One of Utah’s most unique holidays is Pioneer Day, which can either be a cultural day of remembrance for some or Pie and Beer Day, the best day of the year to relax and support local pizzerias and breweries! Regardless of what you call it, here are some ways to celebrate 2023 Pioneer Day.
July 21st, 22nd, 23rd 6:35 p.m.
The Salt Lake Bees will be playing the Las Vegas Aviators all week and into Pioneer Day weekend. Complete with Farr Better Ice Cream giveaways, swag tosses, and fireworks, a Bees game is the perfect way to kick off Pioneer Day festivities!
July 24th 10 p.m.
Visit Liberty Park on the evening of July 24th for live music and local food trucks just before the SLC Pioneer Day Drone Show! Admission is free and outside food and drinks (non-alcoholic) are permitted.
July 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 24th 4:30 p.m.
Utah State Fairpark
The Utah Days of ‘47 Rodeo is here! Come to the Utah State Fairpark for live music, drone and fireworks shows, local food trucks, vendors, exhibits and more. You won’t want to miss the final day of the rodeo, Gold Medal Night, featuring the only Gold Medal Rodeo in the world!
July 22nd 8:00 p.m.
This Is the Place Heritage Park
In a unique celebration of Pioneer Day, Deseret Books will be inviting multiple performers and groups to share their beautiful legacies and to expand our definition of what a pioneer is! Join us in celebrating our collective history. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. and performances begin at 8:00 p.m.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
Who doesn’t love movies? Spend your Friday nights at Liberty Park for a special outdoor film series this summer. Over Pioneer Day weekend, Utah Film Center will be deep diving into Blueback, a story highlighting marine biologist Abby, her life, and her journey in understanding the heartbreaking coral reef destruction. Admission is free.
July 24th 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Stop by Liberty Park on the 24th for a fun-filled Native American Celebration featuring an intertribal Powwow, food, arts and crafts booths, and even a childrens’ play area! There will also be a laser light show beginning at 8:00 p.m.
July 24th 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Run to the world’s largest pie and beer day celebration, Beer Bar’s! Featuring 25 breweries and restaurants, Beer Bar’s Pie and Beer Day Celebration has something for everyone! The event will also feature live, local musicians. Admission is $40.
July 24th 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Spend Pie & Beer day in Powder Mountain’s picturesque Bower Lodge where they will be serving hot pizza pies and brews to pair. The lodge is the perfect stop after a hike in the crisp mountain air, or a tasty option for fueling up between mountain biking sessions.
Pie & Beer Day Go-To’s
For most Utahns, Pioneer Day is also known as Pie and Beer Day, and is regaled as the best day of the year to indulge in a sweet or savory pie and wash it down with a beer, much preferred over loud parades and hazardous fireworks shows. Here are some of Salt Lake’s best!
LOCAL PIZZA PIES, BAKERIES, AND BREWERIES
Flake Pie Co
Fillings & Emulsions
Lone Pine Bakery
Epic Brewing Company
Red Rock Brewing
Proper Brewing Co
Grid City Beer Works
SaltFire Brewing Company
Fisher Brewing Company
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