The 2019 Freedom Fire Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show will once again be at Utah State University’s Maverik Stadium on Wed. July 3. Gates open at 7 p.m.
“This year’s show is going to be fantastic. We will have some great live music, a patriotic program and everyone’s favorite fireworks,” said Holly Fjeldsted, the executive producer of Freedom Fire. “The patriotic program gives us a chance to stop and honor the men and women that sacrificed so much for our country.”
She said it is a great opportunity to listen to music devoted to those who have sacrificed for our country. There will be multiple music programs and this year there will be an encore concert when the fireworks are done.
“We want people to stay in the stadium and enjoy an encore performance while people on the outside of the stadium leave the area,” Fjeldsted said. “Then, the people inside the stadium will not have to fight traffic when they leave.”
“Independence Day is such a great holiday and having an event like this at Maverik Stadium is the highlight of my summer,” Fjelsted continued. “Al Lewis is the emcee and he is always a pleasure to work with; he does a great job.”
This year’s entertainment will provide something for everyone.
Country music singer Charley Jenkins is from eastern Utah, making a name for himself in Nashville with his solid vocals and original music. He will perform on the stage on July 3rd as he continues to entertain audiences across the country without losing sight of his Utah roots.
Fjeldsted said the Party Crashers will also perform and described them as a group people have to experience.
“They are a high-energy group that will have everyone dancing and singing along with them,” she said. “They bring a real fun party atmosphere.”
As the leader of the biggest annual summer celebration, she works on the program year round.
“When we wrap one up, we start looking at next year’s show,” she explained. “It is fun to plan for a summer event in the winter. It’s exciting!”
Tickets will go on sale at Maverik Stadium beginning at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 3. Entertainment begins at 8:00 pm. The spectacular fireworks show begins at dark and the celebration ends with a concert.
“This year’s show is going to be great,” she said. “I promise!”
Tickets are available for purchase right now at the Logan Community Recreation Center (195 South 100 West), Logan Aquatic Center (451 South 500 West), Logan River Golf Course (550 West 1000 South), Cache Valley Visitors Bureau (199 North Main), or online at pr.loganutah.org.
If you purchase tickets online, be sure to print your receipt, show it at the south ticket booth Will Call window, and receive your tickets.
Individual tickets are $8 or $36 for a pack of six. All tickets are general admission. Children 3 and under are free.
Seating will be available on the south, east, and west sides of the stadium.
Patrons holding tickets can receive preferential parking in the south parking lots. West and east parking lots are open on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, contact Logan Parks and Recreation Department at (435) 716-9250 or stop by 195 South 100 West, Logan.