Santa Clara’s Annual Swiss Days Celebration is truly a home-town celebration full of history and fun! Santa Clara celebrated its first Swiss Days in 1990 in tribute to the town’s pioneer heritage in which Swiss members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settled in Santa Clara in 1861.

Swiss Days includes our famous 5k run/walk and pancake breakfast, followed by the always popular Swiss Days Parade heading east on Santa Clara Drive from the Jacob Hamblin home to the City Hall.  The parade will showcase the Santa Clara Princess Royalty, antique cars, the Grand Marshal, local businesses and schools, live animals, homemade floats, and everything in between!

The three day festival at Town Hall will also include food and merchandise vendors, continuous entertainment including a free Friday night concert, town and family heritage displays, pioneer craft demonstrations (at Heritage Square), children’s activities, and more.  In addition, a Red Rock Car Show will be at Canyon View Park.

Event Schedule & Shuttle/Parking Information

Thursday, September 20th 2018
5-7 pm Community Dinner
The annual Swiss Days Community Dinner is a great time to enjoy good food and visiting with friends.   Come enjoy dinner and a concert on Thursday from 5-7 pm. Tickets are $6.00 per plate and are available for advance purchase at the City Office. Don’t wait until Thursday, get your tickets today! 
5-7 pm Entertainment – 
Santa Clara Museum Open
Displays, Clover Patch Quilt Display, Historical Society Silent Auction
Come in and enjoy a display showcasing traditions in Santa Clara.  We also have a beautiful quilt display along with the Santa Clara Historical Society Silent Auction.  Downstairs is the Samuel Knight Museum full of information and relics from our City’s rich history.
7 pm 2018 Swiss Days Opening Ceremony 
Presentations: Flag, Princesses, Volunteer-of-the-Year and Grand Marshal, Music, Braiding of the Maypole
Friday, September 21st 2018
8 am Santa Clara Kiwanis/Swiss Days Golf Tournament at Sunbrook
All proceeds from this golf tournament go to local charities, so come enjoy a game of golf and help support the needs community at the same time!  You could win a new car at the Hole In One Contest! Prize drawings for wedges, drivers, golf shoes, golf balls, green fees, apparel, and more! Friday, Sept. 21 at 8:00 am at Sunbrook Golf Course. Team fee: $400  Hole Sponsorship: $100. Contact: Blake Frei 435.680.3985 or Josh Hurst 435.668.9293
3-7 pm Santa Clara Museum Open
3-8 pm Displays, Clover Patch Quilt Display,  Bake Sale, & Historical Society Silent Auction (Banquet Room)
You can find a large variety of gifts, services, and other treasures at the Santa Clara Historical Society Silent Auction. All proceeds will go towards the Samuel Knight Museum. The auction will be ongoing throughout the hours of Swiss Days in the City Office banquet room. If you can donate to the goods or services for the silent auction, please contact Sherri Anderson at 435-632-7040.  

The Bake Sale features many delicious homemade treats for sale!

3-8 pm Continuous Entertainment
3-9 pm Vending for Food, Crafts and Merchandise
Do a little shopping and eat delicious food while strolling through our many craft and food vendors at Swiss Days.  Booths will be located on the east side of the City Office and in the grass field north of the building. Open on Friday from 3-9 and Saturday from 10:30-4. 
4-5:30 pm Children’s Hands-On Pioneer Activities (Heritage Square 3020 Santa Clara Dr)
One of the best parts of Swiss Days is the Children’s Pioneer Activities.  More than 14 different Pioneer crafting and other activities staged at Heritage Square (3020 Santa Clara Dr.)   This event is always well attended because the kids have such a great time! Bring your children or grandchildren to enjoy some FREE old-time fun!
7 pm Swiss Miss and Mister Introductions
If you know a little one that loves dressing up, this event is perfect for them! Boys and girls ages 2-10 are invited to dress up in traditional Swiss clothing and are presented on the stage Friday evening at 7 pm.  All participants are introduced on the stage as a few fun facts about them are being read.  On Saturday, the children get to ride on a darling float in the parade.   Click on the tab below to apply.
8 pm Free Concert – CHARLEY JENKINS
Sit under the big tent, or bring a blanket to enjoy great music with friends and family! Read his bio at
Saturday, September 22nd 2018
6:30 am 5K Run/Walk Warm-up
7 am  5K Run/Walk (online registration)
This is well known as one of the best 5k races in Southern Utah!  The route runs along shady Santa Clara Drive and past historical sites.  The race starts at 7 am on Sat., Sept. 22.  Register and pay online.
7:30 – 9:30 am Pancake Breakfast, $3.
Pancakes with syrup, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee, and hot chocolate… all for $3.00 per plate!  This breakfast is a good deal and a good time! Saturday, Sept. 22 from 7:30-9:30 am at the City Office
8 am – 4 pm Red Rocks Car Show
Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles… plan to attend the Red Rocks Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 22 to see who wins Best of Show 2018!  Event is held at the Santa Clara Canyon View Park at 1400 N Canyon View Drive. To request registration forms, please call or email Murray 435.680.8012,
(Canyon View Park 1400 Canyon View Dr.)
9 am – 4 pm Vending & Booths – Open for Food and Crafts
Do a little shopping and eat delicious food while strolling through our many craft and food vendors at Swiss Days.  Booths will be located on the east and north side of the City Offices. Open on Friday from 3-9 and Saturday from 10:30-4 
9:30 am Parade (Santa Clara Drive)
The Swiss Days Parade is always a good time! Sit out under the trees along Santa Clara Drive and enjoy great shade, great entries, and a great fun!  The parade runs from Gates Lane eastward past the City Offices on Sat, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am

Click here to see the Swiss Days Parade starting point and staging area for those participating in the parade.

10:30-4 pm Displays, Clover Patch Quilt Display, Bake Sale, S.C. Historical Society Silent Auction.

Come in and enjoy a display showcasing traditions in Santa Clara. We also have a beautiful quilt display along with the Santa Clara Historical Society Silent Auction. Downstairs is the Samuel Knight Museum full of information and relics from our City’s rich history.

Continuous Entertainment

Puppet Show at 11:00 am and 12:15 pm.
Mooing & Yodeling Contest at 10:45 am and 12:00 pm.
11 am – 4 pm Children’s Games Expanded onto Santa Clara Drive
11 am – 12:30 pm Princess Royalty Meet & Greet 

Meet & Take a picture with Miss Santa Clara & her attendants!

1:30 pm – 3 pm Bingo held in Council Chambers
Cool off in the City Office Building from 1:30-3 on Saturday, Sept. 22 while enjoying a game of Bingo.  Free to play and prizes for the winners!  
4 pm Close of Swiss Days 2018
Shuttle Information

Friday Shuttle:

  • Snow Canyon High Shuttle 3:00-10:00 pm. To/From Snow Canyon High and Main Event site. Click here for map.
  • Chapel Street Shuttle 3-6:30 pm. To/From Chapel Street parking, Heritage Square Pioneer Hands-On, and Main Event site

Saturday Shuttle:

  • Snow Canyon High/ Car Show Shuttle 11 am–4:30 pm. To/From Snow Canyon High, Red Rocks Car Show, and Main Event site
  • 5k Shuttle 5:45 am-6:30 am. From Snow Canyon High to start line

Follow the signs to parking lots and catch one of six shuttle vans. Parking lot maps available online and prior to event at City office.

Call 435-673-6712 ext. 201 for more information on parking and shuttle service.

Museum Swiss Days Hours

Museum Hours during Swiss Days: Thursday: 5-7 pm; Friday: 2-7 pm; Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm.

5K Route

Documents & Applications

Vendor Booths FULL***


I understand that actual merchandise must be displayed and for sale at Swiss Days event (not ordered and delivered to customer at a later date, although orders can be placed, it must not be the only method of selling merchandise). Booths of a solely promotional nature are not allowed, with the exception of approved Swiss Days Diamond Sponsors.

I understand that submitting an application does not guarantee me space in Santa Clara Swiss Days. I understand that Booth Style applied for does not guarantee that style of booth. I agree to sell only that merchandise which is shown in the photographs that are part of this application. All products must be approved by the jury selected by the Swiss Days committee. Santa Clara Swiss days reserves the right to disallow any item not in keeping with the standards of Santa Clara Swiss Days. If during the year, you add or change any products, you will need to submit new photos by August 15 to be approved by the committee.

A booth space is an uncovered 12×12 space. Electricity is available to all food vendors and to limited merchandise vendors. Vendors are required to provide and set up/ take down their own booth structure, tarps, tables, chairs, merchandise, etc. Displays must be confined to the booth space, and not encroach on walkways, the spaces to the side or rear of booth, or private properties.

Booth assignments must be adhered to and are not transferable. Each vendor will be assigned a set-up time on Friday that must be honored. All sales must take place from your assigned booths. No roving sales are permitted. Vendors are required to be in their booths Friday from 3-9 pm (can stay later on Friday) and Saturday from 9-4. Vendors who sell out of product must remain in their booths for the remainder of Santa Clara Swiss Days. Booths will not be allowed to take down before 4 pm on Saturday. Vehicle access to vendor area will not be available before 4:30 pm Saturday.

Vendors are to comply with Utah State Tax Regulations.

Santa Clara Swiss Days will not refund fees in the event of rain or winds.

The use of the words “Swiss Days” or “Santa Clara Swiss Days” on any product or signage requires written permission from the Swiss Days committee.

Vendor Map

Swiss Miss/Mister Application 2018 **CLOSED**

Swiss Miss/Mister Application

Boys and girls ages 2-10 are invited to participate in the Swiss Miss and Mister pageant. Children dress in traditional Swiss clothing and walk across the Main Stage on Friday Sept. 21 at 7:00 pm. Participants are also invited to ride on a float in the Swiss Days parade on Saturday Sept. 22 at 9:30 am. Applications must be received no later than Wednesday Sept. 19 at 5:00 pm.

Swiss Miss and Mister Application 2018
First and Last
First and Last
This will be read while your child walks across the stage.
Parade Application 2018 **CLOSED**

2018 Santa Clara Swiss Days Parade Application

Parade Theme: Celebrating Traditions
All entries must reflect/support parade theme
Application Deadline: Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018
Parade Time: September 22, 2018 9:30 a.m.
New Staging Area: Clary Bridge on Gates Lane (west side of townacross from the Jacob Hamblin Home)

Questions on Application? Call Parade Coordinator Tonna Prince at 680-3909 or email
Submit online below, Bring in, Mail, or fax to:
Santa Clara City Swiss Days 2018
Attn: Parade Coordinator/Tonna Prince
2603 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara City, UT 84765
City fax: 435-628-7338

The Santa Clara Swiss Days Organizing Committee reserves the right to deny any application and to position entries in the parade at their discretion.

2018 Swiss Days Parade Application
Other Applications

Entry Forms


Swiss Days 5K Online Registration (preferred) 5k Application (must be taken to City Office) 5k Cross Country Team Application (must be submitted to City Office with the entire teams applications)

Car Show

Red Rocks Car Show Application

Email entry and vendor questions to:

Vendor Applications

Vendor Application- FULL**

Sponsor Information

Swiss Days Sponsor Levels

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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