It’s the most fun-filled week of the year for Draper residents with the annual Draper Days community events set for the second week of July. The rodeo kicks off the festivities the weekend before the official Draper Days. So gussy up your kids’ bikes for the parade, lace up your running shoes for the 5K, hear tunes by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Beach Boys tribute bands, and finish with fantastic fireworks on the July 14!
July 5-7: Draper Days Rodeo — entertainment at 7:30 p.m.; rodeo at Equestrian Center at 8 p.m.
July 10: Children’s Parade — meet at 701 E. Willow Springs Lane at 6 p.m.; parade starts at 6:30 p.m.
July 11: Heritage Banquet — 6-9 p.m. at Draper Elementary
July 12: Draper Idol — 6 p.m.; Junior Idol at 7 p.m. at Juan Diego Catholic High School
July 13-14: Draper Days Family Activities — 5-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Draper City Park
July 13-14: Draper Nights Free Concerts — 7 p.m. at Draper City Park
July 13: Horse Pull — 7-10 p.m. at Andy Ballard Equestrian Center
July 13-14: Splash Dogs – 12-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Draper City Park
July 14: 1K and 5K Races – 5K at 7 a.m.; Kids K at 8 a.m. at Draper City Park
July 14: Draper Days Parade — 9-11 a.m. (Starts and Stokes Avenue and Fort Street; ends at Fort Street and Pioneer)
July 14: Fireworks — 10 p.m. at Draper City Park
For more information, visit DraperDays.org.
Draper Recreation Center Coming Winter 2019, adjacent to the South Mountain outdoor pool
Salt Lake County and Draper City broke ground June 21 on an approximately 38,400-square-foot recreation center and field house, both slated for completion in winter 2019. The recreation center will house two indoor pools (one leisure and one competition lap); locker rooms; a fitness room with equipment and weights; and one multipurpose room for cardio, yoga, dance and more. Farther east and conjoined to the new recreation center by a shared entrance, a field house will be built with artificial turf to accommodate a variety of programming. Draper City contributed $2.2 million to the project, so the city will have designated times when it will be used for sports such as indoor soccer and football as well as other leagues and practices sponsored by Draper Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit SLCO.org.