BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
If you want more out of your Independence Day fun than fireworks and a parade, cities all across south Davis are ready to accommodate you.
From North Salt Lake to Kaysville, a variety of concerts, car shows and other events have been planned for the week leading up to the Fourth of July. Some events are free, while others require tickets that can be purchased at the door.
The sidewalks will come alive with chalk art starting the evening of July 3. Five winners from this year’s Magic on the Sidewalk chalk festival will be creating brand-new masterpieces in front of Centerville Elementary starting Wednesday evening. Work will continue through July 4.
The city will also give residents a blast from the past with its pre-fireworks concert, set for July 3 at 8 p.m. at Founders Park. Imagine, a Utah-based Beatles cover band, will perform.
The city starts its Independence Day celebrations early, holding the Kaysville/Fruit Heights Idol competition June 27-28 at 7 p.m. at Snowhorse Elementary School. Admission is $5 per person.
On June 30, the city will hold its annual patriotic devotional, starting at 7 p.m. in the Davis High auditorium. The speaker will be Tim Ballard, a special agent with Homeland Security and author of “The Covenant: One Nation Under God.”
On July 2, 3, 5 and 6, the city will present a community theater production of “The Scarlet Pimpernel” at 7 p.m. at Davis High School. There will also be 3 p.m. matinee performances on July 4 and 6. Admission is $7 per person.
North Salt Lake
The Eaglewood Festival of Speed, which is held July 2 from 7-9 p.m. on the 10th hole at the city’s Eaglewood Golf Course, features a collection of classic cars and the people who love them. No registration is required, though attendees often like the owners to be on hand to answer questions about the cars.
The city’s holiday celebration will have its own soundtrack, starting with two concerts on July 3. The first, hosted by Endless Summer band member Mike Leger, will feature open mic performances by local residents. Signups begin at 6:30 p.m., and slots will be available on a first-come, first serve basis. Following that, Endless Summer will take the stage from 8-10 p.m.
On July 4, the city park will host a talent fair from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. A variety of local musicians will perform throughout the event, along with magicians and puppeteers. Hugo the Clown will also be on hand to make balloon animals.