LOGAN – To celebrate Pioneer Day — which will be observed by Logan City on Saturday, July 23 this year — city officials have planned dawn to dark festivities at Willow/Horseshoe Park.
The city’s celebration will kick-off with early-morning 1-mile and 3-mile Fun Runs.
Registration for those events will begin at 7 a.m. in the park. The non-competitive races will begin at 7:30 a.m.
The 17th Annual Logan Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will also begin at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast bill of fare will include eggs, sausage, orange juice or milk and, of course, pancakes.
Cost of the breakfast meals will be $6/person; $3 for children 10 and under; $5 for senior citizens; and, $16 for immediate family groups.
The morning’s activities will also include an open-grass volley tournament. Registration for the competition will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the park, with matches to follow at 8 a.m.
Other slated competitions include 3-on-3 basketball and soccer tournaments; a horseshoe pitching tournament; King and Queen of the Beach volleyball tournaments; and, Spike Ball.
Those events will take place on the Willow Park Quad. Registration for those tournaments will begin at 8:30 am with competition to follow beginning at 9 a.m.
Yoga in the Park will begin at 9 a.m. under the trees.
A Family Fun Zumba event is slated at Willow Park Stage at 10 a.m.
The city’s annual Pioneer Day Parade will begin at noon. The parade’s route starts at the corner of Center Street and 100 West, proceeds west on Center St. to 500 West, continues to 700 South and ends at Willow Park.
Food and craft booths at Willow Park will also open for business at 12 p.m.
Family fun will fill the afternoon at Willow Park. The Pioneer Day Playland will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Candy Cannon will be manned for kids 12 and under at 2:30 p.m. A Bingo Bonanza will take place at 4 p.m. on the Willow Park Stage.
Entertainment will continue on the Willow Park Stage throughout the evening. The local group “Just Jumpin’ ” will perform there at 5:30 p.m.; “Summer Bloom” will take the stage at 6:30 p.m.; followed by “The Rowdy Band” at 8:30 p.m.
The city’s Pioneer Day Celebration will climax with a free public fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Additional information about the Logan’s Pioneer Day celebration can be found on the city’s web site at https://www.loganutah.org/government/departments/parks_and_recreation/special_events.php.