Parade of Homes finishes strong with high attendance, great weather

Background photo: 2014 Parade of Homes, Ivins, Utah, Feb. 16, 2014 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The final weekend of the 2015 St. George Area Parade of Homes will allow attendees one last chance to enjoy 28 custom-built homes in some of Southern Utah’s most scenic neighborhoods before the event’s last day on Sunday.

Home No. 13 on the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2013, Palisades Crestview by Brian Geer Development | Image courtesy of the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2015, St. George News
Home No. 13 on the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2013, Palisades Crestview by Brian Geer Development | Image courtesy of the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2015, St. George News

Presented by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association, also referred to as SUHBA, and Zions Bank, the St. George Area Parade of Homes is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The parade theme of “Frame Your Future” invites visitors to gather ideas for home building, remodeling or decorating.

The reaction to the homes this year has been incredible,” SUHBA Executive Officer Mari Smith said. “We’ve seen increased traffic in the homes — even on the weekdays.”

Together, the 28 homes have been visited more than 275,000 times through Thursday evening, as tracked by ticket QR codes that are scanned at the entrance of each home. In addition, online ticket sales are pacing 30 percent higher when compared to last year.

Home No. 15 on the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2013, Desert Illumination by J2 Construction | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News
Home No. 15 on the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2013, Desert Illumination by J2 Construction | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

“The builders are thrilled with the turnout and are even more excited about the enthusiasm and interest in new home construction here in Washington County,” Smith said.

The 10-day, self-guided home tour will wrap up its final two days on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will experience a diverse range of home designs, interiors and price points, which range from $350,000 to $1.8 million.

Ticketholders can visit each home once and are also allowed two re-entries to their favorite homes. Tickets are $15 and are available online, at the Red Cliffs Mall center court, Lin’s Market locations and Zions Bank branches in Washington County.

Home No. 17 on the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2013, The Avanti, by  builder Ivory Southern | Image courtesy of the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2015, St. George News
Home No. 17 on the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2013, The Avanti, by builder Ivory Southern | Image courtesy of the St. George Area Parade of Homes 2015, St. George News

Tickets can be turned in to Boulevard Home Furnishings for a chance to win a 60-inch LG 1080p Smart LED TV, a $1,599 value, or a two-night retreat stay for two in a Luxury Villa at Red Mountain Resort, a $1,420 value.

The homes, located in Hurricane, Ivins, Santa Clara, St. George and Washington City, offer the latest in home innovations, including luxurious outdoor living spaces, guest casitas, indoor courtyards, water features, infinity edge pools, and green-building technologies. In addition, paradegoers will be able to speak with industry professionals at more than 130 exhibitor booths located in the garages of the homes.

Back by popular demand is the official St. George Area Parade of Homes mobile app for Android and Apple devices. The free app allows attendees to preview homes and floor plans, navigate to the parade homes, access an e-ticket, view a list of building professionals, and save notes and photos of favorite homes.

About The St. George Area Parade of Homes

The St. George Area Parade of Homes is an annual event produced by the SUHBA — a trade association representing more than 600 building industry professionals. SUHBA’s mission is to support the home building industry and benefit its members, partners and communities through education, relationships, advocacy and service.

Since 1991, there have been a total of 606 parade homes in Washington County, the event has attracted more than 551,500 visitors (with approximately half from Northern Utah), generated an economic impact of approximately $608,695,003, and created and supported thousands of jobs.

Event details and resources

  • What: 25th Annual St. George Area Parade of Homes
  • When: Continuing on Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Where: Various locations throughout Washington County
  • Tickets: Available online | Cost: $15
  • Parade of Homes Fact sheet
  • Contact: Parade of Homes website | Facebook | Telephone: 435-674-1400

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6 Comments

  • groanattack February 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Evidence of how completely bored and empty the live’s of most people have become.

    • Mesaizacd February 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      You mean like yours.? You came here to post a stupid and useless comment because you have no life so you come in here LOL.!

      • mesaman February 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm

        Hit a nerve, did it? How sad for you, I agree with groaner, how unstimulated and saturated with ennui are the social climbers of the community.

        • Mesaizacd February 23, 2015 at 4:11 am

          LOL so what’s you point.?

  • fun bag February 22, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    After seeing a few, they all start to seem the same. Would never pay to wander through houses…

  • Mesaizacd February 23, 2015 at 4:15 am

    I don’t pay to go through those houses you can download the pictures of the inside of each one. They’re pretty much all the same thing

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