Salt Lake County
MURRAY - Brewster Family Celtic and Bluegrass Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, in the Murray Park Gazebo. Admission is free. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket or a lawn chair.
SALT LAKE CITY - The 1998 Days of '47 festivities continue in the tradition of excellence. The biggest rodeo in the world will continue in the Delta Center through Thursday at 7 p.m. and on Friday at 6 p.m. Tickets are available. The youth and horse parades took place Saturday. The Invitational Art Show runs through Friday from noon to 9 p.m. The Deseret News Marathon takes place Friday with a 5 a.m. start. The 10K run starts at 6:15 a.m. Utah's famous parade marches at 9 a.m. Beginning at South Temple and Main, floats, bands, horses, clowns and a variety of other units will head east to 200 East, south to 900 South, east to Liberty Park and the finish.
LIBERTY PARK - The fourth annual Native American Celebration will be on the north side of Liberty Park Friday. The opening ceremony will commence at 1 p.m., immediately following the parade, at the Main Stage. There will be an arts and crafts market, a Native American Music Festival, an Intertribal Social Powwow, a Navajo Song and Dance, an Indian Village and a children's center. There will be Mexican, Thai-Chinese, Polynesian food booths as well. Other events include live entertainment from local bands, kids' games, volleyball tournaments and a fireworks show at dusk.
BOUNTIFUL - Bountiful's Handcart Days will begin Thursday with a parade down Main at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. On Friday there will be concessions and entertainment at Bountiful Park and a chuckwagon breakfast at 7 a.m.
KAYSVILLE - Bowman's Market will sponsor a 7 a.m. breakfast for all celebrators. A bike ride will begin at 9:30 a.m.
LAGOON - Lagoon will host a grand fireworks display at the park at 10:45 p.m. on Friday. Entrance fee is required to watch the fireworks from inside Lagoon. Regular entertainment will be offered during the day.
LAYTON - In "The Top of Utah" celebration on Friday, Utah's greatest chefs will allow the public to sample bits of their cuisine in Layton Park. At 8 p.m. the Utah Symphony will present a concert at the amphitheater, followed by a short fireworks display.
OGDEN - The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo runs from Tuesday through Saturday. Rodeo action begins at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-rodeo at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, a Kiwanis breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. in Municipal Park. The parade will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the Fort Buenaventura Pioneer Skills and Crafts Show and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum open house.
CEDAR FORT - Manila Days celebration begins Thursday at 4 p.m. with a golf tournament and Library Treasure Hunt. On Friday, there will be a 6:30 a.m. flag-raising ceremony and a grand pancake breakfast. At 7:30 a.m., a 5K family run will allow participants to work off those early morning calories. A 15K bike criterion race will give non-runners an opportunity to show off their athletic prowess. The children's Pioneer Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the new park trail dedication and children's games. At noon, families are invited to bring a picnic for lunch in the park. Contests, games and activities will be from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by a Little Miss Cedar Hills talent show at 4 p.m. in the amphitheater. At 6 there will be a live performance by the Taylor Family Singers, followed by kite flying and a Trail Song with Marvin Payne at 8 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. At 10:30, there will be a Western dance for those 14 and older at the park pavilion.
LINDON - Lindon celebrations run Aug. 1-8. A trail ride Aug. 1 will open this seven-day party. A parade, children's rodeo, games and a dance will be held Aug. 8.
PROVO - Provo will keep its Pioneer Day celebration simple, with an early morning breakfast Friday followed by activities at Pioneer Park.
SPANISH FORK - The city combines its Fiesta Days with the annual pioneer observance. The party began July 18 and will end Saturday, July 25. A sidewalk sale is planned for Monday. The City of Fun Carnival will be July 21, 22 and 23, leading to the July 24 bash, which will begin with a Speedy Spaniard 10K race at 7:30 a.m., followed by the children's fun run at 8:30 a.m. The Booster Club breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. in City Park. The Grand Parade starts at 10 a.m. and will go from 900 East, west on Center, around City Park and north on Main to 900 North. The carnival will be all day behind the city offices. Children's games, food, swimming and entertainment will be available. Fireworks will be shot from the fairgrounds around 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a golf tournament, a community theater presentation of "Anne with an E" and the PRCA Rodeo at the Fairgrounds at 8 p.m.
Summit, Wasatch counties
CHARLESTON - Charleston's old-fashioned July 24 celebration will be held Friday in Charleston Park. Beginning at 6:45 a.m. are a flag-raising and breakfast. The 5K run starts at 7. At 8 a.m. children can participate in the kiddie rodeo and at 8:30, the balloon booth opens. The parade begins at 11 a.m. All food and game booths open at 11:30 and will run until dusk. From noon to 6 p.m. there will be a Pioneer Day program, basketball and volleyball competitions. The all-star game begins at 4 p.m. and an auction begins at 6. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. and will be followed by a country-Western dance featuring Jason Mecham and the West 40 at the tennis court.
KAMAS - Kamas Valley's "Fiesta Days" opened with a horse show Friday and Saturday. A melodrama will be performed at the High School Tuesday and Wednesday. The Bull-A-Rama takes place Thursday at City Park at 8 p.m. On Friday, the Junior Parade will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the kids' races and the Junior Rodeo at 11:30 a.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be teen activities and coed volleyball. The Lions Club will cook up a barbecue at 6 p.m., followed by the annual rodeo at 8 p.m. The celebration continues Saturday with a Lions Club breakfast at 8 a.m. and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 9 a.m. The horse races begin at noon. The Grand Parade begins at 5 p.m. on Main. There will be a demolition derby at 8 p.m. in City Park. Ending the celebration will be an evening concert on July 26 at City Park. Dances will be held at the City Park after the evening events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Fireworks will explode after the rodeo and demolition derby.
GRANTSVILLE - Grantsville will hold a parade Friday along Cherry Street and will end at Grantsville West LDS Stake Center. A in the stake center will follow.
LOGAN - A fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Willow West, and a Mountain Man rendezvous will begin at the same time. Fishers can catch their dinner during an activity at 8 a.m. and children can register at the same time for the Junior Youth Rodeo. At 9 a.m., there will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament as well as volleyball, horseshoe and skateboard activities. The Logan Pioneer Parade begins at 10 a.m. Floats should meet at Center and 500 West. The Junior Youth Rodeo begins at the fairgrounds afterward. American Indian presentations run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. The country music festival swings into action at noon with performances from Brenn Hill, the Wind River Band and Blue Stage. The Country Show Down begins at 6 p.m. and the finals begin at 8. Fireworks at dark will be followed by a late-night dance.
NEWTON, Cache County - Come celebrate Pioneer Day with Newton on Saturday. At 6:30 a.m., the bell will ring, waking everyone up for the Newton Dam Run at 7. A flag-raising ceremony will be at 7:45 and will be followed by a breakfast at 8. Before the parade at 11 a.m., there will be a 9 a.m. pet show. From noon to 7 p.m. there will be food, games and contests. At 7 p.m., a program will include the presentation of the "Citizen of the Year" award, followed by music from the Rocky Mountain Express until 10 on the tennis courts.
NORTH LOGAN - For early birds Friday, a flag ceremony will be at 6:45 a.m. and breakfast at 7. The North Logan Parade starts at 10 a.m. at 1600 East and 2100 North. The parade theme is "North Logan City - Pioneering Our Future." The activities at Mountain View Park begin at 11 a.m. and run all day long. There will be concessions, games, food and live entertainment. A dance at the North Logan Fire Station for youths ages 14-18 ends at 11:30 p.m.
TREMONTON, Box Elder County - North Park is the place for Tremonton's July 24 festivities. The early morning flag-raising ceremony will be followed by a breakfast served by the City Council. At 10 a.m. the booths open and the games begin. Rides, crafts, food and fun will be available all day. Fireworks begin at dark.
ALTAMONT, Duchesne County - The Altamont Longhorn Days started Saturday. Monday night the premiere of "Upper Country Trial," a play depicting the settlement of the Upper Country, will start at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tuesday is family night at the Altamont City Park. The games, contests, races and other activities will begin at 6 p.m. Sports night is Wednesday, with an evening of competitive basketball and volleyball. On Friday, there will be a rodeo at 7 p.m. Saturday will be the final day of fun. A 5K run/walk will start at 7 a.m. and will be followed by a chuckwagon breakfast at the church parking lot. At 10 a.m. there will be a flag raising ceremony, and the parade will follow. The rodeo begins at 1 p.m. and a barbecue will be served at 6. There will be an auction and a program at 7:30 and fireworks at dark. A dance until midnight will follow.
CLEVELAND, Emery County - Cleveland Days begins Monday and ends Friday. On the 20th anyone is welcome to play roller hockey on the tennis courts followed by dancing. A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be Tuesday, July 21, at 6 p.m. on the tennis courts and on Wednesday, a 20-mile bike ride will begin at the pavilion. On Thursday, participants will be entertained by live performances by the "Show Masters" at 7 and the "Peteet Neet Creek Ranch Hands" at 7:30. Both will be at the school. Friday will be full of activities starting at 5 p.m. with a bike race and a potluck lamb fry at 6. At the pavilion, from 7 p.m. to dusk there will be a diaper derby and an appearance by Willie the Clown. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Saturday's activities will begin with a flag-raising ceremony at 7:30 accompanied by a breakfast at the pavilion. The children's parade will start at 10 a.m. and will be followed by the main parade at 10:30. From 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be games, races, lunch and sidewalk art as well as a program at Town Hall and a coed youth mud volley ball tournament. A dance featuring the Oak Creek Band will run from 8 p.m. to midnight at the tennis courts.
EMERY, Emery County - It takes two days to celebrate Pioneer Day in Emery town. On Friday, activities include a 7 p.m. bike ride and a bonfire with s'mores, watermelon and stories at 9. On Saturday, a 6:30 a.m. flag raising ceremony will bring everyone to the 7 a.m. breakfast. While eating, breakfasters will be serenaded by the Emery High band at 7:45 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. From noon to 6 p.m., there will be contests and games in the park to prepare everyone for the dinner, which begins at 6. At 8 there will be a dance and at dusk, fireworks.
MONTICELLO - Saturday will be the day to celebrate Pioneer Day in Monticello. The Lions Club will host a breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. The 5K run will begin at 7:30. The kiddie parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by the main parade at 10. The carnival in the park begins at 11 a.m. and will run well into the night. Fireworks begin at dusk.
VERNAL - The theme for this year's Pioneer Day parade will be "Remembering Pioneer Family Values." It begins Friday at 10 a.m. at 100 E. Main and will proceed west on Main to 1000 West. Entries include bands, floats, cheerleaders, the drill team and many others. The Boy Scouts will host a breakfast at the city park and there will be food and craft booths all day.
FAIRVIEW, Sanpete County - On Thursday, July 23, a horse parade will be at 6 p.m. followed by pre-rodeo entertainment at the rodeo grounds. At 8 p.m. cowboys will ride and rope their way to big money at the C.R.C. Rodeo championship. On Friday, there will be a 6 a.m. firemen's wakeup call and a fun run at City Hall. At 7 a.m. will be a flag-raising ceremony and firemen's breakfast at Lions Park. The kids' parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the main parade at 11. At noon, there will be an E.M.T. barbecue followed by kids' games and entertainment until 7 p.m. The rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a dance. On Saturday, July 25, there will be tournaments and races all day, beginning at 7 a.m. with the coed softball tournament. Watch big trucks with big wheels at the Demolition Derby, which will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by fireworks at 10.
MARYSVALE, Piute County - Marysvale will celebrate Pioneer Day Friday and Saturday, beginning with a dinner Friday evening. The meal will be sponsored by the Boy Scouts and will be served at 6 p.m. A dance in the Dance Hall will begin at 9. On Saturday, the pioneer parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Bullion Avenue and Main. There will be kids' games at 11 a.m. and a rodeo at 1 p.m. in the Marysvale Park.
MONROE, Sevier County - Monroe will feature a Pioneer Day clogging jamboree Wednesday and a children's parade and barbecue on Thursday. Friday's activities will begin with the cannonade at 6:00 a.m. and a 5K race at 7. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. and will be followed by flag raising and a parade at 10. Concessions will be available in the park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while children participate in races and games. There will be an 8 p.m. concert featuring Jack Ferrell and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. A free dance will follow the fireworks, with the band Borderline.
REDMOND, Sevier County - Redmond will start its Pioneer Day celebration with a barbecue Thursday at 7 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. On Friday a parade starts at 10 a.m. followed by games and concessions at the city park. There will be a bingo contest where the winner will walk away with a two-night stay in Mesquite. A road rally will end the festivities at 6. All festivities will take place in the park.
SPRING CITY, Sanpete County - Spring City's Pioneer Days "Celebrating Under the Horseshoe" run Thursday through Sunday. On Friday there will be a fireman's breakfast at 7 a.m. at the station on Main Street. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and all entries are welcome. From 11 a.m. until noon there will be games, pie contests and a Daughters of the Utah Pioneers program. Lunch will begin at noon in the City Park. The elementary school band will perform at 12:30, and the winners of the pie baking contest will be announced. At 7:30 a free Fire on the Mountain concert will begin. On Saturday there will be a car show at 8 a.m. and again at noon. A free Old Time Gospel Music Revival will take place at city park Sunday at 7 p.m.
BEAVER - July 24 celebration activities begin at 6:30 a.m. with a 5K run/walk and 5K river run/walk. The Pioneer Day parade begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a dinner at City Park. Foot races, horse races, games and movies will be all afternoon throughout the city. At 7:30 p.m. a program will be presented at the Pioneer Park Pavilion to warm everybody up for a firework extravaganza at the 600 East Center at 9:40 a.m.
CEDAR CITY - The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday on Main Street. Later that evening, at the Parowan Airport, a ramp dance and pyrotechnic show will include performances by Flying Colors and the Wheelle King.
ENTERPRISE, Washington County - Activities will begin Friday at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast at the Church Square. At 9:30 the parade will start on Main. Food booths will open for lunch following a program presented at the stake center at 10:30. Games and races will start at 2 p.m. The String Band will play in the evenings on Thursday and Friday. A rodeo will run Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
ESCALANTE, Garfield County - The Pioneer Day celebration will be held Saturday, July 25th, beginning with a cannon salute at 5 a.m. The day's activities will include the parade down Main, a talent show at the church, afternoon games and concessions in the park and an early evening rodeo. Fireworks begin at dusk.
HURRICANE - Hurricane's 24th of July will begin with a parade at 9 a.m. Games, food and races will be at the city park from 10 a.m. until noon and will be followed by a stake softball game at 8 p.m.
IVINS, Washington County - On Friday, the town of Ivins will celebrate Pioneer Day beginning with a 7 a.m. flag-raising ceremony at Ivins' new fire station, followed by breakfast at 7:30 at the Ivins Park Pavilion. The parade starts at 10 a.m. followed by the mini dragsters race at 11. From 5 p.m. until 9:30 there will be food, games, crafts and sales booths at the park and fireworks at dusk.
PANGUITCH - July 24 festivities will begin with a 7 a.m. breakfast on Center Street followed by the parade down Main Street at 10. At 11 the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will present a program at the stake center. A barbecue dinner will be served at noon in the park to prepare everyone for an afternoon of fun and games. The High School Invitational Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. followed by a dance at the Fair Building.
PAROWAN - Parowan will host the Southern Utah Air Show Friday. Activities will include static displays, gliders, sail planes and military planes, remote-control aircraft demonstrations, motorcycle high-wire performances, professional aerobatics, a night show and street dance. All activities will be at the airport. For information call 1-888-PAROWAN.
WASHINGTON, Washington County - Washington Stake will hold a real "Old-Fashioned 24th." Cannon will be fired at 6 a.m. Friday followed by the Old Nisson Band playing their greatest hits at 6:30. At 7 breakfast will be served in the park accompanied by a softball game at the ball diamond. The great race begins at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by a parade at 9. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be food booths, game booths and a Dutch oven cookoff as well as games in the park at 11 a.m. Live entertainment begins at noon. From 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. activities include bingo, a turkey shoot, races, a horse shoe tournament and a picnic in the park. At 9:30 there will be a movie.