Pleasant Grove's Strawberry Days is the longest continuously running city celebration in Utah, and is known for the cups of strawberries and cream that residents celebrate with.
Strawberry Days runs June 15-22. Here are 10 events you don't want to miss.
-By Stacy Johnson, Daily Herald
Car Show and Cruise
The annual Strawberry Days Car Show will feature roughly 100 “classic and exotic cars,” as well as a Car Cruise, helicopter landing, food vendors and the chance to meet Django, the new K9 Police dog for the Pleasant Grove Police Department.
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 15 for the Car Show, followed by the Cruise at 2 p.m.
Where: Shannon Park, 220 S. State St. in Pleasant Grove with the Cruise heading from the park down Main and Center Street.
Strawberry Days PRCA Rodeo
Gear up for an evening of Mutton Bustin’, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing and more at the annual Strawberry Days Rodeo.
When: Mutton Bustin’ starts at 7 p.m. with the Rodeo kicking off at 8 p.m., June 19-22. Fireworks for Patriot’s Night will follow the Rodeo June 22
Where: 485 W. 220 South, Pleasant Grove
This all-ages event will feature a variety of carnival foods, fun rides and plenty of games.
When: 4-11 p.m., June 19 (1 Ticket Day – all rides only require one ticket); 12-11 p.m., June 20 (Buddy Day – 12-5 p.m. buy a wristband get one free); 12-11 p.m., June 21; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 22
Where: Downtown Park; 200 S. Main St., Pleasant Grove
5K and Kids 1/2 Mile Run
This year’s Strawberry Days race is themed Guns & Hoses, with events available for all ages. The 5K is priced at $20 with the 1/2 Mile Run $10. T-shirts are guaranteed for those who register before June 10. Morning of registration is not available.
When: The 5K will begin at 7 a.m. with the 1/2 race at 8 a.m., June 22
Where: Both races will begin and end at the Pleasant Grove Police Station; 87 E. 100 South, Lehi
This year’s Strawberry Day’s theme is “United under the G,” a theme that will carry through the parade, featuring floats, community groups, vehicles, animals and more.
When: 10 a.m., June 22
Where: The parade will start at Pleasant Grove High School, 700 E. 200 South, and will head west down 200 South to 100 East. From there it will turn left for a block, turn right for a block, then go right again on to Main Street until Center Street, where it will turn left and continue until the railroad tracks. It will then turn right and end.
Huck Finn Day
On Huck Finn Day, children can fish in the pond in front of the Pleasant Grove Rec Center. The event is free to the public and is for kids of all ages. Bring your own poles and bait and participate in games with prizes, train rides, a pet show, fishing and more.
When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; June 21
Where: Pleasant Grove Recreation Center; 547 S. Locust Ave., Pleasant Grove
The annual Children's Parade for kids aged 12 years and younger will include cash prizes for the best themed-out parade entry. Participants can enter with friends, neighborhood, family or on their own. They can turn their bikes, wagons, power wheels or scooters into a personal float.
The parade will be led by the Pleasant Grove Police and Fire departments, as well as Pleasant Grove royalty.
Participants should line up at 6:30 p.m.
When: 7 p.m., June 17
Where: Parade route will begin on the east side of the pool in the Pleasant Grove High School parking lot. From there it will go east onto 200 South, down 200 South to Locust Avenue, south on Locust Avenue and end at the Pleasant Grove Recreation Center (547 S. Locust Ave.).
Free Family Swim
Bring down the whole family to the Veterans Memorial Pool and spend some time at the pool for free.
When: 1:30-8 p.m., June 17
Where: Veterans Memorial Pool; 582 E. 300 South, Pleasant Grove
Fireman's Pancake Breakfast
Hosted by the Pleasant Grove Fire Department, this breakfast is perfect for the whole family. The cost of the breakfast is $5 per person.
When: 6-11 a.m., June 15
Where: New Fire Station/Downtown Park; 71 E. 200 South, Pleasant Grove
Pie Eating Contest
Love pie? You might just have what it takes to win this contest. The contest is free and open to all ages.
When: 5 p.m., June 21
Where: Rose Garden Park; 100 E. 100 South, Pleasant Grove