Days Of ’47 Parade: Road Closures, Times & How To Watch

Jul 23, 2021, 8:01 AM | Updated: 8:23 am
FILE: Members of the Americana's riding group ride in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on M...
FILE: Members of the Americana's riding group ride in the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 24, 2017. (Ravell Call/Deseret News)
(Ravell Call/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — After a one-year hiatus, the 2021 KSL 5 Days of ’47 Parade will return to the streets of Utah’s capital city.

The Pioneer Day parade, which begins at 9 a.m. Friday, can be seen on KSL TV following the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

This year’s celebrations will commemorate the 174th anniversary of Latter-day Saint pioneers arriving in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

Road closures for the parade and Deseret News Marathon began at 5 a.m.

The marathon started at 5:30 a.m. in Emigration Canyon before heading down Sunnyside Avenue, passing Utah’s Hogle Zoo before turning right on Foothill Drive.

From there, runners turn north on 1300 East to South Temple before turning west. After that, the runners will meet up and follow the parade route on 200 East for nine blocks to 900 South, where they will make a final turn east and run to the finish line at Liberty Park.

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Police will allow vehicles to cross the marathon route where designated but no vehicles may cross the parade route at any time during Friday’s closure.

The parade will head down 200 East, beginning at South Temple at 9 a.m., before turning on 900 South and ending at 600 East.

The entirety of the Days of ’47 Parade will be televised on KSL TV at 9 a.m. after the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics finishes.

You can see it on KSL TV, on the KSL TV app and on KSLTV.com.

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Days Of ’47 Parade: Road Closures, Times & How To Watch