Looking for the rocket’s red glare? Here’s your Southern Utah, Nevada guide to all things 4th of July

The American flag waves over Southern Utah at sunset in this photo taken in St. George, Utah, June 30, 2018 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

SOUTHERN UTAH — It is time to celebrate America’s birthday and exercise a little independence – even if it’s just from a day of work. So whether you want to party with pancakes and parades or fun runs and fireworks, St. George News has you covered with a guide to Southern Utah and Nevada Fourth of July activities, as well as when and where fireworks are legal.

Independence Day events and activities

This 2017 file photo shows a ride at the Independence Day Celebration Carnival, St. George, Utah, June 30, 2017 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

St. George


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Hurricane

LaVerkin

  • July 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | July 4th Celebration | Admission: Free | Location: Various LaVerkin locations, see link.
  • Celebrations do not include fireworks.

Springdale

  • July 4, 7:30-10 a.m. | Springdale 4th of July | Admission: Free; pancake breakfast, $5 (Children under 6, free) | Location: Various Springdale locations, see link.
  • Celebrations do not include fireworks.

Enterprise

  • July 4, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Enterprise 4th of July | Admission: Free; vendors and activities may vary | Location: Various Enterprise locations, see link.

Cedar City

Enoch

  • 2016 file photo: Fireworks over St. George during Independence Day, St. George, Utah, July 4, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

    July 4, 7 a.m. to dark | Enoch City Independence Day | Admission: Free; vendors and activities may vary | Location: Various Enoch locations, see link.

  • Fireworks show will take place in Cedar City.

Parowan

  • July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Parowan 4th of July | Admission: Free; vendors may vary | Location: Main Street, Parowan.
  • There will be no fireworks show or fireworks allowed in Parowan.

Brian Head

  • July 3-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Brian Head Art Fair | Admission: Free; vendors and activities may vary | Location: 256 S. Highway 143, Village Way Brian Head.
  • July 4, noon to 9:30 p.m. | Brian Head 4th of July | Admission: Free; vendors and activities may vary | Location: Brian Head Resort, 329 S. Highway 143, Brian Head.
  • There will be no fireworks show or fireworks allowed in Brian Head.

Duck Creek

  • July 7, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Annual Independence Celebration | Admission: Free; vendors may vary | Location: Duck Creek Village, Duck Creek.
  • Celebrations do not include fireworks.

Kanab

  • July 4, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Kanab 4th of July | Admission: Free; vendors and activities may vary | Location: Various Kanab locations, see link.

Colorado City, Arizona 

  • July 4, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Short Creek Festivities | Admission: Free; vendors vary | Location: Cottonwood Park, Colorado City, Arizona.
  • Celebrations do not include fireworks.
2014 file photos: Fourth of July parade on Main Street, Cedar City, Utah, July 4, 2014 | Photo taken by Kevin Robison, Cedar City News

Mesquite, Nevada

  • July 4, 4-9 p.m. PDT | Rockets Over the Red Mesa | Admission: Free; vendors may vary | Location: Eureka Casino Resort, 275 Mesa Blvd., Mesquite, Nevada.

Moapa, Nevada

Fire and firework restrictions

Before purchasing and lighting fireworks in your area, make sure to read up on restrictions regarding when and where fireworks are legal.

Also, according to a new law passed during the most recent Utah legislative session, fireworks can only be discharged between July 2 and July 5, and between July 22 and July 25.

For a list of firework restrictions by city click here.

Fireworks and campfires are banned in all state, federal and other unincorporated private lands within Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver and Garfield counties. This ban was ordered on June 1 by the Utah Department of Natural Resources and does not affect land within towns or city limits.

In Clark County Nevada which includes Mesquite and Moapa, fireworks can legally be lit from June 28-July 4 at midnight. A post from the Clark County website said this:

Use only fireworks labeled “Safe and Sane” and only the way they are designed. “Safe and Sane” fireworks are legal for use in Clark County and neighboring jurisdictions only from June 28 through midnight July 4. “Safe and Sane” fireworks are sold only by authorized vendors who are permitted to sell them. Remember: No fireworks of any kind, even those labeled “safe and sane” are ever allowed on federal lands including Red Rock, Mt. Charleston, and Lake Mead.​

Resources

  • Map of statewide fire restrictions.
  • Fire restriction order for southwest Utah effective June 1.
  • Links to other fire restrictions and wildfire information statewide at Utah Fire Info.
  • Fireworks safety in Clark County Nevada.

NOTE: Changes in scheduled events may arise without notice to St. George News; links are provided for your convenience in confirming details.

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1 Comment

  • justrelax July 2, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Just want to say thank you to Dr. Booth for having this flag pictured in the article put up. It makes the skyline drive looking over St. George that much prettier.

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