If you're not only looking for a taste of snow cones, but of Utah's small-town friendliness, this year's menu for the Fourth of July has plenty of selections.
Early-morning pancakes, cotton candy, marching bands and fireworks will be the stars in communities across Northern Utah as Utahns step out for Independence Day activities.
Here is a list of events for July Fourth:
* Centerville: Breakfast will be served at Founders Park from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., with a freedom run scheduled at 7 a.m., beginning east of the city offices at 350 N. 100 East. Children's races begin at 7:45 a.m. The parade begins at 9 a.m. running on Main Street from Chase Lane to Pages Lane. After the parade, the park will host a carnival with bounce toys, climbing walls, art show, games and food.
* Clearfield: The city's 5K run and 2-mile walk begins at 7 a.m. at the Clearfield city building at 55 S. State St., with a Boy Scout pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Kent's Market parking lot at 580 S. State St. At 9:30 a.m., the parade starts at the intersection of Center and State streets and proceeds south on State Street, turning east onto State Road 193, then ending on 1000 East by Clearfield High School. Food vendors, games, and inflatable toys will be set up at 934 S. 1000 East at 6 p.m., followed by a concert at 8:30 p.m. featuring the group, "Outrageous." Fireworks will be at 10 p.m.
* Kaysville/Fruit Heights: Kaysville and Fruit Heights will host a breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Davis Applied Technology College, 550 E. 300 South. The 5K and 10K runs with the 5K walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Davis High School stadium. The parade begins at 11 a.m. starting from DATC and turning north on Main Street. The family festival with food and booths is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at DATC. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at Davis High School.
* Layton: The city begins its Liberty Days celebration with a fun walk at 7:15 a.m. and a fun run at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Layton Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch Drive. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., from the intersection of Fairfield and Gentile Street, turning north on Fort Lane to Layton Commons Park. Carnival, concessions, and entertainment are scheduled for the rest of the afternoon, with a concert at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. at the park.
* West Bountiful: A parade begins at 10:30 a.m., starting at 400 North and 800 West, turning east on Pages Lane. There will be activities, food, and a safety fair following the parade at West Bountiful Park.
* West Point: The city's events begin with breakfast, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Loy Blake Park, 550 N. 3500 West. The parade begins at 8:30 a.m., starting at 2300 West and 550 North, south to 300 North, then west to 3500 West, ending at Loy Blake Park. Games and activities will be at the park throughout the day, with a free dinner for residents at 6 p.m. with music from the band "Contagious." Fireworks will be shown at dusk.
* Farr West: Events begin with breakfast from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m.; parade at 10 a.m.; games, food and booths follow; souvlaki dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; skydivers at 9 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. All events at Mountain View Park, 1500 N. 1700 West.
* Huntsville: A breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.; flag-raising at 8:30 a.m.; F-16 flyover at 9:50 a.m.; parade at 10 a.m.; games, food, crafts, vendors and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner at 4:30 p.m.; skydivers at 8 p.m.; dance at 8:15 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. All events at Huntsville City Park, 200 South and 7500 East.
* Liberty: Liberty Days events begin with breakfast at 7 a.m.; flag-raising and F-16 flyover at 8:45 a.m.; parade at 9 a.m., followed by booths and games; Dutch oven dinner at 7 p.m.; dancing at 8 p.m.; fireworks at dark. All events at Liberty Park, 3600 E. 4100 North.
* Ogden: Hot Rock'n 4th, at Lorin Farr Park, 1650 S. Canyon Road; gates open at 1 p.m. for entertainment, family games, demolition derby and fireworks. Tickets at www.smithstix.com.
* Riverdale: Old Glory Days events begin at 7 a.m. with a flag ceremony; Lions Club breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; 5K Run/Walk at 7:15 a.m.; pedals and paws children's parade at 9 a.m.; city parade at 9:30 a.m.; booths, concessions, games and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. All events at Riverside Park, 4360 S. Parker Drive.
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* Brigham City: Events begin with Eagles breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; patriotic program at 9 a.m.; games, concessions and booth from noon to 10 p.m.; fireworks begin at dark; and following fireworks until midnight is an open swim; all events at Pioneer Park on West Forest Street.
* Corinne: Events begin at 6:30 a.m. with flag ceremony; pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; bingo from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; parade at 10:30 a.m., followed by food and games at 11 a.m. All at Corinne Park.
* Perry: Events begin at 7 a.m. with flag-raising; First Responders Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Perry City Park; car shows begins at 10 a.m. at Dale Young Nature Park; parade at 11 a.m.; kids' games, booths and concessions beginning at noon.
* Morgan: Events begin with pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 5K run at 7 a.m. and kids' fun run at 7:45 a.m.; parade at 10 a.m.; food, games and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; pulled pork dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; veterans' flag ceremony at 7 p.m.; evening entertainment at 8 p.m. featuring Eric Dodge and Talia Wilson. All events at Riverside Park.