This year's Independence Day Celebration will take place on Wednesday the 4th of July at the Hurricane Community Center. There will be a lot of activities to participate in throughout the day (some the same, some new). Come join us for a day full of patriotic fun! DUE TO THE EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS YEAR THE TRADITIONAL MORNING BLAST AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
PARADE ROUTE: The parade will travel north on Main Street from 400 South to 100 South, then turn left and travel on 100 South to 300 West, where it will continue up to 300 South and turn left ending at 200 West. Bring your chairs and enjoy the parade!
Show some patriotic Hurricane pride this year and buy our Fourth of July t-shirt! For only $8 you can purchase one in white, navy blue, or red. They will be available in a variety of sizes so you can buy one for the entire family. Shirts are available at the Hurricane City Office.
|Schedule of Events
|| Food Booth Info
||Parade Entry Form
||ATV Rodeo Entry Form|
Sunday, July 1st
In celebration of Independence Day a Patriotic Fireside will be presented to the public at the Hurricane Stake Center (677 South 700 West) starting at 7:00pm. The speakers will be Bruce and Marie Hafen who are currently serving in the St. George Temple.
Wednesday, July 4th
||Morning Blast CANCELLED FOR 2012
||Lions Club Breakfast||Hurricane Community Center
||Freedom Parade||See Map
|Following the Freedom Parade
||Flag Raising Ceremony||Hurricane Community Center|
|Following the Flag Raising Ceremony
||Games, Food, Races, Swamp Fox Challenge, Giant Slip&Slide
||Hurricane Community Center
|10:00 AM- Noon
||Freedom Exhibit: "Heroes at Home"
||Heritage Park Museum Basement
|10:30 AM||"Rough Riders" ATV Rodeo||Spilsbury Sports Complex|
|11:00 AM - Noon
||Patriotic Cake Decorating Exhibit||Fine Arts Building|
|Noon||Patriotic Program||Fine Arts Building
|1:00 PM- 4:00 PM||Free Swim (South of State Street)
||Hurricane City Pool
|4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
||Free Swim (North of State Street)||Hurricane City Pool
||North vs. South Little League Baseball Tournament
||Spilsbury Sports Complex
||Hurricane Firecracker Little League Softball Tournament
||Spilsbury Sports Complex
|6:00 PM||Dirt Jump Jam
||Hurricane Bike Park|
||Home Run Derby||Spilsbury Sports Complex
||Hurricane vs. Laverkin Men's Softball Tournament
||Spilsbury Sports Complex
||Flag Retirement Ceremony||Spilsbury Sports Complex
||Fireworks Display CANCELLED FOR 2012
Saturday July 7th
Finish off the week of Independence Day in style by participating in the third annual Hurricane Trails River Run. This four mile trail run features incredible scenery along the Virgin River in Confluence Park. The course is fun, challenging, fun, scenic, and fun! All proceeds from the race go toward developing more trails in Hurricane!
Time: 7:04 AM
Course: Four mile course starts at Stout Park in Hurricane (just off 200 West, north of 600 North), then goes north on 200 West to Confluence Park. Makes a loop through Confluence Park along the Virgin River, then heads back to Stout Park on 200 North. To view a map of the course, click the Course Map and Elevation Profile above.
Registration: $17.50, with $5 optional donation to Hurricane Trails. Registration fee includes Race Shirt, Race Swag, post-race refreshments, and awards three deep in each category. Register online at www.runnercard.com, pick up a registration form at Classic Sports or the St. George Running Center, or download a registration form here.
In earlier years, the residents of Hurricane city began their Fourth of July Celebration with one or more dynamite blasts early in the morning. For many years this "tradition" was discontinued. Recognizing this to be one of the more unique traditions of Hurricane, and in an effort to return to earlier traditions, this year a simulated dynamite blast at 6:00AM will signal the "official" beginning of our Celebration. We invite everyone to come have a "blast" with us this year, and participate in activities scheduled throughout the day.
Come to the Hurricane Community Center and eat some great food while supporting the Hurricane Lions Club. Breakfast will be served early enough so that those who will be participating in the parade will be able to grab a bite to eat before lining up for the parade. Prices are $6 adults, $4 children, or $25 family. The breakfast will include a drink, pancakes, eggs, and sausage.
We will have lots of new and exciting entries in the parade this year. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will help carry the parade banners, and thanks to the Rotary Club, American Flags will be handed out to those wearing Hurricane Patriotic T-shirts (on sale at the city office for $6) while supplies last.
If you are interested in entering in the parade, click HERE for a form you can print, fill out, and fax, email (email@example.com), mail, or drop off to Volunteer Services at the Hurricane City Offices. There is no charge to enter, but consider the theme when designing your entry. For questions contact Samantha Hinton 635-2811 ext.106.
Following the parade, at approximately 9:25AM, a bell will be rung for several minutes. This symbolizes the bell that used to be rung to call children to school, call residents to church, and in times of fire or other emergencies. When the ringing stops, this will signal the start of the Flag Ceremony in front of the flag pole at the west entrance to the Community Center Building.
Bring the children and come join the fun at the community center for races and games. The games consisting of skill and carnival games will be run by volunteers. Punch cards will be available for purchase at $5.00 each. Each card will entitle the holder to play 10 games and earn tickets that can be exchanged for a variety of merchandise at the prize booth. A bounce house and slide will be available as well. Races will be run for all ages starting with the very young. Foot races, sack races, wheelbarrow, and three legged races will be enjoyed by all who are willing to participate. This year the Swamp Fox Challenge will consist of some new obstacles and there will be a minimum age requirement to participate. There will also be prizes for the best times.
This event is back this year and co-sponsored by the Tri-State ATV Club. Bleachers will be set up in the empty lot just south of Stout Park at the Spilsbury Sports Complex. Anyone can watch this event for FREE so come on out as it should be fun for the entire family! Some of the events The Rodeo will showcase are an obstacle course, barrel racing, pole bending, and mud bog. Participants can enter for FREE in the Adult or Pee Wee category the day of the event.
This is a new event this year you won't want to miss! Bring your entries to the Fine Arts Building on Tuesday, July 3rd, 5pm-6pm and register to enter the Patriotic Cake Decorating contest. All entries will be judged on appearance, texture, originality, and taste. There will be three Age Divisions: Youth (0-12 yrs old), Teen (13-18 yrs old), and Adult (19+ yrs old). There will be cash awards for first place in each division including a $100 cash award for Best in Show! There is no cost to enter and if you have any questions call Irene Bird at 635-3824.
Sponsored by the Heritage Park Museum this will be a special exhibit featuring "Heroes at Home". The items will be on display in the basement of the Heritage Park Musuem.
There will be several special events planned during each free swim session. They are as follows:
Watermelon Soccer - This speaks for itself! It's a lot of fun for older children and teenagers.
Biggest Splash Competition - Open to anyone and there will be prizes for the winners.
Coolest Trick Competition - New this year! Lifeguards will be judging tricks off the diving boards. There will be prizes for the winners for this event as well, and it should be a lot of fun!
This is the perfect way to get out of the sun and celebrate your patriotism in the cool air of the Fine Arts Building. This program will be full of many different types of patriotic performances and the American Patriots will be recognized as well.
Come on out and have some fun watching the annual Little League North vs. South baseball game. It will feature Little League players selected to play on one of two teams. The North team will represent players who live on the north side of State Route 9. The South team will represent players who live on the south side of State Route 9.
Come on out and watch a great Little League softball game while cheering for the Red Team or Blue Team!
Bring your bike and a helmet to enter in the 2nd Annual bike jump competition at the Hurricane Bike Park! Warm-ups will start at 5PM with the Competition beginning at 6PM. There is no cost to enter and it is a lot of fun to watch!
Prizes for those who hit the most home runs in this competition!
This is the biggest softball rivalry of the year between Hurricane and Laverkin. Come support your home team and cheer them on to victory!
If you have any questions about the tournament, contact Richard Hirschi (635-4102).
A group of Veterans will be performing a flag retirement ceremony. This is a great way to show respect for our American Flag.
What a great way to end a day of celebrating our Independence. No Fourth of July would be complete without fireworks! This is your chance to spread a blanket on the grass, enjoy the cool breeze, and enjoy the brilliant colors of the fireworks set against the night sky. In order to safely accommodate a larger, and even more spectacular show, the fireworks will be lauched from the same area as last year, near the water shop. Optimal viewing is still from the Spilsbury Sports Complex.
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A Food Handler Permit class and test is available online for $25. The Southwest Public Health Department offers a class for $15 on Monday's during certain times. After taking the class you will be able to take the test to receive a Food Handler Permit. Call (435) 673-3528 for more information.
FYI: A Temporary Food Service Permit is good for up to 14 days. However, you can request that it include the 24th of July in addition to the 4th of July when you fill out the permit application.