PROVIDENCE, Utah – Sauerkraut Days, the annual city celebration of Providence City, is set for Aug. 14-19.
“We are so excited for this year’s celebration,” said Sauerkraut Days co-chair Ashley Poole. “We have worked hard this year to collaborate with incredible vendors, sponsors and residents to host Sauerkraut Days and continue growing the event.”
Poole and co-chair Nichole Bone have worked with several volunteers from around Providence, including City Council and Youth Council members to plan a week full of activities.
The events begin with the Sauerkraut Can Hunt, which will run throughout the week. Clues will be posted daily on the Providence City Sauerkraut Days social media pages. The first group to find each hidden can around town will be able to return the can to the Providence City Office for a prize.
On Monday, Aug. 14, events will begin with the Downtown Historic Tour. A bus provided by the Cache Valley Transit District will take guests on a trip around Providence, viewing historic homes and the new plaques that have been installed at each stop.
A pickleball tournament will be held over two days, Tuesday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 16. Beginners competing at level 3.0 and below will take the court on Tuesday, while those playing at level 3.5 or higher will play on Wednesday. The tournament will be held at the Providence Pickleball Courts at Alma Leonhardt Park.
Additionally, Wednesday will feature a Meet the Mayor & City Council Event, coinciding with the August City Council meeting. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Providence City Office at 164 North Gateway Drive.
On Thursday, Aug. 17, festivities will kick off with the Sauerkraut Days Parade at 5:30 p.m. The parade will start at the intersection of 300 South and Main Street, working its way down Center Street to Zollinger Park. The fun will continue at Zollinger Park with a baseball game, yard games, an art table for kids and various vendors selling food and products. The night will wrap up with a drone show, set to begin at dark, approximately 9:30 p.m.
Return to Zollinger Park on Friday, Aug. 18, for the traditional sauerkraut dinner, catered by Iron Gate Catering. The art table will also be available that night, as well as a Family Bingo game. Sky Olson & The Valley will take the stage from 6 to 8 p.m., while food and vendors will be available until 10 p.m. The Providence Youth Council will host a dance party for youth in grades 8-12 from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
The week wraps up with a slate of events on Saturday, Aug. 19. The annual Fun Run will start the day, with 1-mile, 5K and 10K race options. The 5K and 10K runs will begin at 7 a.m., while the 1-mile run will start at 8 a.m. A pancake breakfast will be held at Zollinger Park from 8 to 10 a.m., with proceeds benefitting the Ridgeline High School marching band. A ping pong ball prize drop will conclude the festivities at 10 a.m., with lots of great prizes up for grabs.