On July 1, 1996 Taylorsville officially became a city after 70 percent of residents voted to incorporate. This year the teen city will be 16 years old and residents will celebrate with a parade, carnival, entertainment and fireworks at Taylorsville Dayzz on June 28, 29 and 30.
Thursday at 8 p.m. the Utah Symphony and Wasatch Cannoneers will perform at a free concert at Valley Regional Park - 5100 S. 2700 W.
Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. the Taylorsville Symphony will perform. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys, Surf City Allstars will perform all their favorites Friday night at 8 p.m. Following the free concerts will be a fireworks show around 10 p.m., all at Valley Regional Park.
Saturday morning residents will have an opportunity to “Beat the Mayor” in a 5K Family Fun Run beginning at 8:20 a.m. at Taylorsville City Hall - 2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd. At 9 a.m. the parade begins, and at 11:30 a.m. is the city’s Veterans Memorial unveiling at City Hall.
Later Saturday evening Jay White will perform a Neil Diamond tribute - a free concert also at Valley Regional Park - at 8 p.m. and a fireworks show will finish off the events at 10 p.m.
The carnival and other entertainment will take place at the park Thursday and Friday from 4-11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
“We celebrate the decision we made to control our own destiny when the incorporation vote was taken in 1995,” said Mayor Russ Wall. “Taylorsville is a great place to live, work, and play. We have fierce city pride here in Taylorsville.”
For more details on Taylorsville Dayzz, see taylorsvilledayzz.com.