Friday, July 15, 2011

Days of '47--Pioneer Day Activities

Pioneer Day is an annual holiday in Utah.  It is held July 24th each year to commerate the entry of the first pioneer settlers in the Salt Lake Valley.  Days of '47 is a huge celebration each year.   There are several parades, a Heritage Festival and of course the rodeo.  Some of the events start this weekend.

The Childrens Parade is Saturday, July 16th at 10:00 a.m.  The parade starts at 600 East on 500 South and runs west on 500 South to 200 East and ends at the City County Building.  The parade will also be broadcast on KUTV2.

Following the Childrens Parade, at Washington Square (200 East 450 South) will be the Youth Festival.  Here you will find inflatable slides and bouncers, arts and crafts, face-painting, balloon art, clowns and cowboys from the rodeo and much more.  Admission is free, food is available for a fee.  The Youth Festival will run until 2:00 pm.

July 18th thru the 23rd and on the 25th, the Days of '47 Rodeo will be held at the Maverik Center.  The rodeo will begin at 7:00 each night.  More information here.

Days of '47 and Deseret News Marathon/10K/5K will be held on the 25th.
More information on the marathon here.

The Days of '47 Parade will be held on the 25th of July.  The parade begins at 9:00 am.  The route starts at South Temple and State Street running east to 200 East, turns south to 900 South, then turns east to Liberty Park at 600 East in Salt Lake City.  The Parade will also be televised on KSL5.

There will be many more events associated with this holiday and the Days of '47.  Check out the Days of '47 website for more information.