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Park City Fourth of July Parade applications Now Open

Monika Guendner / KPCW

Applications for participation in this year’s Fourth of July Parade in Park City are now open.


Applications are open now until June 14th. Applications received after the 14th may be considered, but will be issued a late fee. No applications will be accepted after June 24th.


This year’s parade theme is “together again” and applications are encouraged from local Summit County residents, businesses, and nonprofits and are asked to represent the theme and spirit of the holiday.


Applications for the parade will be considered on three criteria: Whether the applicant is local to Summit County, its relevance to the spirit of Independence Day, and how promptly the application is submitted.


This year’s parade will take place on Friday, July 2nd, instead of the traditional 4th. The new date is an effort to scale-back crowds due to lingering COVID-19 worries and a long-term desire to reduce the size of the city’s summer events.


Park City Economic Development Program Manager Jenny Diersen told city council in May the city’s Fourth of July celebrations typically bring between 30-40,000 people to town throughout the weekend. 


Fireworks are tentatively scheduled for Sunday the 4th, but are subject to change due to weather and fire danger.


Awards in several categories, including those for community spirit, crowd engagement, and environmental sustainability will also be awarded to the parade’s top entries.


Application fees are $200 for a for-profit business, $100 for a nonprofit business, and $50 for individuals and neighborhoods. Late applications will cost double that fee. Entries who walk, bike, or use electric vehicles will receive a $50 discount on their fee.


Political parties and candidates are not allowed in the parade. 


Applicants who have been accepted into the parade will begin receiving notification from the city starting June 18th.


A link to the parade application can be found here.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.
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