2011 Fourth of July Events in Salt Lake City

Nothing says 4th of July like fireworks, but that’s only the icing of the cake when it comes to Independence Day fun in Salt Lake City. One of the best events around takes place in Provo, just a short drive around the Point of the Mountain. If you’re looking for free things to do for the holiday this year, take a look at some of the great idea from face painting to Brad Paisley, all right here in our own backyard.

Freedom Days in Provo

The Utah County Building and Tabernacle Park is home to a huge array of free or nearly free events for the 4th of July weekend. From Friday, July 1, at 5 p.m. until Monday, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m. (no events scheduled Sunday), you can find jump houses, face painting, hair braiding, handcrafted jewelry, favorite summertime foods and so much more. Special this year is a huge presence of the Boy Scouts of America, in celebration of 100 years! Bring the whole family and have a good old-fashioned great time for the 4th of July at Freedom Days in Provo.

Stadium of Fire

We really like free in our family, but sometimes, spending a little bit for a once in a lifetime event is not only worth it, it’s a must. This year’s Stadium of Fire, which takes place annually in the BYU Lavell Edwards Stadium, presents the one and only Brad Paisley with guest (and Utah native) David Archuletta. Tickets start at only $30 for the show, which includes some pretty spectacular fireworks. BYU is an alcohol and smoke-free event center, so you don’t have to worry about sharing this amazing concert with the whole family.

The Canyons in Park City July 3rd Celebration

This is event is so worth the drive. The Canyons Resort offers a free (that’s right, free) concert and fireworks show in Park City, complete with running ski lifts starting at 4 p.m. This year, they will play host to Salt Lake City’s premiere grand funk masters, the Soulistics. After a concert in grand Motown fashion, the Canyons Resort will light up the mountain sky is a huge fireworks display. Bring the whole family and enjoy the summer air and 4th of July magic (on the 3rd, of course).

Sources: Personal experience

Provo, Utah Freedom Days

Stadium of Fire

Soulistics

Canyons Resort

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