Santa Clara's Annual Swiss Days Celebration is truely 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 a 5 kilometer run/walk, pancake breakfast, and of course the Swiss Days Parade. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Jacob Hamblin Home on Santa Clara Drive and continues just pass the Town Hall, showcasing everything from Harley Davidson motorcycles, antique cars, the Grand Marshall, local businesses and schools, live animals, and homemade floats. The festival will also include a Red Rock Car Show at Canyon View Park, in addition to continuous entertainment, dog agility demonstrations, heritage displays, pioneer craft demonstrations, family history lectures, children's activities, and more.
Swiss Days Events
The Santa Clara Swiss Days Celebration is full of exciting events and activities.
Click here to print a Schedule of events.
Shuttle Bus & Parking: Follow the signs to parking lots and ride a shuttle bus, or walk to the events. Parking will be limited. Parking maps are available online, at the Santa Clara Chevron, and at the Dutchman's Sinclair gas stations.
Entry Forms for the 5K, Parade, Swiss Miss & Mr, Pie Contest, and Vending Applications are available below the events, or at the Santa Clara Town Hall. Call 673-6712 ext. 201 for more information.
SANTA CLARA SWISS DAYS 2013
Schedule of Events
Monday September 23
Cow Review along Santa Clara Drive
Tuesday September 24
6 p.m. Detention Basin Dedication and Family Picnic w/water fun at Canyon View Park
Wednesday September 25
7:00 p.m. IHC Sponsored Walk
From Town Hall up Santa Clara Drive Meet historical figures along the way.
Thursday September 26
4:00 p.m. Dedication of the Commemorative Clary Bridge Plaque
5:00 p.m. Flipper Shoot
5-7:00 p.m. Santa Clara Museum Open
5-7:00 p.m. Flood Exhibit
5-7:00 p.m. Dutch-oven Dinner
5-7:00 p.m. Entertainment: Oompah Band, Casey Lofthouse, Mikalene Ipson (all local favorites)
7:00 p.m. Official Swiss Days Opening
Grand Marshal & Volunteer of the Year
Santa Clara Princess & Swiss Miss/Mister Introductions
Entertainment: Santa Clara Elementary
Friday September 27
8:00 a.m. Santa Clara Kiwanis/Swiss Days Golf Tournament at Sunbrook
2-9:00 p.m Vending & Booths Open
2-7:30 p.m. Santa Clara Museum Open
2-8:00 p.m Flood exhibit in Banquet Room
4-6:30 p.m Children’s Hands-On Pioneer Activities Santa Clara Heritage Square (3020 Santa Clara Drive)
7:30 p.m. Swiss Days Mayor’s Welcome, Pie Baking Contest & Cow Awards
Friday 8:30 p.m. Free Concert (Headliner)
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert w/guitarist
Santa Clara Town Hall Tent
2603 Santa Clara Dr.
Carmen made it to the #6 position on American Idol when she was in high school. Now she is a wife and mother, but continues to perform with her guitarist and/or band to select engagements.
Saturday September 28
6:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Warm-up
7:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk (online registration)
7:30-9:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, $3.
8 a.m-4 p.m. Red Rocks Car Show (Canyon View Park 1400 Canyon View Drive)
9 a.m-4 p.m. Vending & Booths Open
9:30 a.m. Parade (Santa Clara Drive)
10 a.m-4 p.m. Children’s Games (west side of Town Hall)
10:30-4 p.m. Main Stage Entertainment
11 a.m-3 p.m. Children’s Stage with Musical Fun (west front lawn of Town Hall)
11 a.m-3 p.m. Flood Exhibit (Town Hall Banquet Room)
4 P.M. Close of Swiss Days 2013
2014 Swiss Days September 25-27
Friday Shuttle: 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. 3 lots. Look for signs on Santa Clara Drive.
Saturday Shuttle: 5:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Full route/multiple stops. Follow the signs to parking lots and catch one of six shuttle buses. Parking lot maps available online and prior to event at City office. Watch for interrup-tion during parade and 5K.
Call 435-673-6712 ext. 201 for more information on parking and shuttle service.
|Swiss Days 5K Run|
|Pie Baking Contest|
|Red Rocks Car Show Application|
|Red Rocks Car Show Poster|
|Swiss Miss Entry Form|