Eighty-five years ago (that is, 175 years ago), Mormon pioneers made their grand entrance into the Salt Lake Valley. Since then, all Utahns, Latter-day Saints or not, have celebrated the day. With fireworks, rodeos and parades galore, we descendants of the pioneers sure know how to throw a party. Pioneer Day’s evil twin, the subversive Pie and Beer Day, is also proudly celebrated in Utah. It eschews cultural and historical significance, instead allowing sinners to take advantage of state holidays to consume the eponymous pie and beer. Whichever way you choose to celebrate, sinner or saint, you really can’t go wrong.
Pie & Beer Day events (for sinners)
Pie and Beer Day (official): The Gateway, SLC, July 24, noon
Urban Backyard Show Pie & Beer Day: The Urban Lounge, SLC, July 23, 6:00 p.m.
2nd Annual Hive Party: The Monarch, Ogden, July 25, noon
Pie and Beer Pie Tasting Contest: Cache Bar, Logan, July 23, 8 p.m.
Pie and Local Beer For Pie and Beer Day: Park City Culinary Institute, SLC, July 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pie N’ Beer Weekend: Prohibition, Murray, July 22-23, 7:30 p.m.
Pie ‘n’ Beer Day Pairing: Epic Brewing Company, SLC, July 24, 1 p.m.
Pie (Pizza) & Beer Day: Hive 435 Tap House, St. George, July 23, noon
Pioneer Day Events (for Saints)
Salt Lake Countyyou
1947 Days Parade: Salt Lake City, July 23, 9 a.m.
Salt Lake Bees Pioneer Day Fireworks: Smith’s Ballpark, July 22-24, 6:35 p.m.
Laser Light Nights: Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, July 23, 9:45 p.m.
Red Butte Garden Pioneer Day: Red Butte Garden, July 24, free admission 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cottonwood Heights Butlerville Days: Butler Park, July 28-30
This Is The Place Pioneer Days: This is the Place Heritage Park, July 23 and 25, 10 a.m.
28th Annual Native Americans in the Park Celebration: Liberty Park, July 23, noon
Provo Pioneer Day Extravaganza: Kiwanis Park, July 23, 10 a.m.
Spanish Fork Fiesta Days: Spanish Fork City Park, July 20-25
Orem Pioneer Day Celebration: University Square, July 23, 5 p.m.
Mapleton Pioneer Days Celebration: Ira Allan Sports Park and Mapleton City Park, July 16-23
Ogden Pioneer Days: Ogden Pioneer Stadium, July 20-23 and 25
“Riders in the Sky” Pioneer Day Concert: Ed Kenley Amphitheatre, Layton, July 23, 7 p.m.
Logan Pioneer Day: Willow Park, July 23, 7 a.m.
North Logan Pioneer Day: Elkridge Park, July 25, 7 a.m.
AWC Pioneer Day Festival: American West Heritage Center, Wellsville, July 23, 2021, 10 a.m.
Tremonton Hay Days: Jeanie Stevens Park, July 22-23
Central and Southern Utah
City of Washington Pioneer Day Celebration: Veterans Park, Telegraph, Baseball Complex, July 23, 8:00 a.m.
Beaver Pioneer Days: Beaver City, July 22-23
Pioneer Day Celebration and Fireworks at Sand Hollow Resort: Sand Hollow Resort, July 23, 5 p.m.
Spring City Pioneer Day: Main Street, Spring City, July 17-24
Fairview Pioneer Days: Fairview City, July 11-23
July 24 Celebration in Monroe City: Main Street in Monroe, July 21-23
Charleston Town July 24 Pioneer Day Celebration: Charleston Park, July 23, 6:45 a.m.
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