Friday, July 20, 2012

Pioneer Day Celebrations

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.

July 23rd-24th
Pioneer Heritage Festival 
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Live music, food, petting corral, pony rides and more

July 24th
Native American Celebration in the Park
Liberty Park, 1100 south 600 East
7:00 am til 10:00 pm
Food, arts and crafts booths, children's activities, Inter-tribal Powwow and Fireworks

July 24th
Deseret News Marathon, 10K and 5K
more information here

July 24th, 7:00 am
Sunrise Service
Sons of the Pioneers present a service honoring the Utah Pioneers
Tabernacle at Temple Square

July 24th, 9:00 am
Days of '47 KSL Parade
Parade 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.
Can be viewed on KSL5-TV

July 24th
Pioneer Days at This Is The Place Heritage State Park
Festivities begin at 9:00am with a country breakfast.  There will be a watermelon eating contest and more.  You won't want to miss the candy cannon.
 More information here.