On July 24, 1847, a large wagon train of Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley for the first time, after an amazingly long and mountainous trek across five current American states. The vanguard company set out in cold weather on April 5, from Nauvoo, Illinois. Over 70,000 people joined them by 1869.

Locally, we will celebrate the event with a parade in Kanab on Center Street, followed by refreshments, booths, a program, movie and fireworks at Jacob Hamblin Park.

6 p.m. Parade with over 40 entries, hopefully including our own “live” successful handcart trek by 12-14 year old children from the Kanab Kaibab Stake.

6:55 p.m. Live entertainment starts at the park with your local favorites, including a few numbers from the upcoming “Annie” production. Bring your own chairs!

7 p.m. Refreshments: homemade cookies and freshly sliced watermelon.

7:30 p.m. Booths featuring pioneer arts and crafts.

9 p.m. Movie: Ephraim’s Rescue. There will be fireworks during the intermission.

9:30 p.m. Fireworks by Kanab City, the movie will resume after.

11 p.m. The movie ends.