Fireworks will light up the Wasatch Front and Back this 4th of July, so if you don't see a show near you below, make sure to check your city's website, because there's one closer than you think. Here are our picks for fireworks this Independence Day (click the links for more info):
The evening kicks off with a party on July 3, starting at 3 p.m, featuring juggling, magic, dancing and more. DJ Velvet takes the Mountain Stage at 5 p.m., and The Soulistics perform at 7:30 p.m. The party ends with a massive fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. It's all free.
Enjoy a full day of activities, like a 5K run, pancake breakfast and more, on Park City's Main Street on July 4. You'll also see performances by Motherload Canyon Band, Austin Wolfe/Mere Image, The Codi Jordan Band and Sin City Soul. The famous 4th of July Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and includes an Air Force fly over. Fireworks blast off at Park City Mountain Resort at dusk. (Hint: You may want to hit Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater for a concert by Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo. Gates open at 5 p.m.)
Classic. Starting at 4 p.m. on July 4, you'll be able to see live performances, including rocking' country band Jagertown. From noon on, vendors will be selling food and refreshments, while kids can jump on the inflatables. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.
See original American Idol Kelly Clarkson in a concert with pop darling Carly Rae Jepsen at BYU's Lavell Edwards Stadium on July 4. You'll also see a special performance by Cirque Du Soleil and a fireworks display you won't soon forget.
South Salt Lake will hold its Freedom Festival on July 3 at 500 E. 3300 South at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10:10 p.m. The next day, they will hold their 4th of July Parade, starting with a flag ceremony at 9 a.m., and a parade starting at 2280 S. 300 East and ending at Fitts Park on the same side as 500 East.
We can't think of anything more American than seeing a baseball game before a 4th of July fireworks show. Catch the fireworks after the game on July 4, as well as July 5 and 6. Other games throughout the summer will also include fireworks.
Real Salt Lake's game against Philadelphia Union on July 3 ends with fireworks lighting up Rio Tinto Stadium.
Catch live music, games and more starting at 6 p.m. on July 4, followed by a huge fireworks show, at Jordan Park in SLC.
Kick off the 4th of July with the children's parade, starting at Pine Park and ending at City Hall, at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, $5 per head, will be served at 9 a.m., and at 9:30 a.m., the annual Criterium Bike Race will begin. Fireworks light up the sky at 10:10 p.m.
West Jordan goes all out for the 4th of July. Start the day with the Red White and Blue Charity Run at Veterans Memorial Park at 7 a.m., followed by a flag raising ceremony in front of Harbor Freight. The Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m., starting at 7000 S. Redwood Road. Catch a concert at the Viridian Amphitheater at noon and the Western Stampede Rodeo at West Jordan Arena at 7 p.m. The day ends with a free movie, Rise of the Guardians, at Veterans Memorial Park, followed by fireworks, at 9 p.m.
If there's a reason to travel way west to Magna, it's the 4th of July. The city goes all out with a 5K run/walk at 6 a.m., a flag ceremony at 7 a.m., breakfast served by the Lions Club and a parade down Main Street at noon. Throughout the day you'll see live music at Magna Copper Park, where kids can play on the inflatables. It all ends with fireworks at 10 p.m.
Begin your July 4 celebration with the Lion's Club community breakfast at Murray Park, starting at 6:30 a.m., and follow it up with a sunrise service with music by Murray Concert Band and the World War II experiences of George William Plant. Stay at the park for the 5K and Children's Race, starting at 8 a.m. A parade will go from Fashion Place Mall to Murray Park, starting at 8:30 a.m., and the park will have food, games and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The big day of fun ends with a performance by Flashback Brothers at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.