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.
|Learn more about the Jordan River’s ecosystem by watching these videos from the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.|
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
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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 email@example.com.
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+)
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:
Pumpkin carving/decorating contest will be awarded prizes in the following categories:
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:
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 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!
Looking for other holiday activities in South Jordan? Check out our Virtual Light the Night event here!
|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
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
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.
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!
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.)
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