Independence Day-related events start as early as June 27 in some cities, with the fun stretching all the way to the evening of July 4th for anyone willing to do a little driving. From races and tournaments to concerts and parades, the county has a full schedule planned that offers a little something for everyone.
West Bountiful comes out of the gate first, holding its main Independence Day celebration on June 27. The day will start out with the city’s parade at 10 a.m., beginning at the corner of 400 North and 800 West and continuing along Pages Lane to end at the LDS Stake Center on 600 West.
Following the parade (starting at 11:30 a.m.), there will be a carnival at the city park that will also include eating contests and free children’s activities. A talent fair will be held at the same park from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring both music and visual artists. A concert by the band Endless Summer will be held at 8 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 10 p.m.
North Salt Lake
North Salt Lake will be holding its annual 5K Fun Run that same day, starting at 7 a.m. at Hatch Park. This year the event is making a special effort to seek donations for those families effected by the Springhill Landslide. Donations can be made at www.projectspringhill.com, while registration instructions are available at www.nslcity.org.
Farther north, West Point will be holding its annual 4th of July golf tournament on June 27 with tee times from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The entrance fee ($45) includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch, and the chance to win prizes. Call Schneiter’s Bluff at 773-9731 to enter.
The next day, Layton City will be holding a free “Voices of Liberty” patriotic concert on June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater. Held in conjunction with the Davis Arts Council’s free Sunday Concert Series, the evening will feature performances by several choirs including the Men of Song and the Millennium Choir.
In Kaysville, the city will be holding its annual Patriotic Devotional at 7 p.m., June 28 in the Davis High School Auditorium. Admission is free for the event, which will feature Utah Lt. Governor Gary R. Herbert.
The Unsung Hero Awards, which will also be presented at the devotional, will be given to Kaysville’s Vernon Flint and Fruit Heights’ Truss Butterfield. The Davis Master Chorale will also perform.
Starting July 2, the city will also be performing its summer musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The show, which will also be on stage July 3, 6, and 7 (all shows 7 p.m.), will be at the Davis High School auditorium. Tickets are available either at Bowman’s, online at www.kaysvillecity.tix.com, or can be purchased at the door the evening of the show.
July 3-4 Round-up
North Salt Lake’s main celebrations will be on July 3, from 6:30-10 p.m. at Eaglewood Golf Course. Centerville has its children’s parade, a free concert, and fireworks that same night and time at Founder’s Park.
West Point will have its annual Fourth of July dinner, complete with a wide variety of activities, on July 3 at 6 p.m. The first half of Antelope Island’s Independence Weekend events will also be on the 3rd, with pioneer activities going from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and stretching into July 4.
Kaysville, Centerville, West Bountiful, Layton, Clearfield, and West Point will all be holding activities on July 4. Please check each city’s website or next Tuesday’s edition of the Clipper for more information.