Category: Events & Festivals

Adam Sklute and Ballet West's Nutcracker

Fifteen years ago, Adam Sklute was serving as the Associate Director of the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, IL. “In 2007, I got a tiny email asking if I would be interested in applying for the Artistic Directorship of Ballet West.” Call it fate, destiny or pure chance, but it seems that this relationship…

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Winter at the Gallivan

If you’ve never been through Salt Lake City in the winter, the awe-inspiring annual transformation of the Gallivan Center, an event venue and amphitheater found on 239 South Main Street, will surely be a pleasant surprise. As the seasons change, the space shifts into a light-gilded plaza, often…

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How to Experience the Great Salt Lake

If you are planning a trip to Salt Lake, chances are you have heard of its namesake, the Great Salt Lake. As the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere, a visit to the Great Salt Lake is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with chances to experience incredible wildlife, outdoor recreation…

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Support Arts and Culture

When you think of Salt Lake, pristine snow is probably the first thing to come to mind. But there's an entirely different world to discover, one that is ever evolving but consistently awe-inspiring. The city's arts and culture scene doesn't stop for the winter season. Unique exhibits and events…

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The 12th Annual Urban Arts Fest

Art festivals in Salt Lake have provided a way for local art to break out of the museum and into the community. Flooding the streets of downtown with vendors, musicians, performance artists, and more gives community members an opportunity to find common ground through art. The Utah Arts Alliance’s…

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A Memorial Day Weekend in Salt Lake

What to do on the Day to Remember Wading through the Memorial Day sale ads and attempting to find a campsite in a sea of packed RVs and tents, you might be wondering how you can best reflect and honor the lives of service members during our nation’s more somber holiday. Flags flown at half-mast…

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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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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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Get Ready for the Utah Pride Road Rally 2021

Get your engines ready, folx, because it’s almost time for the second annual LGBTQ Road Rally! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Utah Pride Center (@utahpridecenter) John Johnson is the Director of Administration and Operations at the Utah Pride Center. He’s also the…

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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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Best Outdoor Concert Venues in Salt Lake

Listening to a sweet melody while swaying in unison to that warm summer breeze–that’s what we call a pure, unfettered moment. Now that concert venues have opened up and all that cheerful sunshine is here to stay, we can have more of those moments. No more isolated nights with just the TV as our only…

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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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Especially for You - Your Downtown Florist

Shop Locally, Live Colorfully

The statement “Wishing you love, peace and flowers” pretty well sums up the mantra of Especially For You – Your Downtown Florist . Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City for over 34 years, this much beloved family-owned local florist offers an array of the finest quality of flowers, plants…

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2020 Pioneer Day Activities in Salt Lake

Pioneer Day (and its heathen spinoff, Pie & Beer Day) is a uniquely Utah holiday celebrated on July 24th of each year to celebrate the arrival of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake valley. Of course, even the most visionary of pioneers couldn’t imagine their commemorative holiday would be…

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