Saturday, July 12, 2014

Utah Pioneer Day Events and Activities 2014

Utah Pioneer Day Events 2014

July 24th 1847 is the day Brigham Young entered the valley with a group of pioneers after declaring it “the right place”. Many people think July 24th is to celebrate Utah’s statehood, but that didn’t happen until January 4, 1896.

Every year, Utah celebrates with pioneer games, festivals, and other fun activities. Below are some that we have found. Check back often, as we will be adding more and more events as we hear about them.

If you know of one we have missed, please email us at

Original Pioneer Trail Hike
Walk in the shoes of the Utah pioneers and others who have come this way before and hike the original Mormon Pioneer Trail in East Canyon. This is an easy hike for families of all ages, and you can make it as long or as short as you want to.

This Is The Place Heritage Park
What better place to learn about the pioneers than an entire village dedicated to their memory and life in early Utah?! Pull a handcart, sit in a pioneer schoolhouse, watch a Blacksmith at work and many other pioneer activities. Grab your sweetheart and kick up your heels at Brother Brigham’s Ball on July 21, or bring the entire family to Pioneer Days on July 24.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum
A FREE admission museum with the largest collection of pioneer memorabilia, including the wagon that Brigham Young was in when he said “This is the right place!”

Family History
Learn more about your pioneer relatives with the new LDS family history website.

Salt Lake City Cemetery Tour
Take our self-guided tour of the Salt Lake City Cemetery and visit many graves of the early Utah pioneers. Watch for the graves with the “Faith In Every Footsteps” badge on them to signify an original pioneer.

Utah’s First Pioneer Burial Site
In the 1980s, remains of the first pioneers to buried in the Salt Lake Valley were uncovered in downtown Salt Lake City. Among those found were also ancient native American remains. Visit the site where the remains were found, and then pay your respects to them at their final resting place at This Is The Place.

Pioneer Movies:


Salt Lake County

Utah County

Weber County

Cache County

Davis County

Box Elder County

Tooele County

Wasatch/Summit County

Washington County

Iron County

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