Days of '47 Union Pacific
Youth Parade

Youth ParadeKids, Bands, Smiles and Cheers — The Happiest Parade on the Planet!

Please bring one or more canned food item to the Youth Parade on July 23rd. We are collecting for the Utah Food Bank. Pickup location is at the parade start (corner of 500 South and 600 East).


Saturday - July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.


Starts at 600 East and 500 South
Runs west on 500 South to 200 East
Ends at 200 East and 500 South
(City and County Building / Washington Square)

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About the Event

Utahns can celebrate The Days of ’47 activities by watching or participating in one of the largest youth parades in the United States on July 23, 2016. In just a few blocks, you will see marching bands, creatively decorated floats, performing groups and, of course, several thousand children having a grand time.

The 2016 Youth Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. Be sure to get the kids up early and on their way to this fun-filled parade so everyone can beat the heat then enjoy the Family Festival’s learning activities and games at the end of the Parade in Washington Square (200 East and 500 South, Salt Lake City). Parade lineup begins at 8 a.m. The deadline to submit entry applications is April 1st, 2016. Please review the entry forms for additional information.

More Fun

One float participating in the Youth Parade which best portrays The Days of ’47 theme for 2016 “Pioneers — Inspiring Today's Generation!” will be chosen by the judges then invited to participate in the “Big Parade” on Monday, July 25, 2016. All the Youth Parade’s mini-floats will be invited to our Preview Party at South Towne Expo on July 18th and 19th — a great opportunity to see the main Parade floats and talk with their creators. The crowds adore the Youth Parade floats, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Entry Forms

Click here for a copy of the Entry/Description form.
Click here for a copy of the Entry Requirements and Information page.
Click here for a copy of the photography release for Youth Parade participants.

Send all applications to: Days of '47 Parade
PO BOX 112287
Salt Lake City UT, 84147-2287

Please have the photography release signed by all participants (or by a parent if the participant is a minor) involved in your Youth Parade entry. These documents must be turned in on the morning of the Parade, either when checking in at the Information Desk on the corner of 600 East and 500 South in Salt Lake, or when one of our Youth Parade volunteers meets with you that morning.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact our Youth Parade Co-Chairs:
Jodene Smith, 801.254.4656 (telephone and fax),
Jim Williams, 801.694.9828,

For an ADA accommodation, please contact Kathi Izatt at 801.257.7959

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