The magic of summer.

July is when summer has truly come into its own, and back-to-school seems blissfully far off and the only thing we’re really holding ourselves accountable for is making sure we’re having fun.

Festival of Roses

The Festival of Roses is a community-centered event hosted by Saint John the Catholic Parish. The event has been an 
annual tradition for more than 10 years, and includes a carnival, fun run, car show, golf tournament and more.

Draper Lifestyle Launch Party
at South Mountain Club House

Draper Lifestyle hosted an official launch party and ribbon cutting in May. The event took place at South Mountain Club House and included live music, food and a raffle supplied by several local sponsors.

I-CUP Racing Series’ Stan Crane Memorial Race

After seemingly incessant rain in this spring, the clouds parted over Memorial Day and it was a beautiful day for I-CUP 
Racing Series’ Stan Crane Memorial Race in the cycle park. The day included a barbecue provided by Revolution Bikes.

July 2015 Around Town

Corner Canyon Academy preschool hosted two events in May. First, preschoolers serenaded their mothers at an annual Mother's Day Tea. After singing, the children gave their moms hand-made gifts and strawberry shortcake.

Everyone Loves Pie!

“Pie is happy. Pie is pretty. Pie is fun,” says Draper resident Jennifer Pulley, who has competed in the Draper Days Pie and Homemade Jam Contest for the past four years. On July 17, she plans to compete again. Watch out fellow contestants because behind the nice words is a serious contender.

A Hidden Gem

If you’re up for a fun family scavenger hunt, pick a street in Draper and take a walk. Try counting the number of homes that either have a unique kid’s playhouse or an amazing tree house in the style of the Swiss Family Robinson.

Daughter Brunch

Draper resident Lisa Bigelow was a remarkable woman. She was a committed wife, a fiercely loyal friend, an adoring grandma and a loving mom to seven children. Many described Bigelow as a vibrant, beautiful woman whose smile lit up the room and whose influence and service were immeasurable.

Zipping on Top of the World

Utah Olympic Park is open daily, with two free museums open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with guided tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every day. Adventure Activities open Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Draper’s Neighborhood Watch
Gets A Makeover

Draper is a relatively low-crime community to live in and will remain so if resident Debi D’Amico has her way. D’Amico, a mom of four and grandma of three, is the new crime prevention specialist with the Draper City Police Department. She is putting a fresh face on the neighborhood watch program through her energy, her desire to help people…

Gutter Sundae!

America's Top Five Favorite Ice Cream Flavors are vanilla, chocolate, Cookies 'n Cream, strawberry and chocolate chip mint. ~The World's Top Five Ice Cream Consuming Countries are Australia, America, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Raise the Flag and Fire the Cannon

Draper residents have always been involved in July 24th celebrations. In 1857, Andrew Jackson wrote: “Having got thro with my harvist I concluded to attend the selebration and a picnic party at the head of Big Cottonwood Canion 26 miles from my home.” Draper residents were among 2,587 Saints celebrating the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the pioneers into…

The Best Parks Around

When it comes to Draper’s parks, most residents are familiar with the city’s crowning jewel, Draper Park or the wild Corner Canyon Regional Park. But Draper has 35 parks, many of which are often overlooked. This summer, take a picnic, your bike and friends and check out some of these “best” parks in town.


They spring up mid-summer, up and down Fort Street, just like the tulips did last April. Overnight they blossom. Mostly they are the white, plastic variety but inter-mingled you will see folding ones, leftovers from old church buildings, a few green ones and even some old-fashioned woven-web ones. Lawn chairs begin lining the street, sprouting up and filling in, up…