Independence Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to sideline our petty political squabbles for a few moments to overindulge in barbequed meats and frosty beverages while working on outrageous sunburns in the shape of our gaudiest stars-and-stripes-adorned tank tops. Enjoy the perfect setting for your patriotic revelry by celebrating July 4th in Park City this summer. Park City Mountain is hosting numerous free and family-friendly events throughout the extended holiday weekend.

The festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 with live music from DJ Velvet followed by a performance from Salt Lake City’s legendary party band The Number Ones. The Number Ones exclusively play number one hits from the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, so you shouldn’t have any trouble singing along to the tunes. When the sun goes down, a fireworks show will ring in Independence Day in traditional, explosive fashion.

Following the annual Independence Day Parade down Historic Main St, Park City Mountain Village will host a July 4 celebration featuring a BBQ, complimentary activities and performances by local ska band Insatiable and the party/dance ensemble Soulistics. Once again, a fireworks show will light up the sky at dusk.

Park City Mountain’s Summer Concert Series starts on Saturday, July 6.

Since Independence Day is on a Thursday this year, you may as well just roll the celebration right through Friday and into a four-day weekend. Saturday, July 6 is the first of show of Park City Mountain’s Summer Concert Series at Canyons Village. At 6:00 p.m. New Orleans Suspects will bring their brand of Louisiana-funk to the stage. The band’s members have experience with some of the top acts in New Orleans—The Neville Brothers, The Radiators and The Dirty Dozen—and they create infectiously swampy sounds reminiscent of the late great Dr. John. Bring your own picnic or enjoy food and beverages from Umbrella Bar, Murdoc’s Cafè and The Farm.

Visit Park City Mountain’s website for more details on July 4 celebrations and for the complete Summer Concert Series lineup.

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