Pioneer Day aka Deliverance Day in The State of Utah July 24th!
Pioneer Day aka Deliverance Day marks the entry of the first Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley from back east on the 24th of July, 1847. This is a holiday that has strong ties to the LDS faith but is open to everyone to celebrate! Because it is a state holiday, banks and post offices are open on this day.
Local areas offer pioneer activities, rodeos, parades and fireworks displays to celebrate this state of Utah holiday. For more information on Pioneer Day and its history, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Day_(Utah)
Washington County, Utah celebrations
- 7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast by the Ivins Volunteer Fire Association ~ $3 per person / $15 per family
- 8 a.m. Flag raising ceremony.
- 9 a.m. Parade.
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music, entertainment, games, food. Water Walker Balls, Slip n Slide, watermelon eating contest, potato races, baseball throw, dunk tank and more.
Springdale: Pioneer Spectacular, Service Project and Kabob-A-Que
- 7 a.m. Trailbuilding Service Project, meet at the Springdale Cemetery, bring rake, shovel, gloves, hat and water bottle. This new public trail is on the the town’s R&PP property.
- 8 a.m. Softball Tournament at the town ball field on Lion Boulevard.
- 6 p.m. Kabob-A-Que and games at the Springdale Gazebo Park on Lion Boulevard.
- 8:15 p.m. Entertainment at the OC Tanner Amphitheater. Free.
- 9 a.m. Parade on Ashcreek Drive. Parade line-up at 8:30 a.m. on the corner of Old Church Road and Ashcreek. Route is down Ashcreek to the City Park.
- 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and presentations at the City park.
- 10 a.m. Program of song and fun.
- 10:30 a.m. Games and Arbor Day tree planting