SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The 24th of July Party started early Tuesday with a parade marching downtown. There were plenty of floats, horses, dancers and marching bands.
It was a beautiful morning for a parade, a rainbow welcomed everyone celebrating the Pioneer's arrival to Salt Lake City.
The parade had visitors from around the world, including a group from the Polynesian Cultural Center. The center brought over fifty people to Utah for the parade, recreating an island on their float.
The center celebrates their 50th anniversary this year , so they wanted to celebrate in Utah too. They say they are pioneers too.
Logoitino Apelu from the Center told ABC4, "We have pioneers in the pacific those who came to Hawaii to build the Polynesian cultural center."
The dancing was amazing, but probably the best part of the float was the real flowers. They were the only float in the parade to have real flowers on board.
There were also plenty of "regulars." Horses, floats, and city royalty entertained the hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the state's holiday.