Canyons Resort will get a leg up on Independence Day with its annual July 3rd Celebration on Thursday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Festivities will start at 3 p.m. when the grassy area opens for guests in front of the Mountain Stage at Ski Beach. Free family-oriented music and activities throughout the Resort Village will begin, including multiple food and beverage outlets and more.

Live music by the Soulistics will start at 7 p.m. and the fireworks are set to go off at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Parking is limited. Although the July 3rd Celebration is a free event, Canyons will be charging $5 per car to park on-site in the Cabriolet lot. All parking fees will be donated to People's Health Clinic's Vision Program.

Dogs, with the exception of service dogs, will not be allowed in the concert venue. Blankets, picnics and low-back chairs are allowed starting at 3 p.m. Camping chairs, chairs with sharp legs and chairs with greater height than nine inches will not be allowed. Chairs meeting the height requirements will be available for purchase at Canyon Mountain Sports. The Cabriolet lift will run from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. and the Waldorf Gondola will run from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Here is the schedule of Canyons' July 3rd Celebration

  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Magician, Resort Village
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Crafts, (Beading) Village Stage
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Photo Booth, Village Stage
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Hired Guns, Resort Village
  • 3:30 p.m.

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    to 7:30 p.m. - Face Painting, Resort Village
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Mechanical Bull, Resort Village
  • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - DJ, Mountain Stage
  • 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - The Soulistics, Mountain Stage
  • 9:30 p.m. - Massive Fireworks Display

    For more information, visit www.canyonsresort.com.