If you have lived in Utah for any length of time, especially during the summer months, you have most likely heard the debate of Pioneer Day vs. Pie and Beer Day. Pioneer Day is celebrated on July 24 to commemorate the first Mormon Settlers in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
Pie and Beer Day, also celebrated on July 24th, is an annual tradition where bakeries and local restaurants have pies paired with local craft beers.
Whichever holiday you celebrate, or perhaps both, we have found a few places around town that put on an array of fun-tivities.
Parades down Main Street, the smell of Brigham’s donuts inside the Social Hall and a beautiful bird show that you can get up close and personal, are some of the main events that make celebrating Pioneer Day at This is the Place Heritage Park unique. Be sure you get in on the watermelon eating contest.
This is the Place Heritage Park
2601 East Sunnyside Ave
Days of ‘47
The celebrations run from July 19th-24th. Cowboy games and the rodeo take place at the Utah State Fair Park. Desert News Marathon kicks off the morning of the 24th with the colorful historic parade beginning shortly after. Families line the streets the night before to get that special seat. Fireworks take place at dusk at Liberty park
Utah State Fair Park
155 1000 W
900 South 700 East
Pie and Beer Day
The Beer Bar will be offering 26 different pairings of pie and beer. Tickets are $30 and include five pairings.
161 E. 200 S.
Ogden Bicycle Collective is hosting a celebration at Talisman Brewing Company. There will pie, beer and a raffle, along with a guided community ride and safety inspection. Tickets are just $5.
Talisman Brewing Company
1258 Gibson Ave
Route starts at South Temple and State Street.
Then runs East to 200 East.
Then turns South to 900 South.
Then turns East to 600 East (Liberty Park).
Courtesy of Daysof47.com
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