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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Enjoy Utah's July 24th Holiday


Pioneer Day is a long-standing celebration in Utah. This video
shows the parade in 1949
July 24th is Pioneer Day, a major holiday in Utah. Many communities will host parades, programs and fireworks displays. Travelers are always welcome to join the festivities.

Many businesses will close for the holiday but businesses related to travel and hospitality will be open, along with most stores. Many businesses that are open will have special sells. Campgrounds and recreation areas will be busy.

Salt Lake City hosts the huge Days of 47 Celebration that offers many activities culminating on the 24th. Below is a list of some of the more popular events.

July 18-19: PIONEER DAY CONCERT. Come listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra showcase soaring music from its vast repetoire.

July 19: YOUTH PARADE, downtown Salt Lake City.

July 19: FIRST ENCAMPMENT HIKE, Donner to First Encampment Park.

July 19: FAMILY FESTIVAL, City County Building.

July 21: DAYS OF '47 RODEO PBR EVENT, EnergySolutions Arena.

July 22-26: DAYS OF '47 RODEO, EnergySolutions Arena.

July 24: DESERET NEWS CLASSIC, MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K.

July 24: SUNRISE SERVICE,Tabernacle on Temple Square, 7:00 am. The Pioneer Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers will present a Sunrise Service honoring Utah’s pioneers.

July 24: DAYS OF '47 PARADE, Downtown Salt Lake City, 9:00 am.

July 24: DAYS OF '47 DIXIE CELEBRATION, held in the town Washington, adjacent to St George. Colorful floats, bands, horses, clowns and other entries thrill thousands of spectators each year.

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