2017 Pageants Schedule

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The following information about Church-sponsored pageants being staged in 2017 has been posted on

2017 Pageant Schedule

Clarkston Pageant—Martin Harris: The Man Who Knew

Step into the 1800s and discover the panoramic majesty of northern Utah through the musical production Martin Harris: The Man Who Knew. Witness one man’s journey of trial and testimony as he bears witness of the Book of Mormon.

11000 North 8400 West

Clarkston, Utah 84305

Dates: August 4-5, 8-12, 15-19

Admission: Free; however, reservations should be made.

Hill Cumorah Pageant

Experience the excitement, drama, and pageantry of America’s largest and most spectacular outdoor theatrical event, which focuses on the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Witness the trials of Lehi’s family and his descendants, the climactic visit of Jesus Christ to the Americas, and Joseph Smith receiving the plates. For more sites in this area, see the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center.

603 State Route 21

Palmyra, New York 14522

Dates: July 14-15, 18-22

Time: Starts at 9:15 p.m. and lasts 75 minutes

Admission: Free

Manti—The Mormon Miracle Pageant

Share an evening under the stars and enjoy the beauty of the hills and the magnificence of the Manti Utah Temple while you watch this historical drama. Witness the intertwined stories of the Restoration of the gospel, the Book of Mormon, and the journey of faithful pioneers to the Sanpete Valley.

South Temple Hill

Manti, Utah 84642

Phone: 866-961-9040

Dates: June 15-17, 20-24

Time: Gates open at 6 p.m. and pageant begins at 9:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Mesa Easter Pageant

Experience the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, ministry, selfless death, and miraculous Resurrection through music, dance, and drama. Free tours of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center are offered before and after the pageant. Performances are presented in English and Spanish. Also see Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center.

525 East Main Street

Mesa, Arizona 85204

Phone: 480-964-7164

Dates: April 5-7, April 11-15 in English

Time: Pageant begins at 8 p.m. and lasts 65 minutes

April 8 in Spanish

Admission: Free

Nauvoo Pageant

Celebrate the restored gospel, the prophetic mission of Joseph Smith, and the legacy of early Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois. Enjoy historical vignettes in Old Nauvoo throughout the day and the 1840s Frontier Country Fair pre-show activities at the pageant site before the pageant begins each night. While in the Nauvoo area, drop in at the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center.

A cast and crew of more than 1,100 volunteers will bring early Mormon history in the United States and England to life in two musical productions—the Nauvoo Pageant and the British Pageant. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays feature the Nauvoo Pageant, which tells the story of early Latter-day Saint Church members who, in 1839, fled to Nauvoo to escape religious persecution. The British Pageant, “Truth Will Prevail,” performed Wednesdays and Fridays, tells the history of early Mormonism in the British Isles. Both pageants feature scripts based on actual journals and historic records from the 1800s, as well as traditional and original music. Presenting both the Nauvoo and British pageants will allow audiences to view the close and continuing relationship between Mormons in the British Isles and the United States. The faith, devotion, and sacrifice of the nineteenth-century British Church helped make possible the flourishing religious community that was established in Nauvoo.

Mulholland and Main

Nauvoo, Illinois 62354

Phone: 217-453-2429

Dates: July 11-August 5 (excluding Sundays and Mondays)

Time: Fair is open at 7 p.m. and pageant begins at 8:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Castle Valley Pageant

This pageant is performed every other year. It is not on the 2017 schedule.

Discover Castle Valley, Utah, through an outdoor historical drama that portrays the settling of the frontier. In the Pioneer Village guests learn about the crafts necessary for a pioneer settlement to survive, such as blacksmithing, farming with horse-drawn implements, weaving, and spinning.

4785 North Desbee Dove Rd.

Castle Dale, Utah 84513

Phone: 435-381-2195

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