It was the 165th anniversary since the Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley. Every July 24th, Utah comes alive celebrating the Days of ’47 along with the sacrifice the pioneers showed to cross the plains. Pioneer Day is an official state holiday and many people have the day off.
If you want to do things like the locals, you don’t go to the parade in the morning; you camp along the parade route overnight. Utah is proud of its traditions and hard working pioneer heritage. This year was no exception with several marching bands to colorful parade floats.