Heritage Days was created by the Ivins Historical Society, and in its initial years consisted of a week of scattered activities, which included the Red Mountain Elementary School Carnival, the Fire Department Open House, an evening in the park, and free admission to Snow Canyon State Park. For a couple of years, Heritage Days tried to be an Art Festival. Then in early 2012, discussion was brought before the City Council to either improve Heritage Days or abolish it. The former was chosen and a committee was formed to help direct the event. The new format for the event followed in 2013 and 2014 and proved to be very successful.
In the Fall of 2014 the City Council decided to combine the city’s Pioneer Day and Heritage Days into one event that is held in September. Heritage Days now includes events such as A Movie in the Park, free root beer floats, parade, flag raising ceremony, vendors, games, Soap Box Derby, entertainment, and many other activities.
Heritage Days is intended to be a community-centered event. Keeping with this theme, Friday will include free root beer floats, vendors (5:00 pm to 8:00 pm), and then A Movie in the Park. Saturday will start out with the parade, and after the parade the vendor booths, FREE children’s games, Show N Shine, entertainment, and Soap Box Derby will begin.
Date: September 8-9
Times: Friday – 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday – 7 am to 2 pm
Place: Ivins City Park