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Sean Buckley

Sean is the Director of Creative & Content Services at Visit Salt Lake. A native of Salt Lake, he loves this city and all it has to offer.

Thanksgiving in Salt Lake

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many - who doesn’t love ridiculous amounts of good food while surrounded by people you love? However, not everyone loves the work and cooking and cleaning that go into a feast-based celebration. Fear not! We’re here to tell you some of the best places in Salt…

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Salt Lake

There are many public events and celebrations going on in Salt Lake and surrounding communities to celebrate Juneteenth in Utah this year. Juneteenth commemorates the date that the abolition of slavery was finally announced in Texas more than 2 years after the official signing of the Emancipation…

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Summer Concerts in Salt Lake

Summer concerts in Salt Lake have something for everyone, from big headliners and music festivals in 20,000-seat stadiums both indoor and out, to nostalgia tours and cool bands in warm outdoor venues, to local favorites and up-and-comers in local hangouts. The number of places that have great…

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Tyler Glenn and LoveLoud

Meeting the Neon Trees' front man, Tyler Glenn, is an exceptional experience. He is soft spoken and thoughtful, and yet he communicates powerfully his passion for helping LGBTQ youth. When his friend, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, called him about his idea to put on a concert to support, affirm…

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Spring Festivals in Salt Lake

Festivals are back! Here in Salt Lake, there's a festival for everyone - it's a great time to try not just something familiar but also something new. Check out some of the best festival happenings below. Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival April 8-May 7 (closed Sundays) - Ashton Gardens at…

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Easter in Salt Lake

Easter, which shows up April 17th this year, conjures a lot of ideas for different people. Chocolate bunnies. Decorating eggs. The advent of springtime. Egg hunts. Church services. New clothes. Daffodils. Whatever your take on the Easter holiday, take a moment to peruse the list of events and…

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Jake Buntjer and Boxcar X

Jake Buntjer, AKA Mr. Pauper, defies description as a creative person. A born and bred Utahn, he has worn many artistic hats - photographer, art director, set designer, found object artist. He's worked on movie, video, and theatrical sets. He was one of the artists who assisted in creating the Utah…

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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Salt Lake Olympics

Truly a great moment in Salt Lake history, the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games happened 20 years ago this month. At the same time the world is turning their eyes to the Beijing Olympic Games, we are celebrating the legacy of incredible games here at home. With events in Salt Lake and all…

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Experience The Sundance Film Festival 2022 Virtually!

The Sundance Film Festival is the largest and most well-known independent film festival based in the United States, and has been based in Utah for more than 40 years. The best talent and creative minds in the filmmaking world have taken part in the Festival in one way or another, and literally tens…

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Salt Lake

January 17th marks the 36th year Americans have celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and if you're in Salt Lake, there are many great and meaningful ways to observe it. With a rally and march, a celebration of local black artists, a film screening and a book discussion about racism, speakers, and…

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Tami Steggell and RubySnap Fresh Cookies

Tami Steggell is a top-notch artist when it comes to cookies. Drawing inspiration from every taste, cuisine, and culture that she comes into contact with, she has parlayed that creativity into the incredibly successful (and delicious!) business, RubySnap Bakery. Cookie flavors are innovative - some…

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Don't Miss The Utah Arts Festival

After taking 2020 off due to COVID, the award-winning Utah Arts Festival is back! This year, join your neighbors to soak up the festival vibes and summer sun at the Festival, August 27th through 29th at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake. Revel in live music, film screenings and the power of Urban…

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Beekeeper Daniel Adesina Oduntan and Bee-Craft Consult

Adesina Daniel Oduntan is an expert beekeeper who runs a unique Salt Lake business - Bee-Craft Consult. Daniel brought his business to Utah from Nigeria and has found great success here amongst the friendly locals. As a university agriculture student, Daniel decided that he was going to be…

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Happy Independence Day, Salt Lake!

After one of the strangest years in living memory, getting out and celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family is something so many of us are looking forward to. Barbecues, parades, carnivals, and fireworks are all great ways to get out and remember the joys of being with one another and…

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See Why Salt Lake Is West Of Conventional

Salt Lake is a remarkable place that locals love and that so often takes first-time visitors by surprise. In 2021, we decided to find a better way to communicate what it is that makes Salt Lake so unique. It's time to let people in on the secret of how Salt Lake is able to bring together things that…

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Things To Do To Make Your Summer In Salt Lake Fantastic

With spring and summer upon us, and 2020 finally in the rear view mirror, the world is looking a little brighter. Things are beginning to get back to normal, and everyone is ready to make up for lost time. Finding adventures in Salt Lake has never been a problem, and for this summer, take a look at…

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Last-Minute Salt Lake Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Don't disappoint Mom this year - from the standard to the creative and unusual, here are some Salt Lake-based ideas on how to celebrate that special woman in your life. The Sweets We know it's cliché to buy mom a box of chocolates, but what if you put a little Salt Lake twist on this old standby…

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Salt Lake

Cinco de Mayo - a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage - is alive and well in Salt Lake. With an Hispanic and Latino population of almost 19%, there are many excellent (and delicious!) local ways to enjoy the day. While there are fewer big parties and festivals in the wake of COVID, you…

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Earth Day in Salt Lake

In Salt Lake, "sustainability" and "being green" are more than just buzz words - they're a way of life. With the nearness of the Wasatch Mountains and the daily availability of incredible outdoor recreation and scenery, the desire to protect those natural resources is strong. Earth Day is important…

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Beehive Distilling

In 2013, an act of historic significance came to pass: the first gin distillery in Utah in more than a hundred years opened in Salt Lake. Beehive Distilling is the brainchild of three men: Chris Barlow, Erik Ostling, and Matt Aller. The three had previously been in careers requiring creative…

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