This weekend is the lead up to Pioneer Day, and some communities are beginning their celebrations early, so there are a lot of fun things to see and do this weekend throughout Cache Valley.
Nobel Prize Winner
Have you ever seen the sci-fi movies Contact or Interstellar? The genius scientist (and Logan native) behind those movies is Nobel Prize-winning Kip Thorne and he’ll be giving a free presentation about our universe, Thursday at 4 p.m. at Logan High School.
The amazing performances in the Ellen Eccles Theatre, Utah Theatre and Caine Lyric Theatre continue this weekend with both the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and the Lyric Repertory Company.
- Thursday: Into the Woods, 1 p.m.; Secret Garden, 7:30 p.m.; Macbeth, 7:30 p.m.
- Friday: Amazing Grace, 1 p.m.; Barber of Seville, 7:30 p.m.; Sense and Sensibility, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday: Secret Garden, 1 p.m.; Into the Woods, 7:30 p.m.; Peter and the Starcatcher, 1 p.m.; Macbeth, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 7:30 p.m.
Pioneer and Community Festivities
Go back in time and start celebrating Pioneer Day early at the American West Heritage Center. They’ll be hosting both a Pioneer Celebration Friday and Saturday, as well as a Mountain Man Rendezvous. They’ll have skill demonstrations and authentic exhibits.
Tremonton City Days also get underway this weekend. Activities begin Friday afternoon in Shuman Park and all day Saturday at Shuman Park and Jeanie Stevens Park, including a childrens parade, live music and fireworks at dusk.
Mendon City has been celebrating Pioneer festivities all week, and they continue this weekend. Festivities include softball, sand volleyball, horseshoe and flag football tournaments, plus a benefit concert Friday night at the Mendon Library. There will be a full day of activities from sun up to sun down on Saturday, including a parade at 12 noon, The Great Race at 1 and many other activities throughout the day, followed by fireworks at night.
North Logan has a full day of activities planned on Tuesday, July 24th. Flag ceremony and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.; the parade starts at 10 a.m.; Pioneer Activities are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mountain View Park; and, Family Fun games begin at 8 p.m. at Elk Ridge Park, followed by fireworks at dusk.
There will be a lot of fun, parades and fireworks in Logan City, with most of the activities taking place at Willow Park in Logan. Athletic tournaments begin in the morning, the Pioneer Day Parade begins at 12 noon, and a host of pioneer-themed activities will take place at Willow Park throughout the day, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
Have you played Pickleball yet? You can play at Bridger Park this Saturday and help Operation Underground Railroad. The men’s, women’s and mixed doubles tournament will be going all day and proceeds go to help end human trafficking.
The Canyon Jams concert series continues this Saturday. Sponsored by the Stokes Nature Center, the Stillhouse Junkies will perform at 2nd Dam starting at 7 p.m.
The USU Alumni Band teams up with Tad Calcara and Lynn Rosen this Sunday. The free concert is at the Daines Concert Hall at Utah State University beginning at 7 p.m.
Legislative Town Hall
Representative Ed Redd, R-District 4, is hosting a legislative town hall event to discuss the basics of Medicaid and a ballot initiative calling for Medicaid Expansion. The meeting will be Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Historic Cache County Courthouse.
The Gardener’s Market also continues this weekend, with dozens of vendors set up at the site of the Historic Cache County Courthouse on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.