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NEWS - "Tremonton City Days' 2020 event scaled down but still on the schedule"

TREMONTON – By Cari Doutre – July 15, 2020

While many cities and towns throughout Box Elder County and Utah are cancelling their annual summer celebrations this year due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns, Tremonton City is still planning on hosting their annual City Days event - but scaled down to meet current state restrictions and guidelines.

Taking into consideration Box Elder County and Utah’s current color-coded phase, Tremonton City is using guidelines from the Bear River Health Department and modifying some activities while cancelling some all-together.

"We have eliminated mass gathering areas such as vendor booths, concert and high contact activities but we still offer participant-based activities like the softball tournament, homerun derby, pickleball tournament and new this year, a cornhole tournament," said Tremonton City in a July 6, press release.

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“While the large-scale mass gathering activities will not happen this year, we have created some replacement events that will be possible regardless of an orange or yellow phase COVID-19 designation. We have also modified other traditional City Days activities to make them possible within Utah and Bear River Health Department guidelines,” it states on Tremonton City’s website.

This year’s event will start on Friday, July 17, with activities throughout the week ending on Saturday, July 25, with fireworks at 10 p.m.

“Now more than ever our community needs a little normalcy, something to look forward to. While events, programs, stores and everyday life has been shut down all around us, we need something to allow us to socialize and come together as a community, in a safe way," said Zach LeFevre, Recreation and Events Manager for Tremonton City.


Friday, July 17 at 10 p.m. - Jeanie Stevens west field

Men and women are invited to step up to the plate and take their shot at hitting the long ball. The first 50 participants to sign up at the field the day of the derby get to take their shot at winning prizes spread out in the field such as cases of toilet paper, paper towels, tires for your car and much more. Hit just one home run to win a box of cereal from Post Consumer Brands.


July 17 – 18 Deadline: July 10.

Our Tremonton City Days men’s softball tournament is a fun, small town and low-key tournament. ASA modified rules, ASA and USSSA approved bats may be used. This is a 3-game guarantee, double elimination to a double elimination drop down format to create upper and lower division. Team and individual awards given to 1st and 2nd place upper and 1st place lower.


Monday, July 20 at dusk - Box Elder fairgrounds west parking lot

Throw your couch or bean bag in the back of the truck and join us as we watch the movie picked by the community. Our drive-in will be set up at the parking lot on the west side of the fairgrounds. Parking spots will be first come first serve. Make sure you arrive early to reserve yours.

Tune into 90.5 FM to listen to the movie from your own vehicle. Bring your family, yummy movie snacks and enjoy a night groovy night of drive-In fun!

***COVID guidelines will be followed at this event


July 20 – 25, with activities all around the valley

Get your “quaran-team” together to compete in this family-friendly challenge comprised of missions, explorations, tasks and challenges. Each activity is worth a set point value with bonus points available along the way. Some activities last all week while some will be timed and on the spot.

Teams are fighting their way to the top. Huge prizes not only await the winners but will be given away all week long.

Thousands of dollars of rewards and prizes are waiting to be claimed. A year supply of toilet paper, cereal, paper towels and gift cards, plus much more are up for grabs.


Tuesday, July 21 – Deadline: July 17

This tournament is something anyone can participate in. Beginner doubles bracket start at 5:30 p.m., singles bracket playing at 7 p.m. and intermediate doubles bracket starting at 8:30 p.m.

Five games guaranteed with pool play into bracket with a consolation bracket. Cost is $20 per team. Online registration is open with a max of 8 teams per division. Games are played at Jeanie Stevens Park softball fields!


Thursday, July 23 – Deadline: July 17

The Summer Scorcher is an indoor pickleball tournament to get out and play during the hot month of July. It is a skills doubles tournament. 2.5 – 3.0 start at 5:30 p.m. with the 3.5 playing at 7 p.m. and 4.0+ starting at 8:30 p.m.

Five games guaranteed with pool play into bracket with a consolation bracket. Cost is $20 per team. Online registration is open with a max of 8 teams per division. Games are played indoors at the Box Elder County fairgrounds to beat the heat.


Saturday, July 25 from 4 to 10 p.m. - Jeanie Stevens Park

We aren’t able to hold a community dinner this year, but we can still provide dinner for you at our Food Truck Roundup. Five to six food trucks offering a diverse array of culinary delights as well as dessert and beverages. Come get some dinner take out or join us in the park for Yard Game Mania and some music before the fireworks. Enjoy the music, eat some great food, bring a lawn chair and relax in the park.


Saturday, July 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. - Jeanie Stevens Park

The games must go on! During this COVID-19 pandemic we have seen sporting events cancelled, recreational activities postponed, facilities closed but the spirit of sports is alive in each of us.

Ladies and Gentlemen, kids of all ages… Come enjoy our Giant Yard Game Area. There will be plenty of area to enjoy all your classic yard and family games! Enjoy the music, get some food at the Food Truck Round Up and challenge your family and close friends to your favorite yard games or just bring your lawn chairs and relax in the park before the fireworks.

Social distancing will be required between groups. We will have several of your favorite yard games available for check out at the park. Games must be returned to be cleaned before the next use.


Saturday, July 25 at 10 p.m. - Jeanie Stevens Park

Enjoy the fireworks from home, in your car at the fairgrounds parking lot or the park with yard game mania and the food truck roundup. Whatever you are comfortable with, we hope you celebrate being part of our great community.

Cancelled events for Tremonton City Days 2020:

· Community dinner

· Jr. Miss Bear River pageant

· Battle of the BBQ contest

· Baby contests

· Diaper derby

· Vendors

· Bounce houses and other misc. activities

· Movie in the park (replaced with a drive-in movie)

· City council breakfast

· On-stage entertainment

· 5K fun run

· Teen 3 vs. 3 basketball tournaments

“Please join with us to come together as a community in a fun new way,” Tremonton City added.


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