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3 Classic Pioneer Day Events

It’s July and Pioneer Day is right around the corner. Pioneer Day you say? For those who are not familiar, Pioneer Day commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847. But basically, it is like a bonus Fourth of July all over again in Utah. And we know gentiles like to make fun and celebrate “Pie and Beer Day” but for you traditionalists, here’s three classic Pioneer Day activities. Oh yeah, there’s also a parade.

Music For A Summer Evening

The Mormon Tabernacle choir and and Orchestra at Temple Square will be holding their annual concert series Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21. This year’s concert will feature three amazing guests — Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, and Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III — will join the choir and orchestra for a special broadway themed concert. Tickets and additional information can be found here.

Pioneer Day At Heritage Park

This Is The Place Heritage Park will be hosting events throughout the day on July 24. This year’s celebration will feature a Candy Cannon that will launching old-fashioned taffy down Main Street. Skymasters Wildlife will be entertaining the crowd with their incredible bird-show and with Native American dancing. In addition, Pioneer Day at Heritage Park will have crafting stations, tug-o-war contests, and digging in prospectors pit. For additional information and ticket rates check out their website here.

Butlerville Days

Cottonwood Heights will be doing their annual Butlerville Days celebration. The event will take place on the 23 and 24. They will have a skate competition sponsored by Milosport. There will be food trucks, face painting, and bouncey houses. The day will be capped off with one of the valley’s best firework shows. Check out their website for more information on events that will be happening throughout the weekend and during Pioneer Day.

Johnny Thomas :Johnny is currently a marketing intern at Salt Lake Magazine. He attends BYU and studies communications with an emphasis in news media. He is from the Los Angeles area and loves the scenery in Utah. When he is not in the office you can probably find him up on the slopes during the winter and trying to stay cool during the summer. Follow him on twitter at johnnymaxthomas.