The long awaited Summerfest returnsMay 30, 2022 05:25PM ● By Collin Leonard
By Collin Leonard | [email protected]
Some semblance of normality will be regained this summer as the calendar in South Jordan is filling up with fun events. The biggest event of the year is SoJo Summerfest, a three day celebration.
It’s the first time in several years that it’s in the regular location at City Park and at the regular time, June 2 - 4. Many departments have contributed to events for residents with all interests.
Fire Station No. 61 is hosting a car seat check from 4 - 5 p.m. that Thursday and Friday . If you have any questions about the safety of your child’s car seat, stop by the station so trained firefighters can check it.
The same fire department will also be hosting a challenge course on Saturday. Both kids and adults can test their abilities on the course and afterwards will be able to tour the fire trucks and other vehicles on display. The firefighters have cooked up some foam related fun for the kids as well.
All three days, food trucks can be found in South Jordan City Park at 11000 S. Redwood Road. A new and exciting exhibit features hundreds of live butterflies filling the converted batting cages nearby.
Other unique activities include a ‘Bubbleologist’ doing interactive performances with bubbles, a root beer garden with unique flavors and ice cream, bingo and an artisan market. Don’t be surprised to find stilt walkers towering over visitors to the park, or you might run into Spiderman teaching basic self defense to children.
City of Fun will be in the park, packed with amusement rides and games. Family night is Thursday where all rides are 1 ticket. Pre-sale wristbands for unlimited rides are $25, so it's best to buy them soon (on-site wristbands are $35). They are sold at the South Jordan Community Center and at City Hall.
Mulligan’s is hosting a night golf event on June 2, using LED golf balls, glow sticks and illuminated carts. The South Jordan Music Festival will be happening for two nights. On Friday, Foreign Figures and The Strike perform. On Saturday. American Idol finalists Ammon and Liahona, and a local Beatles tribute band will be playing.
Saturday, June 4th is the parade, the longest running Summerfest tradition! From 7a.m. to 11a.m. a breakfast hosted at Station 61 will be held, with food for purchase by Village Inn. The parade will start at 9 a.m., beginning on 2200 W. The procession will turn onto Park Road down to Redwood Road, and finish at City Hall.
Opportunities to stay active include the 5K and kids 1-miler Saturday morning, and a pickleball doubles tournament later that afternoon. The festival will end spectacularly with fireworks at 10 p.m. Find the full schedule of events and additional information at SoJo Summerfest.
South Jordan will also be restarting their Movies in the Moonlight series, where films are shown at Oquirrh Shadows Park. The schedule is not yet released, so check back soon for details. "Star Wars: A New Hope" will be playing in the park on June 3 as part of Summerfest.
It is very exciting to return to responsibly celebrating the beginning of Summer as a community; your fellow community members have been preparing and planning for months.