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It’s Washington City Cotton Days! Come celebrate Washington City’s Birthday! Traditions such as Parade, 5K Run, and of course the Cotton Fest held at Veterans Park. Festivities include live entertainment/dance performances, vendor booths, games, bounce houses, a heritage show, and a tractor pull. A week-long celebration of festivities for people of all ages!

Cotton Days – Statue Unveiling
Apr 24, 5:30 pm
Veterans Park

Get ready for an unforgettable experience unveiling the brand new Malinda Allison Hunt Kelley Covington Statue! The excitement begins at 5:30 pm sharp with a special program at the Old School Museum to kick off Cotton Days week. And that’s not all! After the event, from 6:30-7:30 pm, there will be even more fun and festivities to enjoy.
Malinda Covington

Cotton Days – Music Concert
Apr 27, 8:00 pm
Veterans Park

Enjoy an incredible evening of music and fun with Bell View at Veterans Park on Thursday, April 27th from 8-9 PM! And the best part? It’s completely FREE! This is an event that the whole family will love, with great music and a fantastic atmosphere.

Cotton Days – Historical Society Night
Apr 28, 6:00 pm
Veterans Park

Get ready for a fantastic family evening out at Veterans Park! Beginning with an amazing ice cream social, museum tour, and wagon rides to the Covington Home – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Cotton Days – Movie in the Park
Apr 28, 7:30 pm
Veterans Park

Grab your family and friends, bring your blankets and chairs, and settle in for a fantastic night under the stars.
The movie will start at dusk, so make sure to arrive early to enjoy all the amazing vendors and food on offer.

Cotton Days – Lion’s Club Breakfast
Apr 29, 7:00 am
Veterans Park

Veterans Park from 7 AM – 10:00 am for a mouthwatering meal of ham, eggs, and pancakes, prepared by the amazing Washington Utah Lions Club.

All funds raised will go towards helping Washington City community service projects, scholarships, and sight programs.

Cotton Days – 5K
Apr 29, 7:00 am
Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park

It is time to lace up your running shoes for the 2023 Cotton Days 5k – a fun-filled family run down the beautiful Virgin River Trail, starting at Sullivan Soccer Park!

Registration is only $25 for the first family member, with a special discounted rate of just $15 for each additional family member (up to 6 people). And that’s not all – all participants will receive a free Cotton Days 5k shirt when they pick up their bibs and race materials from 6 AM – 7 AM at the starting line.
After the race, all participants will receive a free breakfast voucher to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast.

Cotton Days – Parade
Apr 29, 9:00 am
Telegraph Street

Join the fun and excitement at the parade on Saturday, April 29th!
The parade will kick off at 9 am on the dot.

Cotton Days – Cotton Fest
Apr 29, 10:00 am
Veterans Park

Celebrate Washington Cities birthday with an EPIC celebration! Including live entertainment and dance performances, vendor booths filled with goodies, games for all ages, bounce houses, a heritage show, and even a tractor pull!

Cotton Days – Car Show
Apr 29, 10:00 am
Nisson Park

Rev up your engines and shine up those wheels because it’s time for a free Car Show-N-Shine! Bring your friends and follow the parade down to Nisson Park, where you’ll be treated to a spectacular display of amazing cars.

Washington City Heritage Show
Apr 29, 10:00 am

Celebrate the history of Washington City at the Heritage Show on Saturday, April 29, at the historic Relief Society Hall! View local art and meet the artists at the Art Show, with Mayor Staheli presenting awards. The Southern Utah Weavers will be carding, spinning & weaving cotton, with an activity for the kids. The Coral Canyon Quilters will display heritage and modern quilts, with one on the frame for you to try. Relax in the shade and be entertained by the Mesquite Western Poets performing cowboy poetry and music from 10 AM – 2 PM.

Cotton Days – Tractor Pull
Apr 29, 11:00 am
Vacant Lot by old Nisson’s Foodtown

Y’all ready for a rootin’-tootin’ good time? Just head on over to the old Nisson’s Foodtown parking lot and get ready to be amazed by these incredible antique tractors. They’ll be putting on a show you won’t want to miss.

Cotton Days -Sunday Fireside
Apr 30, 6:00 pm
Veterans Park

Come and be inspired by the incredible stories of the Pioneer Women who helped shape Washington City! Enjoy an amazing program, including a tour at 6 pm and a captivating depiction of the lives of the Dixie Cotton Mission women at 6:30 pm. This all takes place at the old school museum and rec hall. After the program, stick around for some delicious refreshments and connect with others who share your appreciation for Washington City’s history.

More Information
Monday April 24, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Washington City, Utah
City of Washington