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West Jordan rolls out Stampede Days

Jun 05, 2017 03:12PM ● By Natalie Conforto

World champion cowboys will be in West Jordan to show off their skills at the PRCA Western Stampede Rodeo. (Western Stampede)

By Natalie Conforto | [email protected]

West Jordan centers its largest annual celebration, Stampede Days, around the nation’s Independence Day. Mountain America Credit Union has partnered with West Jordan City to present this year’s festivities. Stampede Days will take place June 30–July 4 this year, offering a range of activities for the whole family—cowboys or not.

Please note that the parade route, which has remained the same for years, will be different this year because of construction on 7000 South. The parade will start at City Hall, 8000 South Redwood Road, and head north to 7800 South where it will turn west and end at 2700 West. There will be road closures on Redwood Road and 7800 South to accommodate the parade on July 4. 

Western Stampede PRCA Rodeo

July 1, 3 and 4

7:30 p.m. mutton bustin’ pre-show; 8 p.m. professional rodeo

West Jordan Arena, 8035 South 2200 West

A West Jordan tradition, the rodeo features world champion cowboys in all your favorite rodeo events, including bucking broncos, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding and more. The rodeo royalty will be there, too. Youngsters can sign up to participate in mutton bustin’ or the junior princess experience. Sign-ups take place at the library summer reading kickoff on Friday, June 2 from 6-9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park ($15). Visit for rodeo tickets and event details. The Arena Box Office will be open June 26–30 from 4–8 p.m. and the day of the event from 2–8 p.m. Rodeo tickets range from $11–$18. 

Linda Buttars Fun Run

July 1

8 a.m.

Veterans Memorial Park, 8030 South 1825 West

All ages are welcome to participate in this fun run. A timed 5k and also a 1-mile walk that is open to bikes, skateboards, strollers and more honors Linda Buttars, a West Jordan volunteer extraordinaire.

“Linda was always the first to say ‘How can I help?’” said former City Manager Gary Luebbers. “She took over the ‘Decked in Red Family Run and Walk’ when help was needed and made it significantly better.” 

When she passed away in 2006, the city council changed the name of the event to memorialize her. Buttars also worked for West Jordan as a crossing guard and crossing guard supervisor for more than 25 years.  

Racers can register online at any time before June 23 or at the event on July 1, but T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who register by June 17. The cost this year is $5 for an individual, $10 for business teams of five participants (with a $2 charge for each additional runner) and $10 for a family group of up to 10 people.


June 30, July 1, 3 and 4

Veterans Memorial Park, 8030 South 1825 West

Introduce your family to the tilt-a-whirl while the carnival is in town. Food trucks and vendors will be onsite so you can make a day of it. Rides and food are available for purchase. Hours of operation are: June 30 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and July 1, 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Fourth of July Parade

July 4 at 10:30 a.m.

Although the route will be different this year, you can still expect school bands, floats, equestrian groups and community clubs to march in West Jordan’s Fourth of July parade. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and typically runs until about noon.

Redwood Road from 9000 South to 8000 South will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon; 7800 South between Redwood Road and 2200 West will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon; and no through traffic will be allowed on 7800 South. If your group would like to participate in the parade, please find application instructions at

West Jordan Band Concert

July 4 at 1:30 p.m.

Viridian Amphitheater, 8030 South 1825 West

The West Jordan Band will be playing patriotic music after the parade. This is a free event.

Movie in the Park

July 4 at Dusk

Veterans Memorial Park, 8030 South 1825 West

“Sing” will be projected on a big screen in the park. Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy a movie under the stars with your family. This is a free event.


July 4 at 10 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Park, 8030 South 1825 West

The fireworks show will begin when the Western Stampede Rodeo is over and the livestock are secured at the adjacent arena. Fireworks will be visible throughout the park and arena. This is a free event.

Fireworks Laws

Personal fireworks are not allowed in city parks but may be discharged according to state code between the dates of July 1–7 and July 21–27 in non-restricted areas. Restricted areas include: 

1.     All areas west of U-111 (Bacchus Highway) within West Jordan City limits.

2.     All areas within 200 feet of the Jordan River Parkway Trail east of 1300 West.

3.     All areas within 200 feet of the area commonly referred to as Clay Hollow Wash that run east and west in the area of 7800 South (approximately 4800 West to U-111).

4.     All areas within 200 feet of Bingham Creek, located near Old Bingham Highway running the length of the east–west boundaries within West Jordan.

5.     All city parks, unless a permit has been obtained for a professional display. Visit for additional details.