Utah Pioneer Day celebrations

Published: Thursday, July 21 2011 3:00 p.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:17 a.m. MDT

Days of '47 celebrations have been held each year since 1943. The annual parade ranks among the oldest in the nation, according to Days of '47 Inc. The float parade winners were announced Tuesday morning, July 24, 2012, including the Theme Award from the Salt Lake Stake.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

Pioneer Day, officially designated as July 24, is a holiday unique to Utah as it commemorates the immigration of the Mormon pioneers entering the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 to create a new home.

Whether it is spent playing pioneer games, watching a parade with the family or going to a community barbecue, Utahns around the state will be celebrating the holiday throughout the weekend.

Box Elder County

Tremonton: July 23, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Tremonton City Days, Jeanie Stevens Park, 650 N. 1000 West; 7 a.m., 5K; 4-6 p.m., family games; 8:15 p.m., "The Fender Benders" concert; 10 p.m., fireworks (435-257-9500 or www.tremontoncity.com)

Cache County

Logan: July 24, 7 a.m., fun run, Willow Park, 500 W. 700 South; noon, route follows Center Street to 500 West and ends at Willow Park; 8 p.m., Peter Breinholt concert and fireworks at dusk, Willow Park (435-716-9250 or www.loganutah.org)

North Logan: July 23, 8 a.m., fun run; 6:30 p.m., dinner and dance; 9 p.m., outdoor movie; 10 p.m., fireworks, Elkridge Park, 1060 E. 2500 North. July 24, 10 a.m., parade, route follows 2100 North; 11 a.m., games and activities, Mountainview Park, 1100 E. 2100 North (www.ci.north-logan.ut.us)

Wellsville: July 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., "Spirit of '47 Pioneer Day Festival," American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Highway 89-91, $5.50 for guests ages 3 and older; progressive dinner, 6-8:30 p.m., prices vary (435-245-6050 or www.awhc.org)

Davis County

Bountiful: July 22, noon-10 p.m.; July 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., games, activities, food and entertainment, Bountiful City Park, 400 N. 200 West. July 22, 6 p.m., parade, route follows Main Street from 1500 South to 400 North; 9:45 p.m., fireworks, Mueller Park Junior High, 955 Mueller Park Road. July 23, 6:30 a.m., 5K and 1K, South Davis Recreation Center, 550 N. 200 West; 8-11:30 a.m., chuck wagon breakfast, Bountiful Junior High School, 30 W. 400 North. July 24, 6-8 p.m., tour of pioneer graves, Bountiful Cemetery, 2224 S. 200 West (www.handcartdays.org)

Kaysville: July 23, 7-11 a.m., breakfast, Bowmans Supermarket, 326 N. Main, $3 for children, $5 for adults and $20 for a family of up to six (801-546-1235 or www.kaysvillecity.com)

Layton: July 24, 8 p.m., "Riders in the Sky," Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, free admission (801-336-3900)

San Juan County

Monticello: July 22, 7 p.m., talent show, Monticello Ballpark. July 23, 11 a.m., parade, Monticello High School, 164 S. 200 West; 9:30 p.m., fireworks, Monticello Ballpark (www.monticelloutah.org)

Sanpete County

Fairview: July 22, 6 a.m., horse parade, State Street; 8 p.m., rodeo, Fairview Arena, 300 S. Main. July 23, 6:30 a.m., fun run 5K, Fairview baseball fields, 100 N. 200 West; 7 a.m., breakfast, Fairview baseball fields; 1 p.m., Fairview Idol, Fairview baseball fields; 7 p.m., demolition derby, Fairview Arena, with fireworks at 10 p.m. (435-427-3858 or www.sanpete.com/events)

Mayfield: July 23, 10 a.m., parade; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., games and activities, Mayfield City Park (435-528-5061 or www.sanpete.com/events)

Spring City: July 22, 7 p.m., home run derby; 8:30 p.m., family street dance, Spring City Park, 150 E. Center. July 24, 7 a.m., fun run; 10 a.m., parade; 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., children's carnival; 7 p.m., concert; 9 p.m., outdoor movie, Spring City Park, 150 E. Center. (435-462-2244 or www.sanpete.com/events)

Salt Lake County

Cottonwood Heights: July 24, 2-10 p.m., Butlerville Days, Butler Park, 7500 S. 2300 East; 4 p.m., parade, and 9:40 p.m., fireworks (www.cottonwoodheights.utah.gov)

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