Enterprise Pioneer Day Parade Honors Ancestors

Enterprise, UT – One of the best traditions that draws a large crowd to the small town of Enterprise is Pioneer Day. Pioneer Day is an official Utah holiday that is celebrated on July 24th. Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847 and the state of Utah commemorates this day.

At the heart of their celebration is the parade down Main street. Members of the community and several local businesses take part in the parade to honor those pioneers that walked the historic Mormon Trail to the Salt Lake Valley by handcart.

This year’s theme was “Builders of Utah” that was focused on the local pioneer heritage. Kids, visitors, and citizens lined Main street to see the parade of unique floats, cars, horses and performances and even for a chance at getting some candy.

Parade coordinator Tammy Gardner spent several Months planning the parade and said, “This is a big deal for our town, and we spend time honoring those ancestors who came before us.”

You can watch a live performance of the parade over on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/enterprise2day

Photos: Mack Crouch for Enterprise2day

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CR Thelin is a creative writer for Enterprise2day. His recent role added to his plate is reporter. You can find CR wearing orange at most local events taking video and interviewing those involved. "Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein.
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