The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from July 2012

  • Never Go Hungry in Salt Lake

    It’s easy as a local to take for granted all the delicious dining options in Salt Lake. You could easily try new places every other weekend. With the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow beginning this week in downtown, I stopped to think of all the awesome places that have opened since the last

  • Pure Summer Music

    Summer in Salt Lake is usually marked by an increased amount of bicycles, ski boots replaced with flip-flops and for many, The Twilight Concert Series. Every Thursday from July 5 to August 30 you can catch awesome shows for just $5 at Salt Lake’s Historic Pioneer Park. After thunderstorms graced

  • A Historical Pioneer Day

    When you are in Utah at the end of July, you simply must do as the locals do--Celebrate the 24th of July. We get extra fireworks and parades and everything. Known as Pioneer Day or the Days of '47, it is a celebration of the arrival of the first pioneer settlers in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th

  • Pioneer Day: Utah's Bonus Holiday

    Utah is getting ready to celebrate its pioneer heritage with the state's "bonus holiday," Pioneer Day on July 24th. Pioneer Day, also known as the Days of '47, commemorates the day in 1847 when Brigham Young led the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, proclaiming, "This is the place." Pioneer

  • Great Salt Lake Experience Sailboat Tours

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="368" caption="Captain JR of Great Salt Lake Experience"] [/caption] I got to experience a sunset sailboat tour of the Great Salt Lake with Captain JR of Great Salt Lake Experience. I never knew the water at the Great Salt Lake was so "silky" until taking

  • New Baby Sharks at Living Planet Aquarium

    The newest babies at the Living Planet Aquarium aren't all that cuddly, but they have their own kind of cuteness. Five shark pups arrived at the aquarium on July 11, after a long journey on a cargo plane from northeast Australia. The three young Gray Reef Sharks and two Blacktip Reef Sharks will be

  • Nose-To-Nose With A Polar Bear

    I’m going to let you in on a secret: If you haven’t visited Utah’s Hogle Zoo Rocky Shores exhibit yet you are missing out! When I first heard about the new $18 million dollar exhibit, I was intrigued, but not convinced I should battle the crowds the day it opened. I’m here to tell you, it would have

  • Experience Salt Lake at the Downtown Farmer's Market

    Besides a powder day, there isn’t a lot that wills me out of bed early on Saturdays, of course unless it ‘s farmer's market season. There’s something about taking in the early morning bustle of local shoppers, mired of friendly canines and delicious samples to taste that exudes summer for me. The

  • "Speed," a "Moving" New Exhibit at UMFA

    Utah, with its famed Bonneville Salt Flats, has a special connection to speed, and "Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile," a special exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, explores that connection with a display of rare racing automobiles open to the public June 2-Sept. 16, 2012. I