Dog Days Of Summer Filled With Fire, Water And Ice At Local Festival
It’s easy to feel the summer blues after July’s fireworks are all extinguished, but there is something fantastic to look forward to in August. On August 8, the 17th annual Fire Water & Ice Festival will take place at the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center and the Utah Olympic Oval located at 5624 South Cougar Lane (4800 West). The day will be packed full of activities, entertainment, and family fun that you won’t want to miss.
With the gates opening at noon, there will be plenty of opportunity for fun until the festival ends. You can look forward to swimming all day in six swimming pools, ice-skating at the Utah Olympic Oval, eating great food provided by food vendors, participating in rides, games, and contests, and enjoying live entertainment.
All ages will be thrilled with the activities offered, from the Chomper’s Tot Carnival providing free art projects and skill games for the little ones to the Teens Only Zone where there will be free airbrush tattoos, an Instagram photo booth, and a Car Bash. This year’s main stage entertainment includes School of Rock, LOL, and Speed of Sound. The festival will end with the highly anticipated 1600-shell Fireworks Skyshow, which will be choreographed to live music. In past years, the firework show took place at Kearns High School, but there will be a new location this year: the soccer fields south of the outdoor pools.
Steve Cook, festival director, expects this year to be the biggest and most memorable yet. “This festival is unlike any other: we have the best of everything for all ages to enjoy,” Cook said. “The price is right, the atmosphere is exciting and the fireworks are the best around.”
The event costs $5 for adults (18 & up), $4 for teens (13-17), and $3 for children (3-12). Two and under are free. Bring a blanket, pool towels, bathing suits and plan to stay all day!
Free parking will be available in the north and south KOPFC lots, Kearns High School, and Olympic Oval parking areas. Ticket entrances will be located on the north and south sides of the facility. For complete festival details go to www.kopfc.com