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  • The Virtual 12th Annual Craft Lake City Stewards Creative, Local Business in Salt Lake

    In 2009, the first Craft Lake City DIY Festival launched with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City does this by showcasing locals with exceptional technical skill and promoting regional spending through creative commerce in Utah. Eleven years later, craft fairs and farmers’ markets are now as “Salt Lake City” as mountain views or our collective worker-bee spirit⁠⁠⁠. This year, The 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival will bring us together to celebrate the do-it-yourself (DIY) mentality, even with the challenges presented by COVID-19, says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City. Although 2020’s Festival will be hosted in a virtual reality environment, the format has been designed so you can still interact with 150-plus craftspeople, makers and engineers who craft with technology, create innovative household products and decorative objects. Attendees, volunteers and exhibitors will communicate inside the platform using digital avatars to represent themselves and talk using their computer microphones or headsets. Here, three of these local artists discuss their wares and participation in the Virtual DIY Festival.

  • 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

  • Fourth of July with a 2020 Twist

    While it’s hard to imagine a Salt Lake Independence Day without the usual big-time fireworks shows at Liberty Park and Jordan Park, our good citizens are getting more used to 2020 looking very different than usual. City officials have understandably deemed the usual 4th of July gatherings as a

  • Clark Planetarium:  Memories, movies and more

    Clark Planetarium: You never forget your first trip to space

    Clark Planetarium leaves people in awe of the wonders of space, including the mysteries of our own planet! Explore some of these mysteries through our interactive exhibits, science demonstrations, and educational movies. Clark Planetarium is free and open to the public seven days a week. IMAX and

  • Experience the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City

    Independent films, glistening snowflakes, a grand mountain backdrop, and Robert Redford­—what do all these things have in common? The famous Sundance Film Festival. Salt Lake City is bustling with lounges and premieres during the annual beloved Festival. With six theaters and three noteworthy

  • Pompeii; The Exhibition at The Leonardo - Now Open

    Pompeii: The Exhibition at The Leonardo

    Pompeii: The Exhibition is in its final weeks at at The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation in downtown Salt Lake. Visitors will experience the sights, sounds and sensations before, during and after the catastrophic 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which left the city of Pompeii frozen

  • Salt Lake Welcomes Unity Fest

    If you’re impatiently waiting for pride week to hit the streets in Salt Lake City again, wait no more, something just as magical has been bestowed upon our great city­–the first ever Salt Lake Unity Fest. What’s a unity fest you ask? It’s pretty spot on with the name. At this four-day extravaganza

  • Salt Lake Lights and Sights – Experience Temple Square

    Without question, the most oooh and ahhh-worthy Christmas lights in Salt Lake are those at Temple Square, the city’s most visited attraction. The first lighting ceremony was held in 1965, and it’s been an annual tradition ever since, with approximately one million LED lights now twinkling to life

  • Jazz Anniversary Mural

    Experience Utah Jazz Basketball

    Experience Utah Jazz basketball at Vivint Smart Home Arena, where a combination of live action, enthusiastic fans, delicious local food, and the coolest team gear—including the Nike Team Store—creates the most exciting night out Salt Lake City has to offer. The Jazz have made three straight trips

  • Alta Ski Area is Steeped in Tradition

    Alta Ski Area is Steeped in Tradition

    Alta Ski Area is widely recognized as deep powder skiing’s mecca, annually averaging 547 inches of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Last season—Alta’s 81 st winter—saw 626” of snow, a staggering 81” above the 40-year average. However, this figure pales in comparison to the record-shattering 1981-82

  • Top 15 Fall Events in Salt Lake

    While you’re waiting for the fresh powder to fall and hesitantly packing up those cutoff shorts, we want to make sure you enjoy all the festivities that come along with this fiery-hued season­–pumpkins, Halloween, apple cider, football games, street fairs, cold beer anyone? It’s time to pack your

  • Salt Lake Acting Company

    Salt Lake Acting Company's 49th Season

    Following on the heels of an incredibly beloved season, which included audience favorites A Funny Thing... , The Wolves , Pinkalicious The Musical , and The Cake —Salt Lake Acting Company’s 49th season offering is comprised of six works never before produced in Utah. Two of the productions are

  • Tour of Utah Preview

    Since 2004 the Tour of Utah has been pedaling the toughest stage race in America, and starting August 12th, it's back for another year. Some cyclists might argue that it’s the prettiest and most scenic stage race in the world—and we can’t argue with that. The Tour of Utah is comprised of 6 stages,

  • The Top 10 Pioneer Day Events in Salt Lake

    July 24th is a big deal in Utah. The date commemorates the day Brigham Young first set foot in the Salt Lake Valley and declared to his fellow Mormon pioneers: “This is the right place.” But July 24th, better known as “Pioneer Day,” isn’t just an LDS holiday—it’s a celebration of everyone who

  • Cast of Salt Lake Acting Company’s Saturday’s Voyeur 2019

    Saturday’s Voyeur Returns for It’s 41st Year

    Summertime is upon us, which in the Utah can only mean one thing: the return of Saturday’s Voyeur by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht. The 2019 edition (the 41st annual!) edition of Saturday’s Voyeur once again lampoons Utah culture and politics with biting satire and cathartic wit. Audiences can

  • Days of 47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, July 19-24th

    Welcome to Salt Lake Gritty

    Quick. Imagine Salt Lake City. I’m guessing you didn’t picture bucking bulls, flying lassos, and the thunder of galloping horse hooves. Instead, you probably conjured up images of powdery ski slopes, scenic views of the Rockies, and the area’s distinct religious heritage. But for one week in July,

  • Salt Lake's Top 12 Summer Events

    Beat boredom this summer and bust out your calendar right now by filling your summer days with fun activities, events, and experiences. Broaden your horizon with one of the many events going on around Salt Lake and the state of Utah. You don't have to spend a fortune to forge memorable moments

  • Don't Miss The Utah Arts Festival

    Join 80,000 of your neighbors to soak up the festival vibes and summer sun at the Utah Arts Festival, June 20th through 23rd. Revel in live music, film screenings and cowboy poets; discover local visual artists pushing the boundaries; and be on the lookout for giant dinosaurs in the kid’s art