By Heather Madsen
Summer is here and that means so are the strawberries, and what better way to celebrate both than at Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days! As one of the longest-running city celebrations in Utah, it’s a tradition that families look forward to all year. This year will be the 101st celebration and this year’s theme is Home Is Where the “G” Is. The festivities will go all week long, from June 11 – 19, with activities everyone in the family can enjoy. This year everything will kick off with a Fireman’s breakfast on Saturday morning. The rest of the day’s activities include a pickleball tournament, car show and cruise, concert, and of course lots of strawberries. Plus this year they’re bringing back the Main Street Party! It was such a huge success last year that they’ve decided to make it part of the tradition. Main Street will be closed off that evening between Center and 200 S so everyone can enjoy the food trucks, park, and music. The Salamanders will be performing live at 7:30, so don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
During the rest of the week there will be parades, a community art show, more concerts, a carnival, and the famous Strawberry Days Rodeo. There’s no wonder it’s the longest continually running rodeo in Utah; with the stunning view of Mt. Timpanogos in the background and the classic roping, riding, and whooping cowboys, this is one of the best shows in the west.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Strawberry Days without strawberries and cream! So make sure you mark your calendars for the 14th, at 7pm in the Veteran’s Park, where the Shane Lee Band will be putting on a concert and you’ll find the strawberries and cream concession stands at the North and South ends of the park. You don’t want to miss out on this long-standing celebration, so bring your whole family and a tummy hungry for strawberries, and we’ll see you there!