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Annual Events

Utah Pride Festival

Typically: Early June Located at: Downtown Salt Lake

A program of the Utah Pride Center, the Utah Pride Festival is one of the premiere gay prides in the Western United States, welcoming people from the surrounding communities and rural areas of Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, and Idaho.

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Utah Arts Festival

Typically: 3rd weekend in June Located at: Library Square, Downtown Salt Lake

What started out as the Salt Lake Festival of the Arts for three days in June of 1977 featuring 55 visual artists, 43 performing arts groups and 8 food artists on a three block section of Main Street has blossomed into a 4 day event, featuring 140+ visual artists, 100+ performing arts groups, 18+ culinary artists and drawing 80,000 patrons each June to Library and Washington Squares. The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the event remains one of the premiere events that kicks off the summer in Utah each June.

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Days of '47 Parade and Rodeo

Typically: July 24, whole month of July Located at: Downtown Salt Lake

Celebrate the arrival of the first pioneer settlers to the Salt Lake Valley! The Days of ’47 remembers Utah’s early pioneers with a variety of events beginning with nominations for Pioneers of Progress awards and culminating with an all-day extravaganza with a sunrise service and parade in downtown Salt Lake City on July 24th, 2012, a state-wide holiday, followed by our Rodeo Finals that evening at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

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Native American Celebration in the Park

Typically: July 24th Located at: Liberty Park, Downtown Salt Lake

This celebration is Salt Lake City's hottest Powwow. As a Community Cultural Festival everyone is welcome. Bring the whole family, the chairs and enjoy the excitement, color and energy of traditional music, dance and colors. In addition to native dance and music, Arts & Crafts displays, delicious cultural food, and other activities are available throughout the day.

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Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Festival

Typically: May through September Located at: Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

Home to a variety of outdoor performances the 3,000-seat venue in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains is the site for the Outdoor Concert Series. The Amphitheatre has lawn seating, areas for food vendors and merchandise, and all the perks of being in the Garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy the live music.

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Downtown Farmers' Market

Typically: June – October, Saturdays and Tuesdays Located at: Pioneer Park, Downtown Salt Lake

Over 20 years of providing opportunities for the community to support local. The Market—with more than 250 vendors—offers a unique variety of farmers, growers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods and local artisans. It is open Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings in Historic Pioneer Park, Downtown SLC

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Twilight Concert Series

Typically: June-September on Thursday nights Located at: Pioneer Park, Downtown Salt Lake

For over 25 years, the Twilight Concert Series, made possible by The Salt Lake City Arts Council, provides an amazing line up of live music at Pioneer Park. The Twilight concerts have become an iconic event shaping the cultural landscape of Salt Lake City.

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Sugar House Arts Festival and Fireworks

Typically: July 4th Located at: Sugarhouse Park

Sugarhouse is the place to spend the 4th of July. Every year the Sugar House Merchants Association closes down the stretch of Highland Dr (about 1100 E) from 2100 S to Wilmington Ave to host the Sugar House Arts Festival. Over 120 artists and craftsmen with tents as well as live music, food vendors, and an area for children to play. The fun continues with the Fireworks event in Sugarhouse park. Live music entertainment precedes the firework show.

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Craft Lake City DIY Festival

Typically: Early August Located at: Gallivan Center

Started as a one-day event that featured artisans specializing in silk-screened posters, reconstructed clothing, knitted items and jewelry it has expanded to become the state’s largest, local-centric, two-day arts festival, with over 200 local artisans, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Building, two stages for musical and dance performances, local food vendors, and food trucks.

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