There’s no more lively place to celebrate the 4th of July in 2018 than the small and friendly Southern Utah community of Kanab. The Independence Day Celebration in Kanab is an annual signature event that brings visitors from far and wide. Filled with patriotism, visitors and residents alike come together for an entire day—from morning until midnight—to enjoy an array of commemorative festivities.
Blast Off is Bright and Early
The excitement kicks off at the break of dawn at 6:00 a.m. with the firing of cannons that awaken the populace to the celebratory sounds of freedom. Throughout the morning, revelers make their way to Center Street where a parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and circles back around, giving attendees two opportunities to see the show.
After the parade concludes, attendees head over to Jacob Hamblin Park where the action continues throughout the day and into the evening. Just a few of the family friendly activities and events available to partake in include:
Local Food Vendors
Arts & Entertainment
Crafts & Art Booths
Community Sponsored Events
Live Music by Carver Louis from 8:30-10:00 p.m.
The Main Event: Fireworks Galore
The much anticipated fireworks show commences in the park once the sun sets around 9:30 p.m. Far beyond the average exhibition, this show is one of the most unique in the world. While impressive splashes of color illuminate the park’s surrounding red cliffs, thunderous booms resonate and echo throughout Kanab. It’s the perfect culmination of this one-of-a-kind 4th of July event.
Enjoy Kanab’s 4th of July Events and Take Respite at Perry Lodge
While the toast of the town in Kanab is their annual celebration, there are plenty of other activities going on in the area in honor of Independence Day. Making the historic Parry Lodge your home base gives you easy access to almost a dozen natural wonders. You can simply unpack once and soak in all the glories of the region by making reservations at Parry Lodge.