Taylorsville Dayzz has become a tradition not to be missed. The celebration, which marked its 23rd year on June 27, 28 and 29, gets bigger each summer. And the 90 acres at Gary C. Swensen Valley Regional Park, 5100 S. 2700 West, offers plenty of room to spread out. Parking, as well as most events, are free.
Attendance was expected to be in line with immediate past years of about 30,000 to 40,000 people. Among the events were the carnival, concerts, Parade, Car Show, 5K and Kids Fun Run and of course the best fireworks in the state! Here are the details from this year's event:
The parade, with about 90 entries, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, running from 1900 West along 5400 South before turning north at 2700 West and finishing just past the park.
The cherry on top is, of course, the fireworks. Thursday night features a 20-minute fireworks show and on Saturday night, count on a full 30 minutes of non-stop fireworks set to patriotic music. “It is such a fun way to celebrate our community and kick off the summer with family and friends,” says Mayor Kristie Overson.
This year's show-stoping line-up includes:
4 to 11 p.m. Carnival Bonus Night
7 p.m. Utah Symphony (music of John Williams) 1812 Overture with Cannons
9:30 p.m. Movie in the Park (Ralph Breaks the Internet)
4 to 11 p.m. Carnival Rides
6 p.m. Taylorsville Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Rock the 80s (with Lisa McClowry. Music of Journey, Bon Jovi, Heart, Cher)
10 p.m. Expanded Fireworks!
7 a.m. 5K Run
7:45 a.m. Kids Run
9 a.m. Parade
11 a.m. Entertainment, food and craft booths, carnival, pony rides, petting zoo
Noon. Car Show
8 p.m. Abbacadabra (Abba Tribute band)
10 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza!!