SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Home Builders Association kicked off the 74th annual Salt Lake Parade of Homes Friday and it will run through August 15.
FOX 13's Tamara Vaifanua toured a remodel on Salt Lake's east bench.
The home building industry, as an essential business, implemented measures and best practices in March to keep all of Utah's homebuilders safe while continuing to work.
“With an abundance of caution, we are applying extra measures to ensure all CDC and health department guidelines are strictly met so the public can enjoy this 74-year-old tradition,” said Adam Breen, president of Salt Lake Home Builders Association, which organizes the annual event.
The Salt Lake Parade of Homes will run from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. from July 31 to Aug. 15 and will be closed Sundays and Mondays. Homes will be showcased across Salt Lake County.
“We are applying safety measures beyond CDC guidelines at each home in the 2020 parade so everyone will be safe and protected,” said Breen.
With up to 18 homes showcased this year, staff members will monitor the tours so social distancing will be in place, furniture and surfaces are not touched, and traffic flows through the home to avoid groups congregating.
“Our top priority is to ensure everyone is safe while touring the parade of homes,” he said. “That’s another reason we are sanitizing and cleaning every home before it opens to the public.
Established in 1946, the Salt Lake Parade of Homes is the longest running Parade of Homes event in the country.
To check out all 18 of the homes and buy tickets to the Parade of Homes, click here.