July 24 is always a cause for celebration in Utah. Whether you celebrate the traditional Pioneer Day, or the lesser known “Pie and Beer” Day, July 24 is almost as big as the Fourth of July in Utah. Since the holiday technically falls on a Sunday this year, celebrations will start Friday and run until Monday, the state’s official observation day.
Pioneer Day Parade: A long-lived tradition, the Days of ’47 Parade will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. It will start at South Temple and State Street.
Salt Lake Bees: Utah’s favorite baseball team will be playing the Tacoma Rainiers on Friday and Saturday with fireworks following each game.
Rocky Mountain Raceway: Races will be running all weekend long with a fireworks show to end each night on Friday and Saturday.
Days of ’47 Rodeo: Another tradition here in Utah, this annual rodeo has been going since Tuesday and will continue through Saturday.
Native American Celebration: The 21st annual NACIP POWWOW will be held on Sunday & Monday at Liberty Park.
KRCL’s Pie and Beer Day: Featuring homemade pies and local beers, this fundraiser will be held on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Beer Bar, 161 E 200 S.
The Madeleine Choir School: Held on Sunday, this 2nd annual beer fest will be held downtown at 205 first avenue.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church: This Pie-N-Beer day will be held on Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. 300 E 11800 S, Draper, UT, Meeting Room A.
Salt Lake City Fireworks Show: This annual fireworks display will be on Monday at 10 p.m. at Herman Franks Park.