Days of '47 Parade

Days of '47 KSL 5 ParadeOne of the oldest in the United States


THURSDAY - July 24th, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.


Route starts at South Temple and State Street.
Then runs East to 200 East.
Then turns South to 900 South.
Then turns East to 600 East (Liberty Park).
(Click the Map to Enlarge)


Presented by KSL 5
Televised by KSL 5

About the Event

Colorful floats, bands, horses, clowns and other entries thrill thousands of spectators each year. Many families camp out on the streets the night before to ensure a great seat to catch it all the following morning. The Parade starts at State Street and South Temple.

We encourage you to join us for a wonderful morning of excitement and colorful entries in our much-loved Parade. During early June, check back to view a list of the parade entries in the order they will appear.

Remember that businesses are in operation and residents live along the Parade route. Please respect their property! Let them get some sleep if you’re camping overnight nearby and be sure to pick up trash and remove all your camping gear (like that sofa or mattress that is headed to the dump!) on Thursday morning before you leave the area.

Here’s another grand idea for you! After the Parade, mosey on over to the EnergySolutions Arena where our Rodeo will be getting underway. This is a return of the decades-old tradition of the Rodeo and Parade in downtown Salt Lake. Don’t miss our bronco-bustin’ action!


Please review ALL materials and complete forms for any 2015 Parade entry requests.

  1. 2015 Float Fact Sheet
    (print and complete).
  2. 2014 Antique Vehicle Fact Sheet
    (print and complete).
  3. 2014 Horse Entry Application
    (print and complete).
  4. 2015 Announcer Script Information Sheet
    (print and complete).
  5. 2015 Parade Entry Application
    (print and complete).
  6. 2015 Parade Entry Requirements and Information
    (print and read).

    This is MUST READ material for all who wish to submit a Parade entry application.
  7. 2015 Photo Release Form
    (print and complete - must be submitted for all those participating in your entry)
  8. 2015 Parade Float Safety Fact Sheet
    (print and read - MUST READ material for the protection of float builders and participants)
  9. 2014 Days Parade Entry Statement
    (print and read)

The bands participating in the Parade are invited by the Parade Committee band section leader. Please contact our Parade Co-Chairs via email for additional information regarding Parade participation by bands.

A vendor permit must be obtained for any sales or distributions along the Parade route or in the lineup area on July 24th. Failure to obtain a vendor permit and the associated badges issued by The Days of ’47 may result in civil penalties as well as confiscation of materials. To print a copy of the Vendor Permit Application with the rules and instructions, click here. Note that applications for a vendor permit are due no later than June 29, 2014.

Click here to learn more about viewing many of the floats in air-conditioned comfort at South Towne Expo Center before the Parade during our Float Preview Party on July 21 and 22. To aid you in reaching and enjoying the Parade, you might want to view the following from our prior years — the information has not changed for 2014:

Click here for the Days of ’47 KSL 5 Parade Route Map
Click here for the Days of ’47 KSL 5 Parade Line-Up Map

Contact Information

For more Parade information, please contact our Parade Co-Chairs:
Jodene Smith, 801.254.4656 (telephone and fax),
Jim Williams, 801.694.9828 or

For an ADA accommodation, contact Kathi Izatt no less than 48 hours prior to the event at 801.257.7959.