Planning America’s Birthday, with Utah Style

On July 4, 2026, Utahns will join with the rest of the nation to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Communities will come together to reflect on our nation’s past, honor the contributions of all Americans, and look toward the future. 

Utah is planning to celebrate the anniversary in style! The Department of Cultural and Community Engagement is working with the America 250 Utah Commission to create a celebration that EDUCATES, ENGAGES, and UNITES the people of Utah throughout 2026. 

America250 Utah is looking to collaborate with Utah cities and organizations. If you would like to receive updates on ways your city can join in the countdown to 2026, please fill out the form below:


The Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement (CCE) is staffing the Utah America250 Commission, at the direction of Gov. Cox, who will serve as honorary chair.

Staff contacts are:
Nicole Handy, America 250 Utah coordinator - 
Jill Love, CCE executive director -
Ellen Weist, public information officer - text 503-490-4806 (for interviews and press questions)