Get your calendars ready because West Jordan is gearing up for all our summer events and activities!
As a resident, you know that West Jordan is a city that was built on fantastic traditions. Our first Western Stampede Rodeo was held in 1954, when The City of West Jordan was the Town of West Jordan. Back then, the town’s board president suggested it sponsor a fourth of July celebration as a community project. Board members agreed to chair different committees and assigned responsibilities to civic organizations and church groups to make the event happen. That’s when the Western Stampede celebration was born.
Volunteers contributed their time, labor, and equipment. They laid cinderblocks for the ticket booth and refreshment stand; others went as far as bringing their own backhoe to help bury pipe for the new bathrooms.
Today, the city offers a number of events throughout the summer. Many of which wouldn’t be made possible without the volunteers that offer their time and services.
A lot has changed but many things still stay the same. Our events are made possible by hardworking residents who have a love for our city and for these spectacular traditions.
If you’d like to become a volunteer for the city, please visit our website: westjordan.utah.gov.
Mayor Dirk Burton