Fourth of July fireworks are all ready to light up the night skies, but why wait until it gets dark to begin the celebration?

Even though many local restaurants are closed in observance of the holiday. We here at Salt Lake magazine have uncovered a few morning events to help you get your Fourth of July off right.


Snowbird's Annual Pancake Breakfast: Take a morning drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon for a glorious breakfast in the mountains. Enjoy an all-American morning meal as you enjoy the live C.J. Santoro Dixieland Band. Events begin at 9 a.m., breakfast costs $13.95 for adults and $9.95 for ages 7 through 12. Tram rides are available for an additional fee.

Brighton's Annual Breakfast: For those who would rather take that crisp morning drive up Big Cottonwood, Brighton Resort has you covered. Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and costs $10 for adults and $7 for kids. After breakfast, Brighton will also be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs for the duration of the evening,

Little America Coffee Shop: With a number of cafes taking time off on Thursday, the coffee shop inside Little America hotel is open. Join them during their standard hours, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., as they feature their daily special New England baked codfish.

Penny Ann's Cafe is celebrating Christmas in July . . . sort of. The cafe will be open exclusively during breakfast for the extended hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be serving their exclusive holiday favorite, Peppermint Cream Pie.

Asian Star: If you've already had it with the sparklers, then simply take solace in the fact that Asian Star is open during their regular business hours, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.