Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Utah
May 10, 2016
By: Ann Whittaker
Memorial Day means a lot of things to a lot of different people, and every Utahn has their favorite traditions. Here's your guide to all things Memorial Day in Utah including Memorials, Camping Info and Events to look forward to.
A Day of Remembrance
How to pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought (and fight) for our freedom:
Fort Douglas Museum (Salt Lake City)
Memorial Day program at Fort Douglas CemeteryMonday morning 9:15 a.m.Music, wreath laying, gun salute, memorial prayers and remarks
Memory Grove (Salt Lake City)
Visit memorials for Utah's veterans and a replica of the Liberty BellCity Creek Canyon road is great for walking, jogging and cycling
Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park (Bluffdale)
Setting up Camp
Check out all the things you'll need for a successful weekend in a tent or RV:
Camping with kids? Start with our Tips for Camping with Kids article to learn some sweet tricks to keep those littles entertained and outta trouble.
CAMPGROUNDS & HIKING TRAILS
Celebrate Good Times
There's a whole lotta events 'round this state to kick off summer with family and friends:
Antelope Island Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering
Antelope Island State Park | Fielding Garr Ranch• A 4-day event with the best western musicians and cowboy poets in the State of Utah• Take a historic wagon ride, visit booths with saddle makers, hat makers, spurs, chaps and other cowboy collectibles• Two dinner shows (Friday and Saturday evening)• Cowboy Church on Sunday morning• Potluck Campfire sing-along Sunday evening• Games and educational activities for kids• Western food for breakfast, lunch and dinner More info here.
Rodeos are held nightly, Wednesday - Saturday all summer longGet tickets at Ruby's Inn or at the Rodeo Entrance GateBullriding available for any interested adultsSteer riding and sheep riding available for the littles
Summer time? Baseball time. Right? Kick off your summer with a night at the ballpark.
Train ride, Magic show, Wild West show, photography and all things fun for the family.
When the coasts met up for the first time, thanks to a little somethin' called the Transcontinental Railroad, there was a darn big ceremony and the entire nation celebrated. Come watch people dressed in 19th century garb reenact a dramatic meeting of the coasts with a...wait for it...golden spike!