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Days of 47
The Days of 47 Frontier Camp is a free family-friendly event featuring cowboys, Native Americans, mountain men, pioneers and buffalo soldiers. The event will take place July 19, 20, 22-24 at 2 p.m. outside the EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple.

Pioneer Day celebrations taking place across the state range from rodeos and parades to pancake breakfasts and firework shows.

New to the celebrations this year are the Days of '47 Frontier Camps, which will take place July 19, 20 and 22-24 on the plaza of the EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple.

The camps, which will begin at 2 p.m. each afternoon and continue until after the Days of '47 Rodeo, are free and include groups of Native Americans and cowboys and demonstrators dressed as mountain men, buffalo soldiers and pioneers.

According to Tom Whitaker, one of three Frontier Camp directors, the camps will give people a sense of the role each group played in Utah and provide a kind of living history display in which people can talk to participants and look at the period clothing and demonstrations.

"It's going to show a lot of families and young people some of the heritage and history of our state," said Whitaker.

There will also be free pony rides for kids and free wagon rides for anyone, musical entertainment, food venues and Dutch oven demonstrations each day.

"We just encourage people to … come out and have a fun afternoon and a fun evening," said Whitaker.

The following is a list of Pioneer Day celebrations across the state, listed by county.

Box Elder County

Tremonton: Tremonton City Days, July 19-27, time and location vary by event, free. (435-257-9500 or www.tremontoncity.com)

Cache County

Logan: July 24, 7 a.m., fun run; 7:30, Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, $6 per person, $3 for children and $5 for seniors and one- and three-mile fun run, Mountain Man Encampment and volleyball, free; 9 a.m., horseshoe tournament, soccer and basketball, free; 10 a.m., food and craft booths, Home Run Derby and kickball tournament, free; noon, Pioneer Day Parade; 1 p.m., candy cannon, Pioneer Playland, Pioneer Day celebration car show, free; 1:15 p.m., magician, free; 2:15 p.m., pie eating contest, free; 2:45 p.m., family fun square dance, free; 3:30 p.m., watermelon eating contest, free; 3:45 p.m., family fun bingo, free; 5:15, entertainment featuring the Fender Benders, Wasatch Back and Mile Marker 6, free; 10 p.m., fireworks, free. All events take place at Willow Park, 450 W. 700 South. (435-716-9250 or www.loganutah.org)

North Logan: Pioneer Day Celebrations, July 23, 7 p.m., "The Widow's Lazy Daughter," LDS church, 1100 E. 2100 North, free. July 24, 6 a.m., Run to Deseret, Elk Ridge Park, 1060 E. 2500 North; 6:45 a.m., flag ceremony and breakfast, Elk Ridge Park, donations requested; 8 a.m., fishing contest, King Park Pond, 2300 E. 1900 North, free; 10 a.m., parade, route begins at 1600 E. 1900 North and ends at Mountain View Park, 1100 E. 2100 North, free; 11 a.m., games, food, displays and entertainment, Mountain View Park, free; 1, 3 and 7 p.m., "The Widow's Lazy Daughter," LDS church, 1100 E. 2100 North, free; 5 p.m., Donkey Town vs. Skin Town All-Star Game, Elk Ridge Park, free; 6 p.m., Charity BBQ, dinner and music, Elk Ridge Park, donations requested; 8:45 p.m., outdoor screening of "Toy Story," Elk Ridge Park, free; 10 p.m., fireworks, Elk Ridge Park, free. (435-752-1310 or www.ci.north-logan.ut.us)

Wellsville: Pioneer Festival, July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Highway 89-91, $6 for seniors, students and military, $5 for children. (435-245-6050 or www.awhc.org)

Davis County

Bountiful: Handcart Days, July 23 and 24. July 23, noon, games, activities and food, Bountiful City Park, 400 N. 200 West, free; 1 p.m., entertainment, Bountiful City Park, free; 6 p.m., Grand Parade, route begins at Main and 1500 South and ends at 400 N. 100 West, free; 9:45 p.m., fireworks show, Mueller Park Junior High, 955 E. 1800 South, free. July 24, 10 a.m., games, activities, food and entertainment, Bountiful City Park, free. (www.handcartdays.org)

Kaysville: July 22, 6:30 a.m., Bowmans/Kaysville Recreation Breakfast, Bowmans Market, 326 N. Main, $5 for adults, $3 for children age 12 and under, $20 for families of six (801-544-1788 or kaysvillecity.com)

Layton: July 24, 4-7 p.m., Taste of the Town, locations vary, $1 per food ticket or 12 for $10; 8 p.m., Riders in the Sky concert, Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, free. (www.davischamberofcommerce.com/tot and 801-336-3900 or www.laytoncity.org)

Salt Lake County

Brigham Young Historic Park: July 23, 8 p.m., Concert in the Park: Clive Romney & Willingly performing original folk music, cowboy poetry and storytelling of Utah's pioneer sagas, free. Brigham Young Historic Park is located at 50 W. North Temple, free. (801-240-3323 or www.lds.org/events)

Cottonwood Heights: Butlerville Days, July 24, 3 p.m., parade and car show, free; 4:30 p.m., children's activities, face paintings, historical display, mechanical bull ride and entertainment, prices vary; 5 p.m., juggling show, magician, balloon animals and old-fashioned games, free; 6 p.m., watermelon, free; 9:45 p.m., fireworks, free. All activities are held at Butler Park, 7500 S. 2700 East. (801-944-7000 or www.cottowoodheights.utah.gov)

Draper: Draper Days, July 19 and 20. July 19, 5-10 p.m., family activities, pony rides, mountain man, games, dance and contests, Draper Park, 12500 S. 1300 East, free; 7-10:30 p.m., concert featuring Let's Hang On, Frankie Valli & the Four Season Tribute Band and Don McLean, Draper Park. July 20, 7 a.m., Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast, Draper Historic Park, 12625 S. 900 East and 1K and 5K race, Draper City Park; 9 a.m., Draper Days Parade, route begins at Stoke and Fort St. and ends at Fort St. and Old Park School, free; 10 a.m., activities, splash dogs, arts, crafts, music, mountain man, candy cannon, games, car show and Battle of the Bands, Draper Park; 6:30 p.m., Draper Idol concert, Brass Transit and Chicago Tribute Band, Draper Park, free; 10:30 p.m., fireworks, Draper Park, free. (801-576-6500 or www.draper.ut.us)

Pioneer Memorial Museum: July 24, noon-5 p.m., open house featuring craft demonstrations, musical entertainment and children's activities and storytelling. The Pioneer Memorial Museum is located at 300 N. Main. (801-532-6479 or www.dupinternational.org)

Sandy: July 22 and 23, 11 a.m., Days of 47 Float Preview Party, South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State, free.

Salt Lake City: July 19, 20, 22, 23 and 24, 2 p.m., Frontier Camp, EnergySolutions Arena plaza, 301 W. South Temple, free; 6:30 p.m., rodeo, EnergySolutions Arena, $12.50-$49.50. July 19, 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert featuring Lindsay Stirling and Nathan Pacheco, LDS Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, free but tickets required. July 20, 7 a.m., First Encampment Hike, Donner Park to Fire Encampment Park, free; 10 a.m., youth parade, route begins at 500 S. 600 East and ends at 500 S. 200 East, free, and Family Festival, Washington Square, 451 S. State, free; 6:30 p.m., Days of '47 Rodeo with Lonestar concert to follow. July 24, 5:30 a.m., Deseret News Marathon, route begins at Big Mountain and ends at Liberty Park; 7 a.m., Sunrise Service, Tabernacle on Temple Square, 50 E. North Temple, free; 9 a.m., Days of ’47 KSL 5 Parade, route begins at South Temple and State and ends at Liberty Park, 900 S. 600 East, free. (www.daysof47.com and www.deseretnewsmarathon.com)

This is the Place Heritage Park: July 20, 6-8 p.m., Brother Brigham's Ball, $5. July 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pioneer Days featuring games, candy cannon, pony and train rides and crafts, $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-11 and free for children ages 2 and under. Heritage Park is located at 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. (801-582-1847 or www.thisistheplace.org)

West Jordan: July 22-24, 8:30 p.m., Youth Pioneer Pageant, fireworks and entertainment featuring Nathan Osmond and skydivers, West Jordan Arena, 8030 S. 2200 West, $8-$15. July 23, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., entertainment, vendors, games and activities, Veterans Memorial Park, 8000 S. Redwood Road, free. July 24, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., entertainment, vendors, games and activities, Veterans Memorial Park, free. (www.utahpioneerdays.com)

San Juan County

Monticello: Pioneer Day Celebration, July 27, 9:30 a.m., route begins at Main Street, free; 10 a.m.-midnight, Mud Bogg, San Juan County Fair Grounds, U.S. Highway 491. (435-459-9700 or www.monticelloutah.org)

Sanpete County:

Clearfield: Pioneer Days, July 23, 6 p.m., parade, route begins at 200 North and ends at 300 South; 7 p.m., dinner, musical program and children's activities, Centerfield Church Park, donations requested. (435-528-7656 or www.sanpete.com)

Fairview: July 19, kids games and ice breaker, Ball Park, 85 S. 15 East. July 20, 6 p.m., horse parade and Main Rodeo Circle J Rodeo Stock. July 22, 7 p.m., kids rodeo. July 23, 7 p.m., ATV and lawn mower races. July 24, 6:30 a.m., 5K Fun Run, Dance Hall, 55 S. State, $10; 7 a.m., flag raising, museum, 85 N. 100 East, free, and Pioneer Breakfast, Dance Hall; 9 a.m., Daughters of Utah Pioneers program, Dance Hall and craft fair, Centracom Parking Lot, 35 N. State, free; 10:30 a.m., motorized kids parade, Far West Bank, 320 N. Milburn Road; 10:45 a.m., kids parade, Far West Bank; 11 a.m., Pioneer Day Parade, Far West Bank; noon, EMT Lunch, Dance Hall; 1-4 p.m., antique car show, museum; 1 p.m., Fairview Idol, Dance Hall, free; 2 p.m., kids old-fashioned games, museum, free; 7 p.m. demolition derby and fireworks, Rodeo Grounds, 165 N. State. (435-427-3858 or www.fairviewcity.com)

Mayfield: Pioneer Days, July 24, 10 a.m., parade; 11 a.m., games, food, entertainment, auction, volleyball, greased pig chase and duck race, City Park, free. (435-528-5700 or www.sanpete.com)

Spring City: Pioneer Days, July 19, youth dance, City Bowery. July 21, 7 p.m., old-time gospel music revival, City Park. July 22, 6 p.m., Home Run Derby. July 23, 8:30 a.m., Family Street Dance. July 24, 7 a.m., Fun Run/Walk; 7-9 a.m., Fireman's Breakfast; 10 a.m., parade; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., children's carnival, City Park; noon-1 p.m., lunch and live music, City Park; 1:30-2:30 a.m., children's games and pioneer activities, City Park; 7 p.m., concert featuring the Shepherd Family, City Park, free; 9 p.m., Family Movie, City Park, free. (435-469-1328 or www.sanpete.com)

Sterling: Pioneer Days, July 24, 7 a.m., breakfast and race, church pavilion; 10 a.m., parade, clown and Utah National Guard Bucking Bull to follow; 11:30 a.m., children's games; 1 p.m., horseshoe tournament; 3 p.m., watermelon bust, free; 5 p.m., Dutch Oven Cook-Off dinner and softball game; 7:30 p.m., Dutch-Oven Cook-off judging; dusk, fireworks. All events are located at Sterling Town Park. (435-835-5553 or www.sanpete.com)

Tooele County:

Tooele: July 20, 10 a.m., Children's Pioneer Parade, Toole High School, 301 W. Vine St., activities at Tooele City Park to follow. (www.tooelecity.org)

Utah County

Mapleton: 6 a.m., wake-up call and 5K and Fun Run, Central Bank; 6:30 a.m., flag ceremony, Mapleton City Park; 7 a.m., 5K and Fun Run, Central Bank and breakfast, $3.50; 9 a.m., parade, route begins at Mapleton Junior High; 10 a.m., ping pong ball drop, activities, entertainment and lunch, City Park; 5 p.m., ping pong ball drop and dinner, Ira Allan Park; 6:30 p.m., helicopter ping pong ball drop, Ira Allan Park; 7:30 p.m., skydivers; 8 p.m., opening ceremony, Ira Allan Park; 8:15 p.m., entertainment featuring The Party Crashers, Ira Allan Park; 10 p.m., fireworks, Ira Allan park. (www.mapleton.org)

Provo: Pioneer Day Extravaganza, July 24, 7:45 a.m., Pioneer Day Raft and Run, Canyon Glen Park, Highway 189, $55; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Park, 500 N. 500 West, free (801-375-2500 or www.raftandrun.com and 801-852-7635 or www.utahvalley.com)

Spanish Fork: Fiesta Days, July 22-27, times vary by event, grand parade, children's parade, stock parade, Fiesta Days Rodeo, fish rodeo, activities, vendors, crafts, car show, street dance, sidewalk sales, Adopt a Duck River Race, Fun Run, entertainment, community theater and fireworks, City Park, 40 S. Main, prices vary by event. (801-804-4500 or www.spanishfork.org)

Washington County

Washington: Pioneer Day Celebration, July 24, 7 a.m., flag ceremony and breakfast, Veterans Park; 9 a.m., parade, route begins at 300 E. 200 North and ends at Telegraph and 100 West; 10 a.m., games and booths, Veterans Park; dusk, fireworks, Community Center Park. (washingtoncity.org)

Weber County

Ogden: Ogden Pioneer Days, July 19-24. July 19, 2 p.m., Miss Rodeo Utah Horsemanship Competition, Golden Spike Arena; 6:30 p.m., Pre-Rodeo Jr. Posee, Wild Cow Milking and Mutton Bustin, Ogden Pioneer Stadium; 7:30 p.m., PRCA Rodeo, Ogden Pioneer Stadium. July 20, all day, Farm Day, Ogden Municipal Gardens and 25th Street; 6:30 p.m., Pre-Rodeo Events and Entertainment, Ogden Pioneer Stadium; 7:30 p.m., Rodeo "National Day of the Cowboy," Ogden Pioneer Stadium. July 22, 9 a.m., Miss Rodeo Utah Speeches, Ogden Marriott Hotel; 10 a.m., Team Roping Slack, Ogden Pioneer Stadium; 6:30 p.m., Pre-Rodeo: Musical Chairs and Mutton Bustin, Ogden Pioneer Stadium; 7:30 p.m., PRCA Rodeo "Patriot Night," Ogden Pioneer Stadium. July 23, noon, Miss Rodeo Utah Reception, silent auction and fashion show, David Eccles Conference Center; 6 p.m., Miss Rodeo Utah Freestyle Horsemanship Competition, Ogden Pioneer Stadium; 6:30 p.m., Pre-Rodeo: Mini Barebacks, Mini Bulls and Mutton Bustin, Ogden Pioneer Stadium; 7:30 p.m., PRCA Rodeo "Tough Enough to Wear Pink," Ogden Pioneer Stadium. July 24, 9 a.m., parade, Washington Blvd. and 35th St. to Washington Blvd. and 20th St.; 6:30 p.m., Pre-Rodeo: Mini Bulls and Mutton Bustin, Ogden Pioneer Stadium; 7:30 p.m., PRCA Rodeo "Pioneer Day State of Utah Holiday," Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 8:30 p.m., Miss Rodeo Utah Coronation, Ogden Pioneer Stadium, fireworks to follow.

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