Lehi Heritage Day 2023 is set for Mon., Sept. 4, Labor Day
March 22, 2023
This year’s Lehi Heritage Day 2023 will be the best yet. Eight individuals/couples will be honored for their tremendous service to Lehi while displays and activities will bring to life this year’s theme, which will feature the 1920s and, like last year, the beautiful old homes of Lehi. To nominate someone to be a Lehi Heritage Day 2023 honoree:
- Click here to learn more. Nomination deadline is May 1, 2023.
- To view past honorees, click here.
- Click here for the online nomination form and here for a physical copy.
Lehi Heritage Day Schedule
The day will go as follows:
- 2:30 p.m.—Showcase Parade on Center Street from Wine’s Park to Legacy Center.
- 3 p.m.—Honoree Celebration at Legacy Center at 123 N. Center.
- 4-6 p.m.—Meet-and-Greet with the honorees in the Senior Center at the Legacy Center.
- 4-6 p.m.—Lehi Heritage Day Festivities
- 4-6 p.m.—Classic Car and Bike Show at Legacy Center east parking lot and Lehi Library parking. Entry fee $10. First 20 cars to pay fee ride in parade and have reserved spot. For more information on the car show, call 801-836-2594.
For more information on Lehi Heritage Day, call 801-768-1570.
Lehi Heritage Day is sponsored by Lehi City and put on by the Lehi Historical Society and Archives. Its purpose is to celebrate Lehi’s remarkable past as well as honor those making history today. With a parade, honoree celebration, exhibits and activities, Chick-fil-A and a classic car and bike show. The day has grown into a much anticipated, and appreciated, Lehi event.
Lehi Heritage Day kicks off with the Showcase Parade featuring the year’s honorees as well as 20 classic cars and bikes. Parades date back to the very earliest days in Lehi and were instituted to promote community. Traveling from 600 North up Center Street to the Legacy Center, the parade is a beautiful salute to those who’ve given tremendous amounts of service to Lehi as well as to our earliest settlers.
Lehi Heritage Day 2018 honorees Mike and Beckie Southwick ride in the Showcase Parade.
Lehi Heritage Day honorees are presented their own brick in the Walk of Fame Garden in front of the Legacy Center by the mayor and city council members in this celebration. Click here to view past honorees.
Lehi Heritage Day 2019 honorees Johnny and Amy Barnes accept their Walk of Fame brick.
Meet and Greet
Lehi Heritage Day honorees gather in the Senior Center at the Legacy Center to greet family, friends and the public. Displays highlight the honorees.
Lehi Heritage Day 2019 honorees Marlin and Donna Barnes greet old friends at the Meet and Greet in the Senior Center.
Lehi Heritage Day Displays and Activities
Each year the Lehi Historical Society and Archives chooses a theme for Lehi Heritage Day, which is presented during this time in the North Gym of the Legacy Center. A small army of Archive and community members come together to create exhibits, display artifacts, carry out activities and so forth to bring the year’s theme to fruition. Chick-fil-A is also made available. Click here to view past Lehi Heritage Day themes.
In the North Gym of the Legacy Center, Lec Holmes, right, visits with Evelyn Yates at Lehi Heritage Day 2019.
Classic Car and Bike Show
All classic cars and bikes are invited to join us on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 4, 2023, for our show from 4-6 p.m., in the east parking lot of the Legacy Center at 123 N. Center. Register here. First 20 cars to register ride in the Showcase Parade. Registration is $10 and benefits the Lehi Historical Society.
History of Lehi Heritage Day
Lehi Heritage Day is the brainchild of John Knollin Haws, founder of the Lehi Historical Society and Archives. His goal was to share Lehi’s beautiful past as well as celebrate those working to make Lehi the great place it is today.
In 2012, Haws was a man with a dream. Armed with four boxes of history from Lehi historian Richard Van Wagoner and thousands of items he had collected throughout his life, he formed the Friends of the Archives with the help of Judy Hansen, Rhea Lewis, Lynette Harris and Mike Southwick. The first Lehi Heritage Day came to fruition in 2016. John died in 2017.
For more information on Lehi Heritage Day, contact the historical society at 801-768-1570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.