The first pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley
on July 24, 1847. Ever since then, July 24 has been set aside as a state holiday, with events galore celebrating our pioneer heritage
Events will be held statewide. Here are some highlights, taken from this Salt Lake Tribune article
Friday, 7 pm: Pioneer Day Concert at the Conference Center
in downtown Salt Lake City featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Saturday 10 am: Youth Parade beginning at 600 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City; followed by Youth Festival with games, crafts, rides and food at Washington Square, 450 S. State, until 1 p.m.
Saturday, 6-11 pm: Celebration of Utah's Cultures at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City.
Saturday, 7 pm: World Championship Rodeo at the Delta Center; tickets are $12.50 to $39.50, at the box office or 801-325-SEAT.
Monday, 7 am: Sunrise Service at the Assembly Hall
on Temple Square
, 7 a.m.
Monday, 9 am: Days of '47 Parade, starting at South Temple and Main Street.
Monday, 11 am to 6 pm: Pioneer Festival at This Is the Place Heritage Park
, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave.
Monday, 7 pm: World Championship Rodeo at the Delta Center, 7 p.m.
On Monday there will also be a Native American Celebration at Liberty Park, 500 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 7 a.m. to dusk. There will be food booths, entertainment, arts and craft booths; the 12th Annual Intertribal Competition Powwow begins at noon, with an intermission at 4 p.m.; second session begins at 5 p.m. The fireworks grand finale is at 10:10 p.m. This event is free.
The Tribune forgot to mention the KJZZ-TV/Deseret Morning News Marathon/10k
. It will be held Monday morning, beginning at 5:30 am. The marathon ends at Liberty Park.
Here’s an official list of events