4th of July in Park City

Uncle Sam rides his a motorcycle down Park Ave. during the 4th of July parade.

An Uncle Sam lookalike rides his motorcycle down Park Ave. during the 4th of July parade.

The 4th of July is a grand celebration in Park City, and this year was no exception. While dry conditions and fires burning throughout the state caused Park City officials to ban firework shows at both Canyons Resort on July 3 and Park City Mountain Resort on July 4, there was still plenty of celebrating to be had. Tuesday, Canyons Resort hosted family activities like face painting and games and The Soulistics performed at the resort that evening as scheduled.

Festivities started at 7 a.m. on Wednesday with an Independence Day pancake breakfast in City Park. At 8 a.m. Cole Sport hosted a 5k fun run, and Rugby games went on throughout the day. It was a beautiful day for a parade on Main St. and Park Ave, and parade-goers started staking out spots around as early as 8 a.m. Three hours later, more than 70 floats rolled and groups of performers marched and danced down the street.

After the parade spectators headed over to City Park for live entertainment from some of our favorite local performers: Motherload Canyon Band, Austin Wolfe/Mere Image, The Codi Jordan Band and Sin City Soul rocked out all afternoon.

Park City is definitely the place to be, fireworks or not, for Independence Day. If you weren’t able to make it out this year there’s always time to start planning for next summer’s getaway to the mountains! Be sure to check out the rest of our pictures from the 4th of July on our Facebook page.

The National Ability Center's float in the Park City 4th of July parade.

The National Ability Center’s float in the Park City 4th of July parade.

 

By: Colette Maddock, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator