Best Outdoor Fourth of July Vacations

Independence Day is just around the corner, and those looking for the ultimate outdoor vacation to complement those sentiments of freedom will find an ideal home base right here at Parry Lodge in Kanab, UT. Our guests enjoy being just minutes from the city center’s huge 4th of July celebration and just a short drive away from other patriotic gatherings. For the best outdoor experiences this year, check out these recommendations.

Experience the Boom of Patriotism in Kanab

Just a short trek down Center Street from Parry Lodge is where 18 hours of celebratory activities will launch bright and early with cannon blasts at 6:00 a.m. to awaken the town for the festivities. Those attending the Kanab 4th of July Festival can join the community for a pancake breakfast followed by the annual parade. Afterwards, the fun continues down the block at Jacob Hamblin Park where guests can enjoy:

  • Local Food Vendors and BBQ

  • Art and Craft Booths

  • Carnival Rides and Games

  • Farmers Market

  • Live Entertainment and Music by Carver Louis

  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Noted as one of the most unique fireworks exhibitions in Red Rock Country, this is the community’s signature event that should not be missed. In fact, you’ll be able to see the fireworks from your cozy respite at Parry Lodge if you choose.

Visit Nearby Lake Powell

Just an hour drive away from Kanab guests can take in the sights and patriotic festivities at Lake Powell. Spend the afternoon amid the park learning about the reservoir’s history and hiking around the lake or boating until dusk brings about the fireworks show. As one of the largest exhibitions in Northern Arizona, some shells exceed 800 feet in height! This year’s Lake Powell 4th of July Celebration promises over 500 shells for the finale, which will be an incredible sight on the reflective waters.

4th of July at Zion National Park

Just 34 minutes away from Kanab awaits the glories of Zion National Park, where attendees can enjoy breakfast hosted by the local Lions Club at Springdale Elementary School followed by a parade and additional events throughout the community. Many celebrants congregate at Zion Canyon Brew Pub in Springdale afterwards, and if weather conditions allow, there will be a fireworks show that is sure to be memorable.

Complete Your Holiday with a Stay at Parry Lodge

Here at Parry Lodge, we want you to enjoy your time here to the fullest. With so many remarkable landmarks and parks nearby, you’re sure to enjoy your stay with us. Contact Parry Lodge today to discover how we can make your Independence Day vacation the best one yet.

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