By Lynn Blamires Content Writer for My Local Utah
The city celebrations for 2022 are planned to be bigger and better than ever. So that you can plan for summer events, here are some of the plans to make summer great again:
Bountiful Handcart Days – July 15 and 16
A concert will feature Joshua Creek along with food, fun, and games in the park. A half-handcart marathon will be followed by the second largest parade in Utah with Mark Eubanks being the Grand Marshall. Other activities include a Mountain Man and Indian demonstrations followed by fireworks. Click here for details.
Clearfield City Freedom Festival – July 2 – 4
Clearfield is celebrating 100 years since its founding in 1922. Their Freedom Festival is a weekend of fun culminating in Utah’s second-largest firework show. Weekend activities include: Paint the Bridge, a movie in the park, a pool party, a patriotic concert, a 5k Run, parade, live entertainment, and their biggest firework show yet! Click here for details.
Clinton Heritage Days – July 5 – 9
This fun event includes a carnival, golf tournament, car show, vendor booths, and concerts with Dazzle Dogzz, Two Weeks’ Notice, and the Trash Panda Drum Group. There will also be a founder’s breakfast, art exhibits, a parade, a 5K walk, and fireworks. Click here for details.
Farmington City Festival Days – July 5 – 9
Farmington will hold pickle ball and basketball tournaments, a bike parade, 5 and 10K runs, breakfast in the park, vendors, food trucks, a car show, a carnival, a concert, and fireworks at dusk. Click here for details.
Kaysville Fourth of July Celebration – July 4
Kaysville and Fruit Heights will combine to offer breakfast, 5 and 10K runs, a Main Street parade, a movie in the park, Shrek the Musical, food trucks, music at Barnes Park, followed by fireworks.
For more information, click here.
Layton City Liberty Days – July 4
Layton City Liberty Days celebration will include a full day of food, fun, entertainment, and fireworks. The day begins with breakfast in the park, a 5K fun run, and flag-raising ceremony. The Liberty Days parade begins at 10:30 am, followed by vendor booths, food booths, live entertainment, and games in Constitution Circle. Surf ‘n Swim will be open at noon. Event activities also include a free concert in the Ed Kenley Amphitheater followed by an amazing firework show. Click here for details.
Morgan County Fourth of July
Morgan is featuring breakfast, a parade, food trucks, a talent show, and fireworks. Unique to the Morgan celebration is a cardboard boat regatta on the Weber River in which people build boats out of cardboard and actually get in them to race on the Weber River. Click here to see more.
North Ogden Cherry Days – July 4
Cherry Days will hold its 90th celebration by featuring a parade of Jeeps from every decade. The day begins with a patriotic ceremony followed by breakfast, 5K walk/run, a children’s parade, the Cherry Days Parade, a festival in the park with food and entertainment, baseball and softball games, a fire truck soak and spray, and a concert in the park topped off with a fireworks extravaganza.
Ogden Pioneer Days – July 1 – 25
One of Ogden’s premier events includes concerts, parades, rodeos, devotionals, pageants, parades, rodeos, breakfasts, and fireworks. For more information, click here.
Park City – July 4
Festivities include breakfast, a 5K run, parade, live music in the park with local talent, a beer garden, softball, rugby, and a volleyball tournament. Activities will culminate with the Park City Mountain Fireworks. Find more information by clicking here.
Riverdale Old Glory Days – July 1-4
Your celebration in Riverdale begins with a Swim Night (July 1st), Movie in the Park (July 2nd), parade, park activities, fireworks, and more. For more details, click here.
Provo – Freedom Days – July 1 – 4
Freedom Days is a three-day, fun-filled event in downtown Provo. Beginning with a balloon festival, farmers market, and a Grand Parade, the day will end with the excitement of the Stadium of Fire starring Tim McGraw. More information is available by clicking here.
Roy Days – August 4 – 6
Events include a parade, a car show, golf tournament, art show, free concerts, movie in the park, farmer’s market, 5k run, corn hole tournament, salmon bake, spike ball tournament, fishing derby, a lacrosse tournament, a baseball home run derby, basketball tournament, Miss Roy scholarship competition, BMX competition, splash bash, night golf, a glow stomp, breakfast, and a watermelon bash. I just don’t think you could pack any more into three days. For more information, click here.
St. George- June 30 – July 3
Festivities begin with a 4K run followed by a parade, a climbing wall completion, chalk art contest, water games in town square, vendors, a carnival, a talent show, corn hole tournament, karaoke, bucket ball, live music, hot dog eating contest, baby races, a frozen T-shirt contest, rubber duck races, concerts, and fireworks. Click here for more information.
Salt Lake City – Days of ’47 – July 8 – 23
This traditional event includes pop concerts, a First Encampment hike through Emigration Creek, cowboy games and rodeo, The Deseret News Marathon, a sunrise service, and the Days of ‘47 Parade. Click here for more information.
Spanish Fork Fiesta Days – July 20 – 25
Fiesta Days begin with five nights of rodeo events plus sidewalk sales, craft fairs, vendor booths, a carnival, a family night in the park, a golf tournament, a talent show, a car show, parades, a street dance, a 10k run, an outdoor quilt show, a rubber duck race, and a concert with fireworks. Click here for details.
Are these all the celebrations around the state? No, but one thing you can depend on is that people are ready to celebrate, and we are set for a very fun summer.