Cities all across Davis County are gearing up to celebrate July 4 with parades for all ages, fireworks, and community breakfasts (other Independence Day activities can be found on page B6). All you need is to grab some pancakes, find a seat, then sit back and enjoy the show.
North Salt Lake
Though the city doesn’t have a parade, it makes up for it with an aerial flyover and skydivers the evening of July 3 at the Eaglewood Golf Course (by the clubhouse). The aerial flyover starts at 9 p.m., with skydivers arriving 15 minutes later. A fireworks display, set to start at 10 p.m., rounds out the evening.
Fireworks actually help kick off Independence Day fun in West Bountiful, filling up the skies starting at 10 p.m. on July 3 at West Bountiful City Park (Holly Refinery is helping host the display).
The celebrating starts again on July 4 at 7 a.m., with a flag-raising ceremony, monument rededication and light breakfast. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., largely following the traditional route. The only change this year will be that the parade will go north past the church instead of turning north on 1890 North.
The city has two parades for residents’ Independence Day pleasure, starting with the Children’s Parade starting at 6:30 p.m. on July 3. The parade, which starts in the parking lot of the white church at 200 East and ends at Founders Park, is open to any children who want to participate. At 10 p.m., fireworks fill the sky above the same park.
The second parade is the morning of July 4, after everyone stops for a continental breakfast at Founders Park. The breakfast of bagels, fruit and pastries costs $5 for adults and $2.50 for kids under 10. It runs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and is immediately followed by the city’s main parade.
The parade follows the same route every year, starting at Chase Lane and ending at Pages Lane.
July 4 begins with breakfast, running from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the DATC (located next to Davis High).
The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the same place, running north along Main Street to 100 North and east to 200 East. The water section runs the entire length of Main Street, though float participants aren’t allowed to throw water balloons.
Fireworks are at 10 p.m. that night, and can be seen in the skies above Davis High and the DATC.
The city starts off July 4 with breakfast at the north bowery of Layton Commons Park, serving food from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The parade begins immediately afterward, following the same route as last year, and at 10 p.m. fireworks light up the night above the same park.