Take Advantage of Free Fun this Pioneer Day Weekend.
Did you know states can choose to include or omit holidays to fit the culture relevant to their population? If you live in California, you can celebrate Cesar Chavez Day. Or, if you’re fortunate enough to live in Hawaii, you can even celebrate Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day or King Kamehameha I Day. Lucky for you, you live in Utah—and you boast a state holiday yourself, Pioneer Day.
Whether or not you get the holiday off from work, there are plenty of amazing free events to do this Pioneer Day weekend—from live concerts to fireworks, festivals, movies in the park, and other fun family activities. Check out our comprehensive list below of 40 free things to do in Utah for Pioneer Day weekend.
Get Your Groove On. Relax to Some Live Music.
Research has shown that going to live performances is good for you. Concerts are known to help reduce stress, relieve pain, allow self-meditation, and offer a good form of exercise. Check out the list below for some ideas of where to go to get your groove on.
1. SoDa Row Concert Series- Daybreak @ 8pm, 7/21
2. King Strang and the Stranglers- Piper Down @ 9pm, 7/21
3. Cool Air Concert Series- Snowbird @ 7pm, 7/22
4. SoDa Row Concert Series- Daybreak @ 8pm, 7/22
5. Summer Concert Series- Snowbasin @ 12:30pm-5:30pm 7/23
Summer Movies, BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks).
Summertime in Utah is a terrific time to go to your local park and venues for movies. All of the movies are free of charge and typically begin around sunset. Below is a list of free movies happening this Pioneer Day weekend on Friday and Saturday.
6. Lego Batman Movie- Ogden Peery’s Egyptian Theater @ 2pm, 7/22
7. Pete’s Dragon- Riverton City Park @ 6pm, 7/21
8. Dr. Strange- Magna @ 8pm, 7/21
9. Moana Summer Cinema Series- SLC Library @ 9pm, 7/21
10. Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief- Fairbourne Station @ 9pm, 7/21
11. Beauty and the Beast- Lehi @ 8:30pm, 7/22
12. Napoleon Dynamite- Wolf Creek Resort @ 9pm, 7/22
All Day Events: Festivals, Fireworks, and More!
There are many daylong events happening this Pioneer Day weekend. Multiple cities are hosting their annual festivals, celebrations, and firework shows. There are also parades, markets, yoga, and stargazing.
13. Layton F.E.S.T. @ 5:30pm-9:30pm, 7/21
14. Annual Sackett Firework Show- Layton @ 9pm, 7/21
15. Bountiful Handcart Days- Festival All Day 7/21-7/22
16. Butlerville Days- Cottonwood Heights Festival All Day 7/21-7/22
17. Kamas Valley Fiesta Days All Day 7/21-7/22
18. Tremonton City Days All Day 7/21-7/22
19. Pioneer Day Festival- West Jordan @ 8am-10pm 7/22
20. Free Outdoor Yoga- Solitude Mountain Resort @ 10am 7/22
21. Days of ’47 Youth Parade- Salt Lake @ 10am, 7/22
22. Days of ’47 Family Festival- Salt Lake @ 10am-2pm, 7/22
23. Provo Children’s Entrepreneur Market @ 10:30am-1:30pm, 7/22
24. Pioneer Day Fair- North Salt Lake @ 12pm-8pm, 7/22
25. Stargazing- Solitude Mountain Resort @ 8:30pm, 7/22
26. Yoga on the Plaza- The Gateway @ 9am 7/23
Things to do on the Actual Pioneer Day Holiday.
Now that we’ve covered everything you can do all Pioneer Day weekend long. Here’s a list of things you can do to celebrate on the actual day!
27. Kamas Valley Fiesta Days All Day 7/24
28. Salt Lake- Red Butte Garden Free Admission All Day
29. Logan- Pioneer Day Celebration/Fireworks @ 7am-10pm
30. Salt Lake- Days of ’47 Parade @ 9am
31. Provo- Pioneer Day Extravaganza @ 10am-2pm
32. Lehi- Foam Day @ 11am-4pm
33. Salt Lake- Native American Celebration @ 12pm
34. Layton- Taste of the Town @ 4pm-7pm
35. Moana- Movies on the Mountain, Snowbasin @ 6pm
36. Orem- Fireworks Pyromusical @ 7pm
37. Layton- Pioneer Day Concert @ 7pm
38. Provo- Pyroneer Day Fireworks @ 7:30pm
39. Layton- Electric Light Parade Party @ 9:30pm
40. Salt Lake- Fireworks Liberty Park @ 10pm
You now have 40 reasons to make this Pioneer Day weekend memorable and fun. Get out there and have a blast! Have a safe holiday weekend.