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Fourth of July Celebrations Underway

Whittney Evans
A family relaxes during the Murray Fun Day Parade

Independence Day festivities are underway across the state. 

The heat didn’t keep hundreds of people from gathering along State Street this morning for the nearly 2-hour Murray City Fun Day Parade. James Burt and his family, including two 18 month old twin girls relaxed in the shade. Burk says it’s his family’s favorite holiday.

“To see everyone come together, wearing the colors celebrating our freedom, hot dogs, and hamburgers. We love it,” Burk says.

This year the Sugar House Community Fair is offering music and entertainment until 9pm. The Sugar House Park fireworks begin at 10pm.

Another patriotic neighborhood party is taking place at Jordan Park on Salt Lake City’s West Side. There will be booths, games, live music and fireworks that begin at a 9pm.

The Independence Day parade in Sandy kicks off at 6pm with fireworks beginning at 10pm.

Temperatures are expected to drop down to the low 70’s with mostly clear skies. 

Whittney Evans grew up southern Ohio and has worked in public radio since 2005. She has a communications degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, where she learned the ropes of reporting, producing and hosting. Whittney moved to Utah in 2009 where she became a reporter, producer and morning host at KCPW. Her reporting ranges from the hyper-local issues affecting Salt Lake City residents, to state-wide issues of national interest. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the guitar and getting to know the breathtaking landscape of the Mountain West.
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