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SoJo’s 2024 Summerfest arriving sooner than you think

May 06, 2024 04:09PM ● By Laura S. Crapo

Attractions of all kinds will be on hand for the SoJo Summerfest. (File photo City Journals)

South Jordan City’s Summerfest coming right up!

The annual SoJo Summerfest is May 28 to June 1 and is the sign that summer has officially begun. It is an event chock full of fun options. This one of a kind event is something all South Jordan residents can be proud of because not many cities have such a variety of fun choices in two days. There will be something for everyone’s enjoyment. And, there will be a great variety of food and vendors!

On Friday and Saturday, there will be great daring performances that will catch viewer’s attention. It will be an amazing BMX 2020 act where extreme tricks will showcase skills of the riders. The extreme tricks on their BMX bikes will entertain all those watching.

A Parade Preview is the first activity on Friday where all interested can get a sneak peak of the city’s float. This year it will be carnival-themed. So, you can imagine all the colors, balloons and maybe even clowns.

Then SoJo Summerfest visitors can turn their attention to more official type vehicles. Firemen and police officers will be showing off their ‘work cars’ – fire engines and police cars. And they can demonstrate all interested the inside lights, buttons and siren features. There may even be a street sweeper. So, enjoy learning about these vehicles and how they’re used to help people in the community.

The Kite Festival is fun because all interested can make their own kite. This event is held in Highland Park. People can test their new kites in the wide open space there. Please register at for the kite festival by May 12, because the slots fill up quickly. The Parade Preview and Kite Festival are being held in the city’s west side because most of the main event is at the
city center. 

“Registration is officially OPEN for all art enthusiasts, whether you’re a seasoned professional, a passionate amateur, a talented teen, or a budding young chalk artist,” said Tiffany Parker, South Jordan City’s arts program coordinator. “You can also team up with your friends or family in our team categories. Join us on May 31 to June 1 for an unforgettable experience at SoJo Summerfest and immerse yourself in a festival atmosphere buzzing with energy, music, and, of course, incredible chalk art masterpieces!” For those interested in the Chalk Festival, please sign up soon. Registration at closes on May 12.

Then, the SoJo Music Festival free two-night event takes place on Friday and Saturday. This live music will energize the atmosphere and let people know the party is in full force. Friday night kicks off with Ripcord Revival. This is a band of young, dynamic artists whose infectious energy and positive vibes will definitely encourage dancing!

 “They’ve rocked stages across Utah, spreading their feel-good tunes and making every performance an unforgettable experience,” said Parker. “Runaway Fire will set the stage on fire with its mesmerizing vocals and killer guitar solos, transporting you to a world of melodic magic reminiscent of rock legends like Soundgarden and Pixies.” The SoJo’s Music Festival’s grand finale on Saturday will be with Like a Material Girl. They’ll take you on a journey back to the iconic era of Madonna and other 80s divas. These fun and familiar tunes will have you singing along to every hit!

But wait, there’s more! For those wanting to submit a parade entry, or an entry for the car show, the deadline is Friday, May 17. The Car Show has cash prizes from $100 to $500. And the parade is on Saturday, June 1. It will begin at 9 a.m. sharp! Please register at [email protected]. Look under ‘Events’ on the city’s website, for more details.

P.S. The fun won’t stop! The South Jordan City’s Movies in the Moonlight begin in June.  λ