NIBLEY — It kicks off this Saturday and goes through next Saturday, June 18th – it’s Heritage Days in Nibley, complete with the Children’s Theater, chalk art on display, a parade, community dinner, fireworks and more. Nibley City Recreation Director Chad Wright told us about this year’s activities.
“It’s always an exciting week, you might say it’s the most wonderful time of the year in Nibley without snow. Our community just really has appreciated the way that we approached our city celebration, even through the thick of the pandemic.
“Everyone’s just really excited about what we’re doing this year. We anticipate full participation at all of our events, and we have some great opportunities for our residents and friends from surrounding communities even to just reconnect,” Wright said.
Saturday begins with a Community Fun Run that will be held at Heritage Park beginning at 8 a.m., at the same time a Disc Golf Tournament starts up and goes until noon at Sunrise Meadows Disc Golf Course at 1200 West 2500 South.
Then, later that day, get ready to laugh the night away with Antics Comedy Improv at Nibley City Hall at 7 p.m.
“Normally, their regular season, from what I understand, kind of wraps up (when) the USU school year ends. But they were excited about the opportunity to do something this summer and we were happy to partner with them. We’ve had a comedian before, and we actually had these guys help us out with some things last year, and we think that will be a lot of fun.”
On Tuesday evening, June 14th, they will have the Chalk the Walk. Participants will be assigned a numbered piece of sidewalk where they can create their own masterpiece and chalk will be provided.
On Thursday, June 16th, it’s the Nibley Children’s Theater presentation.
“They are now in their 40th year. They’ll be performing an original play, and they’re all original. The play is called Sister Wishes. It‘s really a fun one; they explore dreams and wishes and joy and love and life. Long story short, these sisters learn about how to create their own happily ever after, which is really a fun idea. I think folks of all ages will really enjoy watching that presentation, that’s two nights.”
The Community Dinner is that Friday night, June 17th at 6 p.m. The parade will be Saturday morning, June 18th at 10 a.m. The Beard and Mustache Contest then the Party in the Park complete with a surprise act, Fireworks and the Youth Dance after the Fireworks.
Wright also invites the community to some extra happenings surrounding Heritage Days, such as the fireflies who are active at dusk at Firefly Park and the Monarch and Other Winged Wonders Festival that will be held June 23rd at Firefly Park. You can get more information at NibleyCity.com.