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Butlerville Days Bringing More Attractions This Year

Jun 29, 2016 09:27AM ● By Cassie Goff

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By Cassandra Goff | [email protected]

Cottonwood Heights

Butlerville Days is an annual celebration held for Pioneer Day. Butlerville Days 2016 will be held on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. It will be located in the fields of Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center at 7500 South 2700 East.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. on July 22. Inflatable attractions, climbing wall and mechanical bull riding will be open until dusk. Food trucks will be open until 11 p.m. Carnival rides provided by City of Fun will be open until 11 p.m. as well. City of Fun is cash only, so make sure to hit the ATM before coming down!

From 4–8 p.m., there will be a chalk-art contest located on the west side of Butler Middle School, across from the Recreation Center. The contest requires registration and a minimal entry fee.

From 5–8 p.m., there will be a skateboard competition in the Richard L. Guthrie Skate Park located at 2433 Bengal Boulevard.

The Mayor’s Cup Pickleball Tournament will begin approximately at 6 p.m. To register for the tournament, visit

At 6:30 p.m., face painting and balloon artistry will be available.

From 6:30–8:30 pm, Brighton Bank Bingo can be played. Players must be 13 or older.

A movie in the park will begin at dusk. Movies in the Park is a series held every year throughout the parks within the city. This will be the last movie for the series. “Zootopia” will be playing for this event.

From 7:30–9 p.m., movie characters from “Zootopia” will be hanging out and available for photo ops.

 On Saturday, July 23, events begin at 7 a.m.

At 7 a.m., the 5K run/walk begins. To register, visit

Around 8 a.m., the Mayor’s Cup Pickleball Tournament will enter the final rounds.

Many attractions will open around noon, including the Cottonwood Heights Historic Display, which will be open until 8:30 p.m.; City of Fun, which will be open until 10 p.m.; and many different food trucks, which will also be open until 10 p.m.

The Scales and Tales exhibit will open at noon as well, along with balloon artistry, face painting, inflatables, the rock wall and mechanic bull riding. These attractions will be open until dusk.

From 2–7 p.m., the antique and classic car show will be open.

At 2:50, the Butlerville Kids Parade will begin.

At 3 p.m., the Butlerville Days parade will begin. There will be a new route this year to avoid the Butler Elementary School construction. Flyers will be available for neighbors, which will provide information of the new route.

From 4 p.m. to dusk, the Unified Fire Authority (UFA) will have kid activities.

Registration for the pie-eating contest begins at noon and ends at 5 p.m. The contest will begin at 6 p.m.

From 3–9 p.m., a photo booth will be open.

At 5 p.m., the Watermelon Drop will occur. At 5:30, p.m. free watermelon slices will be available until supplies run out.

From 5–9 p.m., old-fashioned games will be available.

Live music and entertainment will be playing throughout the event. This year, Foreign Figures returns as the headliner.

At 10 p.m., the annual firework show begins. It will be synchronized to music playing from the stage, so make sure to get a spot where the music can be heard.

 In addition to the many attractions, city staff has been working on a more in-depth emergency preparedness plan. Regulations will be more strict on vendors.

“We are looking at overall safety issues a little harder,” Ann Eatchel, events coordinator, said.

“We have been lucky,” Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore said. “Ten years or more and we haven’t had a significant incident.”

Visitors can enjoy Butlerville Days knowing that city staff has safety as their first priority.

 For additional information on the event, visit: or the Butlerville Days Facebook page.