With a new splash pad opening in North Salt Lake to celebrate the Fourth of July, a first-ever patriotic concert held at the Davis Center for the Performing Arts in Centerville, and plenty of parades and fireworks to go around, Davis County residents will have a variety of festivities to look forward to in July.
After four years of planning a new 13-acre park, North Salt Lake is finally ready to open it to the public. It includes the use of a splash pad larger than Salt Lake's Gateway splash pad. The opening of Foxboro Regional Park, located at 1100 North Skipton Drive will be the start of the city's Independence Day celebrations on Saturday at 9 a.m.
On Sunday, Centerville is sponsoring a special patriotic event, with Gov. Gary Herbert speaking to residents and musical performances from the "Civil War" musical, currently being performed at the theater along with Utah Voices. With only 525 seats in the theater, tickets for the performance have already sold out.
However, residents can still enjoy the arts by visiting the art and quilt exhibit in the lobby of the Davis Center for the Performing Arts at 525 North 400 West in Centerville through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Other events throughout the county include:
The holiday weekend for Centerville begins on Friday, with a children's parade at 6:30 p.m., starting at 160 South and 200 East, traveling along 200 East to 100 North, turning west onto 100 East and ending at Founders Park located at 300 North and 100 East. The park will host a free concert featuring the Joe Muscolino Band and Mike Hamilton, the magician, starting at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will be shown at 9:45 p.m.
On Saturday, breakfast will be served at Founders Park, followed by a parade at 9 a.m. on Main Street, beginning at Chase Lane and ending at Pages Lane. An outdoor festival will be held at Founders Park with an art and quilt exhibit at Centerville Elementary from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clearfield City will celebrate the Fourth of July beginning with a 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m., on Monday, and with a Boy Scout pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Macey's grocery parking lot at 580 South State Street. At 9:30 a.m. a parade will run down State Street, starting at the intersection of Center Street and heading south on State Street, turning east onto SR 193 ending at Fisher Park, located at 920 South 1000 East.
The Clearfield Aquatic Center Open Plunge is planned for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 825 S. State Street.
Food booths will be set up at the park at 6 p.m., followed by a concert at 8:30 p.m. The headliner is The Groove Merchants. Fireworks are scheduled for 10 p.m.
On Monday, the Kaysville/Fruit Heights parade will be at 11 a.m., down Main Street, with booths and entertainment to follow at Davis Applied Technology College, located at 550 East 300 South. Fireworks are scheduled at 10 p.m. from Davis High School.
On Monday, Layton will have a parade at 10:30 a.m., starting from the intersection of Fairfield and Gentile Street, turning north on Fort Lane to Layton Commons Park, 437 North Wasatch Drive. Carnival, concessions, and entertainment at the park 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 Layton Commons Park.
North Salt Lake
On Friday, a car show will be held at Eaglewood Golf Course, at 1110 East Eaglewood Drive at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the city will hold a grand opening of their new park, Foxboro Regional Park, located at 1100 North and Skipton Drive, at 9 a.m.. The park features a splash pad. Booths and activities will be at the Eaglewood Golf Course at 6 p.m., with fireworks to follow at dusk.
On Friday, celebrations begin at 6 p.m. at the West Bountiful Park located at 1600 North 550 West with food, music, and bouncy toys, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
On Saturday. a parade will start at 10:30 a.m., beginning at 400 North and 800 West, down 800 West, then east on Pages Lane.
On Monday, the parade will begin 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 at 550 West and 3500 West. A free dinner will be offered for residents at 6 p.m., with music following. Fireworks are at dusk.
Also scheduled area 3 on 3 basketball, breakfast, 5K fun run, parade, horseshoe tournament, baby contest, diaper derby, toddler trot, and bingo, 3200 W. 300 North.
Bountiful, South Weber and Clinton will also hold citywide celebrations.
Bountiful City will celebrate their Handcart Days on July 22 with a grand parade down Main Street, starting at 1500 South and ending at Bountiful City Park at 400 North and 200 West. The park will be filled with entertainment, food, and games for the entire day and continue on July 23 from 10 to 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk on July 22 at Mueller Park Junior High, located at 955 Mueller Park Road.
The South Weber Country Fair Days are set for July 30 through Aug. 2 at various locations. Events include a baby contest, golf, little miss pageant, chuck wagon dinner, South Weber Idol, Dutch oven cook off, little buckaroo rodeo, a kids fun run, parade, youth stomp, fireworks.
The Clinton Heritage Days are set for July 12-16. Events include a fish derby, band concert, carnival, entertainment, Clinton Idol, entertainment, chalk art festival, crafts, plein air art competition, fireworks, movie in the park, golf.