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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

  • Sunset over Cedar Breaks National Monument

    Visit Cedar City: Roam Our Backyard

    Fast track flow trails, stunning views, hiking trails for every type of adventurer, and more are just waiting to be discovered in Cedar City's backyard. A hot spot for outdoor recreation, Cedar City is within a day’s trip of travel from Salt Lake, and is home to a wide range of opportunities to

  • 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

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    RVshare makes RV Travel Safe, Easy & Fun

    Summer is finally here, and we know if you’re anything like us, you have been itching to get outside. The last several months have been tough staying cooped up at home. While we still need to keep guidelines in mind, there are ways to safely get back outdoors and make the most of the summer ahead!

  • Staying Happy and Healthy at Home in Salt Lake

    The days of COVID-19 are upon us. With the highly contagious disease spreading, we’re encountering the toilet paper apocalypse and the need to stay home all day everyday. So it’s pretty easy to gravitate towards the Ben & Jerry’s, a family size bag of Doritos, and do absolutely nothing on the

  • Things to Do From Home in Salt Lake

    We’ve already watched every episode of Tiger King, scrolled through Instagram to the point of the “you’re all caught up” message, and have regrettably experimented with at-home haircuts. COVID 19 has swept the globe and we’re in this together, staying at home and saving the world one introverted

  • Top Ten Salt Lake Destinations for Dogs (and Their People)

    We’ve gotta say: Salt Lake is a great place to be a dog. It’s also a great place to be a person who has a dog. Our four-legged family members force us to slow down a little, spend some time at the park, throw a stick on the hiking trail, sip just one more round of drinks on a sunny restaurant

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Delight Your Senses at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Experience the art of Japan in two stunning exhibitions this spring at Utah’s flagship art museum. Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints and Beyond the Divide: Merchant, Artist, Samurai in Edo Japan are on view right now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of

  • 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

  • See The Lights in Salt Lake

    Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing, the perfect spot for a holiday picture, or an electric ending to a December date night, Salt Lake has plenty of places to get your tiny lightbulb fix, and each has its own brand of charm. Here are a few favorites. Christmas Street(s) There are two

  • 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

  • See World-Class Art at the the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    See World-Class Art at the UMFA

    Discover a world of art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah. Explore 5,000 years of human history and creativity through the region’s most dynamic collection of global art, from ancient objects to the latest contemporary works. What’s in it for you? A wake-up call for

  • Park City has a menu of events as diverse as our culinary scene.

    Park City has a Menu of Events as Diverse as its Culinary Scene

    Nestled among the Wasatch Mountains, just 35 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, Park City is best known as a world-class skiing destination, but this mountain town has more to offer than The Greatest Snow On Earth ® . While known for its world-class skiing in the winter, you don’t have to

  • 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

  • Top 7 Things to Do in Downtown Salt Lake City

    To say Salt Lake has changed in the past five years is an understatement. Side streets once filled with shuttered windows are now bursting with diverse shops run by local foodies, athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs who embody the pioneer spirit of making something special from scratch. Whether

  • Gallivan Center Plaza

    The Gallivan Center: Salt Lake City's Living Room

    The John W. Gallivan Utah Center (Gallivan Center) has been the home to free and inexpensive community-friendly events including weekly jazz concerts, summer outdoor big band dances, Food Truck Thursdays, Salt City Sounds concert series, the Twilight Concert Series, summer Lunch Bunch concert

  • Salt Lake's Best Fall Colors

    Besides football games and that crisp mountain air, the changing of the leaves is a phenomenon everyone enjoys­, and don’t try to deny it, you enjoy it, we know you do. So after you bring out that fuzzy cardigan and sip on some warm apple cider­, rake your leaves into a neat pile and immediately