Pioneers
Inspiring Today’s Generation

Days of 47 and Golden West Credit Union Pioneer Day celebration

Calendar of Events

** Special Notice: We are still in need of participants for the “Tribute to Pioneer Women Spectacular.” All ages – especially dancers and actors – are welcome. If you are interested, we will be taking sign ups until July 14th. Please contact Pat Matthews at (435) 531-6811 for more information. **

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18jul9:00 am- 1:00 pm“Tribute to Pioneer Women” Show Rehearsal

18jul7:00 pm- 9:00 pmInternational Dance NightInternational Dance Night

19jul9:00 am- 1:00 pm“Tribute to Pioneer Women” Show Rehearsal

19jul6:30 pm- 9:00 pmLearn to Square Dance

19jul7:00 pm- 9:00 pmBrigham's Playhouse Play

20jul9:00 am- 1:00 pm“Tribute to Pioneer Women” Show Rehearsal

20jul5:00 pm- 8:00 pm"Tribute to Pioneer Women" Pioneer Spectacular

21jul6:00 pm- 9:00 pm3rd Annual Square Dance Party

22jul10:30 am- 8:00 pm3rd Annual Square Dance Party Workshop

23jul7:00 pm- 9:00 pmDays of 47 Dixie Fireside

24julAll DayDays of 47 Dixie Celebration

24jul7:00 am- 8:00 amFlag Raising Ceremony

24jul7:30 am- 10:00 amBreakfast at the Park

24jul9:00 am- 10:00 amDays of 47 Dixie Parade

24jul6:30 pm- 10:30 pm“Pioneer Legacy Celebration” With the Osmonds

Days of ’47 in Dixie

The 100 year old, traditional ‘Days of ’47’ celebration has come to “Dixie”. Each July 24th, the celebration in honor of those ancestors and pioneers that came to Southern Utah, settled it, and established communities that have, and still provide a lifestyle that few others experience, is here for us to experience.

Taming the river, fighting drought, building homes from adobe brick and living on the most meager of fares, these tough and tenacious pioneers left a legacy that is worthy of and in need of our remembering and honoring.

From Cedar City to Santa Clara, this Days of ’47 celebration is meant to include all communities, that wish to participate. The idea behind the expansion is to bring people and communities together. To create bonds of family, friends and community. To re-establish and strengthen the inter-community ties that our forefathers relied on to survive.

While most events will be held in Washington City, the historical venue for this “24th” celebration, beginning in 2017 this week- long event, is designed to involve most of the communities in Washington and Iron Counties.

This year's (2017) events start at on Monday July 17th with a performance in the Veteran’s park. On Saturday July 22nd at 7:00 AM a Flag Raising Ceremony in the Veteran’s Park located at 100 East Telegraph in Washington. At 7:10 AM the food starts with a nice breakfast for the public, and is accompanied by the Nisson Band, which has been performing at this event for over 50 years.

The parade down Telegraph Street, Foot Races, games for youth and adults and great food and entertainment are all on the schedule for the entire week. Square dancing, Mountain Man Camp, Native American village add to the flavor and diversity of the day’s activities.

If you are looking for a place to relax, experience a bit of American life, build memories for family and just enjoy the tradition of Southern Utah, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Sponsors

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Snow and Nelson LLP
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City of Santa Clara Utah

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State Bank of Southern Utah