Summer is here and festival season is upon on us! This is one of our favorite times of year and we’re sharing everything you can take part of in the surrounding areas this summer- including ideas this Fourth of July!
F E S T I V A L S
DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL | July 2nd – August 5th, 2016
Outdoor concerts on the mountain with the Utah Symphony and special guests.
FREEDOM FESTIVAL – STADIUM OF FIRE | July 2nd, 2016
LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo
Rock ‘n’ roll in a stadium with live music, usually someone all of you have heard about and fireworks.
PAYSON SCOTTISH FESTIVAL | July 8th-9th, 2016
Food, entertainment, Celtic music, Scottish dancing, Strongman Competition and Highland Games.
BRYCE CANYON ANNUAL GEOLOGY FESTIVAL
July 14-16, 2016
Daily ranger-guided walks and talks in the canyon and on the rim, children’s activities about geology, guided but tours through the park, geology and fossil tables, and exhibits.
FRONTIER FOLK FESTIVAL | June 17th-18th, 2016
Cedar City, Frontier Homestead State Park
The museum and entire grounds are transformed into a frontier-style street festival. Live folk/country/bluegrass music, artists, craftsmen, and food vendors.
INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL | August 17th, 2016
Local folk groups from across Utah present dances and music from countries around the world.
WOMEN’S REDROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL | August 2016
The festival was created to empower independent women musicians from around the world and the U.S. Live music, entertainment and food vendors.
OKTOBERFEST | August 15th – October 11th, 2016
Food vendors, activities for all ages, daily breakfast, and music.
TIMPANOGOS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL | September 1st-3rd, 2016
Mount Timpanogos Park
This festival is the largest storytelling festival in the west where you can listen, laugh, cry and feel that all is right with the world.
SWISS DAYS | September 2nd-3rd, 2016
Food and craft vendors, parade, live music and entertainment and 10k race.
MURRAY ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL | September 5th, 2016
Murray Park Amphitheater
F O U R T H O F J U L Y F U N
Celebrations begin on July 3. The morning of July 4, there’s a breakfast in the park, a Fun Run, and the parade, which starts at 9 am. Please note that the parade route is different this year: The parade will begin at Pages Lane, continue along Main Street, and finish at 1400 North and Main. Click here for more information about all events.
East Mill Creek
East Mill Creek Lions July 4th Community Celebration. Tuesday, July 4, 7 am to 11 am – Traditional Chuckwagon Breakfast. 9 am – Parade starts at 2700 East Evergreen Avenue and finishes at Evergreen Park.
Lehi City and Thanksgiving Point Celebrate America’s independence (Tuesday, July 4) at Electric Park. Gates, concessions, and vendors at Electric Park will open by 4 pm. Fireworks begin at approximately 10 pm and will be set off from the North side of the property. Bring a blanket and enjoy an evening outdoors with food and fun.
Fourth of July – Small Town Big 4th. A variety of events at Magna Copper Park, including a Cannonade, 5K Fun Run, Lions Club breakfast and ceremony, and a parade at 12 noon on Main Street. More games, music in the park, and fireworks at 10 pm.
Fun Days 4th of July Activities include a community breakfast, a kids’ race, and various activities all day. The parade begins at 8:30 am at the Fashion Place Mall and ends at Murray Park.
North Salt Lake
North Salt Lake’s spectacular fireworks show at Eaglewood Golf Course can be seen for miles. Live music, games and entertainment before. Fireworks begin at 10 pm. Bring a blanket and enjoy the show.
The festivities at Oakley Rodeo Grounds on July 4 include a 5K race, parade, barbeque, and PRCA Rodeo, with fireworks after the rodeo. Parade starts at 10 am from Center Street and State Road 32. Click here for a complete list of events.
Beginning with a sunrise ceremony at 6:30 am on July 4, Ogden festivities include a Kiwanis breakfast, a Fun Run, children’s parade, Cherry Day’s Parade, car show, festival in the park, and much more. Click here for more information.
Freedom Days is a four-day event in downtown Provo, celebrating America’s Freedom. Come to experience great entertainment, unique food, handcrafted jewelry, quilts, a carnival, and art exhibits. The live entertainment is a highlight at Freedom Days and touches everyone’s taste in music! Come on over to the excitement and grab a Snow Cone, Texas Twister, Corn on the Cob and Turkey Leg!
Hop over on Tuesday, July 4, at 9am for the Grand Parade – the largest of its kind in the state of Utah – highlighting freedom through bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons and local and national performers. The parade will follow the same route that it has in previous years. It begins at 960 N. University Ave. and proceeds south to 100 S. and then turns east to 200 E. From there it turns north to Center St. and then turns east and ends at 900 E.
Grammy Award-winning luminaries Little Big Town will be at the 37th annual Stadium of Fire, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on July 1. The country music superstars aren’t slowing down after their widely-praised performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards and the release of their newest album, The Breaker, in February. Five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes has also been announced adding to what is already a night of music and celebration. CMA Award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes will also perform at the 2017 Stadium of Fire. We are also excited to announce the addition of Brian Regan, one of America’s most popular and critically acclaimed comedians, to this year’s Stadium of Fire lineup! Attendees will love the patriotic festivities, from flag-waving skydivers to the rousing beats of our community youth dancers to the largest, loudest stadium fireworks show in the U.S.A.
Town Days at the Riverton City Park. The morning of July 4 will start with a flag ceremony at 6:30 am in the northern part of the park followed by breakfast starting at 7:00 am. Then activities and events will take place throughout the entire day, finishing with fireworks at 10 pm.
Riverton Country Mile 10k, 5k and 1 mile: In conjunction with Riverton Town Days, this race is a popular family tradition. Come out this 4th of July to continue the tradition, or even to start a new one. Come to the race, then stay for all the 4th of July festivities, going on all day.
Salt Lake City
Independence Day BBQ, Fireworks and Concert: Celebrate Independence Day with the band America this July 4 at Smith’s Ballpark. Patriotic festivities kick off at 7 pm and will include music, fireworks, BBQ & beer.
Liberty Days at This Is The Place: Enjoy a day of good old-fashioned FUN while you celebrate the birth of our great Nation! Join us as we raise the red, white and blue, have a watermelon eating contest, play games and fire off the Candy Cannon!
Sandy’s 4th celebration takes place at the South Towne Promenade 10000 South 172 West, between South Towne Center and Sandy City Hall.
Celebrate Independence Day at Snowbird with family-friendly rides and activities, live music and a pancake buffet on The Plaza Deck. All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Buffet: pancakes, potatoes, eggs, bacon, OJ, coffee and more!
Sugarhouse 4th of July Arts Festival and Pet Parade: The Sugar House 4th of July Arts Festival has become a key event in the Sugar House community. The event will feature 100+ artists, the Annual Pet Parade, and live music and performances all day.
Fireworks on July 3. Parade the next morning at 10:30 am, regular parade route, beginning at 400 N and 800 W, north to Pages Lane, east to 600 W, north to north end of the park. Click here for details.
O T H E R S U M M E R F U N
- Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market
- Park Silly Market
- The Twilight Concert Series
- Red Butte Concert Series
For even more events, visit our Events Page! We keep it updated and stocked with the best local offerings for anyone and everyone. You can also see our favorite Utah food trucks here… they’re always a must throughout the summer season! So let’s hear it… what is YOUR favorite season in Utah? It’s a tough choice between winter and summer, but we might have to vote summer this time around.