IVINS – Ivins City is set to pay tribute to its residents both past and present during the two-day “Ivins Heritage Days” celebration which kicks off Friday and goes through Saturday.
With a theme of “Recreation, Then and Now,” the low key celebration will focus on the way residents of the past recreated and how it is different from today.
Vendor booths will open at 5 p.m. Friday in the Ivins City Park located at 100 North Main St. The park will be filled with activities Friday which include food and vendors booths, the traditional mayor’s walk, pioneer games, root beer floats and a movie in the park; “Zootopia.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly completed sculpture which sits in the roundabout at the intersection of Snow Canyon Parkway and Snow Canyon Drive will highlight Friday’s events.
The sculpture was designed and created by renowned artist Edward Hlavka. The centerpiece of the roundabout is a project many years in the making and though it has experienced some delays the monument is now in place and ready to be dedicated, Ivins City Parks and Recreation Director, Benny Sorensen said.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday will open with a parade at 9 a.m.. Vendor booths, activities and entertainment will be ongoing at Ivins City Park until 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy watching competitors zoom down the street in soap box cars or join Ivins Mayor Chris Hart on a tour of Fire Lake Park at Ivins Reservoir.
Ivins Heritage Days is a great opportunity for families to come out and play games, visit unique vendors and enjoy good entertainment, Sorensen said.
“And you get to be in ivins,” Sorensen said. “What’s better than that?”
The event is free to attend but some activities and vendors may charge.
- What: Ivins Heritage Days
- When: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 16-17, times vary, see schedule
- Where: Ivins City Park, 100 North Main St., Ivins
- Cost: Free; vendors vary
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