2015 Pioneer Day activity guide

ST. GEORGE — It’s time for round two of fireworks this month with Pioneer Day coming up on Friday. We’ve posted firework restrictions for the holiday, now see the list below to find out the best place to celebrate your pioneer heritage or just have a good time!

July 20-25 | Days of ’47 Dixie | All day

  • The celebrations in Washington last all week, starting with a free family night at Veteran’s Park. The week is filled with dancing, barbecue, an archery competition and fireworks. The parade starts Friday at 9 a.m., with fireworks at dark | Event details
  • Location: Veterans Park, 75 E. Telegraph Street, Washington

July 22-25 | Beaver Pioneer Days | All day

  • Wednesday starts off the celebrations with “A Walk in the Woods” by the Beaver Civic Arts Children’s Theater at the Opera House. Friday’s activities start at 6 a.m. with the Beaver Switchback Fun Run at Tushar Mt. Ball Complex, followed by the parade at 9:30 a.m., horse races at 2 p.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m. and more. Saturday closes out the holiday with horse races and the rodeo | Event details
  • Location: Opera House, 81 E. Center Street Beaver | Tushar Mt. Ball Complex, 600 N. 900 East, Beaver

July 23 | St. George Olympic Day at Town Square | 10 a.m.

  • A free mini-Olympic Day will be based on actual Olympic events but will be modified to meet the needs of the participants. New this year: Olympic-based games and crafts with a full bubble machine for even more fun. Local elite athlete Amber Green will be speaking to all the kids and inspiring them to be active, healthy and strive to be their best. The fun begins at 10 a.m.
  • Location: St. George Town Square, 86 S. Main Street, St. George

July 23-25 | Enterprise Rodeo | All day

  • Bull riding will be the main attraction for this three-day rodeo. Other events include calf roping, barrel racing and team roping. Each night is a separate performance with its own payout. | Event details
  • Location: 1003 E. 100 North, Enterprise

July 24 | Pioneer Day Celebrations, Panguitch | All day

  • The day starts with a Boy Scout Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. in the Zion’s Bank parking lot. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Center and Main Street. The Fireman’s Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. for $12 per plate ($10 if purchased by July 20). Contact Dave Dodds 616-2419 or Wayne Miller 676-3106. Kids’ games are at City Park from 2-3 p.m. The Panguitch Invitational Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. at the Triple C Arena. Dancing will immediately follow the rodeo.
  • Location: Zion’s Bank, 90 E. Center Street, Panguitch | Triple C Arena, off Scenic Highway 89

July 24 | Hurricane Valley Pioneer Day 5K | 7 a.m.

  • The St. George Running Club is hosting this event. Entry is two cans of food, with simple prizes for overall winners, all kids and those in pioneer attire. Registration is at 6:30 a.m., and there will be donuts and chocolate milk for all.
  • Location: Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 West, Hurricane

July 24 | Forging Cedar City’s New Frontier | 8 a.m.

  • Sponsored by the Sons of Utah Pioneers and Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the program starts at 8 a.m. at the Old Rock Church. The parade follows at 10 a.m. on Main Street, starting at 200 South and ending at 400 North. There will be activities at Main Street City Park after the parade, with food, fun and mingling | Event details
  • Location: Old Rock Church, 75 E. Center Street, Cedar City

July 24 | Sunset on the Square | 5 p.m.

  • This special event night will have Pioneer Day games prior to the movie at 5 p.m., with prizes and a family field day-style program. Enjoy fireworks after the movie. More information about Sunset on the Square can be found here
  • Location: Town Square, 175 E. 200 North, St. George

July 24 | Pioneer Day, Kanab | 6 p.m.

  • The parade starts at 6 p.m. on Center Street, followed by children’s games and watermelon at Jacob Hamblin Park | Event details
  • Location: Jacob Hamblin Park, 531 N. 100 East, Kanab

July 24 | 24th of July Celebration, Washington City | 6 p.m.

  • This Pioneer Day celebration will feature vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, games and more. Fireworks start at 10 p.m., so get your seats next to the community center pool. Admission is $2 per person, and $1 for kids 3 and under
  • Location: Washington City Community Center, 350 N. Community Center Drive, Washington

July 24-25 | Cedar Mountain Duck Creek Days | All-day

  • The weekend will include arts and crafts, a chili cook-off and live music. Booths are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and dancing with Muddy Boot Band starts at 6 p.m. in the Big Tent both days. The cook-off starts Saturday morning and the winner will be announced around 2:30 p.m. | Event details
  • Location: 76 Movie Ranch Road, Duck Creek Village

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