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July Fun Guide 2021: Celebrations & Activities

What to do in July 2021 in Utah? Find out about this July’s celebrations, fun activities, concerts, fund raisers, and events.


Pioneer Day Celebrations:

July 9-10: Pops Concert. The Choral Arts Society of Utah will join the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band and soloist Lauren Gruwell for concerts featuring hits from the 50s & 60s, movie soundtracks, patriotic favorites, and much more. This event is free but tickets are required. Visit for more information.

July 15: Pioneers of Progress. Honoring modern-day Utahns who perpetuate a legacy of industry and integrity with Pioneers of Progress awards. Reception at 6:30pm and dinner and awards at 7pm at Grand America, 555 S Main Street, SLC.

July 17: First Encampment Hike. This walk follows the footsteps of the 1847 Pioneers that traces Emigration Creek through Salt Lake City neighborhoods. The hike begins at 7am at Donner Park (2770 East and 990 South, east of Hogle Zoo) and ends at First Encampment Park (1700 South and 500 East), near the site where the pioneers camped in the Salt Lake Valley on July 22, 1847. The hike is five miles long. 

July 19-20: Float Preview Party. Get a sneak peek at the floats slated for the Days of 47 Parade at the Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S State, Sandy.

July 20-24: Cowboy Games and Rodeo. The annual rodeo will be held at the Utah State Fair Park, 155 S 1000 W, Salt Lake City, starting at 7:30pm.

July 23: The Deseret News Marathon starts at 5:30am at Big Mountain, above Emigration Canyon. You can register at

July 23: Sunrise Service. The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will present a sunrise service honoring Utah’s Pioneers at 7:00am at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

July 23: Days of ‘47 Parade. The annual parade will start at 9am and travel from South Temple and State Street, and then run East to 200 East, then South to 900 South, then East again to 600 East, ending at Liberty Park. 

Outdoor Activities

Visit Utah Lake and go fishing. As our Utah Stories’ writer, Dan Potts, said, “You can find all ten sport and food fish.” Try your luck! 

Pineview Reservoir boasts some of the best sandy beaches in the state. Visit and make a sand castle, or try your hand (and balance) at sports line paddling.


Moab Free Concert Series, July 30 from 7pm to 9pm at Swanny City Park.

Excellence Concert Series at the Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City. Every Wednesday evening in July starting at 7:30pm. 

Wasatch Mountain Music Festival, Wallsburg, July 9-11.


July 21: Wasatch Trail Run at Alta.

July 24: Temple to Temple 5K, Provo.

July 30: Alien Midnight Run, Farmington.

Pet Events

Yappy Hour Fairmont Park on July 13 from 6pm to 9pm. An evening full of dogs, food, cold beverages, live music, activities, and more. 

Pints for Pets on July 13 at Ogden River Brewing Company, Ogden. An adoption and fund raising event. 

Bark in the Park on July 17, from 11am to 4pm at Sunset Park in Sunset, featuring a dog contest and a car show. 

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