Easter in Salt Lake

Easter, which occurs March 31 st 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 way you prefer to celebrate the Easter holiday, our list of events and activities should…

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Salt Lake Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Regardless of your heritage, embracing St. Patrick's Day offers a wonderful opportunity to welcome the arrival of spring and unwind after the chilly winter months. There are plenty of St. Patrick's Day events for everyone in Salt Lake this year, like the St. Patrick's Day parade at The Gateway…

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Celebrate the Holidays in Salt Lake

‘Tis the season, and while the temps are dropping, the lights, events, and holiday cheer is bubbling up in Salt Lake. Whether you’re looking for family fun, holiday treats, unique gift shopping, or just beautiful holiday lights and displays, Salt Lake has something in store. For Gift Shoppers &…

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Salt Lake's Top Halloween Events

Salt Lake's spookiest season is upon us, and we're trembling with anticipation. We love Halloween and get pretty excited about it, as can be seen by the fact that Utah has been rated as the state with the most Halloween decorations and the second most Halloween-obsessed state in the nation—and we…

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The Top Pioneer Day Events in Salt Lake

The Founding of Salt Lake City and the 24th of July History Pioneer Day, a Utah state holiday, rivals Independence Day here for the amount of celebration and sheer enthusiasm. Every year, July 24th commemorates the day in 1847 when the first group of intrepid, trail-tested pioneers reached the Salt…

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Happy Independence Day, Salt Lake!

Getting out and celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family is something so many of us look forward to. Barbecues, parades, carnivals, concerts, baseball games, fun runs, rodeos, and fireworks are all great ways to get out in Salt Lake and enjoying our national holiday. If you are planning…

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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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A Salt Lake Valentine’s Gift Guide

The holiday filled with hearts, weirdly satisfying chalky candy, and love-themed everything is upon us. Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or even Anti-Valentine’s Day­–however you choose to celebrate, you might be wondering what you’re going to shower your loved ones with this year. You could…

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New Year's Events in Salt Lake

It's finally time to say goodbye to 2022, and hello to 2023! Salt Lake has New Year's Eve events for everyone including family-friendly events, runs for the health-conscious, masquerade balls, dance parties, and, of course, a classic ball drop. Grab your friends and your dancing shoes, and join us…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Salt Lake's Pride Preview

All year ‘round, Salt Lake proudly owns its designation as one of Advocate magazine’s Ten Queerest Cities in America, but in June, well, something extra special happens. Rainbow flags appear in windows, in yards, on porches, and on restaurant patios. The city block around Library Square bustles…

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