Beaver: Thursday 6:30 a.m., registration for 5K run/walk ; 9:30 a.m., parade on Main Street; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., dinner in the city park, kids games; 1-4 p.m. free swimming at city pool; 2 p.m., horse races, Lion's Club racetrack (also on Saturday); 8 p.m., Clegg's rodeo (also on Friday) cost: $7 adults, $3 children; 9:45 p.m., fireworks at new city baseball complex. 888-848-5081.
Logan: Thursday 7-10 a.m., 5th Annual Lions Club pancake breakfast. Willow Park, 500 W. 700 South, $5 adults, $2.50 children; 8 a.m., King and Queen Beach volleyball; 9 a.m., horseshoe tournament; 10 a.m., 12th Annual Youth Rodeo, Logan/Cache fairgrounds; noon, Pioneer Day Parade, from Center St.; 1 p.m., wagon rides by Joe Archer; candy cannon every hour on the hour from 1-4 p.m.; 8 p.m., Imagine Remembering the Fab Four; dusk, fireworks. All events at Willow Park unless otherwise noted. See: www.loganutah.orgwww.loganutah.org or call 435-716-9250.
North Logan: Thursday 6:45 a.m. flag ceremony. 7 to 9 a.m., breakfast, Elk Ridge Park, $4 per person or $16 immediate family; 10 a.m., parade, 1600 E. 2100 North; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., games, entertainment, food, Mt. View Park; dusk, fireworks at Elk Ridge Park, 435-755-7147.
Layton: Thursday 4-7 p.m., Taste of the Town, Layton Commons Park, 465 N. Wasatch Dr. $7. Sample food from the best restaurants in town and enjoy the band "Full Circle." Tickets at Layton Hills Mall; 8 p.m., "Riders in the Sky" free concert, Kenley Amphitheater, 455 N. Wasatch Dr. 593-2200.
Salt Lake County
Cottonwood Heights: Thursday 7 a.m., Butlerville Days, Family Historical mile bike ride from Guthrie Skate Park, adjacent to Butler Park, 7500 S. 2700 East; 4 p.m., parade followed by rides, games, bouncehouses, face painting, sack races, free watermelon; 6:45 p.m.; pie-eating contest 7:30 p.m.; sand castle competition (judging at 8:45 p.m.); bands, entertainment, fireworks at dusk. Call 545-4160.
Liberty Park: Thursday Deseret News race and parade end at the park; 7 a.m. to dark, Native American celebration, community cultural festival, food, arts and crafts booths, entertainment and free powwow. Free admission, tennis center is closed, pool is open, fireworks at dusk. Call 972-7800.
Salt Lake City: Thursday 7 a.m., Sunrise Service, LDS Tabernacle, featuring a 300-voice choir led by Sterling Poulson. Free admission; 5:30 a.m., Deseret News/KJZZ Marathon 10K/5K Fitness Walk; marathon starts at the top of Big Mountain above Emigration Canyon; 6 a.m., 10K starts at Research Park, 500 S. Wakara Way, on the University of Utah Campus; 7 a.m., "I AM THE FUTURE" 5K Walk begins at the EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple; 9 a.m., Days of '47 parade starts at South Temple and State Street, goes east to 200 East, south to 900 South, then east to Liberty Park; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pioneer Heritage Festival starts on the 24th through the 26th at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. (800 South).
The Osmond family joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a concert July 25-26 at the Conference Center on Temple Square. Tickets are free but required. See: www.lds.org/events or call (801) 570-0080 (local) or at 1-866-LDS-TIKS.
West Valley City: Thursday 10th Year Samoan Heritage Festival, Centennial Park, 3100 S. 5600 West, includes special events such as cultural dances, musical artists and entertainment, youth educational workshops, cultural workshops, exotic arts & craft exhibits, cultural competitions, Miss Teen and Miss Samoa Utah Pageants, cricket and rugby tournaments, display and exchange of exotic foods, and special activities for all ages. See www.islandbeats.com or call 801-637-4143 or 801-759-8037.
Cedar Fort: Thursday noon, parade, Main Street; lunch and carnival on the church lawn after the parade.
Cedar Hills: Thursday 7:05 p.m., Night With the Orem Owlz at Utah Valley University, tickets available at the city offices, $5 (includes hot dog and drink) $3 chair only; Friday: 6-9 p.m., dinner and outdoor movie, Heritage Park pavilion, 4450 W. Cedar Hills Dr. followed by activities in park. Saturday: 9 a.m., parade. Many events in Heritage Park, 4450 W. Cedar Hills Dr., includes carnival, BMX bike show, Wizard of Oz, water cannon events, cake-eating contest, fireworks. See cedarhills.org
Spanish Fork: Thursday 6:30 a.m., 31st Annual Intermountain Healthcare Speedy Spaniard 10K Road Race and Walk, starts at Canyon View Park, 3300 E. Powerhouse Road; 7-10 a.m., Spanish Fork Football Booster Club breakfast, city park. $15/family, $5 and $3 children; 7:30 a.m., 14th Annual 1 Mile Children's Speedy Spaniard Fun Run, northeast corner of city park (100 East Center); 9 a.m., Grand Parade, from 900 East, west on Center; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., craft fair, city center; DUP Museum exhibits and baby quilt sale, Utah Pioneers Museum, 400 N. Main; Art Show, front of library after parade; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Miss Spanish Fork 2008 Royal Tea, Primrose Retreat (978 E. Expressway Lane); carnival; outdoor quilt show, Jones-Hughes Pioneer Park, 143 S. Main; 4th Annual Fiesta Day's Adopt a Duck River Race, Spanish Fork river; water park open 1-6 p.m.; bands, entertainment at City Park; 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Spanish Fork Community Theater's "Oklahoma!", 8 p.m., rodeo, fairgrounds; fireworks follow. See: www.spanishfork.org. or call 801-798-5068.
Orem: Thursday 8 p.m., ABBA Live! concert, SCERA Shell outdoor theater, 699 S. State. See: www.scera.org. Call 801-225-2787.
Washington City: Thursday 9 a.m., parade starting on 300 East; movie in the park "Last Flight of Noah's ark," fireworks at dusk at city ballfields. See: www.washingtoncity.org.
Ogden: Thursday 9 a.m., Ogden Pioneer Day parade, Washington Blvd.; 11 a.m., chuckwagon lunch, Ogden Municipal Garden; 6:30 p.m., pre-rodeo, Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th St., 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Days rodeo and Miss Rodeo Utah coronation, Ogden Pioneer Stadium. See: www.ogdenpioneerdays.com or call 801-629-8217.