July 24th is celebrated in Utah as Pioneer Day. It is a day set aside to honor those who came across the country by wagon and handcart and settled in Utah. Here’s how you can celebrate this Monday.
Washington City Celebrates Pioneer Day
Start with the Lion’s Club Breakfast at 7 am. After your stomach is full, head over for the parade down Telegraph. It starts at 8 am. This is always a fun parade and early enough in the morning to avoid the heat. There’s always plenty of floats and fire engines along with thrown candy. Make sure your kids bring a bag to collect the goods.
After the parade, head over to Veterans Park where there are booths with games and fun for the kids. When you need to be refreshed, the Washington City Community Center is a great place to cool off in the pool.
Cap the night off with the fireworks show. It starts at 10 p.m. at the baseball complex at Veterans Park. It is also legal to buy fireworks at the stands around town and then light them off when it gets dark.
Of course, not everyone gets the 24th off, including us here at the radio station. If you can’t get to all the events, here’s an old west name generator. My name came out as “Quick Draw James” and I plan on challenging all I see to a gunfight if they don’t address me properly.
Also, a perfect day to wear those wranglers and cowboy boots in your closet. Even better, ride a horse to work and leave it tied up in the parking garage.