While lots of Pioneer Day 2020 events have been canceled or adjusted, there’s still some fun out there this weekend! With an online concert, local activities, as well as the all-important fireworks, here are your options to celebrate.
Pioneer Day 2020 Fireworks
Bountiful Handcart Days is launching fireworks from Mueller Park Junior High on Friday night at dusk, about 9:30 pm. They ask that viewers social distance responsibly.
Fireworks at the Provo Towne Center will be at 10:00 PM, with parking lots be open for spectators to watch the show from their cars. The nearby Sam’s Club/At Home/Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lots are also a great location to watch the show. Feel free to hop on the roof of your car or pop out of the sunroof for a great view. If you do choose to exit your car, please park at least 1 spot away from other cars on all sides to maintain safe physical-distancing from other households. With over 5,000 parking stalls to choose it shouldn’t be a struggle. Similar to their drive-in movies, there will be no “tailgating” or group gatherings allowed. However, your household may set up a few lawn chairs close to your car, at least one parking lot space away from other vehicles on all sides.
Spanish Fork will launch fireworks at approximately 10:00 PM from the Sports Park. Spectators are encouraged to watch fireworks from alternate locations as the fireworks will have larger shells and will go higher than in years past. That necessitates a bigger fallout zone. As a result, some areas of the Sports Park will be closed. Organizers ask that if you choose to watch fireworks from the park, please follow social distancing guidelines. You can also tune your radios to 99.7 FM for synchronized music!
Pioneer Day 2020 Activities
This is the Place Heritage Park is hosting activities from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Friday. Admission is $7.95 (free for kids under 2) and includes access to the Pioneer Children’s Memorial, panning for gold (weather permitting), building exhibits, the Huntsman Grill, Brigham’s Donuts, gift shops, visitor center, and walking trails. Please note that the trains, playground, pony rides, and some other features are currently closed.
Camp Floyd State Park is celebrating the ways of the cowboy on Friday from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM. There will be activities for the kids, food and of course great cowboy poetry and cowboy music. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 per person or $25 per family (immediate family only). Wagon rides Saturday and Sunday $5 per person.
Provo residents can enjoy Pioneer Day activities at Kiwanis Park. The Food Truck Roundup will be Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Note that many trucks will not be accepting cash, so bring a credit card or have the Venmo app handy. Organizers ask participants to please wear a mask while standing in line and ordering your food to keep others safe. Food trucks will include Corndog Commander, Maize Tacos, Amkha Misky Peruvian Snacks, Clarks Malasadas, Kona Ice, and The Pizza Bus.
The annual Days of 47′ Pops Concert is going virtual this year! And you can watch it right now!