Great Salt Lake Floating Festival / World Record Attempt

Sat, Jun 08
  • Presented By: Great Salt Lake State Park
  • at: The Great Saltair
  • 10:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • Free, Festivals & Special Events
For more than eighty years, from the late 19th century to the latter half of the 20th, the Great Salt Lake was a world-renowned tourist destination. Much like the Dead Sea today, locals and tourists alike would flock to its saline waters to experience the sensation of “floating.”We hope to revitalize and spread appreciation for this unique body of water with a special event on Saturday, June 8, 2019. We invite everyone to join us at the Great Saltair as we try to set the world record for number of people floating, unassisted, in a line at one time.Argentina is the home of the current record set in 2017, where 1,941 people floated on the surface of the saline Lake Epecuen (western Buenos Aires province). This will be the number to beat! Evidence of the achievement will be submitted in accordance with the standards of Guinness World Records.Why June? This is the perfect month to get in the lake! Water levels will still be comparatively high after the snow runoff. Air temperatures will be warm, and the water will be refreshing – usually around 75 degrees at that time of year. Thunderstorms are rare, with the spring rains having ended and the summer monsoons yet to hit. And most importantly, the brine flies usually aren’t out yet in great numbers.Please note that this event will take place at the Great Saltair, instead of the Great Salt Lake Marina. Saltair’s parking lot will provide ample space for everyone participating. Their restrooms and gift shop will be open. We will be providing water for everyone – both for drinking and rinsing off afterwards. We also plan to contact food vendors so that there are lunch options available.Whether you are a Utah local, or a tourist who will be passing through, we hope to see you there!The event will take place free of charge, and entrance fees at Great Salt Lake State Park will also be waived for the day.For more information, contact us at 801-828-0787.

Event Info

  • Presented By: Great Salt Lake State Park
  • Dates: June 8, 2019
  • Location: The Great Saltair
  • Address: 12408 West Saltair Drive, Magna, UT 84044
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • Categories: Free, Festivals & Special Events

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12408 West Saltair Drive, Magna, UT 84044
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