Nibley ready for annual Heritage Days celebration

NIBLEY – There will still be the annual fun run, fireworks, youth dance, bubble soccer and carnival food, but the city’s Heritage Days celebration will also focus more on the community’s heritage.

Everything will start with the fun run and disc golf tournament this Saturday morning. Those will be followed up with many more events spread out through the next week.

“Where it’s a Heritage Days celebration we’ve kind of weaved in some heritage games and activities that they did when Nibley was founded,” said Chad Wright, Nibley’s recreation director. “We experimented with that last year and it was very-well received.”

Those heritage games will be a part of the festivities on Saturday, June 17 and will include stilts, trundling hoops, pony rides and other pioneer-era games.

“We’re tossing buffalo chips,” Wright said. “I’m not going to reveal whether those are real or not.”

There will also be some modern games and activities, like bubble soccer and the youth dance. The concert has been switched up a bit too. Instead of hiring outside talent, local talent will be used to perform music and tell stories about Nibley.

“This year we’re actually taking some of our South Town Talent Show contestants and participants and working them into an original Nibley Heritage Show,” Wright said. “That’s in the process and coming together.”

An art unveiling depicting the city’s first settlers will take place Wednesday night. The Children’s Theater, now in its 35th year, is scheduled for Thursday and Friday nights. The mayor’s dinner will also take place Friday. A complete schedule can be viewed below:

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