Join Herriman’s Yeti in this year’s summer festivitiesJun 17, 2021 02:47PM ● By Julia Partain
Herriman’s Yeti enjoys running the annual 5K with kids of all ages. (Photo courtesy of Herriman City)
By Julia Partain | [email protected]
Summer has officially begun and the Herriman Yeti is ready to party!
Herriman residents are ready to trade in Chromebooks and backpacks for sunscreen and swim goggles. With the help of the Herriman Yeti, this is going to be the best summer yet.
First, who is this infamous Yeti? The Yeti (also known as an abominable snowman or “bumble”) resides in the Herriman hillside and is filled with Herriman pride. He loves attending city events, interacting with the community and contributes to delivering city messages.
“People love the Yeti,” said Tami Moody, assistant city manager. “Residents search for him high and low and he has created quite a social media buzz.”
Kids and parents alike embrace this white furry creature with the big blue smile.
“We began incorporating the Yeti into more of our messaging and he soon was a hit, becoming Herriman City’s official mascot,” Moody said.
The Yeti embodies the spirit of Herriman with his community pride and willingness to serve.
“He is easily recognized which makes him a great presence to push out important city information regarding community safety, community events, announcing new businesses, promoting city services and providing information about local government,” she said.
This summer, the Yeti will make many appearances at the city’s summer festivities.
Summer begins with the Fort Herriman Rodeo June 4-5. Participants compete in a variety of events including bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, bronc riding and more. Don’t miss The Knights of Mayhem, returning for a half-hour of medieval chaos.
Fort Herriman Towne Days, the largest event in Herriman City, will be held June 21 - 26. Guests will enjoy fireworks, carnival rides, activities, parade, food trucks and participate in games.
There is even a Herriman Yeti Run and a kids fun run that will be held on June 22. This event has a little something for everyone.
For the rest of the summer, Herriman splash pads are open to the public. Blackridge Reservoir opens, featuring sandy beaches, playground, restrooms, grassy areas and more.
Summer ends with the much-anticipated MotoX event. This is a high energy dirt bike racing competition that takes place August 13-14 at Butterfield Park.
Saddle up, it’s going to be a wildly good ride this summer.