Here’s where to watch this year’s Pioneer Day fireworks and shows
Jul 21, 2023, 12:45 PM | Updated: Jul 24, 2023, 7:34 pm
(Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.)
SALT LAKE CITY — This year’s Pioneer Day will host many of the typical Utah festivities, from pulling handcarts, dressing up in pioneer clothing, honoring ancestors’ sacrifices, marching in parades — and lighting fireworks.
To find out where and when to see Pioneer Day fireworks celebrations across Utah, find the location closest to you in the following list. This list is not comprehensive and details are subject to change; please verify using the attached link.
Saturday, July 22
- American Fork: For 100 years, American Fork has gathered to celebrate Pioneer Day — and its annual Steel Days festivities will continue to please. Fireworks will take place at 10 p.m. in Art Dye Park, 550 E. 1000 North, along with other activities such as parades, quilt shows and several sports tournaments occurring the entire weekend.
- Bear Lake: Pioneer Day fireworks will light the sky above Bear Lake, 2176 S. Bear Lake Blvd., on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 23, at 11 p.m.
- Fairview: Fairview will show its Pioneer Day pride with a 10 p.m. fireworks celebration at Keller Arena. Parades, games, vintage car shows and artisan markets will take place beforehand.
- Kamas: Fiesta Days in Kamas brings a weekend of fun, and fireworks will light after the city’s Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeo Association rodeo, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. with a $10 ticket entry. A Chris Peterson concert will also take place after the rodeo.
- Mapleton: Pioneer Day fireworks will happen at 10 p.m., taking place in Ira Allan Sports Park, 1728 S. 800 West, after the Party Crashers concert. Other events Mapleton residents can participate in before the fireworks include a humanitarian fair and ping pong drop.
- Tremonton: Tremonton’s fireworks display will kick off at Jeanie Stevens Park, 700 N. 1000 West, at 10 p.m., synchronized with music on 104.9 FM radio.
Monday, July 24 – Pioneer Day
- Beaver: A Pioneer Day fireworks celebration will take place in Beaver at 9:45 p.m. at the Tushar fourplex park, preceded by horse races, open swims at the city pool and a rodeo.
- Charleston, Wasatch County:Fireworks will start at dusk at Charleston Park, 3527 W. 3600 South, after local country band Wildwood’s live entertainment performance. A car show, live auction and other family-friendly activities will take place throughout the day.
- Kanab: Kanab will host its 10 p.m. fireworks show at the Jackson Flat Reservoir, with a dance, church history walk, live band performances and other games preceding the show.
- Layton: While Layton may not be hosting a fireworks show, it will be showing its love for Pioneer Day through an “Electric Light Parade,” where anyone can participate wearing and carrying their own lit-up gear (all entries must be lit and nonmotorized). The parade will start in the business parking lot at the northwest corner of Wasatch Drive and Gentile Street.
- Logan: Logan will host its Pioneer Day fireworks show at 10 p.m. at Willow Park, 450 W. 700 South. A pancake breakfast, parade, spike ball tournament and other events will take place beforehand, with musical performances including Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband on the stage.
- Monroe: A fireworks celebration will take place at 9:45 p.m. by South Sevier Middle School, 300 E. Center, preceded by other evening activities like a concession and raffle tickets sale, a concert featuring The Ride and a drawing for prizes.
- Orem: Orem will celebrate its Pioneer Day with a fireworks display choreographed to music. Other performances include local band Michael Barrow and the Tourists, as well as the party band No Limits. Orem residents can celebrate at University Place, 575 E. University Parkway. The location will be available from 4 p.m. on so guests can reserve their seats before the show.
- Ogden: Pioneer Day festivities and Miss Rodeo Utah competitions will complete with a drone show after the Miss Rodeo Utah coronation (which takes place at 8:30 p.m.) at Ogden Pioneer Stadium, 668 17th Street.
- Spanish Fork: Spanish Fork will host its 8 p.m. Fireworks Spectacular concert at Spanish Fork’s Sports Park, 493 W. Volunteer Drive, then light the skies with fireworks at 10 p.m. (or once the event’s rodeo has finished). Synchronized music will play on field No. 8 to help enhance the fireworks experience.
- St. George: A Pioneer Day fireworks celebration will take place at Veterans’ Park in St. George, at 10 p.m., preceded by a parade and other activities.
Pioneer Day celebrations in Salt Lake City
Fireworks and other celebrations will be spread across Salt Lake City. Here are some of the locations where you can watch the colorful shows.
- Days of ’47 Parade: The Days of ’47 Parade, one of the oldest parades in the country, starts bright and early at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 24, with the route starting at South Temple and State Street, though, it will have a slightly different ending spot this year. Thousands attend the parade that showcase horses, community floats and other attractions, with many Utahns even camping overnight the night before to get suitable spots to watch the parade — and this year, it won’t disappoint. But with triple-digit temperatures forecast for the holiday, prepare yourself for the heat and to stay hydrated.
- Days of ’47 Parade float preview: On Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the public can gather for a Days of ’47 parade float preview party at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy. Those attending can then vote on their favorite floats, watch live entertainment, and enjoy other activities, such as face painting and photos with the Days of ’47 royalty.
- Liberty Park drone show: Following art, craft, and food vendors as a part of the Native American Celebration, a drone show will light the sky at Liberty Park, 600 Harvey Milk Blvd., at 10 p.m.