Kanab Fourth

Kanab's Small Town Independence Day Celebration

Join us for the best small town Independence Day celebration in the country! Celebrate Independence Day, The Kanab Way!

As the phased re-opening of the state’s economy progresses, our staff is diligently working on modifications to safely move forward with this event. Specific details of safety and precautionary measures and any other new changes, will be provided as we move forward in the planning process.

We will make necessary enhanced adjustments in order to minimize the health impacts of COVID-19. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a risk of exposure to the virus when in a public setting. By visiting this event, guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


Even visitors feel at home and full of patriotism when they celebrate the 4th of July in Southern Utah! Listen bright and early at 6:00 AM for the cannons as they Blast Off!, awakening the whole town for the days festivities. Soon after, join in on a Color Fun Run 5K starting at the church in the center of town at 7:00AM.

Then, at 10:00 AM join the town on Center Street for a parade you’ll have the chance to see twice, as the parade turns around at the end of the street, only to end just where it began! This year’s theme is “Forever Freedom”.

After the parade, find yourself at Jacob Hamblin Park for vendors, entertainment, and many more festivities throughout the day and into the evening. Once the sun sets at 9:30 PM, prepare yourself for one of the most unique firework shows you have ever seen! Fireworks shoot off overhead at Jacob Hamblin park, illuminating the red cliffs while sending echoes all throughout the town.

Celebrate Independence day in small town USA and we’re sure you’ll return again, and again! Will you join us in celebrating Independence Day “The Kanab Way”?

For a full packet of this year’s event as well as Kanab City and Utah State fire restrictions please visit this link.

Apply to be a Vendor during this event today!

We’re excited to announce that 20 Hands High & Mothers of Mayhem will be performing live in Kanab this Independence Day!



– Schedule of Events –

6 am – BLAST OFF! (Cannons are set off)

7 am – Color Run starting at the church in center of town (Click here for pricing and details)

7 am – 9 am – KHS Cheerleader Breakfast at State Bank; $7 per person or $30 for a family of 5.

8 am – Parade Registration and Lineup @ Kane County Visitor Center ( 78 South 100 East)

9 am – Parade Float judging will take place

10 am – Parade on Center Street in Kanab

11 am – 7 pm – Jacob Hamblin Park Fair – food, vendors, crafts, free inflatables for the kids, water/chalk fight, live entertainment and more!

11 am – Larriette Lunch – Navajo Tacos $8 per person (includes drink, until sold out)

6 pm – Water/Chalk Fight on Baseball fields @ Jacob Hamblin Park

5 pm – 10 pm – Live Entertainment @ Jacob Hamblin Park (20 Hands High & Mothers of Mayhem)

9:30 pm – Fireworks Show



Please make yourself aware of Utah State Firework Laws and Kanab City Firework Laws before you celebrate with your own firework display. Thank you!

Kanab City Firework Laws and Restrictions



Parade rules

Parade Entry Form


 If you are interested in having a booth at the Jacob Hamblin Park Fair Click Here or contact the Events Staff @ (435)644-3696.