Cotton Days Celebration

Cotton Days Celebration
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 at 7:00am


7:00 am: Lion's Club Breakfast
Veterans Park

Start your Saturday off right with a scrumptious breakfast that's sure to please! Join us at Veterans Park from 7 AM - 10:00 AM for a mouthwatering meal of ham, eggs, and pancakes, prepared by the amazing Washington Utah Lions Club.

But that's not all - not only will you be treated to a delicious breakfast, but you'll also be supporting some incredible causes! All funds raised will go towards helping Washington City community service projects, scholarships, and sight programs - so you can enjoy your breakfast knowing you're making a real difference in our community.

And here's a special treat: our very own Mayor Kress Staheli might even be there personally serving you! It's the perfect opportunity to chat with our city leader and enjoy a fantastic breakfast at the same time.

7:00 am: 5K
Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park

It is time to lace up your running shoes for the 2024 Cotton Days 5k - a fun-filled family run down the beautiful Virgin River Trail, starting at Sullivan Soccer Park!

Registration is only $25 for the first family member, with a special discounted rate of just $15 for each additional family member (up to 6 people). And that's not all - all participants will receive a free Cotton Days 5k shirt when they pick up their bibs and race materials from 6 AM - 7 AM at the starting line.
But the fun doesn't stop there! After the race, all participants will receive a free breakfast voucher to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast - it's the perfect way to refuel and celebrate your achievement!

There won't be any medals, but every participant will receive a free Cotton Days 5k shirt to remember this amazing experience. So hurry and register now before it's too late - the registration deadline is the race start time. Click the link here to register online and secure your spot in the race today!

7:00 am: Mayor's Historical Walk
Washington City Museum

Come enjoy a guided tour by our wonderful Mayor Kress Staheli. He will be presenting some of the beautiful historical sites here in Washington. You won't want to miss this exciting event. The Mayor's walk will start and end at the Old Museum on Telegraph.

9:00 am: Parade
Telegraph Street

Get ready to join the fun and excitement at the parade on Saturday, April 27th! The parade lineup will be from 7:30-8:30 am sharp, so make sure to arrive early and get in position. Don't worry, we'll send you all the details, including the map and your entry number, via email before the big day.
The parade will kick off at 9 am on the dot, so get ready to show off your best moves and decorations! And don't forget about the prizes - we'll be awarding the Mayor's Choice Award and the Best Themed Award, so make sure to bring your A-game.

10:00 am: Cotton Fest
Veterans Park

It's time to get ready for an epic birthday celebration for Washington City! We're bringing back all the beloved traditions, including the Parade and the 5K Run, and capping it off with the amazing Cotton Fest at Veterans Park.
You won't want to miss all the fun and festivities, including live entertainment and dance performances, vendor booths filled with goodies, games for all ages, bounce houses, a heritage show, and even a tractor pull!

10:00 am: Car Show
Nisson Park

Rev up your engines and shine up those wheels because it's time for a free Car Show-N-Shine! Bring your friends and follow the parade down to Nisson Park, where you'll be treated to a spectacular display of amazing cars. No need to sign up, just come share your special vehicle in the parade at 8:30 am or skip the parade and park at Nisson Park.

10:00 am: Washington City Heritage Show
Relief Society Hall

Celebrate the history of Washington City at the Heritage Show on Saturday, April 27, at the historic Relief Society Hall! View local art and meet the artists at the Art Show, with Mayor Staheli presenting awards. The Southern Utah Weavers will be carding, spinning and weaving cotton, with an activity for the kids. The Coral Canyon Quilters will display heritage and modern quilts, with one on the frame for you to try. Relax in the shade and be entertained by the Mesquite Western Poets performing cowboy poetry and music from 10 AM – 2 PM.

11:00 am: Tractor Pull
Vacant Lot by old Nisson's Foodtown

Y'all ready for a rootin'-tootin' good time? We've got an event that's sure to knock your boots off - and it's free for everyone to attend! Just head on over to the old Nisson's Foodtown parking lot and get ready to be amazed by these incredible antique tractors. They'll be putting on a show you won't want to miss. For more information, feel free to reach out to our friend Rosie Kirkland at (435) 862-6212. Get ready to have a blast at this one-of-a-kind event!

Click Here For 5K Registration Form

Click Here For Parade Registration Form

Click Here For Parade Map

Click Here For Cotton Fest Vendor Form

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