Days of '47 Union Pacific
Youth Parade

2018 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 22nd. We are collecting for the Utah Food Bank. Pickup location is at the parade start (corner of 500 South and 600 East).


Saturday - July 21, 2018 @ 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)

Entry Forms

Click Here for the 2018 Youth Parade Appliction Entry Form


Sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad
Televised by KUTV 2News

About the Event

Celebrate The Days of ’47 activities by watching or participating in one of the largest youth parades in the United States on July 21, 2018. 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 2018 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, 2017. Please review the entry forms for additional information.

More Fun

The Youth Parade float which best portrays The Days of ’47's 2018 theme “Pioneer Stories - Foundation for the Future” will be selected by the judges then invited to participate in the “Big Parade” on Monday, July 24, 2017. All the Youth Parade’s mini-floats are invited to our Preview Party at South Towne Expo on July 17th and 18th — 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!

The photography release is signed by all participants (or by a parent if the participant is a minor) involved in each 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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