Cotton Days celebrates Washington City heritage with week of fun, games

WASHINGTON CITY – Cotton Days 2013, celebrating the rich history of Washington City with a variety of fun family-friendly events, will be held April 26 to May 4.

Event schedule

  • April 26

9 p.m. – Youth foam dance sponsored by the Washington City Youth Council at the Historical Museum. $10 entry. All proceeds will go to support grad night at Desert Hills High School and Pine View High School.

  • April 27

7 a.m. – 5K Family Fun Run starting at Veterans Park and winding through the streets of downtown Washington City.

9 a.m. – Cotton Fest at Veterans Park. The main event of Cotton Days features vendor booths, games, food and live entertainment.

9 a.m. – Cotton Days Parade on Telegraph Street.

9 a.m. – Relay races at Veterans Park.

10 a.m. – Car show at Veterans Park.

10 a.m. – Pioneer Games at Veterans Park.

10 a.m. – Tractor pull at Veterans Park.

2 p.m. – Family softball tournament at the Washington City Baseball Fields.

8:30 p.m. – Movie in the Park. “Rise of the Guardians” will be shown at Veterans Park

  • April 28

7 p.m. – Past Washington City mayors will be honored at the Historical Museum, followed by an Images of Faith Fireside and a presentation from Lynne Clark.

  • April 29

6 p.m. – The fifth anniversary of the Washington City Community Center will be celebrated with a Western-style family-friendly party at the WCCC.

  • April 30

6 p.m. – Barrel racing at Millcreek Ranch.

6 p.m. – Ice cream social at the Historical Museum.

  • May 2

6 p.m. – Youth fishing derby at Razor Ridge Fishery.

  • May 3

5 p.m. – Team sorting at Millcreek Ranch

7 p.m. – Dusk ‘Til Dawn softball tournament at the Washington City Baseball Fields.

  • May 4

8 a.m. – Ironman Breakfast at the vacant lot north of Interstate-15 on Main Street and Buenavista. A free breakfast will be served by the city council for community members as they watch and cheer on participants in the Ironman St. George.

11 a.m. – Junior rodeo at Millcreek Ranch.

More information on all Cotton Days events can be found on the Cotton Days website or by contacting Washington City at 435-656-6300. A printable schedule can be found here.

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  • My Evil Twin April 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Wonderful. Another weekend of traffic tie ups and much hoopla about nothing.

  • JOSH DALTON April 25, 2014 at 7:15 am

    How come there is not a float with slaves on it in the parade? Why is the discussion of who really picked the cotton is always avoided? How come we don’t celebrate or even hear about the slaves in Utah and why they were even out here. They don’t teach it in schools around here. Google the slave Greenlake. He was the slave who drove Brigham Young into the Valley. Slaves brought Jacob Hamblin down here as well. Cooked cleaned and served his family for years. Where are the slaves homes and musuems dedicated to the slaves. Southern Utah all of Utah would not even be here if it was not for the slaves. Look up the history of slaves in Utah and those of you who take time to do so will be very surprised. You might even question your faith!

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