This has to be one of the most eventful weeks all year in Cache Valley as we celebrate the 4th of July, the Cache Valley Cruise-In, and the opening weekend of Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre.
Cache Valley Cruise-In
The Cache Valley Cruise-In is a favorite summer tradition. Classic cars, each with its own story, fill the Cache County Fairgrounds this weekend. Events begin Thursday, July 5th and continue through Saturday, July 8th. This year’s concert will be Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, performing Friday night at the rodeo grounds. This year’s giveaway car, a 1967 Chevy Nova, will be given away Saturday at 6 p.m. At 6:30, the classic cars parade up and down Logan’s Main Street until 8 p.m.
Tuesday night is Freedom Fire at USU’s Maverik Stadium. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m. The Lewiston Rodeo starts Tuesday night at 7, as well.
4th of July
On Wednesday, the 4th of July, festivities continue in Lewiston with a cannon salute, flag ceremony and pancake breakfast. The parade starts at 9:15 a.m., activities throughout the day and fireworks at dusk from the rodeo grounds.
The 4th of July festivities in Hyrum begin with the Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run. There’s also a chuckwagon breakfast in city square, parade at noon, activities in city square then fireworks and entertainment at the soccer fields from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
A few more options for breakfast on the 4th of July: the Mountain Crest Band will be serving breakfast at the Hyrum Civic Center from 7-11 a.m. and, in its 70th year, the Freedom Fest Pancake Breakfast continues at 800 North 500 East in Logan.
On Thursday, the Lyric Repertory Company performs selections from their 2018 season at the Noon Music at the Tabernacle. And later that evening they debut a modern take on Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth at the Caine Lyric Theatre.
The 2018 season of the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre gets underway this weekend. Enjoy performances of The Barber of Seville on Thursday, Into the Woods on Friday, Amazing Grace for a Saturday matinee, and Secret Garden Saturday evening.
The Fry Street Quartet has performed in some of the most prestigious venues around the world, and Friday they perform at Noon in the Logan Tabernacle.
Canyon Jams, the Stokes Nature Center outdoor concert series, continues this weekend with the Shaky Hand String Band. It starts at 7 p.m. in the mouth of Logan Canyon.
OTC deficiency is a rare genetic disorder that affects families in Cache Valley and Utah. The disorder claimed the life of 7-year-old Blaine last November. Bring LIGHT to Blaine’s Legacy at the Lewiston Town Pavilion and Rodeo Grounds Friday from 8:30-10:30 p.m. is a an opportunity to learn more about the disorder and raise funds to research OTC deficiency and other Urea Cycle disorders. There will be a 1 mile run/walk and a 5k run. Both will be glow in the dark runs so runners are encouraged to wear glow in the dark clothes, bring glow sticks, lights, and anything else to help bring LIGHT to Baine’s Legacy. After the runs are over there will be a big firework show.
If you’d like to know more details about any of these events going on this week with 4th of July celebrations and the Cache Valley Cruise-In, visit our calendar page.
Have a great weekend and a safe 4th of July!