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Changes come to South Salt Lake Freedom Festival

Nicholaus Har (left) and Makayla Hart fight at the South Salt Lake Freedom Festival at Granite High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, July 2, 2010.
Nicholaus Har (left) and Makayla Hart fight at the South Salt Lake Freedom Festival at Granite High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, Friday, July 2, 2010.
Matt Gillis, Deseret News

SOUTH SALT LAKE —South Salt Lake’s Freedom Festival will take on a new look this year as the festivities move to the morning and afternoon of the Fourth of July. Events begin Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m. with a Fun Run 5K. Sign up at sslc.com. There will be a flag ceremony at 9 a.m. followed by the parade at 9:30 a.m. The parade starts at 2280 S. 300 East and ends at Fitts Park, 3030 S. 500 East

A pancake and waffle breakfast will be served in Fitts Park from 8:30 until 11 a.m., followed by the Freedom Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature live music, vendors, food, entertainment and games. The tradition of fireworks on July 3 at the former Granite High School campus has come to an end. Because the Granite School District is involved in negotiations with prospective buyers for the property, the district said it was not in a position to rent the property to the city for the festival.