Sep
1
Tue
2020
Get to the River 2020 @ Virtual Events
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

2020 Get to the River Festival

About the Festival: The Get to the River Festival is a month-long series of community events centered on the Jordan River and Jordan River Parkway. During 30 days in September, cities and counties along the river will host events near their section that help celebrate, protect, and restore the Jordan River.

The Jordan River corridor runs through three counties and sixteen cities flowing from Utah Lake, through the Salt Lake Valley, and finally into the Great Salt Lake. The 50-mile river has tremendous value – environmentally, recreationally, economically, and culturally – for both the communities through which it flows and for the entire Wasatch Front.

Around 15,000 people utilize the Jordan River Parkway each month. This paved, non-motorized trails that follows the river and weaves in and out of urban areas, parks, and lush riverside areas is the perfect place for walking, running, cycling, skating, or simply escaping from the city. The river and trail provides a unique offering in our urban landscape and adds to our community’s beauty and wellness.

Get to the River in SoJo:

Activities Planned for the month of September:
  • Week of 7-13: SoJo Arts Coloring Page – Pages can be picked up from the South Jordan Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd) Monday – Thursday between 8:30 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   (Print coloring page HERE
  • Week of 14-20: Virtual Race Series   (For more information click HERE
  • Week of 21-27: Jordan River Trail Story Walk at 947 W. Shields Lane, South Jordan   (For more information click HERE)
Learn more about the Jordan River’s ecosystem by watching these videos from the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

Get to the River 2020 Color Page

 

Oct
3
Sat
2020
South Jordan Farmers Market @ Towne Center Dr.
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
5
Mon
2020
2020 South Jordan Resident Art Show @ South Jordan Community Center
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm

Art is for everyone! Join us October 5 – October 16 for the 13th Annual South Jordan Art Show. At a new location this year, the South Jordan Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd), will house incredible artwork from talented artists from our very own South Jordan community. Both adult and youth residents are welcome to submit pieces. The show is free and open to the public, hours of operation are listed below. Thank you in advance for your support of the arts!

Art Show Hours of Operation:

Sensitive Groups/High-Risk Individuals Only 

Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 am

General Public

Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

General Public 

Friday – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

If you are interested in displaying your artwork in the show or have any questions, please contact Haley Greene at sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov.

  • Artists must be South Jordan residents.
  • Each artist can submit up to 2 pieces of original artwork, those pieces should be no older than three years old and not shown previously in the South Jordan Art Show.
  • The Categories include: Traditional Mediums (Drawing, Watercolor, Oil, and Digital), Photography, 3D (Sculpture, Ceramic, and Pottery). **3D category for Adults and Professionals only**
  • Any hanging art must be securely wired to hang.
  • The participant’s name, address, phone number, and email must be provided on the back of all photo entries.
  • All artists must sign an Artwork Loan Agreement before their artwork will be accepted. **To limit face to face interaction at drop off, please fill out the Artwork Loan Agreement online**
  • Artwork will be displayed at the Community Center throughout the entire duration of the show.

Pieces can be dropped off at the Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd, South Jordan, UT) October 1 from 12 pm-5:30 pm and October 2 from 9 am to 12 pm.

Age Groups: Child (6 years – 9 years), Youth (10 years – 13 years), Teen (14 years – 17 years), Adult (18+), Professional (Artists that have ever been paid for their work), Seniors (55+)

Artwork Loan Agreement

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!