July 3 to Feature Parade Preview, Event Expansion

July 3 to Feature Parade Preview, Event Expansion

Event emcees Paul and Grady of St. George News show the official dance permit.

Event emcees Paul and Grady of St. George News announce, “We have an official city dance permit.”

George Streetfest on Main announces cooperation with St. George City’s 4th of July Celebration and hosting of the Parade Float Preview, Friday, July 3, from 6-10 p.m. With first Friday falling one day before July 4, residents will experience back-to-back celebrations starting with George Streetfest Friday evening, then moving to Vernon Worthen Park all day Saturday.

Beginning July 3, George Streetfest on Main will expand onto Tabernacle Street between the roundabout and 100 East, and the Zion Brewing Company Jazz Garden will expand to fill the full courtyard at Ancestor Square. Estimated attendance in June was 2,500, and event organizers have been working to expand the event to accommodate all who wish to attend.

“We are thrilled at the community’s reception and support of this event,” said Amy Thorpe, George Streetfest on Main Jazz Garden Manager. According to Thorpe, farmer’s market vendors who were originally located in the courtyard will now join the street market on Main and Tabernacle Streets offering room for bistro tables, chairs, new food options, and more serving areas in the Jazz Garden.

Jazz Garden entertainment in July will include the St. George Slam Poetry Team, West Coast Jazz, and vocalist Laura Lounsbury. Four beer selections will be served by Zion Brewing Company of Springdale, Utah, and two wine options by Iron Gate Winery of Cedar City, Utah. Paired appetizer plates will be served by Pizza Factory, Pasta Factory and Benja’s Thai & Sushi.

The Precision Hearing Main Street Concert will feature opening act and local musician Kaitlin Sevy, and local band Morning Pretty. Headline guest bands from Los Angeles will follow including Sego, and Golden Sun.