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:
6:30 am: 5K Run/Walk Warm-up
7 am: 5K Run/Walk (online registration)
This is well known as one of the best 5k races in Southern Utah! The route runs along shady Santa Clara Drive and past historical sites. The race starts at 7 am on Sat., Sept. 22. Register and pay online.
7:30 – 9:30 am: Pancake Breakfast, $3.
Pancakes with syrup, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee, and hot chocolate… all for $3.00 per plate! This breakfast is a good deal and a good time! Saturday, Sept. 22 from 7:30-9:30 am at the City Office
8 am – 4 pm: Red Rocks Car Show
Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles… plan to attend the Red Rocks Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 22 to see who wins Best of Show 2018! Event is held at the Santa Clara Canyon View Park at 1400 N Canyon View Drive. To request registration forms, please call or email Murray 435.680.8012, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Canyon View Park 1400 Canyon View Dr.)
9 am – 4 pm: Vending & Booths – Open for Food and Crafts
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 and north side of the City Offices. Open on Friday from 3-9 and Saturday from 10:30-4
9:30 am: Parade (Santa Clara Drive)
The Swiss Days Parade is always a good time! Sit out under the trees along Santa Clara Drive and enjoy great shade, great entries, and a great fun! The parade runs from Gates Lane eastward past the City Offices on Sat, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am
10:30-4 pm: Displays, Clover Patch Quilt Display, Bake Sale, S.C. Historical Society Silent Auction.
Come in and enjoy a display showcasing traditions in Santa Clara. We also have a beautiful quilt display along with the Santa Clara Historical Society Silent Auction. Downstairs is the Samuel Knight Museum full of information and relics from our City’s rich history.
Puppet Show at 11:00 am and 12:15 pm.
Mooing & Yodeling Contest at 10:45 am and 12:00 pm.
11 am – 4 pm: Children’s Games Expanded onto Santa Clara Drive
11 am – 12:30 pm: Princess Royalty Meet & Greet
Meet & Take a picture with Miss Santa Clara & her attendants!
1:30 pm – 3 pm: Bingo held in Council Chambers
Cool off in the City Office Building from 1:30-3 on Saturday, Sept. 22 while enjoying a game of Bingo. Free to play and prizes for the winners!
4 pm: Close of Swiss Days 2018