Boisterous 4th of July celebrations are a time-honored American past-time. Although the day's main themes are consistent - watermelon, BBQs, and lots of fireworks - you will find that every town has its own unique traditions and its own way of celebrating.
From small-town parades to big town firework displays, explore our top five locations to spend with friends and family this 4th of July.
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Park City Town Parade and Festival
One of the countries best places to visit in the winter is also an incredible destination to celebrate July 4th. Wake up in the morning and grab your breakfast at City Park with the annual Pancakes in the Park. Enjoy the parade down Main Street and tons of other downtown celebrations including live music, festival events, and food trucks. Finish off the day at the base of the now grassy slopes and watch the incredible Firework Shows hosted by Deer Valley or Park City Mountain ski resorts.
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Tahoe Lights on the Lake Beach Party
If you’re ready to party, Tahoe has you covered. Relax on the lake or party at the casinos. Lake Tahoe is perfect for any group to thoroughly enjoy their Independence Day. Spend your day on the lake with the Beach Party on Kings Beach near Incline Village. Enjoy Bar-B-Que events and take in the famous Lights on the Lake Fireworks show. If you’re looking for a little more action, explore the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino July 4th Rooftop Party. Play at the casino, then enjoy dinner, dancing, and party the night away to a terrific firework show!
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Palm Springs Golf and Firework Display
Spend the day at Eagle Falls Golf Course challenging yourself to a fun day on the links then grab your low-back folding chair or blanket and relax on the course to watch the annual choreographed firework display.
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Maui Firework Cruise
Set out on the water in beautiful Maui. Take a 4th of July Pacific cruise and enjoy drinks and appetizers as the sun sets. When night falls you can enjoy the panoramic fireworks display put on along the shoreline. There are several different cruises to choose from but be sure to book in advance. These exclusive excursions sell out fast!
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Some like it hot and July in Scottsdale is hot. Keep cool at Westworld’s Fourth of July celebration with an afternoon of indoor fun and entertainment. Perfect for the whole family, there are many activities like a kids zone, a stunt master BMX Show, All-Star Stunt Dog Challenge, bull riding rodeo, and more. As the sun sets move outside and enjoy the cool desert night air as the fireworks light up the night sky.