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Friday, July 19, 2013

Pioneer Day: Family Friendly Activities, Rodeos

Many communities and destinations around Utah will be holding "Pioneer Day" celebrations on July 24. The Deseret News has this article that features some of the most popular family friendly events around the state. Below are excerpts.

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 following is a list of Pioneer Day celebrations across the state, listed by county. See all the events by clicking through the list, or click below for events happening in your county:
Box Elder County 
Cache County
Davis County
Salt Lake County
San Juan County
Sanpete County
Tooele County
Utah County
Washington County

Rodeos
The rodeo season is in full swing and rodeos are popular activities at many Pioneer Day celebrations. The Deseret News has this interesting article, with this headline:

Heart of rodeo season heats up in Utah

...More prize money, more cowboys and more for spectators to see and do. That’s how organizers of this year’s Days of ’47 Rodeo plan to revitalize the annual rodeo held every year as part of the celebration commemorating the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in 1847.

...The Ogden rodeo will also welcome Miss Rodeo America, who happens to be from Roosevelt, Chenae Shiner. She is a professional barrel racer, and she’ll be on horseback for the five performances.

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