SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - Communities all over Utah are celebrating Pioneer Day. The Days of '47 kicked off its annual parade where thousands of people have been camping out. Most of the people have been outside for a full day now and plan on staying through tonight for the fireworks.
“There is going to be lots of big huge floats and all that stuff,” said Ella Mendez.
She is excited to see the history behind the floats.
Whitnee Harrigton, a 1940 Pioneer on the Bluffdale Stakes Float came to the future to see how the parade would look in 2014.
“There are like tall buildings and stuff it's bazaar and what is a phone I don’t know. It's weird,” said Harrigton.
Those phones are used to take pictures of the parade and post them on social media.
“Its really like kind of funnish,” said Rachel Franco with the Welby Stake Float.
“I’ve been camping here since yesterday,” says camper Proxi Umgounga. “It’s a little sacrifice and it's fun.”
Others showed up to run the parade route.
“All of the energy, people spraying you with water, cheering, doing high fives, stuff like that,” said 5k runner Taunya Robbins.
It’s a way to remember one simple piece of history.
“Our families came across the plains and they all entered the valley together,” said Todd Height.