TAYLORSVILLE — The city’s annual Taylorsville Dayzz is set for Thursday, June 23, through Saturday, June 25, at Valley Regional Park, 5100 South and 2700 West.
This year’s festival, celebrating the city’s 20th birthday, will kick off June 23 with a carnival, petting zoo, and pony and camel rides at 4 p.m. Carnival tickets are 10 for $10. At 7 p.m., Gentri and the Utah Symphony will give a free concert featuring Broadway and patriotic music, including the “1812 Overture” with 16 cannons. A birthday celebration will be held at 8 p.m., followed by a screening of the 2015 live-action version of “Cinderella” at 9:30 p.m.
Friday’s activities will include the carnival at 6 p.m., as well as a softball game between the Unified Police Department and the Unified Fire Authority. The game will take place at the Valley Regional Baseball Diamond at 6 p.m. The Taylorsville Orchestra will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by a concert by the Surf City All Stars, a Beach Boy tribute band, at 8 p.m. The evening will conclude with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.
Saturday’s activities kick off at 7 a.m. with a breakfast hosted by the Bennion Lions Club in the parking lot of the Taylorsville Harmons, 5454 S. Redwood Road. The cost is $4 for adults and $3 for children. The breakfast will end at 11 a.m. The Taylorsville Dayzz 5K will also begin at 7 a.m. at Valley Regional Park.
A parade will begin at 9 a.m. at 1900 West and 4500 South. It will travel west to 2700 West and then continue north on 2700 West. Carnival rides, the petting zoo, and pony and camel rides will begin at 11 a.m., as does the Les Schwab Auto Show. Free entertainment will be offered on two stages beginning at 11 a.m.
At 8 p.m., Abbacadabra, an ABBA tribute band, will give a free concert, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
For more information, or to register for the 5K, log on to www.taylorsvilleut.gov.