Oct
10
Sat
2020
South Jordan Farmers Market @ Towne Center Dr.
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
17
Sat
2020
South Jordan Farmers Market @ Towne Center Dr.
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
23
Fri
2020
Pumpkin Promenade @ Heritage Park
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Pumpkin Promenade @ Heritage Park | South Jordan | Utah | United States

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!

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!
  • Drop files here or
    Max upload is 32MB
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 @ South Jordan City Park Softball Fields | South Jordan | Utah | United States

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.

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.
    NameAgePositionPhoneEmail 

 

Sep
18
Sat
2021
SoJo Summerfest Parade @ City Park
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
SoJo Summerfest Parade @ City Park | South Jordan | Utah | United States

 

South Jordan Summerfest 2021: Where Summer Begins Ends!

Parade Date & Time: September 18, 9:00 am

South Jordan City welcomes you to the annual Summerfest celebration–a favorite among participants and residents alike. Please take a moment to read the following entry form information.

Complete the entry form below and submit before or on the August 16th deadline to avoid the late fee. Please also read and be familiar with the parade rules and regulations, also below. Thank you!

General Information

  • Application deadline is August 16th. $25 late fee on all applications after August 16th
  • No applications will be accepted after August 25th (after August 16th, a $25 late fee will be required).
  • This year’s parade will be limited to the first 100 entries.
  • Each entry is limited to 4 motorized vehicles. Drivers of motorized vehicles must have valid Utah driver’s licenses.
  • The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. SHARP. The earliest staging time will begin at 7:15 a.m. on 2200 W. (2200 W & 10900 S). All entries must enter from 11400 S and 2200 W via northbound traffic only. All southbound traffic on 2200 West will be closed.
  • All entries must check-in and proceed to their pre-assigned staging location promptly. Watch for signs along 2200 W for your check-in entrance. All entries must be in place by 8:30 a.m.
  • The Parade Route will begin at 11010 S, 2200 W. will run north on 2200 W, and turn east on to Park Road, then will run through City Park and end at South City Park baseball field parking (see attached map)
  • Unloading of vehicles and participant pick up will take place in the South City Park baseball field parking
  • By September 10th, the entry contact name will receive – in an email – a parade number, staging time, route map, line-up and staging information. Please adhere to your staging time. All entry participants must arrive at your assigned time. Your parade number must be visible to the parade announcers and must be placed on the front of the entry or may be carried by a walker.
  • By submitting your application you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City of South Jordan, its elected and appointed officials, officers, agents, employees, contractors and volunteers from any liability for injury, loss, claims or damages which may be asserted as arising out of the negligent operations, acts, or omissions of all participants in your parade entry in connection with this event.

South Jordan Summerfest Parade Guidelines, Terms, & Conditions

This year’s parade will be limited to the first 100 entries. Each entry must have completed a timely application. Any unpermitted entry will be escorted off the parade route.

Please be sure to communicate these rules to everyone in your entry. Only one copy of these rules is attached to each entry form.

If motorized vehicles will be included, each entry will be limited to 4 vehicles. Drivers of motorized vehicles must have valid Utah driver licenses.

  • Speed will not exceed 5 mph while participating in the parade.
  • Inappropriate/reckless driving will not be tolerated by motor vehicles.
  • Do not allow participants to hang off the sides of moving vehicles.
  • All participants in an entry are strongly encouraged to help the driver watch for children along the parade route as they occasionally run in front of a driver to grab poorly tossed candy and souvenirs.

All minors riding bicycles, using skateboards, scooters, or roller blades must wear appropriate safety equipment.

Appropriate music or sound may be used by an entry; however, no air horns or excessive noise/music is permitted.

Propelling water at parade spectators along the route is strictly prohibited. Water guns and/or water balloons are not permitted in the parade.

Do not throw or shoot candy, paper, or souvenirs at spectators. However, a gentle “UNDERHAND” toss is acceptable.

All animal entries must arrange to provide their own accompanying clean-up crews.

Keep within 20 – 30 feet of the entry in front of you. Do not pause during the parade except to maintain proper distance, or during an emergency.

City and parade officials reserve the right to eject any entry at any time failing to comply with parade rules and regulations, or posing safety risks to their participants or spectators.

SoJo Summerfest Parade Application

  • Entry Name
  • Email
  • Type of Entry
  • Appoximate Length of Entire EntryNumber of Vehicles (Limited to 4)Number of People
  • By uploading an image of your entry we can determine the best staging location to place you.
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.