Here’s what you need to know about the July 4th concert and fireworks extravaganza in St. George

ST. GEORGE — The wait is almost over for the biggest fireworks show in Southern Utah at the city of St. George’s and 99.9 KONY Country’s “4th of July Celebration.”

Screenshot from 2018 KONY “4th of July Celebration,” St. George, Utah, St. George News

For many, joining the fun at Dixie State University’s Trailblazer Stadium for Independence Day has become a beloved family tradition. This year’s show, featuring Jason McNabb & The Reign and Michael Ray, is shaping up to be one of the best productions yet.

Organizer Marty Lane, who’s been working tirelessly for months getting ready for the big show, said that after listening to feedback and heeding the advice of past attendees, he expects recent changes will make the event a night for everyone to remember.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased online, but before you pack up the family to head to the show, Lane said there are few things everyone needs to keep in mind.

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One common problem facing concertgoers every year is finding a good place to park. Spaces around DSU are always limited, and with over 15,000 people set to fill up the stadium Thursday, traffic in the area will undoubtedly get snarled. 

Lane said some people have found it best to make it a party and carpool with friends to the show. Another option is taking an Uber or hitching a ride with a cab company to save time and potential frustration.

KONY 99.9 Country and city of St. George 4th of July Celebration 2017, St. George, Utah | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with Jason McNabb & The Reign hitting the stage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone must have a ticket — no exceptions, even babies. There will be a bag check at the entrance, and no coolers will be allowed inside.

Once again, no outside food or drinks except water can be brought inside. A larger area than previous years has been opened up at the practice field of the stadium to allow more vendors and food choices. This will help alleviate long lines in the sun, and Lane said wait times should be much shorter. DSU concessions will be open as well.

Seating is first-come, first-serve and no saving seats or areas will be permitted. Blankets are encouraged, but be prepared with plenty of sunscreen because umbrellas cannot be used in the stadium. No chairs can be set up on the track or the field.

Everyone is encouraged to have a great time while keeping the stadium free of alcohol, smoke and tobacco products. After leaving the stadium, no re-entry will be allowed.

A world-class fireworks display is set to launch at 10 p.m. Furry friends are best left at home — pets are not allowed at the event.

The “4th of July Celebration” is made possible by Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center, SkyWest Airlines, BlvdHome, Little Caesars, Andrus Transportation, RAM Company, Ken Garff St. George Ford, Lifetime Store, City of St. George, Dixie State University and Southern Utah’s best country music station — 99.9 KONY Country.

See the 99.9 KONY Country website for updates and information.

Event details

  • What: City of St. George’s and 99.9 KONY Country’s “4th of July Celebration,” featuring Jason McNabb & The Reign and Michael Ray.
  • When: Thursday, July 4. Gates open 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Trailblazer Stadium, 501 S. University Avenue, St. George.
  • Cost: $10. Tickets available online.

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