BOUNTIFUL – As thousands lined Main Street in Bountiful Wednesday evening, all sorts of spectacles passed by to celebrate Utah’s pioneer heritage.
Floats, marching bands, horses, clowns, dancers and dignitaries were just a few of the entries in the parade.
Bountiful Mayor Randy Lewis rode in a convertible vintage Ford Mustang with his family and waved enthusiastically. Congressman Chris Stewart also rode in the parade with his family, along with other city and county leaders.
Marching bands from Northridge, Viewmont, Woods Cross, Davis and Bountiful high schools performed in the event, along with a local bagpipe band.
The grand parade began at 1700 South Main Street in Bountiful and ended at 400 North.
The parade, in its 64th year, is the second biggest parade in Utah and featured more than 80 entries.
There are two days of full activities at Bountiful Park taking place in conjunction with Handcart Days, including pioneer games, painting rocks, pulling handcarts, talking to mountain men, climbing a wall, riding Inflatables and pony rides.