Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, July 16-22

Days of ‘47 Rodeo and other pre-events, a day of rock and punk, and pioneer living in Cache Valley.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Halyn Lide, from China Spring, Texas, competes in the barrel racing event at the 2022 Utah Days of '47 Rodeo. The 2023 edition runs July 19, 20, 21, 22 and 24, at the Utah State Fairpark.

July 17-22

Days of ‘47 events

Pioneer Day is just over a week away, but the pre-holiday events are coming in fast. Monday, This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City, is hosting Super Duper Day, a day of activities from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Utah Days of ‘47 Rodeo kicks off Wednesday and runs through Pioneer Day (except for Sunday), at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. And the annual Float Preview Party, which gives people a close-up look at the floats to be featured in the Days of ‘47 Parade, happens Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. For more information about all of these, go to daysof47.com. For full listings of Pioneer Day activities around the state — and Pie ‘n’ Beer events, too — look in the Mix section of the paper, or go to sltrib.com.

July 21

This show ‘Is For Lovers’

A day of pop, punk and rock, the Utah Is For Lovers Festival will fill up the new Granary Live, 742 S. 500 West, Salt Lake City, on Friday. The event (one of 10 around the country) is the brainchild of Hawthorne Heights frontman JT Woodruff, to create a show “with bands that are our friends, and some bands that we simply love.” The bands playing are: Alkaline Trio, Pup, Four Year Strong, Hawthorne Heights, 3OH!3, Plain White T’s, Secondhand Serenade, AJJ, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Open Mike Eagle and House Parties. Doors open at noon. Tickets, at $60 for general admission, are on sale at granarylive.com; VIP and group ticket deals are also available.

July 22

Living like the pioneers

American West Heritage Center, 3025 S. Highway 89-91, Wellsville, is throwing its annual Pioneer Day Festival on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn about Utah’s pioneer ancestors, as living history interpreters talk about the history of Cache Valley from 1820 to 1920. Also includes the Cache Smokeout, an amateur barbecue competition. Tickets are $10, plus $5 for five samples from the barbecue, while supplies last.

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