Count Down to Swiss Days
Santa Clara’s Annual Swiss Days Celebration is truly a home-town celebration full of history and fun! Santa Clara celebrated its first Swiss Days in 1990 in tribute to the town’s pioneer heritage in which Swiss members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settled in Santa Clara in 1861.
Swiss Days includes our famous 5k run/walk and pancake breakfast, followed by the always popular Swiss Days Parade heading east on Santa Clara Drive from the Jacob Hamblin home to the City Hall. The parade will showcase the Santa Clara Princess Royalty, antique cars, the Grand Marshal, local businesses and schools, live animals, homemade floats, and everything in between!
The three day festival at Town Hall will also include food and merchandise vendors, continuous entertainment including a free Friday night concert, town and family heritage displays, pioneer craft demonstrations (at Heritage Square), children’s activities, and more. In addition, a Red Rock Car Show will be at Canyon View Park.
Schedule of Events:
8 am: Santa Clara Kiwanis/Swiss Days Golf Tournament at Sunbrook
All proceeds from this golf tournament go to local charities, so come enjoy a game of golf and help support the needs community at the same time! You could win a new car at the Hole In One Contest! Prize drawings for wedges, drivers, golf shoes, golf balls, green fees, apparel, and more! Friday, Sept. 21 at 8:00 am at Sunbrook Golf Course. Team fee: $400 Hole Sponsorship: $100. Contact: Blake Frei 435.680.3985 or Josh Hurst 435.668.9293
3-7 pm: Santa Clara Museum Open
3-8 pm: Displays, Clover Patch Quilt Display, Bake Sale, & Historical Society Silent Auction (Banquet Room)
You can find a large variety of gifts, services, and other treasures at the Santa Clara Historical Society Silent Auction. All proceeds will go towards the Samuel Knight Museum. The auction will be ongoing throughout the hours of Swiss Days in the City Office banquet room. If you can donate to the goods or services for the silent auction, please contact Sherri Anderson at 435-632-7040.
The Bake Sale features many delicious homemade treats for sale!
3-8 pm: Continuous Entertainment
3-9 pm: Vending for Food, Crafts and Merchandise
Do a little shopping and eat delicious food while strolling through our many craft and food vendors at Swiss Days. Booths will be located on the east side of the City Office and in the grass field north of the building. Open on Friday from 3-9 and Saturday from 10:30-4.
4-5:30 pm: Children’s Hands-On Pioneer Activities (Heritage Square 3020 Santa Clara Dr)
One of the best parts of Swiss Days is the Children’s Pioneer Activities. More than 14 different Pioneer crafting and other activities staged at Heritage Square (3020 Santa Clara Dr.) This event is always well attended because the kids have such a great time! Bring your children or grandchildren to enjoy some FREE old-time fun!
7 pm: Swiss Miss and Mister Introductions
If you know a little one that loves dressing up, this event is perfect for them! Boys and girls ages 2-10 are invited to dress up in traditional Swiss clothing and are presented on the stage Friday evening at 7 pm. All participants are introduced on the stage as a few fun facts about them are being read. On Saturday, the children get to ride on a darling float in the parade. Click on the tab below to apply.
8 pm: Free Concert – CHARLEY JENKINS
Sit under the big tent, or bring a blanket to enjoy great music with friends and family! Read his bio at charleyjenkins.com