Top 5 Things to Do for the Fourth of July in Brian Head

Janine Brandt | 05.28.21

There are few things more American than the Fourth of July. This annual celebration of our country’s independence is observed in different ways, but it usually includes fireworks, family time, and a whole lot of fun. 


Which is exactly how we do it in Brian Head. The area comes alive with patriotic pride, offering locals and visitors an array of festivals and fun activities to celebrate Independence Day. If you’ll be visiting the area, here are the top five things to do for the Fourth of July in Brian Head. 


Attend a local celebration

Southern Utah is rich with American history, and many of the local areas and towns show their patriotic pride with a fabulous Fourth of July celebration. Starting a few days early, visitors and locals can choose from a variety of local events that guarantee a star-spangled time. Check out the celebrations at these local communities:


Brian Head Resort

The resort’s annual Independence Day event celebrates Lady Liberty with a mountain full of outdoor activities, live music, and family fun. This year’s event includes:

  • Three live bands.
  • Access to the normal summer activities.
  • A fantastic round of fireworks that shower the slopes in vibrant color.



Head to Panguitch on July 3 for a family-friendly festival that’s free and fun for all ages. Each year is different, but common activities include a children’s parade, a community truck show, family foot races, and a real Jr. Rodeo. The fun ends with a fireworks show above the fairgrounds. 


Duck Creek Village

The annual celebration at this quaint resort community is full of small-town charm. It happens each year on the Saturday closest to Independence Day and includes a pancake breakfast, a community parade, an afternoon block party, and more. 


Visit the Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival


Starting in July, the alpine meadows at Cedar Breaks National Monument erupt in thick blankets of native wildflowers that paint the park in vibrant color. The annual festival celebrates the beautiful blooms with guided hikes, family activities, species checklists, and more. The 2021 festival will be held July 2-11, so head to Cedar Breaks to feast your eyes on Aspen Bluebells, Indian Paintbrush, Sunflowers, and more.


Party in a National Park


What better way to celebrate our great country than by exploring some of her most stunning natural scenes? If you can brave the crowds, the national parks and monuments around Brian Head are at their best during the summer season. You can hang out in the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, climb the cliffs of Zion National Park, or adventure deep into the Dixie National Forest. If you visit Bryce Canyon at dusk, you may get lucky and catch a glimpse of the city’s July 4th firework show rising over the rim!


Summer temps inside the parks can be intense, so pack plenty of water and try to visit early or late in the day. Please note that fireworks, sparklers, or other flammable items are not allowed in the parks.


Enjoy a Family Fourth


If you prefer a more intimate celebration, gather with your group to celebrate in the comfort of your Family Time Vacation Rental. Many of our private cabins include stocked kitchens, outdoor BBQ grills, and spaces designed for easy entertaining, making them the perfect space to spend the Fourth of July with your friends and family. In a cabin like Navajo Ridge, you can even bring Fido! 

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