Fourth of July Events, Firework Displays Set

Fourth of July Events, Firework Displays Set

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The local 2022 Fourth of July fireworks shows, parade, and events are a go this year, and here’s all the information you need to be able to enjoy the displays and other fun activities with your family and friends.

With all of the Fourth of July events taking place in Sweetwater County, residents and visitors alike are sure to have a great time.

Green River

The City of Green River is once again hosting its annual fireworks show this Fourth of July. The show will begin at 10 p.m. Monday. The company will conduct the show from the pond area at the Wastewater Treatment facility.

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For the best views, residents can gather at Veterans field, Stratton Myers park, and other areas around the city. KUGR radio will once again play the music to match the fireworks display. KUGR can be found at 104.9 FM and 1490 AM. KUGR is also streamed at theradionetwork.net.

The Green River Fire Department would like to remind residents that it is against the law to set off fireworks within city limits.

Rock Springs

Liberty Day Parade

The Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce is excited to be hosting the first Liberty Day Parade. The parade will take place on Monday, July 4, at 10 a.m. on Gateway Boulevard. The parade will start at Western Wyoming Community College’s western parking lot and go to Western’s Aspen Mountain Dorms on Gateway Boulevard.

The Rock Springs Police Department will be closing Gateway Boulevard to traffic at 9 a.m. They are encouraging spectators who would like to park alongside the parade route to find their spot before the 9 a.m. closure. There will be a shuttle for those who prefer to park at WWCC’s front parking lot. For an aerial view of the parade route and parking locations that can be used, click here. The Chamber will continue accepting parade entries until Friday, July 1.

Family Fun

The City of Rock Springs will also have the pool at Blairtown Park open on July 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The city is hosting a free family event starting at 7 p.m. at the Wataha Recreational Complex. Families can participate in backyard games, including cornhole, bocce ball, and horseshoes. They can also listen to music by Max-Say-Shun, and then watch the fireworks. Those who participate will receive complimentary gifts, such as glow sticks and 3D glasses.

Fireworks

This year, the City of Rock Springs will be hosting the annual fireworks show on July 4 starting at about 10 p.m. The fireworks will be set off north of Rock Springs so the city encourages the community to watch the show from the Wataha Recreational Complex for the best viewing. This complex is located north of Rock Springs near the White Mountain Golf Course.

As a reminder, Rock Springs City Ordinance 3-301 prohibits the discharge of fireworks within the city limits with the exception of sparklers. Citations can be issued to those who violate the city ordinance with fines reaching up to $750, fireworks will be confiscated and destroyed, and any damage the fireworks cause will also be their responsibility.

Do you have a FREE Fourth of July event taking place? Let us know by sending the information to news@sweetwaternow.com and we’ll add it to this list.