As the city grows, Lehi holds true to Lehi Round-Up traditions

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Round ’em up and bring ’em out to the Lehi Round-Up.

“It doesn’t matter what part of town you live in, whether you live by Traverse Mountain or down by Utah Lake or out on the Jordan River or where you live, you’re all part of Lehi,” said Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson in a Facebook video. “We hope you’ll enjoy the traditions that Lehi has and that you’ll become a part of it. That you’ll want to take part in it because once you’ve had a taste of it, you’ll want to be back for more.

One popular tradition is Lehi’s  rodeo — which the city is celebrating its 78th anniversary this year. In 1941, the Civic Improvement Association, which is now the Lehi Round-Up Rodeo Committee, was organized by the major and city council with war looming. The committee was in charge of putting together a city celebration, and that is exactly what they did.

Coming up with the name ‘Lehi Round-Up’ was no small task. The committee held a naming contest and Ethel Hunger was the winner, naming the celebration what it is known as today.

Another part of Lehi’s celebration that is uniquely their own is the miniature floats parade. Each year, volunteers make and pull the mini floats down the road for everyone to see. This parade is truly a city-wide effort because all the concession money from the rodeo goes back to cover the cost of the miniature floats.

“This is over an 100 year tradition,” Wilson said. …”Things have changed. As the city gets bigger, the traditions stay there.”

While the rodeo doesn’t start until Thursday, June 22, Lehi has cooked up a variety of festivities for residents. Check out the full schedule below for details, and for any additional information, click here.

Saturday, June 17

  • Lehi Round- up 10K/5K/Kid’s Mile
    • 7:30 a.m. 10K start , 7:45 a.m. 5K start, 8 a.m. Kid’s Mile start
  • Doubles Tennis Tournament – 8 a.m. at Lehi High School tennis courts, $15 per team
  • Princess Party – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Legacy Center, $10
  • Car Show – sponsored by MATC from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 18

  • Arts in the Park – 7 p.m. at Wines Park

Monday, June 19

  • Half-Price Swim Day – 1–8:50 p.m. at the Legacy Center and 11 a.m. – 6:50 p.m. at the Outdoor Pool
  • Art Show – 6-8 p.m. at Lehi Arts Center
  • Concert and Picnic in the Park – 6:30 p.m. at Wines Park featuring country trio Temecula Road

Tuesday, June 20

  • Baby Contest – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Legacy Center, $5
  • Art Show – 6-8 p.m. at Lehi Arts Center
  • Comedy Sportz – 7 p.m. at Skyridge High School

Wednesday, June 21

  • Round-Up Skateboard Competition – 11 a.m.
  • Family Western BBQ & Entertainment – 4:30-7 p.m. at Wines Park
    • Cost is $5 per plate
  • Outdoor Movie – “Sing,” 9 p.m. at Vets Ball Park
  • Art Show – 6-8 p.m. at Lehi Arts Center

Thursday, June 22

  • Animals Got Talent – Wines Park
  • Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament – Fox Hollow Golf Club
  • Stock Parade – 6 p.m. from Wines Park to Rodeo Grounds
  • Art Show – 6-8 p.m. at Lehi Arts Center
  • PRCA Rodeo – 8 p.m. at Lehi Rodeo Grounds

 Friday, June 23

  • Round-Up Market – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Wines Park
  • Bingo – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Wines Park
  • Teen Laser Tag – 2–4 p.m. at Wines Park
  • Miniature Float Parade – 6 p.m from Wines Park to Lehi High School
  • Art Show from 6–8 p.m. at Lehi Arts Center
  • PRCA Rodeo at 8 p.m. at Lehi Rodeo Grounds, $12

Saturday, June 24

  • Chuck Wagon Breakfast – 7-10 a.m. at Wines Park. $5 per plate. Proceeds benefit Lehi High School Booster Club
  • Art Show – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Lehi Arts Center
  • Grand Parade – 10 a.m.  Route from Wines Park to Lehi High School
  • Family Fun Day, Round-Up Market & Entertainment – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Wines Park, $5
  • Horseshoe Tournament – 1 p.m. at Lehi Sports Park, $15 for non-residents
  • PRCA Rodeo at 8 p.m. at Lehi Rodeo Grounds, $13
    • Family Dirt Dance following rodeo at Lehi Rodeo Grounds

Sunday, June 25

  • Arts in the Park – 7 p.m. at Wines Park
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