Pioneer Day 2020: Events, Firework Shows and Why is it celebrated this day in Utah?

Pioneer Day is celebrated every year on July 24 to stamp the day that Brigham Young and the main gathering of Latter-day Saint pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. As an official state occasion in Utah, it is typically celebrated with marches, firecrackers, rodeos and then some.

The holiday will be celebrated diversely this year, the same number of occasions — including Salt Lake City’s Days of ’47 festival, Ogden’s Pioneer Days festivity and rodeo, and the Deseret News Marathon — have been dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the fact that numerous occasions should hold up until 2021, here are a portion of the spots where firecrackers and other Pioneer Day festivities will in any case be going on in 2020.

Here is a summary of firecrackers shows and different occasions around Utah on Pioneer Day. Have some good times, stay away, and wear your cover.

History of Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day recognizes the date of July 24, 1847 when Brigham Young, the pioneer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a gathering of Mormon pioneers advanced into what is presently the Salt Lake Valley to settle another network.

Supposedly, Young said while gazing out at the valley from the opening of Emigration Canyon on that day in 1847, “this is the right place. Drive on.”

After ten years, the main genuine Pioneer Day festivities in 1857 were touched with discussion after an occupation by government troops constrained the pilgrims into not watching the occasion for a couple of years until 1862 under President Abraham Lincoln.

From that point forward, the occasion has just gotten greater every year with the centennial festival in 1947 enduring in some structure for the whole year, with July 24 filling in as the apex of the year’s occasions.

In spite of the fact that by and large connected with the LDS church, Pioneer Day is an open occasion for everybody in Utah paying little heed to confidence or nationality.

The day perceives the appearance of every single Mormon pioneer who fled strict oppression in the Midwest, made an overwhelming excursion over the fields and manufactured another home in what was at first called the domain of “Deseret”, taken from a term for bumble bees in the Book of Mormon (subsequently “The Beehive State”).

Fireworks Shows

Bountiful: Mueller Park Junior High, 955 E. 1800 South, Bountiful, beginning at sunset (around 9:30 p.m.). The main piece of Bountiful’s Handcart Days that wasn’t dropped due to COVID-19.

Mapleton: Ira Allen Park, 1728 S. 800 West, Mapleton, beginning at 10 p.m., with pre-show diversion at 9:30 p.m. on 99.7 FM. The recreation center will be shut to guests, and occupants are encouraged to watch from their homes.

Provo: Provo Towne Center, 1200 Towne Center Blvd., Provo, beginning at 10 p.m. Coordinators are proposing individuals watch from their vehicles in the Sam’s Club parking garage; leave at any rate one spot away from others and vehicles.

Washington: Washington City Community Center, 350 Community Center Drive, Washington, beginning at 10 p.m.


• The Kanab Music Festival happens Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m., at Jacob Hamblin Park, 566 N. 100 East, Kanab. Ten Utah acts will perform over the two days, on two phases. All shows are free. Social separating, veils and cleanliness principles will be set up.

• The Provo Pioneer Day festivity, with food trucks and music, runs Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kiwanis Park, 1019 N. 1100 East, Provo. Conventions will be set up to keep individuals 10 feet separated while in line and requesting food. Cover wearing is empowered. Numerous trucks don’t acknowledge money, so have a Mastercard or Venmo application prepared.

• The Heber Valley Railroad is holding a Friday “Fiddlers & Fireworks” occasion — which incorporates a supper, bygone era fiddlers performing at the station, the Salt Water Bunch Gunfight show, and a train ride. Supper begins at 7:15 p.m.; the train leaves the station at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for grown-ups and youngsters; $25 for kids 3-12; or $50 for the Luxury 850 table or parlor vehicle. Go to for tickets and insights concerning COVID-19 conventions.

• Renaissance Now Theater and Film will finish its run of two Shakespeare plays — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Friday, “King Lear” on Saturday — with exhibitions at 7:30 p.m. every night, at Rock Canyon Trailhead Amphitheater, 1502 E. 2300 North, Provo. Tickets are a proposed gift of $15 for grown-ups, $10 for understudies and seniors. Reservations required; go to There will be a limit of 40 individuals in the crowd. Covers and other COVID-19 conventions set up.

• The Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo finishes up Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at 475 S. Primary St. in Spanish Fork. Tickets are $17.50 for the show off, $14.50 for grown-ups and kids. COVID-19 conventions, including veils, are set up.

• High Society, a move music spread band, will act in Murray’s Arts in the Park arrangement, Friday at 7:30 p.m., at Murray City Amphitheater, 495 E. 5300 South, Murray. Tickets are $10 at COVID-19 conventions, including covers, will be set up.

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