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Park City deadlines near for Independence Day parade entries

The event, set for July 2, returns to Main Street after last year’s cancellation

The Independence Day parade, shown in 2019, returns in 2021 but will be held on July 2 instead of July 4 itself. City Hall is accepting parade applications from businesses, not-for-profit organizations, individuals and neighborhoods. Deadlines are approaching.
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Park City-area businesses, not-for-profit organizations and others will shortly break out the red, white and blue decorations.

The Independence Day celebrations in the community are just weeks away and many are likely especially looking forward to the events this year after they were canceled in 2020 amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The traditional parade in Park City is expected to be one of the highlights, even if it is scheduled on July 2 instead of July 4 itself. The Park City Council opted to alter the date of the parade this year out of concern for the continued spread of the sickness. The July 2 date of the parade, which is a Friday, is not anticipated to draw the same sized crowd as it would had the date been kept on July 4.

City Hall has posted the application for parade entries and deadlines are quickly approaching. An initial deadline for applications is Monday. Any applications received after Monday will be assessed a late fee. The municipal government has set June 24 as the last day applications will be accepted with the late fee.

Officials anticipate contacting entries that are accepted by June 18. Fees must be paid on June 28 or earlier.

City Hall has scheduled a mandatory meeting with parade entrants at 6 p.m. on June 22. The meeting will be held online.

The fees for entries are:

• $200 for a business, with late applications charged $400

• $100 for a not-for-profit organization, with late applications charged $200

• $50 for individuals and neighborhoods, with late applications charged $100

City Hall offers a $50 discount to entries that are not powered by fossil fuels, such as entries involving walking, bicycling or using a vehicle powered by electricity.

The acceptance process is juried with scores given for an entry coming from an individual or business from Park City or surrounding Summit County, the relevance to “the spirit and theme of Independence Day” and the submission of a compete application and prompt payment.

The municipality prohibits political candidates and political parties from entering the parade.

Leaders have planned the parade with a theme of “Together Again,” an acknowledgment of the hopes of reconnecting after the difficult months of the pandemic. The parade is planned at 11 a.m. on Main Street with the traditional route to City Park.

More information about the application process and applications are available on the City Hall website, The direct link is:

More information is also available by contacting Jenny Diersen, the economic development program manager at City Hall at​

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