Oct
23
Fri
2020
Pumpkin Promenade @ Heritage Park
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day

Pumpkin Promenade

October 23 4:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.
October 24 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a walk through the spectacularly spooky carved and painted pumpkins entered in our pumpkin carving contest and other decorations.

If you would like to enter the pumpkin carving/decorating contest you can pick up a pumpkin (for free) on a first come, first serve basis. You can also purchase a pumpkin (or pumpkins) of your own to enter. Here are the details on entering the contest:

  • Pick up your pumpkin at the Gale Center Museum October 19-22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
  • Decide on your design – No purchased templates!
  • Drop off your pumpkin at Heritage Park on October 23 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. so it can be judged.
  • Attend the Pumpkin Promenade event with your family.
  • Enjoy a FREE cookie, and win prizes!

Pumpkin carving/decorating contest will be awarded prizes in the following categories:

  • Most creative.
  • Kids 10 and under.
  • Group design (a cohesive design including 3-10 pumpkins).
  • Overall winner (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place).

Prizes include gift cards up to $100. All designs must be family friendly in design and execution. Contact Natalie Domino with questions about the contest or the event. We hope to see you there!

The event is free to attend, but the following is required:

  • Pre-register for a time slot at register.sjc.utah.gov.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Please social distance while walking through the pumpkins.
Nov
23
Mon
2020
Holiday Lights Tour 2020
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm

We could all use a little extra holiday cheer this year! Join us in “lighting up” South Jordan and Salt Lake Valley by participating in the 2020 Holiday Lights Tour! Cities from around Salt Lake County are teaming up to bring you a Holiday Lights Tour like never before! Visit homes from South Jordan, Bluffdale, Herriman, Midvale, Millcreek, South Salt Lake, and West Jordan! To register your home, take the tour, or vote for your favorite house, visit bit.ly/lightstourut

Registration

Registration begins on Monday, November 23rd and will remain open until December 21st. Register early for a better chance to win the People’s Choice Award!

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Do not cover/interfere with any fire safety equipment or walkways
  • Keep everything family-friendly
  • Homes must be located in a participating city
  • Winners will be announced on social media and all winners will receive an email
  • Judging will only include the portion of your house/yard that is visible from the driveway or street
  • Decorated houses should remain decorated through December 26th

Looking for other holiday activities in South Jordan? Check out our Virtual Light the Night event here!

Nov
30
Mon
2020
Virtual Light the Night @ Heritage Park
Nov 30 – Dec 6 all-day
Download The Light The Night Activity Booklet Today

November 30th – December 4th

At this year’s virtual Light the Night event stop by our drive through pick up and receive a holiday activity kit full of fun and exciting things to do with your family including the Light the Night activity booklet. On your way to pick up your activity kit say hello to Santa, Mrs. Claus and friends as you drive through. Once you have received your kit visit Towne Center Drive anytime November 30 – December 4 and enjoy the holiday lights, Candy Window displays and complete the fun games in the Light the Night activity booklet.

Drive Through Holiday Kit Pickup
November 30th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (While Supplies Last)
Heritage Park – 10800 S. Redwood Rd.
Enter the pick-up area off 2200 W. or 11010 S.

Proof of South Jordan Residency Required
One Per Person in Vehicle

Kits Include

Light the Night Goosechase Scavenger Hunt
November 30 – December 6
Using the GooseChase app, we will give you clues and challenges to help make your spirits bright throughout the week! Join as an individual or with a team in this friendly holiday competition. Prizes will be randomly awarded to participants. Download the app here and then search for “SoJo Light the Night” to participate for your chance to win a prize.

Candy Windows
December 1-31 • Towne Center Drive
Make the holidays in South Jordan a family tradition with our incredible Candy Window Displays! Displays are located in City Hall and the businesses along Towne Center Drive. To view a list of specific locations, visit www.sjc.utah.gov/event/2020-candy-windows.

Gingerbread House Contest
December 1-10 • 1600 West Towne Center Drive
Visit South Jordan City Hall and vote for your favorite gingerbread creation. The gingerbread houses will be on display in City Hall from December 1 – December 10, with voting open December 1-4. For City Hall hours and more information, visit www.sjc.utah.gov/event/2020-gingerbread-house-contest.

SoJo Gnome Hunt
November 30 – December 6 • Towne Center Drive
Visit the businesses on Towne Center Drive and look for our sneaky SoJo Gnomes. Once you’ve found them all, bring your hunt card to the Gale Center by December 11 and get your official 2020 Light the Night pin! Prize pick up is available M-F from 10am-5pm, while supplies last.

Dial an Elf
November 30 – December 6
Pre-register for a time to have Jingles the Elf call you. Tell Jingles what you would like for Christmas and if you belong on the nice or naughty list. Register at register.sjc.utah.gov.

Letters to Santa
November 30 – December 6 • 1600 West Towne Center Drive
Be sure to send your letter to Santa at the North Pole through his mailbox located on the west side of City Hall. Drop them off by December 6 in order to receive a reply before Santa gets busy with his annual preparations!

Mar
23
Tue
2021
Evil Scientist Academy @ South Jordan Community Center
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm
Evil Scientist Academy @ South Jordan Community Center | South Jordan | Utah | United States
In this program, students will explore the amazing world of physics through hands-on experiments. They will make discoveries about motion, heat, light and electricity.
  • Dates: March 23-May 4, on Tuedsays from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $69
  • Ages: Kindergarten-6th Grade
Register Now
Apr
3
Sat
2021
Spring Spectacular Drive-Thru @ Salt Lake County Equestrian Park
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our traditional Spring Spectacular event has been re-imagined this year as a drive-thru event.
Participants will drive through and wave at the Easter Bunny, princesses, stilt walkers, and a baby animal petting zoo. Bags of Easter Eggs will be handed out at the end of the event.
Enter at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park (11010 S. 2200 W.)

candy jars spring spectacular

Can you guess how much candy is in each of these jars? Play our GooseChase game “SoJo Spring Spectacular”. We’ll post one jar each day starting Monday, March 29th, through Saturday, April 3. The person who guesses the closest without going over, wins the jar of candy. Each jar will only be up one day.
Instructions to play:
Step 1: Download the GooseChase app
Step 2: Search for the game “SoJo Spring Spectacular
Step 3: Create a team and join the game

Apr
5
Mon
2021
SoJo Story Walks @ Multiple Locations
Apr 5 – Sep 12 all-day

SoJo Story Walks

SoJo Story Walks is an interactive story experience where participants can walk along the Jordan River Trail while reading page displays from popular children’s books. Participants can submit photos with their favorite pages and send them in for a chance to win prizes.

The fun begins at 947 W. Shields Lane, 4500 W. Skye Drive and 2400 Royal Heights Drive.

*Please use social distancing guidelines.
**Please note that your photos and videos will be used for marketing purposes and may be shared with the media along with your name.

Story Walk Submission

Submit a photo of you or your group with your favorite page of the story each week and be entered to win awesome prizes!
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    May
    1
    Sat
    2021
    Parent & Pirate Date Night @ South Jordan City Park Softball Fields
    May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Parent & Pirate Date Night

    Pre-registration is REQUIRED for the Parent & Pirate Date Night.

    $20 Per Resident Couple | $25 Per Non-Resident Couple | $10 Each Additional Child

    Prices Include:
    Photo Opportunities • Inflatable Pirate Sword • Coin Purse • Light Refreshments

    Sign up for a 90-minute time slot starting between 4 pm and 7 pm. Parents will help their pirates (children) make a coin purse, and then go on an escape-room-type treasure hunt, enjoy interactions with Captain Hook and Peter Pan, riddles with Mermaids, and playing on a life-sized pirate ship. Each pirate will also get their very own inflatable sword.

    Register at register.sjc.utah.gov
    Masks will be required and provided.

    Jun
    1
    Tue
    2021
    Museum Mashup: Weave a Turtle Friend @ Gale Center
    Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
    Museum Mashup: Weave a Turtle Friend @ Gale Center | South Jordan | Utah | United States

    June Museum Mashup
    Weave a Turtle Friend
    June 1-30

    Make a new friend this summer! Learn an easy weaving technique and make a tiny turtle friend to hang out with. Craft packets will be available throughout June at the Gale Center while supplies last. Our webpage has a supply list and instructions, if you prefer to visit us virtually! It will also have more fun downloads for the month of June.

    Museum Mashup at the Gale Center is funded in part by a grant from Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, & Parks. Thank you!

    Instructions
    Supply List

    Jun
    2
    Wed
    2021
    Art with Nancy : 2nd – 6th grade @ South Jordan Community Center
    Jun 2 @ 4:15 pm – Nov 10 @ 5:15 pm

    Art Class with Nancy is a monthly, creativity-based, four-class, art course for boys and girls ages 2nd-6th grade. Each month focuses on a new project. For more information please visit www.artclasswithnancy.com

    Sign up early, space is limited! Register online at register.sjc.utah.gov! Register under Activities for Registration – Arts Programming – Art Class with Nancy.

    JUNE CLASSES: Still Life/Stuffed Animals – June 2, 9, 16, & 23 Important: (Parents are asked to supply their child with – a set of Colored pencils, a set of Colored Markers, and an 8 count Water Color Paint Set)

    JULY CLASSES: Fiber Art – July 7, 14, 21, & 28  Important: (Parents are asked to supply their child with – white, cotton, t-shirt they will need to bring Sharpie Markers in their choice of colors) 

    )SEPTEMBER CLASSES: Animal Art – September 1, 8, 15, & 22  Important: (Parents are asked to supply their child with – a set of Colored pencils, a set of Colored Markers, and an 8 count Water Color Paint Set)

    Please see www.artclasswithnancy.com for details. Class Schedule: Day 1: Draw, Day 2: Paint, Day 3: Draw, Day 4: Paint **There are no makeup classes so students must attend all classes to keep up with the schedule**

    The instructor will provide – Hand Sanitizer, Cleaning Supplies, Water Bowls, Paper Towels, Paint Brushes, and Instruction. TUITION REDUCED to $40.00 to compensate for students bringing their own supplies.

    COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. If your child is sick, please keep them home. Follow proper hygiene guidelines – soap or hand sanitizer will be provided in the classroom. Parents must stay in the car and students will be spaced 6ft from other students.

    Sep
    17
    Fri
    2021
    SoJo Summerfest Battle of the Bands @ Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center
    Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day
    SoJo Summerfest Battle of the Bands @ Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center | South Jordan | Utah | United States

    2021 SoJo Summerfest Battle of the Bands

    Application and Terms and Conditions of Participation

    SoJo Summerfest Battle of the Bands Video Submission

    DUE July 5, 2021

    Thank you for your interest in the SoJo Summerfest Battle of the Bands. By entering this competition, each member of your band must agree to the following terms and conditions:

    • This is an all-ages, family-oriented community event. Music lyrics must be clean. The performance must be free of all violence, vulgarity, lewdness, sexual content, and adult language. Failure to comply with these standards will result in disqualification from the competition.
    • This competition will take place in three rounds as described below. If a band advances to the final round, they will be competing with a 25-minute live set at South Jordan City’s SoJo Summerfest on September 17, 2021.
    • Bands chosen to advance will be chosen by a panel of judges.
    • Individuals may only enter in one band and the individuals in each band should remain constant.
    • Bands must submit all songs in the form of a YouTube link. A “music video” is not required, the video can just be a cell phone video of the band playing the song.

    Round 1:

    • Each group will be allotted a total of four (4) minutes to perform one song they feel best represents their Any band going over their time limit may be disqualified or have points deducted.
    • Entries will be judged by an internal committee, the bands progressing to Round 2 will be notified on July 19, 2021.

    Round 2:

    • Each advancing group will be allotted a total of 10 minutes to perform up to two additional songs, one cover song and one original song OR two original songs on or before August 2, 2021. Any band going over their time limit or fail to have additional videos submitted on time may be disqualified or have points
    • Entries from both rounds will be judged by our professional judges. The bands progressing to the Final Round will be announced on August 16, 2021.

    Final Round:

    • If a band advances to the final round, they will be competing with a 25-minute live set at South Jordan City’s SoJo Summerfest on September 17, 2021.
    • Winners from each category will perform a final 45-minute set on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

    If you have any questions about this event, please contact Natalie Domino at sojoevents@sjc.utah.gov.

    SoJo Summerfest Battle of the Bands

    • Band Information

      Please provide as much information about your band as you can.
    • Video Submissions

      Please provide one link to a video of your group performing a song up to four (4) minutes long.
    • Band Member Information

      Please provide information for all band members. Please list the main contact first. Each individual may only participate in one band.
    • Please provide additional information for each band member. Click on the plus button on the right to add another member.
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