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 Utah Travel Center Cities Salt Lake City • Events

There is always something in Salt Lake City to celebrate, from art and culture to local traditions or national events. This is just a partial list of events, you can get more information by contacting the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau 801-521-2822, or the Utah Travel Council 800-200-1160

January

First Night
Downtown Salt Lake City
801-359-5188
• Nonalcoholic celebration
• Last Dance Masquerade Ball
• Parade
• Firework show at Midnight to celebrate the New Year

February

Chili Open Golf Tournament
6351 S. 900 E., Wheeler Historic Farm, Murray
801-264-2212
• Nine hole golf course
• Enjoy a bowl of chili to warm you up
• $30.00 entry fee

March

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Main St., Downtown Salt Lake City
801-521-5708
• Singing
• Dancing
• Floats

April

Mountain Man Rendezvous
Antelope Island at the Great Salt Lake
801-773-2941
• Rocky cliffs
• Grassy Plains
• Camping
• Mountaineering
• $6.00 per vehicle

Buffalo Barbecue
2375 E. 3300 S., Christ United Methodist Church
801-486-5473
• Eat a Buffalo feast
• $8.50 for adults and  $5.00 for Children 11 and younger
• Take out is available
• Proceeds are for the Scouts

May

Beach Fest Saltair
Beach at Great Salt Lake
801-972-7836
• Frisbee
• Kite flying
• Disc golf
• Coed volleyball
• Sand sculpture contest
• Barbecue

Midvale Cinco de Mayo Parade and Celebration
7400 S. 700 W., Midvale’s City Main St
801-565-3759
• Mexican Dancing
• Horse show
• Ballet folklore
• Food, crafts and games

Asian Pacific Festival
100 S. West Temple, Salt Palace
801-467-6060
• Drum and Martial art exhibits
• Food booths
• Music and dancing
• Tea Ceremony
• Adults $3.00, Children $1.00

Living Traditions
450 S. 200 E., Washington Square at the Salt Lake City & County Building
801-533-5760 or 801-596-5000
• Booths and Exhibits
• Feast on Foreign Foods

Salt Lake City Classic
801-972-7839
• 21-year-old race
• Costume Competitions
• Registration is $16.00
• Eat at “Classic Pasta at the Plaza” the night before the race

June

Gina Bachauer Piano Competition
123 W. South Temple, Abravanel Hall
801-521-9200
• World’s greatest piano music
• Tickets range from $8.00 to $100.00 depending on how many competitions you would like to see.

KRCL Day in the Park
2100 S. 1300 E., Sugarhouse Park
801-363-1818
• KRCL 90.9 FM sponsors the outdoor festival
• Food and Music

Oldies Fest
1700 S. West Temple, Franklin Quest Field
801-468-2560
• Listen to oldies music and enjoy great company
• Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under.

Old English Festival
261 S. 900 E., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
801-322-5869
• See various traditions of the Middle Ages
• Jousting
• Singing, dancing, fortune telling, and food

Saturday’s Voyeur
138 W. 500 N., Salt Lake City
801-363-0526 or 801-355-ARTS
• A show that pokes at local politicians and notoriety.
• $26.50 for regular seats and $29.50 for Cabaret seating
(Bring your own picnic food and beverages for Cabaret seating)

Westfest
3100 S. 5600 W., Centennial Park
801-963-7753
• Lot’s of food
• Carnival rides, a parade, talent shows
• Fireworks

Juneteenth Festival
36 E. 200 S., Gallivan Center
801-532-0459
• Chance to participate in black culture
• Music, food, crafts, arts, and history

Utah Arts Festival
55 S. 300 W., Triad Center
801-322-2428
• Basket making, glasswork, furniture and jewelry
• Food, music, and entertainment
• Tickets are $5.00 for adults, children 12 and younger are free

Come Alive after 5
36 E. 200 S., Gallivan Center
801-532-0459
• Free music
• Food and beverages are available
• Sit back and relax adventure

July

Independence Day Festivities
Various sites in and around Salt Lake
• Food, marching bands, booths, fireworks, parades, and dancing

Twilight Concert Series
36 E. 200 S., Gallivan Center
801-532-0459
• Watch a different series of performers under the stars
• Take place on Thursdays and begin at 8 pm.

Days of ‘47 Parade
Starts at Main St. and South Temple
801-560-0047
• One the oldest and biggest parades in the United States
• Begins at 9 am

Jazz and Blues Festival
Snowbird, Little Cottonwood Canyon
801-355-2787
• Listen to Jazz and blues music in the gorgeous Wasatch Mountains
• Prices vary from $22 to $60

August

Belly Dance Festival
1300 E. 700 S., Liberty Park
801-486-7780
• Largest outdoor Middle Eastern Dance Festival in the nation
• Mideastern and Greek foods are available

Salt Lake County Fair
5177 S. 200 E., Salt Lake County Fairgrounds, Murray
801-262-0812
• Parade, rodeo, and a 4-H horse show
• Carnival activities

Oktoberfest
Snowbird, Little Cottonwood Canyon
801-521-6040
• Bavarian Cuisine
• Hikes and entertainment

September

Greek Festival
279 S. 300 W., Hellenic Memorial Cultural Center
801-328-9681
• Folk dancing
• Greek music and booths
• Delicious Greek food
• Adults $2.00, Children 12 and younger $1.00

Utah State Fair
155 N. 1000 W., Utah State Fair Park
801-538-8400
• Biggest Fair in Utah
• Come see animals the size of Volkswagens
• Displays, pie-baking contests, Carnival activities and crafts
• $6.00 for adults, and $4.00 for children 6 to 16 years of age

October

Bison Roundup
Antelope Island at the Great Salt Lake
801-773-2941
• Over 450 people on horseback round up buffalo
• The purpose of the roundup is to cull the herd and keep it from damaging the island ecology

November

Lighting of Temple Square
50 W. South Temple, Temple Square
801-240-4377
• 300,000 lights are along trees, shrubs, and sidewalks
• Lights go on the Friday after Thanksgiving and will turn off on the New Year

Festival of Lights
6351 S. 900 E., Wheeler Historic Farm, Murray
801-264-2212
• 50 displays using 100,000 lights
• $2.00 per person or $7.00 per family

December

Nutcracker
50 W. 200 S., Capitol Theatre
801-323-6900 or 801-355-ARTS

Festival of Trees
9575 S. State Street (in Sandy), South Towne Expo Center
• Hundreds of decorated trees, wreaths and crafts
• $4.00 for adults, $2.50 for children


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