Park City Fourth of July

KPCW Radio

The Fourth of July Parade is a mainstay for the Park City community and the thousands of visitors who come to watch it. Sharon Owen, on the other hand, is a mainstay for the parade. 

Sharon Owen has been at the top of Main Street for the beginning of Park City’s July Fourth parade for 14 years. Owen lives in Charleston, in the Heber Valley, and she started guiding the parade at the suggestion of a friend.

Park City is ready for a busy week of events to celebrate the nations independence. The festivities begin the night before the 4th and continue through the weekend.

July 3rd will see a host of activities ahead of Independence Day celebrations. Free activities include the farmers market at Park City Mountain Resort, and fireworks at the Canyons Resort. Wednesday also marks the beginning of the nearly sold out Oakley Rodeo which will run through July 6th.

Fireworks, Open Fires and Certain Ammo are banned

Jun 23, 2017

Though Park City’s streams have been running fast and high, and the surrounding grounds are green and lush, the Park City Municipal Corporation has banned fireworks and certain ammo. KPCW’s Melissa Allison has the story.


This weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the year will be highlighted by the annual Fourth of July celebration and parade. The City expects about 25,000 people will visit Old Town on the Fourth .   Lynn Ware Peek has more.