This year’s International Days celebration will feature the usual popular mix of entertainment, loads of food, carnival, car show, thrilling burnout competition and the continuation of last year’s fireworks. The celebration will turn 35 this year and has become one of the largest celebrations in the area. Last year, the International Days golf tournament was added and proved so successful it will continue this year.
“As we searched the history of International Days, we realized this is our 35th year,” said Price City Council member Layne Miller, chairman of the event. “The celebration has a long history of fun and public involvement.”
Miller pointed out the event started in 1979 as an addition to the Carbon County Fair by former Carbon County Chamber president Charles Davis. The fair also included a rodeo and other events. By 1998, the event became too labor intensive for the chamber and was adopted by Price City. City employees and staff are now the backbone of the event.
“International Days couldn’t exist without the support and hard work of the city,” explained Miller. “My job as chairman is made much more simple because of our dedicated employees. It has grown so big, it now requires many hands to manage and support all aspects.”
The city added two events last year that were so popular they will continue this year.
“The golf tournament became an instant success and the fireworks thrilled watchers all over the city because the show originated from Wood Hill,” said Miller. “Both events take place again this year and will be bigger and better than last year.”
Kickoff for this year’s event is Thursday, July 24 and will run through Saturday, July 26. For booth information or a schedule of events, contact Price City at (435) 637-5010.