Uncle Sam 4K, parade, carnival and more to return at the annual 4th of July Celebration at Historic Town Square

ST. GEORGE — Join the City of St. George in celebrating America’s birthday during the annual 4th of July Celebration at Historic Town Square. A variety of games, activities and contests will take place throughout the day for all ages and interests.

“The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our freedom and those who fought for it,” said Mayor Michele Randall. “The 4th of July Celebration at Historic Town Square is our chance to come together as a community to show patriotism and love for our country.”

There are several opportunities to be part of the City’s festivities:

●       At 6:30 a.m., the celebration will kick off in the Town Square parking lot with the Uncle Sam 4K. Register to race online for $45 by July 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. — or until filled.

●       At 7:45 a.m., following the race, the Independence Parade will begin. The Parade will head east on Tabernacle Street, starting at 200 West, and will make a right turn on 400 East before heading South toward Vernon Worthen Park. The parade goes around the park and ends on the north west corner of the park.

●       At 10:30 a.m., contestants will compete to become the next ‘St. George Star’ in the Star Search Talent Show on the Town Square Main Stage. Performances may include singing, dancing, juggling and other exciting acts.

●       The Independence Carnival, known for its thrill rides and food vendors, will run from July 3 to July 6. On July 4, it will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight. A variety of ticketing options are available to purchase online, including the MEGA pass on July 4. After July 2, tickets will only be available for purchase at the Carnival.

“The 4th of July Celebration is the best way to celebrate America’s birthday,” said Aaron Metler,  Races and Events Manager. “Along with the Carnival, 4K and the vendors, our event features tons of free activities that cater to all age groups. The parade, inflatables, talent show, kid’s games, arts area, indoor games and talent show are just some of the amazing free things happening July 4. Bring the whole family and come join us at Historic Town Square.”

You can register in person on July 4 to participate in the following free games and activities:

●       Hot dog eating contest

●       Frozen T-shirt contest

●       Cornhole tournament

●       Duck races

Following the 99.9 Kony Country 4th of July Celebration Concert at Greater Zion Stadium, look to the skies for the largest fireworks show in Southern Utah. The fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m. Great viewing sites abound within downtown St. George.

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About the City of St. George

St. George is the largest city in Washington County and the fifth-largest city in Utah with more than 100,000 residents. In recent years, people from across the United States have been attracted to St. George’s world class healthcare, active lifestyle, access to university education and proximity to unrivaled recreation. Scenic beauty abounds throughout the city and region including Snow Canyon State Park, Quail Creek and Sand Hollow Reservoirs, and Zion National Park. With an average of about 300 days of sunshine per year, the community welcomes all to live, work, play and eat and experience the ‘Brighter Side’ in St. George, Utah.



June 25, 2024

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