Youth Pioneer Production

For two nights, July 23rd & 24th, a cast of over 150 youth depict, with dance and music, the journey of the Utah Pioneers. Witness for yourself the epic struggles and celebrations of the pioneer trek West, and their attempt to settle the untamed valleys of Utah. 

Sitting under the canopy of stars you will witness wagons, hand- carts, live animals, music, special guests, and one of the largest firework display in the valley. This production, held at the West Jordan Arena with the vast mountains as the backdrop, will display the beauty of the valley much as it was seen by the settlers as they first entered the valley.
For the first time the story of the original settlers is told, conveying the history of  Utah's settlers, such as Catholic missionary colonizers; Greek and Italian pioneers; the Chinese, Jewish, and Mormon settlers; as well as the Native Americans. You will see the hard work, attacks, death and sorrow, however it will be overcome by the comradeship, celebrations, Indian dances, and fireworks throughout the show. 


JULY 23 & 24, 2015

Doors open: 6:00 pm 

Pre-show: 8:00 pm

Show Begins: 9:00 pm

Fireworks: 10:00pm



*Events are free, but donations are welcome 

West Jordan Arena

8035 South 2200 West

West Jordan, UT 84088

Pre-Show Entertainment

Pioneer Legacy Award


The Pre-Show will be a different performer each night with entertainment for the whole family! 






Each year, we honor members of the community who have shown exceptional attributes and contributions toward society. These are our modern day pioneers and we wish to honor them for making the world a better place. 






Past UPD Honorees 

Gov. Norm Bangerter (2014)


Gene Fullmer (2014)


Doug Wright (2014)


Larry H. & Gail Miller (2013)


Dick Norse (2013)


Jake Garn (2013)


Virl & Tom Osmond (2012)


WJ City Police & Fire Department (2012)


Sons & Daughters of the Pioneers (2012)



Each summer, the Youth Pioneer Production is performed within the West Jordan Arena in front of thousands of spectators each night. This summer, the Youth Pioneer Production will be held July 23rd & 24th. To find out more information on how you can participate in the production, click the link below.

Parking & Seating
All parking is located within the West Jordan Arena (map) parking lot with no parking permitted on the city streets or West Jordan City Park. Closest $5 parking will also be available closest to the arena. Additional parking is also available near the Veridian Library and the Veteran's Memorial Park. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and park in the designated area. To ensure safety, pedestrians are asked to only cross at the designated crosswalks. 


Gates open at 7:00 pm for seating. General FREE Seating is available, so come early for a good spot. Reserved/VIP Seating is available for sponsors and entertainers only and ushers will be available to assist with seating if needed.  The Merrill Osmond's Youth Pioneer Production and the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund assume no responsibility for personal items left or lost in the seating area. The production also offers handicapped seating, please ask an usher to assist in situating wheel chairs.  ASL Interpreters will be available on Thursday night and will be seated in the front area togetherIt is wise to bring sweaters or light coats in case the evenings become chilly.

Food & Drinks / Lost & Found
No coolers or alcohol will be permitted within the gates of the arena. 


There will be several food vendors within the West Jordan Arena that will be available before, during and after the performance.

The Youth Pioneer Production maintains a "Lost and Found" station where lost and found items are reported and turned in. Lost children or family members are also taken to this location for quick and easy reuniting with family. The "Lost and Found" station is located in/or near the Box Office found at the main entrance of the arena.
Volunteer or Group Service Projects
We would like to invite you, your friends, your clubs, youth/church groups to come and volunteer for our Utah Pioneer Days. We have two full days of shifts that we could use your help during the event. We also need help setting up, starting a week or so before the event, and taking down after the event. Below is a link to our application that outlines the exact dates and times available for volunteers. We would love to have your help! If you have any questions please contact us at

Pioneer Productions Cast Members will be posted after auditions. Please check back for names of the cast members.