5 events to celebrate the Fourth of July in Utah Valley


Freedom Festival Ballon Fest attendees in Provo walk around while the hot air balloons inflate before launching. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Summer is halfway over in Utah Valley, but things are just heating up, especially with the Fourth of July just around the corner. Make the most of your Fourth of July (extended) weekend by marking these Utah Valley events in your calendar.

Freedom Festival

It is no secret that America’s Freedom Festival is the way to go when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July. There will be non-stop events starting on Saturday, July 1. There will be activities for the entire family, such as the Balloon Fest for the early risers and the Stadium of Fire for the music and firework lovers. Look over the events and choose how you want to celebrate America this year.

When: July 1-4
Where: Various locations in Provo and Orem
Cost: Varies per event
Site: freedomfestival.org

  • Balloon Fest – July 1-4, 6–8 a.m.
  • Colonial Fest – July 1-4, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cries of Freedom – July 1-4, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Learn more here.)
  • Fine Art Show – July 1-4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Freedom Days – June 30 – July 4, various times
  • Freedom Run – July 4, 7 a.m.
  • Grand Parade – July 4, 9 a.m.
  • Military Outpost – July 1-4, various times
  • Stadium of Fire – July 1, 8 p.m.

Lehi July 4th Celebration

Lehi City and Thanksgiving Point want to celebrate the Fourth of July with you. If putting on your own firework show isn’t in the cards, than this celebration is for you. There will be concessions and vendors for anyone who wants both food and fun. Bring a blanket and get ready to watch the sky light up.

When: July 4 from 4-10 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point Electric Park
Cost: FREE
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Orem Owlz

Come celebrate the Fourth of July a little early with the Orem Owlz as they take on Grand Junction and celebrate this amazing country. There will be on-field games, food, desserts and fireworks following the game.

When: July 3 from 4–10 p.m.
Where: 970 W. University Parkway
Cost: $5-$12
Site: milb.com

The Long Run – Eagle Tribute Band

The Long Run is ready to celebrate with all those Eagles fans out there. The Covey Center will be hosting this fun event just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July. Come “take it easy” and feel a little nostalgic with this blast from the past.

When: July 3 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $15
Site: provo.org

Pleasant Grove Flag Ceremony

Be ready to witness history in Pleasant Grove as they unfurl the largest American flag to ever fly. The flag will wave across the canyon —which is 600 feet from cliff to cliff — above Pleasant Grove. Gail Halvorsen (“The Candy Bomber”) will speak at the ceremony. Plus, the Debra Bonner Gospel Choir will perform, there will be a UHP Color Guard 21-gun salute, cannons will be fired and there will be a white dove release.

When: July 4 from 8–9 a.m.
Where: Grove Creek Trail
Cost: FREE
Site: facebook.com

Do you have a Utah Valley event you want to add to the calendar? Email us at news@utahvalley360.com.


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