For the 45th consecutive year, stunning, newly-constructed homes will be on display throughout Utah County for the annual Utah Valley Parade of Homes, which begins Thursday, July 23. Hosted by the Utah Valley Home Builders Association, the parade will feature 21 homes that visitors can explore from July 23 to August 8. The homes will be open between 12 and 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the parade will also offer a virtual component, with five of the parade homes available to experience through a virtual tour available at uvparade.com with each ticket.
UVHBA has also outlined a series of health and safety measures that will be used throughout the parade to keep attendees safe. These include the required use of masks, clean socks and social distancing. Sanitization stations will also be available in each home. Guests who feel sick or show symptoms should not attend and, unlike in years past, it’s recommended that children not attend the parade. More information about the safety guidelines are available on the UVHBA website.
“This year has presented all of us with a need to innovate and change. We didn’t want to skip the parade, but we didn’t want to needlessly endanger the health of our community, our staff or our homebuilders,” said Steve Caldwell, Executive Director of UVHBA. “The virtual event and safety precautions allow us to help meet those needs.”
Throughout the course of the parade, attendees will have the opportunity to visit as many of the 21 homes as they would like. Visitors can enter each of the homes once and select two homes that they would like to enter twice. Tickets to the parade cost $16 and can be purchased online at uvparade.com, on the Parade of Homes mobile app. Tickets are also available at Osmond Designs and at any Central Bank location, the two Title Sponsors for this year’s parade.
“The parade is a big tradition for a lot of people and families,” said Caldwell. “We hope that this will give those people a chance to experience something they continue to enjoy year after year.”
Addresses of the featured homes in the parade will be available on July 23, the parade’s opening day, and can be found on the mobile app, at uvparade.com or on the map inside the Parade of Homes magazine. The magazine can be picked up at the UVHBA office, Osmond Designs or Central Bank locations or at the first home visited during the parade. Tickets must be purchased before picking up a copy of the magazine.
For more information about this year’s parade, download the UVHBA Utah Valley Parade mobile app or visit uvparade.com.