Holladay City welcomes community to its annual July Fourth celebrationJun 30, 2023 01:01PM ● By Collette Hayes
Holladay City Special Events Coordinator Chrystal Nichols and Holladay Arts Council Executive Director Sheryl Gillilan have organized this year’s Fourth of July festivities which include breakfast, a bike parade, live music and fireworks. (Photo credit Sheryl Gillilan, Holladay Arts Council)
Holladay City’s annual July Fourth celebration will be a fun-filled day highlighting spectacular events for the entire family.
Holladay City Special Events Coordinator Chrystal Nichols and Holladay Arts Council Executive Director Sheryl Gillilan have organized this year’s Fourth of July festivities which include breakfast, a bike parade, live music and fireworks.
According to Nichols, the celebration will begin at Holladay City Park located in the back of City Hall with breakfast catered by Isabella’s. The breakfast is $5 per person and will be available from 8-10:30 a.m.
At 9 a.m., a bike parade will begin at Pines Park, 2120 E. 4500 South, and finish its route at Holladay City Hall.
“Registration is not required to participate in the bike parade,” Nichols said. “Everyone who would like to be included in the parade is welcome to participate with a push scooter or pedal bike only.”
Live music will start at 8 p.m. when country western singer Charley Jenkins takes the stage at Holladay City Hall. Jenkins will kick off the Holladay Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series with two hours of music. He has opened shows for many top musical artists including Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift and Josh Turner.
“We’re excited to present our free summer concert series again this summer,” Gillilan said. “We’ve got some popular bands returning from other years: Charley Jenkins, Joe Muscolino Band, Peter Breinholt, Will Baxter Band and The Strawberry Fields Band as well as some new ones: Mary Kaye Holt, The Soulistics, Rumba Libre Band, Randal Clark, and Discographers Class Rock Daredevils. I think there’s music for everyone’s tastes, especially if you love the songs of the ’60’s and ’70’s. We’re still able to provide these awesome concerts for free thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, especially Holladay Bank and Trust, Utah Arts and Museums, and Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP). Come join us to sing and dance along with great Utah talent.”
The day’s festivities will lead up to the grand finale at 10 p.m. with a firework display set to music.
The use of personal fireworks including sparklers, smoke bombs, Pop-Its and firecrackers is prohibited during the day’s events.
For more information about the July Fourth event contact Holladay City Hall at 801-272-9450.
For more information about the Summer Concert Series visit the Holladay Arts Council website at www.holladayarts.org. λ