Utah Statehood Day Dance
Saturday, January 7, 2023, Youth Dance 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Museum Legislative Hall, Free
Wear your finest dress or suit and celebrate Utah’s 127th birthday with a traditional pioneer dance!
Please wear supportive shoes.
Independence Day Festivities
Pioneer Dance: TBA
City Celebration: TBA
Bring your family to enjoy the parade and a full day of activities! Fireworks at dusk, sponsored by Fillmore City and Territorial Statehouse State Park. Museum entry is free on Independence Day.
Last Hoorah of Summer
August 14th, 2023 1pm to 11pm with a break for supper.
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum,
$2 per person or $10 per group up to 8 people, dance is free
“What’s with all the tents and activities at the Territorial Statehouse this summer?” Bring yourself, your friends, and/or your family for an amazing event of traditional pioneer games, activities, and skills.
Games like Rounders, Stilts, Jump rope, Graces, Running Hoops, and Stick Pull.
Activities and Skills like Blacksmithing, Wood working, Stone Carving, Log Cutting, Cabin Building, Writing and reading the Deseret Alphabet, Making: Dolls, Rope, Candles, Spinning Toys, Bread, Soap, and Paper.
Annual Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival
First Weekend after Labor Day, September 7th-9th, 2023
Territorial Statehouse State Park Grounds, Free
For over 20 years, the Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival has been a destination for thousands. A strictly-curated selection of fine arts vendors, musicians on two stages, living history reenactors, and Native American cultural demonstrations are the highlight of this three-day festival. Also, a fine arts show, children’s activities, food court, and more! Full schedule available in mid-August.
Shadows of the Past Candlelight Tours
October 27-28, 2023
$1/person – Candlelight tour only;
$3/2-11yr old, $5/12yr+, or $20/household – Candlelight tour and park activities
At this annual event travel through the historic Territorial Statehouse in the dark with only a candle to guide you, stopping in each room for a unique history lesson.
Park activities include a glow-in-the-dark ground maze, lawn bowling, storytelling and more!
Etiquette Dinner & Pioneer Dance
Email Carl Camp for cost and scheduling details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ever wonder which fork to use? Or where to place your linen napkin when you have finished eating. Proper dining etiquette stretches back centuries. Formal table settings are considered an art form to many people, and table manners are not to be taken lightly. Today, many of the behaviors that take place at the dinner table are deeply rooted in history. Dining etiquette plays a role not only at a fine dining establishment but in everyday life.
Statehouse Provided Activities
Dining Experience— You will learn the how’s, what’s, and why’s of proper dining etiquette. You will enjoy a multicourse meal served in a formal yet relaxed setting.
Old Time Dance—Dancing was very important in pioneer life. More than anything, dances were a social time, where they enjoyed music, games, interaction and generally refreshed their spirits. Pioneers danced for entertainment and exercise, so wear sturdy shoes. We’ll provide lots of water and refreshments.
Schedule this as an evening activity or an overnight event.