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July 24

Days of '47 Parade

The Days of ’47 is an annual celebration that commemorates the arrival of the first pioneer settlers to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847.  This year’s celebration, themed “Pioneers — Building on the Dream,” will include a month-long calendar of events, culminating with a state holiday, Tuesday, July 24.

Union Pacific is proud to join this year’s festivities in dual commemoration of  Utah’s rich history and the railroad’s 150th anniversary. The railroad will stage a community celebration July 24 at the historic Union Pacific depot in downtown Salt Lake City  from noon to 4:30 p.m.

The event will kick-off at 12:30 p.m. with a brief ceremony in front of the depot, highlighting UP’s long-standing relationship with the Great Salt Lake Valley community. 

Governor Gary R. Herbert will issue a declaration and Mayor Ralph Becker will make a presentation to Union Pacific. UP also will make a special presentation naming Salt Lake City a member of Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry.

Following the ceremony, UP will host a community parade, with free rides on the railroad’s mini-train available to the general public.

The railroad will also open a series of attractions for the community to explore UP’s storied history via historical artifacts,  photos and a locomotive simulator. Refreshments will be served.


Please note: The event schedule is subject to change. Union Pacific employees — be sure to check UPOnline for the calendar of employee-only events.