Pioneer Day is celebrated on July 24th and is a beloved
and special day in Utah. Many that live outside the state may find themselves
asking “What exactly is Pioneer Day about?”
The 24th of July is the day where we commemorate the entry of
Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into Utah’s Salt Lake
Valley in 1847. This day celebrates the bravery of the original settlers and
their strength of character, perseverance and physical endurance.
This state observed holiday is a celebration that many
cities plan events in remembrance and honor of.
Festivities typically include fireworks, parades, picnics, rodeos and
other fun filled family events. It’s yet another great reason why living in
Utah so unique.
If you are looking for a little history and adventure,
here is a list of places that are worth checking out:
- Provo Pioneer Village- 500 W 600 North (in North
Park), Provo, UT 84601
- This is the Place. Heritage Park- 2601 E Sunnyside Ave, Salt
Lake City, UT 84108
- Pioneer Memorial Museum- 300 N Main St, Salt Lake City,
- Cove Fort- located immediately northeast of the junction of I-15 and
I-70, in the southeast corner of Millard County, twenty miles south of Kanosh
and twenty-four miles north of Beaver