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Aug 1
Motley Crue

Motley Crue will bring their Final Tour with special guest Alice Cooper to USANA Amphitheatre on Friday, August 1st. Don't miss your chance to see them rock out live!

Tickets on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets available at all Smith's Tix locations, charge by phone 801-467-TIXX or toll free at 1-800-888-TIXX, and online at http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/usana-amphitheatre

Tickets are also available at the USANA Amphitheatre box office day-of-shows starting at 12PM

Lawn tickets are available at the Depot box office on Friday's between 2PM-6PM (excluding holidays) and day of Depot shows starting at 5PM (excluding club nights & private events)

For VIP information please call 801-355-5522 or E-mail jhathorne@uconcerts.com

USANA Amphitheatre | 5200 South 6200 West | www.usana-amp.com | All Ages

(while supplies last - subject to change - plus applicable fees where applied - 8 ticket limit)

Jul 28 - Aug 2
Wasatch County Fair

Great food, terrific events of all types (from livestock shows to lip-sinc contests), music, carnival games and more - this is the Wasatch County Fair.

Two big events in this big event are the rodeo and the demolition derby. These are dynamic, loud, exciting events that are never quite the same twice.


More events include:

Battle of the Bands: Bands from all over Utah are invited to come perform two songs to compete for $350 cash and a recording session at Lee Music. Hosted by the hilarious Seth Qualey. Thursday August 1, 7pm. Registration form available on the County Fair website.

Fair Days Carnival and Country Market: Open Wednesday July 31-Saturday Aug 3, great merchandise, delicious food and lots of fun rides for all ages! Discount carnival wristbands available at The Wasatch Recreation Center July 8-29.

Fair Days BBQ: Join us for a great BBQ dinner and a hilarious hypnotist show on Wednesday, July 31 starting at 5:30pm. Dinner is $5 per person, and the show is free!

Aug 4
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga brings her Artpop Ball to EnergySolutions Arena on August 4!
Tickets are on sale now!
V.I.P. packages are available.
Tickets & Venue Information:
Tickets available at all Smith's Tix locations, charge by phone 801-467-TIXX or toll free at 1-800-888-TIXX, and online at smithstix.com
Tickets are also available at the EnergySolutions Arena box office.
(while supplies last - subject to change - plus applicable fees where applied - 8 ticket limit)
Interested in being a part of the street team? Inquire at http://bit.ly/ucstreetteam
 

Aug 5
Red Butte Outdoor Concert Series: Chris Isaak

After more than 25 years, and 13 albums into his career, Chris Isaak has finally created the album he’s always wanted to make. Beyond the Sun, Isaak’s first Vanguard Records release is truly a labor of love. As a child spinning his parents’ 45s in their Stockton, CA home, Isaak became and has since been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis’ Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Having presented his own distinctive style in music over several decades, he carries it forward still by revisiting his inspirations..

Aug 6
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is one of the most influential stars in America Today. His ability to touch people's lives without resorting to gimmickry or lowbrow humor makes this a memorable evening for the entire family!

Aug 6 - Aug 8
Psicobloc Master Series

Some of the top professional climbers in the world will converge on Park City, Utah for the 2nd Annual Psicobloc Masters Series Competition presented by Clif Bar.

This year’s competition will feature a men’s and women’s division and will be in the style of a “duel” – competitors race head-to-head on identical routes, with the highest or first to the top advancing to the next round. The competition wall, designed by Walltopia, reaches over 50 feet above the pool and overhangs roughly 25 feet. The climbers use no ropes or harnesses, creating a thrilling plunge into the water below if they fall.

 

Aug 8
OK Go

Of all the superlatives ever thrown at OK Go, "world's most creative band" might fit best. Theirs is a project of the modern age, defined by vision as opposed to boundaries. It starts with a growing canon of infectious songs (the band's fourth album is forthcoming), and explodes out from there into a million creative endeavors: their videos are art projects that the whole world sees; their live shows are immersive and surprising; their free time is invested in apps and op-eds and a host of other experiments that all fall under fun, ambitious, or just really cool to try.

Aug 8 - Aug 9
6th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival

Craft Lake City, a 501(c3) charitable organization, announced today that Harmons Neighborhood Grocer will be one of this year’s Presenting Sponsor for the 6th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.

As a longtime customer, I am personally thrilled to have Harmons as a major partner for our sixth year of festivities,” says Craft Lake City’s Executive Director, Angela H. Brown. “Harmons connects customers with quality products from regional food purveyors. This valuable service supports Utah’s craft food creators and shares our organization’s goal of elevating the creative culture in our community.

The outdoor alternative arts festival will include over 200 vendors specializing in handmade goods such as: silk screened posters, progressive crafts, DIY designs, reconstructed clothing, knitted items, jewelry, letter-pressed books and more, along with local musicians and performers, craft food vendors, and a Science & Technology building to showcase the work and ideas of DIY Engineers.

Aug 4 - Aug 10
Tour of Utah

Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event that follows the Tour de France. Nearly a decade since its opening circuit, the Tour of Utah today stands as one of the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer.

Stages of the 2014 Tour are as follows:


Cedar City to Cedar City
Monday 8/4

Panguitch to Torrey
Tue 8/5

Lehi to MMP
Wed 8/6

Ogden to Powder Mountain
Thu 8/7

Evanston to Kamas
Fri 8/8

SLC To Snowbird
Sat 8/9

Park City to Park City 
Sun 8/10
 

Aug 12
Jenny Lewis

See one of the most celebrated indie musicians live when Jenny Lewis takes the stage at The Depot.

Aug 13
Bluegrass & BBQ Night

 

 Enjoy the incredible view of the Salt Lake Valley while you sit back and relax with some delicious NHMU Cafe BBQ and take in the tunes of local bluegrass band, Greenbrier Connection!

We welcome you to enjoy the music in the Canyon on the 2nd floor and the Cafe can accept cash and cards for their delectable cuisine.


Don't forget to visit The Horse!

A special exhibition includes cultural objects from around the world, a hand-painted diorama depicting the evolution of the horse, and interactives that invite you to test your strength in horsepower, identify different breeds, and peek inside a life-size, moving horse.

Aug 14
Twilight Concert Series: Beck

The 2014 Twilight Concert Series presents Beck live at Pioneer Park with special guest Future Islands. Don't miss this chance to experience this legendary musician performing live as he tours in support of his newly released album Morning Phase. 

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30 Fun Things to Do in Salt Lake City with Kids

Published: 09/11/2012

By Allison Tibaldi, Mommy Poppins -- Salt Lake City, Utah offers all the amenities and attractions of a big city, but is only minutes from scenic nature that provide recreational possibilities in all seasons. The city is fairly compact compared to others in the wide-open American West, and the downtown is served by TRAX, a free light rail system that makes moving around town a breeze.  Excellent area-wide public transportation can get you to the ski areas in a jiffy, so Salt Lake City makes a convenient base camp for families who want to ski Utah’s famous powder. 

Despite the Mormon influence, there is a somewhat surprising blossoming craft beer movement, so parents can enjoy a locally made brew with dinner.  Combine this with an airport that gets top ratings for efficiency and non-stop flights from many U.S. cities and you have a family vacation in the making.

City Attractions

1) Natural History Museum of Utah
This new museum showcases Utah’s rich and varied natural history.  Its design is very innovative.  You approach it the way you would descend an actual red rock canyon in the southern part of the state, making for a visually stunning impact.  The Native People, weather and dinosaur exhibits are especially well done.  There are tons of hands-on, interactive activities, like basket weaving and dinosaur digs.  There is a good café, with modest prices and a kid’s meal option.  

2) Clark Planetarium
This free state-of-the- art planetarium lets kids explore science and space.  There is a charge if you want to watch a 3D IMAX movie in the Hansen Dome Theatre, but there are plenty of fun exhibits that could keep kids busy for a few hours at no cost.  We loved seeing the moon rock from the 1971 first moonwalk and the classic Foucault pendulum that proves the earth is rotating.

3) Discovery Gateway 
This children’s museum boasts 60,000 square feet of interactive explorations.  Older kids may like the Media Zone, where they can anchor the nightly news.  Younger children should find lots to do in the kid-sized town, where the grocery store is a springboard for open-ended, creative play.

4) Gateway Mall 
The Clark Planetarium and the Discovery Gateway are located in this 30-acre city shopping mall.  There are lots of dining choices, shops and a 12-screen cinema complex.

5) The Leonardo 
This contemporary science, art and technology museum encourages creativity and curiosity.  It is full of hands-on participatory possibilities and has frequently changing special exhibits.

6) Salt Lake City Main Library 
No ordinary library, it is the cultural hub of the city.  There is a rooftop garden with a birds-eye view of the mountains, an auditorium with lots of family programs, a café and a huge children’s section, all free.

7) Utah’s Hogle Zoo 
This is a well-maintained zoo that has up-close Animal Encounters, where visitors can interact and feed some of the zoo’s inhabitants, including giraffes.  You need to sign up for these encounters in advance and pay an extra fee.

8) The Tracy Aviary 
These eight acres border Liberty Park and are devoted to birds.  You can see over 400 species here. Our favorites were the many owls.

9) Red Butte Garden and Arboretum 
The expansive lawns here are a wonderful place to stroll.  The Children’s Garden is fun and fragrant and there are frequent concerts and workshops for kids.

10) This is the Place Heritage Park 
Explore a re-created pioneer-style village.  Step back in time and pan for gold, ride a vintage fire engine and watch a blacksmith at work.

11) The Salt Lake Temple and Tabernacle 
It is true that only Mormons can enter the temple, but the stately grounds and concerts can be enjoyed by anyone.  Musical families should not miss a free rehearsal or concert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with its organ and thousands of pipes.

Activities

12) Play in Liberty Park 
This city park has a swimming pool, tennis complex, pond and several playgrounds for hours of free fun.

13) Swim in the Great Salt Lake
These briny waters are so salty that you can’t sink.  Great Salt Lake State Park is outside of town, about a 25- minute drive.  Locals say Antelope Island, which is farther from town, is the best place for a full body float, or just dunk a foot in to get the sensation. 

14) The locals are a fit and outdoorsy bunch.  Get into the spirit and rent bikes.  Bingham Cyclery has five locations around town that rent bikes for the entire family.  Liberty Park has a level, easy bike path.

15) There are lots of mountain biking opportunities in the Wasatch Mountains.  Antelope Island State Park is a good spot for families with older kids, who are interested in a challenging ride or hike.  You will see buffalo roaming and lots of birds in this park.

16) There are nearly a dozen ski areas within an hour of downtown, so you will have your choice of powder.  Try family-oriented Snowbasin, an hour from town and easy to reach by bus.

17) Ice-Skate at the Utah Olympic Oval, where the 2002 Winter Olympians took to the ice.

 


 

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