Dear GYA, I've heard a few people are complaining about the the fact the Days of '47 Parade will be closing off most of downtown. This is ridiculous. I just want to say parades shouldn't be an inconvenience. It's all about perspective. Instead, we should just think of them as impenetrable, traffic-crippling walls of fun. So, is there anything going on while I'm stuck behind this here fun wall? - Jules Snikebite, The Avenues
Jules, I can't stand it when people complain about parades, either. It's not like they happen all the time and for no reason. Imagine if that were the case, all these parades just poppin' up out of nowhere. That would be a nightmare. Here's what's going on today:
The annual Native American Celebration in the Park will be going on all day in Liberty Park. Come celebrate Pioneer Day with the people who were here for more than 170 years with arts ad crafts, food, traditional dances and fireworks. The celebration starts at 7 a.m. and is happening all day.
Over at Spring Mobile BalPark, The Salt Lake Bees will be taking on the Sacramento River Cats. Besides a great evening of baseball, this evening's game will be topped off with a massive fireworks display in honor of Pioneer Day. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and the fireworks will follow immediately after.
Union Pacific's 150 Year Anniversary will be celebrated at the Gateway today. This free family-friendly event will offer up train rides, old-timey photos, appearances by the Governor and the Mayor and, of course, refreshments. This rail-related event starts at noon.
Other worthwhile events happening today:
- The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre's presentation of Patriots and Pioneers will be going on at Ellen Eccles Theatre, beginning at 7 p.m.
- The Fiddler's and Fireworks Celebration will be happening at the Heber Valley Historic Railroad, starting at 8 p.m.
- For some stand-up comedy action, check out Comedy Roadkill at the Complex at 8 p.m.