purchased online or in person.
Gates open at 7 p.m. for an 8 p.m. concert featuring Arrival, an ABBA tribute show, at Tooele High School football stadium, 240 W. 1st Street. Tickets are $5.
The West Bountiful fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. at City Park, 550 W. Pages Lane, following music, activities and food trucks beginning at 6 p.m.
Willard, Box Elder County
Willard City has set fireworks for 11 p.m. Wednesday and 10 p.m. Thursday at Willow Creek Park, 57 N. 200 East. The fireworks are free, but various activities during the week may have associated costs.
Blanding claims this year's fireworks show will be the largest in Utah, so don't miss out. The show will start at 10 p.m. at Centennial Park, 1200 S. 300 West, following a full day of food and entertainment.
Watch Cedar City’s fireworks at Lund Highway and 1600 North. Park along Lund Highway, Aviation Way or Airport Road. Fireworks usually start between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Clearfield’s annual festival will take place at Fisher Park, 934 S. 1000 East, and will culminate in one of the largest firework displays in northern Utah. Festivities at the park start at 6 p.m.
Grantsville will set off a fireworks display at 10 p.m. at Cherry Street Park, near Cherry and Quirk streets. Head to the park at 1 p.m. for bouncy houses, vendors, food and a talent show.
Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. at City Hall Park, 4580 S. 2300 East.
Fireworks begin at 10 p.m., after an 8 p.m. dance at Huntsville Park, 7400 E. 200 South.
Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at the Spilsbury Sports Complex (ballfields), 700 N. 200 West.
Hyrum's Star-spangled Celebration will include entertainment and fireworks, running from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the soccer fields, 150 S. 800 East.
Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. at Jacob Hamblin Park, 566 N. 100 East, following vendors and entertainment at the park.
The Red, White and Boom party — including food trucks, bounce houses, live entertainment and fireworks — will be held at Barnes Park, 950 W. 200 North, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Liberty Days fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at Layton Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch Drive, following a carnival with entertainment that begins at noon.
Lewiston Fourth of July fireworks begin at dusk at the rodeo grounds, 180 E. Center St. The rodeo starts at noon.
Fireworks at Thanksgiving Pointe begin at 10 p.m. at Electric Park, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way. The gates open at 4 p.m., and entertainment and games last from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Liberty Days fireworks begin at dusk at Liberty Park, state Route 162. Games and entertainment will take place in the morning and dancing starts at 8 p.m.
Fireworks take place at 10 p.m. at Magna Copper Park, 2600 S. 8950 West. Music in the park starts at 7:30 p.m.
Entertainment and fireworks for the Manti July Fourth celebration start at 8 p.m. at Manti High School Stadium, 100 W. 500 North, after all-day activities.
Independence Day in Midway fireworks will begin around 10 p.m. from Memorial Hill, along River Road. Fireworks can be seen from multiple places in Midway, including Hamlet Park and Town Square.
Fireworks will be choreographed to a playlist aired on 97.1 KCYN and showcased from Lions Back, along Sand Flats Road, at about 10 p.m.
Fun Day fireworks will start at 10 p.m. at the Murray Park softball field, 196 E. Murray Park Ave. The Salamanders will start playing at 8:30 p.m.
Fireworks will begin at Barker Park, 2376 N. Fruitland Drive, at 10 p.m. and will be set to music. Tune to 92.1 FM to hear from any park in North Ogden. Live music by Peter Breinholt will begin at 8 p.m.
After a day of activities at City Park, 1354 Park Ave., fireworks will be set off from the Park City Mountain Base area, 1345 Lowell Ave.
The fireworks show will take place at dark at Discovery Park, 1550 N. 100 East.
Energy Days entertainment starts at 5 p.m. at the Carbon County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 310 S. Fairgrounds Road, and closes out with fireworks.
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Old Glory Days fireworks will start at 10 p.m. at Riverdale Park, 4300 S. Parker Drive. Entertainment, booths and concessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fireworks will be launched at 10 p.m. at Rodeo Arena as part of the Riverton's Town Days festivities. View them from the Riverton City Park, 1452 W. 12600 South.
Sandy's July Fourth fireworks will start at 10 p.m. at the South Towne Promenade, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway. Metro Music Club will play from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m., after the fireworks.
Salt Lake City
A fireworks show will take place at Smith's Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South, following the Salt Lake Bees vs. El Paso Chihuahuas game. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online or in person.
Head to the Plaza at the Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande Street, for a day of festivities.
Fireworks will be launched at 10 p.m. from Trailblazer Stadium at Dixie State University, 225 S. 700 East. Note that the fireworks will not be visible from Town Square, the site of most of the day’s earlier activities.
Western Stampede fireworks will take place from 10:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South, to close out the multi-day event.
Party at the Point fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. at Loy Blake Park, 550 N. 3500 West. Stick around afterward for a movie in the park.
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