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Weekend Express: things to do in Utah on Pioneer Day and beyond
First Published Jul 23 2013 11:38 am • Last Updated Jul 26 2013 09:47 am

The weekend starts early thanks to Pioneer Day on Wednesday. The Salt Lake Tribune’s entertainment staff is here to help you plan your weekend with our best picks in art, music, theatre and TV. Click here for more event listings, and find sports listings here.

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Pioneer Day » Cities all across Utah will celebrate July 24 with pancake breakfasts, parades, live music and, of course, fireworks. Here’s a list of where to go for Pioneer Day festivities.

Rodeo » The Days of ‘47 Rodeo finishes in Salt Lake City Wednesday, as does the Ogden Pioneer Day Rodeo and the Fiesta Days Rodeo in Spanish Fork. Bluffdale’s rodeo is Friday and Saturday nights.

WHERE » Salt Lake City and Bluffdale, see the respective websites for more

WHEN » See the websites

TICKETS » See the websites

Price City International Days » The town where so many Greek, Italian and Latino immigrants settled will celebrate its heritage with events Thursday through Saturday. There are pool parties, a children’s parade, live music and more. Go to www.castlecountry.com/Price-City-International-Days for more information.


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WHERE » Locations throughout Price

WHEN » Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27; see link for more

TICKETS » Most events are free

Bryce Canyon Geology Festival » Even if they slept through the subject in school, anyone who has ever looked at the pillars of red rock at Bryce Canyon National Park has been intrigued at what shaped the area. The National Park Service will teach you more at Fourth Annual GeoFest. Go to www.nps.gov/brca/geofest.htm for more information.

WHERE » Bryce Canyon National Park

WHEN » Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27

TICKETS » Park admission fees apply

Paddleboard racing » It’s like the Indianapolis 500, except it’s on water, there are no motors, and they don’t go 500 miles. And it’s in Utah. But it’s still a lot of fun to watch paddlesboards race across Jordanelle Reservoir in the H2O Overdrive Summer Series. There’s categories for different ages and experience groups. Go to www.h2ooverdrivesummerseries.com/summer_series for more information.

WHERE » Jordanelle Reservoir, 515 W. State Road 319, Heber City

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