Taylorsville Dayzz has become something of a tradition for our family. I’d like to say it’s because we are really into community and love our city, and not that that’s not true, but the real reason we go is because it is a fun free activity. I’m like the lowest common denominator.
This year, since Ryan and Quinn were at scout camp, we went to the parade without them.
It was everything you hope for in a small town parade… more or less a walking billboard for local businesses. It wasn’t too hot this year, and there was plenty of taffy and tootsie rolls thrown. (Convincing Brooklyn to be bold enough to get out of her chair and pick the candy up was a job that took all three of the adults with her to accomplish!)
We attended concerts all three nights. Friday night, we saw the Elvis impersonator. It was a lot better than I imagined it would be, and there were a ton of people there to see it. Robb’s mom was with us, and she loved it too. Saturday night was the Abba tribute band, not as good as Elvis, but still fun. There were fireworks all three nights, too, but Saturday had the really good show. I was amazed how well done the pyrotechnics were, for such a small town event.
Monday was the Utah Symphony and the Utah Cannoneers. The Symphony, as usual, sounded amazing, and the addition of the cannons made the 1812 Overture come to life. The kids enjoyed looking at the cannons. I think they were smaller than they expected, though.
We packed a picnic dinner, and spread a blanket or two, and just enjoyed the night air. We also enjoyed piling all our legs on Quinn!
Taylorsville Dayzz has really become quite an event in the few years it has been running. There were tons of booths, and even a carnival this year. We’re already looking forward to next year! Go Taylorsville!