Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Decide To Be Married Day, Happy Birthday To You Day, June 27th

So, I had this post written, and then it all disappeared.

I would have tried to recreate it, but then I had a wanted to make Ginger Snaps.

I used to have a recipe, but I can't find it... any place. It wasn't just any Ginger Snap recipe; I had perfected it over several years so they were perfectly spiced, and soft, and yummy. I don't have a back-up copy anywhere else.

Double sob!

Decide To Be Married Day

Apparently, you can just decide.

Happy Birthday To You Day

The rumors are true, the Happy Birthday Song is copyrighted. And watch out, there is a grassroots organization who apparently cares about that copyright, and will tell on you if you violate it. According to Wikipedia there is a verse that the birthday person is supposed to sing back.

Sorry, this was not my best effort. It was better the first time. Now I am going feel sorry for myself over my lost recipe.

Sniffle and sob.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Soilent Green Is Fuel Money?

I know that gas is getting expensive, but it seems a bit out of control that one could actually pay for gas with people. Although, the way this woman did it seems like a perfectly passive-agressive way to break up with someone.

"Gas too high? Take a friend to fill up
May 19, 2006, MUNCHBERG, Germany (UPI) -- Gas prices have led to all sorts of desperate schemes, including a Saxon woman who left an unwitting friend at a station for collateral but never returned.

The woman told a Munchberg, Bavaria, gas station attendant she would head to the bank for money and return to pay. Although the station`s policy was cash up front, the customer was allowed to leave her friend behind as a security measure, Deutsche Welle reported.

Two hours later, however, she had not returned. Her so-called 'friend' was probably not an accomplice, police investigations determined. It was later discovered the woman had left girlfriends at gas stations strung across the country.

Her patient friend finally took the bus home." (Copyright 2006 by United Press International)

National Chocolate Pudding Day, Toothbrush Anniversary, June 26th

National Chocolate Pudding Day

Yeah for pudding! Saturday night, after seeing a movie with a friend, we stopped by the Applebee's in American Fork to have a desserty thing that was cake and pudding all mixed up together. We had this really nice attentive waiter who sat down with us and helped us decide what we wanted. He was tall.

After the waiter left us alone with our chocolate-pudding-cake we realized why he was being so attentive. The boys in the booth behind me were drunk. Completely smashed.

I think that I am a pretty tolerant girl, but when fingers know start playing in my hair and almost down my shirt, and we haven't been properly introduced, I really have personal space issues. Moving to the edge of the bench didn't work. Giving "the eye" didn't work, and I think that I have a killer look. (I think that I can only give an effective "killer look" when I am at the office. Social situations, I just am not comfortable enough in my skin to give the you-will-wither-up-and-die-now look.)

They thought that they were making us feel special, the stupid rednecks, and they were totally rednecks, so I just really felt sorry for them. They had no idea that they were trying to woo two girls with English Degrees, (we were in American Fork) and crude descriptions of our anatomy and what they wanted to do to it was just not going to cut it on any level with us. English majors are woo'd by poetry, deep thoughts, and smooth talking, boys. Good kissing works too, but these boys were so drunk I doubt they could have found our mouths, and that's not where they were looking anyway.

So, we left without finishing our chocolatey puddingy cakey thing. It was so sad, just sitting there on the table half eaten. We wanted to get on the road safely before they did.

I felt really sad for the poor nice waiter. He was so apologetic as he walked us out, and he offered us another chocolate-pudding-cake-thingy, if we promised to come back.

Toothbrush Anniversary

Yeah for toothbrushes! Toothbrushes were invented today in China in 1498.

I for one am very happy that toothbrushes have been around so long. I hope that they are around for a very long time. I hope that that if technology ever phases out toothbrushes, that they are replaced with something better, something that will reduce waste, and something that will still keep the pearly whites pearly white. 'Cause good teeth, we like 'em.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

LEON Day, June 25th


Just six months until Christmas! The pressure begins now.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Museum Comes To Life Day, June 24th

Museum Comes To Life Day

This just seems like a way cool day. It feels like it could really happen at the end of Midsummer celebrations. I would like to be in any museum that came to life, even the ones with the scary exhibits. It would just feel like we were in the middle of a movie, wouldn't it?

Unfortunately, I could only find one museum that actually claims it comes to life on the proper day, and it's in Oklahoma. But, here is a list of museums in the United States, so I am sure that you will be able to find one to go to today... and just maybe some magic will happen.

Just think about what it would be like at some of the biggest museums...

The British Museum: Now this could be a bit scary. There are mummies at the British Museum. In fact, according to this catalogue there are 8663 different exhibits containing human remains. Imagine if they all came to life; it would be like a living zombie movie.

The American Museum of Natural History: Cool. A real life Jurassic Park-type experience. Just make sure you were hiding well when visiting the Fossil Halls because more than 600 of their exhibits are from real fossils. The Mammal Halls would be cool, but dangerous because of the bears. You don't want to mess with bears. Especially bears that haven't eaten anything for many years.

I would recommend staying far, far away from the Bird Hall, because birds will peck your eyes and ears out, as well as the Hall of Primates, because monkeys are evil. (You don't think so? Just look at all the evil monkey movies: Planet of the Apes, Congo, the evil monkey on Family Guy, and The Wizard of Oz.)

So, we are avoiding the monkeys and birds, but everyone likes beaches and the oceans. Oh, no! Poor ocean life! Over at the Hall of Ocean Life, think of the poor whales flopping around without water!

I wonder what happens when art museums come to life? Do the people walk out of their paintings? Do sculptures move? In the Bargello, would Donatello's David take off his hat? And would we really want that, because then the poor boy would be standing there naked! And, can anyone even begin to comprehend what the Louvre would be like if it came to life?

If those things happen, I want to be in a modern art museum. I would like to see a cubist figure walk around in the third dimension. I sense that like it would walk like a dancer.

I love the San Francisco MoMA, but I probably would be quite disturbed if their furniture exhibits came to life. I think that would give me nightmares, and I would have to defurniturize my apartment, my office, my friends' homes.

Sigh. I guess it's a good thing only one museum is celebrating today.

(This post is dedicated to OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the museum that made museums come to life when I was an imaginative child.)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Summer Solstice, Midsummer Day, St John's Day, All-Couples Day, Litha, Gathering Day, Thing-Tide,

In times before we had central heating, indoor plumbing, and self-tanning creams, summer was a joyous time of the year. Especially for people (like the majority of my ancestors) who lived in the northern climes. The snow had disappeared, (or it had stopped raining) the ground had thawed out, (or it had stopped raining) flowers were blooming; (and it was just raining a little bit, enough to make them pretty.)

Although many months of warm/hot weather remained before the fall, they noticed that the days were beginning to shorten, so that the return of the cold season was inevitable. So, as early as people could calculate the shortest night, they celebrated the sun and solstice.

When I think of these celebrations I think of nature, the woods and faeries, of love and magic. Like most pagan festivals, the night celebrations of summer solstice are lit with bonfires.

Summer Solstice

Solstice is derived from the ancient Latin word "solstitium" meaning "sun" and "to cause to stand still." Each year the rays of the sun directly strike one of the two tropical latitude lines marking a "solstice." When it happens in June, it marks the beginning of summer for the Northern Hemisphere, but the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The exact moment happens this will happen this year (2006) June 21, at 8:26 a.m. EDT.

  • Traditionally, you are supposed to stay up to midnight on the night before Solstice, the 20th, to welcome the day of sunlight, and then the night of Solstice burn fires to say good-bye to the sun.
  • If you don't want to burn bonfires, you can just burn herbs at midnight to appease Odin.
Midsummer Day

Why did Shakespeare call it Midsummer if it's the just around the first day of summer? Because it is about roughly the middle of the growing season throughout much of Northern Europe. The people who created Stonehenge and Machu Picchu were very aware of the sun and the seasons, and they celebrated accordingly. But then the Christians came along and messed it all up, considering these celebrations pagan. So, just like the winter celebrations got moved from December 21st to the 25th, the June celebrations got moved from the 21st to the 23th. I don't know how technical you want to get with when you want to celebrate Midsummer. I guess anywhere from Solstice Day (June 21st) through Midsummer (June 23rd).
  • Midsummer is a traditional bathing time. If you haven't taken your yearly bath, do so now.
  • Also, wash all your linen, beat all your rugs, and make everything fresh so that no bad spirit will want to linger in your home as the days grow darker.
  • Dew gathered on Midsummer's Night can heal sicknesses.
  • Likewise, leaves gathered on Midsummer's Night and used as bandages relieve pain.
  • Midsummer is supposed to be a favorable time to find a love-mate. If you know who you want, and you need to make them want you, you are supposed to roll around on their property naked in the light of the midsummer moon. (I am not responsible for the consequences.)
  • Or if an unmarried girl fasted on Midsummer Eve and at midnight set her table with a clean cloth, bread, cheese and ale, then left her yard door open and waited, the boy she would marry, or his spirit, would come in and feast with her.
  • If you don't know who you want, if you place wildflowers under your pillows on Midsummer Eve you will dream of your future mate. Some traditions say you must gather nine flowers, some say you must gather them in silence, and some say that one of the flowers must be gathered from a churchyard.
  • Also, on Midsummer's Eve a single woman could write the letters of the alphabet on pieces of paper. Then she must place them face down in water. On Midsummer's morning her true love's initial should be facing up. I think that this tradition could be unisex.
  • But, all you guys out there, you must crawl under a blackberry bush on Midsummer's Day to catch a glimpse of your future mate's shadow. I am not sure how a glimpse of a shadow will help much, but then, dreams and initials don't help all that much either.
St John's Day

St. John's Day is the name that the Catholic Church gave to the Midsummer celebration. St. John's Day is most strongly celebrated in the Baltic states of Estonia,Latvia, and Lithuania Stuffed Leg of Pork and Apple Pie are what are traditionally eaten on St. John's Day. (I, however, don't believe this "tradition" because apples are not ripe until Early August at the soonest. Strawberries would be a much better fruit to celebrate the coming months, but not strawberry pie, because cooked stawberries are gross.)

Anyway, St. John's Wort is blooming all over the place right now, that is if St. John's Wort grows naturally where you live. St. John's Wort used to be called "chase-devil", "Klamath Weed," or "Goat Weed," but the name was changed to enhance and support the celebration of "St John's Day. People would weave the flowers into garlands and accessories, to decorate their houses, themselves, and farm animals. They believed that the herb could shield them from the power of evil spirits. They also would use the flowers for divination, but I don't know how. Something about throwing a wreath into the water and how far the water carries it tells you something.

Litha, Gathering Day, and Thing-Tide are other names for this summer-happy-that-there-is-sun celebration.

Happy Summering!

Monday, June 19, 2006

In the meantime...

I am working on a very important post about the difference between Summer Solstice and Midsummer, and the appropriate way to celebrate each.

This has taken up my free time for the past four days... and to be perfectly honest I have had more fun helping Edgy pack his books then looking up all the differences between the two holidays.

In the meantime, here is a picture of my niece after dining on sand again. Apparently, she likes it.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Stewart's Root Beer Day, Eat Your Vegetables Day, June 17th

Stewart's Root Beer Day

Happy Stewart's Root Beer Day! Personally, my favorite individually bottled root beer is Henry Weinhard's Root Beer (which is a northwest favorite- love the vanilla flavor) or Virgil's Original Root Beer(which can be found at most any health food store). Virgil's is especially nice if you are looking for something that doesn't have any preservatives or artificial flavors, but it is a bit spicy... and different... from your average root beer. They even clarify that they are gluten free on their website. But, take care if you are driving while drinking from a Virgil's bottle, an overzealous police officer might take it in his head to pull you over for violating the Open Root Beer Bottle Law. (Utah is a bit more strict with their root beer laws than your average state.) Which if it happens if front of your office, will cause your co-workers to tease you for at least a week about your lunch-time indulgences.

Anyway, since it is Stewart's Root Beer Day, I guess we should get back to Stewart's Root Beer. It's too sweet. Sorry. I will stop with my opinions. Some people have shrines to Stewart's Root Beer. Or you can find recipes specifically designed for all of Stewart's Sodas here. Or if you want a wider assortment of recipes that use root beer, but not necessarily Stewart's, check this page out. It even has Root Beer Fudge (by the way, yesterday was Fudge Day but I didn't tell you because fudge makes my teeth itch) and Pulled Pork with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce. Although, I think the Root Beer Jelly is going too far. If you want Virgil's Root Beer recipes, go here.

Eat Your Vegetables Day

I'm sorry, I wish I could properly encourage everyone to eat their vegetables today, but it's Strawberry Days, and I have a new baby to go visit, so I am going to eat lots of strawberries, and kiss babies, and talk baby talk, and pick up some Stewart's for the other kiddies so I can maintain my position of favorite faux-aunt. So, here is a half-hearted "eat your vegetables." I hope you all feel encouraged.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Recess at Work Day, Recap

I just worked eleven and a half hours without a lunch break, wherein I produced 13 pages of single spaced text and three pages of formatted photo pages, without proofing. (Yes, Edgy, I am ashamed of myself, but it couldn't be helped.) Then I organized and assembled six 90 page information packets for a meeting next week. Somewhere around Packet Four I discovered that I was missing a page near Chapter 3, and I didn't fix it because it was 6:30 and I still had to deliver the damn things.

I should feel guilty, but two simple facts will help me sleep tonight: 1) Edgy is not a member of my governing board, so it is very likely that any and all mistakes will go unnoticed; and 2) In the almost 5 years that I have been doing this, no-one has walked in off the street to make a public records request for anything, so again, it is very likely that any and all mistakes will go unnoticed.

So now I am drinking Instant Breakfast and eating cinnamon toast because I am too tired and sore from my day to cook, and I can't go anywhere to eat because it is rodeo time and the traffic is horrid, because apparently the rodeo grounds are near, because I can hear it even over my finger typing noises.

But, I really can't complain because the cinnamon toast is perfect.

Recess at Work Day, June 15th

Recess at Work Day

If we are not careful, work can overcome our entire lives. It can become the only source of our conversation. We can spend all of our free time there, and eventually, our only friends are our co-workers.

To avoid this, we must remember to take an occasional recess at work. It doesn't have to be a big well organized recess with kickball and whistle blowing, just do what you need to do to be in your happy place, your recess.

If I could, I would really like to take my 5 minutes of extra recess now. Well, I actually know that I can't, because of the amazing amounts of text that I have to create before the end of the day, so one of my loyal readers will have to take my recess time for me. I would like to thank Josué for granting me the extra five minutes, because it gave me something extra nice to blog about for Recess at Work Day.

Wahoo for recess!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Flag Day, June 14th

Flag Day

A person who studies flags is a Vexillologist. U.S. Flag rules and regulations can be found here. And for the rest, a brief pictoral history of the U.S. flag.

Happy Flag Day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Email Week, June 11th-18th

In the parking lot at the restaurant where Edgy, Dec, Dec's mom and I ate, there was a car with a license plate frame that said "My other ride is your mom." Edgy and I briefly considered taking a picture but neither of us took out our cell phones to snap the picture. Had we expended the effort, we could have emailed the photo to our friends who enjoy "your mom" jokes.

While some of you might think this the lamest "your mom" story ever, really it's just a lame lead-in to the fact that it is Email Week, and we all should take a minute to email our friends and family and let them know we love them dearly, or that we think about them occasionally, or to ask them to stop sending us chain email.

So, if you are looking to fill some time this week, take a second and email a friend. I am sure they will be happy to hear from you.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Dia dos Namorados, Red Rose Day, June 12th

Dia dos Namorados

If you missed Valentine's Day this year, you still will have an opportunity to celebrate a day of love and oogyness in 2006. Dia dos Namorados "Day of the Enamored," or "Day of the Boyfriend" is celebrated in Brazil and was picked as a holiday probably because of it's closeness to Saint Anthony's Day, June 13th.

St. Anthony is a Portuguese saint known as the marriage saint. If you are looking to hook-up and wish to enlist the help of St. Anthony, on June 13th you need to bury a statue of St. Anthony upside-down holding him captive in that position until he finds you a significant other.

Red Rose Day

Fossil evidence has shown that roses have been around for 35 million years and when something so beautiful has been around for so long, there are sure to be stories surrounding it. Red roses aren't my favorite, I don't think they smell as pretty as other roses, but I still like them and there are some fun legends surrounding the red rose.

According to Greek mythology, all roses were white until Eros was stung by a bee which caused him to accidentally shot an arrow into a rose bush. The sting of the arrow caused the roses to grow thorns. Then Aphrodite walked through the garden and pricked her foot on a thorn, and the droplets of her blood turned the roses red. Other versions of the legend claim that the rose bush grew from the tears of Aphrodite, and turned red from the blood of her lover, Adonis.

To the Romans, having adopted the Greek mythology, the rose also was the symbol of love and beauty. In their continued stories, Cupid, (Eros) offered a rose when trying to bribe the Muta, the god of silence to keep Venus's (Aphrodite) amourous escapades secret. Because of this, the rose became a symbol for secrecy. "Sub rosa" literally translates to "under the rose," and today means confidential.

In an Arabic legend, all roses were white until the nightingale met a the rose and fell in love. Nightingales were not yet known for their beautiful song; they simply chirped like any other bird. The nightingale's love was so intense that he was inspired to sing for the first time. Eventually his love was such that he pressed his chest to the bush and the thorns pierced his heart, coloring the rose red.

During the War of the Roses in the Fifteenth century, the rose was used as a symbol for the separate factions fighting to control England. The white rose symbolized the house of York, and the red rose symbolized the house of Lancaster.

And there we have a brief history of the red rose. And somehow, they don't seem as romantic anymore. Sorry.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Summer Festivals and Other Event Type Thingys

I realized that I am lame. It's June, which means it's summer, and the summer festival season has started. Someone could have reminded me last weekend, but no-one did, so I am lame, and living up to my title of Absent-minded Secretary.

So, we have missed the two most exciting festivals, Utah Pride, and The Testicle Festival. But, I am here to let everyone know of the rest of them, or at least the rest of them that are on the internet. If you read this blog and are not from Utah, sorry, this will just be a list of things that you can't have fun at.

First, we have Stawberry Days. Strawberry Days is the festival that happens in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the town where I live. It is a pleasant little festival, and quite fun for the kiddies. There is a rodeo too, but I don't support that. I am not a rabid animal rights type person, I just don't like rodeos for any reason, probably mostly fashion reasons, which makes me really shallow, I know. I've accepted the fact that I am 24% shallow.

And I do have to argue with anyone who might have claimed that I did not move away from my hometown when I went to college, got a job and settled in Utah. I grew up in Keizer, Oregon. In Keizer we do not have a strawberry festival. We have an Iris Festival. If you look at the links you will see that they are completely different, and have nothing in common. (I am sticking my tongue out at you right now!)

So here we go, anyone who says there is nothing to do in Utah, isn't looking hard enough. I realize am posting this late for Orem Fest and Lehi's Scottish Fest... it just took a long time to collect and cut and paste all this information together. I know, excuses, excuses. You all really, really wanted to go to Scottish Fest. Well, I don't blame you, it's really cool seeing men wearing kilts throwing tabors. There is one more Scottish Fest still to happen, in Payson. I will be there, I hope to see you all there. :)

Also, I am going to highlight in red the events that I have attended in the past that I think are fun, and the things that I want to do this summer, I am highlighting in green.

Have a fun summer!

Free Salsa Lessons - "Drugaya Forma" Salsa Dance team and University of Utah Salsa Club give Free Salsa Lessons every Monday and Saturday.
Mar. 18 - Jun. 14 - Salt Lake City
Mondays: Naval Science Building (UofU Campus)110 S 1452 E; 7pm to 9pm
Saturdays: club "Karamba"; 1051 E 2100 S; 9pm to 10pm
Everybody is welcome!
Admission: Free
Hours: 9pm to 10pm
Contact: Maria Ivanova
Phone: (801) 557 3648
Email: maria_a_i@hotmail.com
Venue: club "Karamba"
Location: 1051 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.salsainutah.com

Orem Summerfest - This annual event is a celebration of Orem City and it's community.
Jun. 9 - Jun. 10 - Orem
Featuring a craft fair, entertainment, carnival rides, grand parade and fireworks!
Admission: Varies depending on event
Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm
Phone: (801) 224-2778
Venue: City Center Park
Location: 300 East Center Street, Orem
Web Address: www.orem.org

Scottish Festival & Highland Games - A Celtic celebration that simply cannot be matched. Rated among the best in the country. Pipes and drums, highland dance, strongman competition, food and fireworks make this festival a must see.
Jun. 9 - Jun. 10 - Thanksgiving Point
Admission: $7 Adult, $3 Child Fri., $10 Adult, $5 Child Saturday
Hours: Fri. 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat. 9:00am-6:00pm
Phone: (801) 768-2300
Venue: Electric Park,Thanksgiving Point
Location: 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
Web Address: www.utahscots.org

Murray Arts in the Park Children Matinees - Bring a blanket along to sit on to enjoy weekly summer concerts geared for kids every Friday at 2 pm in Murray Park. Enjoy magic, music and dance, puppet shows, and more. Phone 264-2614 for a complete schedule.
Jun. 9 - Aug. 4 - Murray
Admission: FREE
Hours: 2 pm
Contact: Murray Parks and Recreation
Phone: 801-264-2614
Email: mkirk@murray.utah.gov
Venue: Murray Park Gazebo
Location: Enter Murray Park at 5200 South State, Murray
Web Address: www.murray.utah.gov

Strawberry Days & Rodeo - This annual city celebration features a old fashion Rodeo, carnival, craft fair, parade, and more... Enjoy fresh strawberries.
Jun. 11 - Jun. 17 - Pleasant Grove
Rodeo Grounds are located at 200 South State Road
Admission: Varies
Hours: 8:00am-10:00pm
Phone: (801) 785-9218
Venue: Pleasant Grove Recreation Center
Location: 65 East 200 South, Pleasant Grove
Web Address: www.plgrove.org

Mountain West Songfest - Jun. 12 - Jun. 17 - Logan
A week of vocal music of the Interior West, including traditional Navajo and Shoshone groups, and the premiere of a new work, "Red Rock Rondo," by Utah composer Phillip Bimstein. "Red Rock Rondo" is a song cycle about the town of Springdale, Utah, which is the gateway to Zion National Park. Also featured will be singer/songwriter Sarah Sample and much more! Performances, workshops, lectures, and a class on Native American music are all part of the mix. Past attendees have called the Songfest "life changing."
Admission: You can buy tickets for one concert or for the entire weekend. P
Hours: Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 9am to 10:30pm; optional
Contact: Glenda Nesbit
Phone: 435.797.3630
Email: mwc@cc.usu.edu
Venue: Utah State University campus and American West Heritage Center
Location: Please visit website (link below) for details of venues., Logan
Web Address: www.usu.edu/mountainwest/songfest.html

An Old Gloryous Celebration - Flag Day Ceremony - Jun. 14 - Provo
Help us celebrate Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14 at 11:00a.m. in the Lower Center Court. We will be lowering a 30' US Flag from the ceiling, to be on display through July 24th. A short 30 minute ceremony will include words from guest speakers, the flag presentation ceremony by the US National Guard and will conclude with refreshments provided by Sam's Club.
Admission: Free Admission
Hours: 11:00 a.m.
Contact: John Burger
Phone: 801-852-2401
Email: john.burger@generalgrowth.com
Venue: Provo Towne Centre Mall
Location: 1200 S. Towne Centre Blvd., Provo
Web Address: www.provotownecentre.com/html/EventDetail.asp?ecd=86475

Group Mountain Bike Rides - Jun. 14 - Aug. 30 - Alta
Starting June 14th, every Wednesday, ACE will host a group mountain bike ride. Rides will be all around the Salt Lake Valley, other canyons and eventually up here in Alta, UT. Come join the fun. All are wether permitting. Check our website for bike ride locations.
Admission: free
Phone: 801-742-0830/9712
Email: altacommunity@hotmail.com
Location: PO Box 8142, Alta
Web Address: www.altaarts.org

Summerfest Art Faire and Music Festival - Jun. 15 - Jun. 17 - Logan
Join us for a 3 day event of juried art and music galore. Over 100 artists will show their wares. Includes oil, water color, photo, etc... Featured entertainers include Kalai, Peter Brienholt, Salsa Brava, and Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band. Friday night we have an Open Air Cinema Event. Movie TBA.
Admission: FREE
Hours: Thursday 5:00-10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 12:00-10:00 pm
Contact: Debbie Harvey
Phone: 435-716-9244
Email: dharvey@loganutah.org
Venue: Logan/Cache County Fairgrounds
Location: 400 South 500 West, Logan
Web Address: www.loganutah.org/parksrec

Mormon Miracle Pageant - Jun. 15 - Jun. 24 - Manti
Outdoor re-enactment. Runs: Thurs., Friday, Saturday and then Tues., through Saturday the following week. Grounds open at 6:00 for seating. Pageant begins at 9 pm. This year will be the last year for the original pageant show. Next year it will be completely re-written.
Admission: Free
Hours: 9 pm to 11:15 pm
Contact: Sanpete County Travel
Phone: 435-835-6877
Venue: Manti Temple
Location: Temple Hill, Manti

Freedom Festival -Jun. 16 - Jul. 4 - Provo
Admission: Free
Phone: (801) 852-7645
Web Address: www.freedomfestival.org

Six Tribes One Vibe -Jun. 16 - Salt Lake City
A musical journey where past and present unite to explore the traditions of love, war, music, and dance of the "Six Tribes" of the Polynesian Isles: Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji.
Admission: $12, $10 groups, $8 children
Hours: 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (801)581-7100
Venue: Kingsbury Hall - University of Utah
Location: 1395 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.sixtribesonevibe.com

Sundance Children's Festival - Jun. 16 - Provo
A Celebration of nature, art, food and entertainment. Set beneath the majestic Mt. Timpanogos, this year’s Children’s Festival offers activities that are both fun and educational. General admission to the festival is free, but there is a charge for some of the rides and refreshments.
Admission: free, but there is a charge for some activities
Hours: 10 am-4 pm
Contact: Lucy Ridolphi
Phone: 801-223-4071
Email: lridolphi@sundance-utah.com
Venue: Ray's Lawn -- Sundance Resort
Location: North Fork Provo Canyon, Provo
Web Address: www.sundanceresort.com

Clark Planetarium Summer Adventure Film Series - Jun. 16 - Sep. 7 - Salt Lake
Clark Planetarium Super Summer Adventure Film Series: Clark Planetarium hosts a series of six adventure-related IMAX® films, June 16-Sept. 7. The film changes every two weeks: TO FLY! (June 16-29), The Living Sea (June 30-July 13), Space Station 3D (July 14-27), Journey Into Amazing Caves (July 28-Aug. 10), Amazon (Aug. 11-24) and Everest (Aug. 25-Sept. 7). Passport ticket packages include six tickets for $25. For more information call (801) 456-STAR or visit www.clarkplanetarium.org. The Clark Planetarium is located at 110 South 400 West, Salt Lake City.
Admission: Six film tickets for $25; Regular admission prices individually
Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Jamie Mickelson
Phone: 801-350-0619
Email: jmickelson@riester.com
Venue: Clark Planetarium
Location: 110 South 400 West, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.clarkplanetarium.org

Venture Outdoors Festival 2006 - Jun. 17 - Salt Lake City
Millcreek Township is hosting the Venture Outdoors Festival, a celebration of outdoor recreation, at Canyon Rim Park from 3 - 9 p.m. The festival features a 4.2 mile twighlight race/walk, food, entertainment, recreation 101-clinics and much more. Learn more about the festival at www.millcreekoutdoors.org.
Admission: Free
Hours: 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Aimee McConkie
Phone: 801-466-0686
Email: aimee@millcreekoutdoors.org
Venue: Canyon Rim Park
Location: 2900 E. 3100 S., Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.millcreekoutdoors.org

Park City Historic Home Tour -Jun. 17 - Park City
This self-guided tour features the interiors and gardens of 15 private homes in Park City's historic district. A reception to present the annual preservation awards follows the tour.
Phone: 435-649-7457
Location: Park City historic district, Park City
Web Address: www.parkcityhistory.org

Moonlight Madness Beach Party - Jun. 17 - West Jordan
Come dressed ready to play at the beach. You'll enjoy beach music, luau-style entertainment, island food and more! Stay up late from 6 pm to midnight and receive valuable coupons, discounts or prizes in each of the 22 specialty theme shops. Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan. (801) 566-8903. www.gardnervillage.com.
Admission: Free
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
Contact: Marcia Johns
Phone: (801) 566-8903
Email: marcia@gardnervillage.com
Location: Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan, West Jordan
Web Address: www.gardnervillage.com

Sundance Children's Festival - Jun. 17 - Provo
A celebration of nature, art, food and entertainment set beneath the majestic Mt. Timpanogos at the Sundance Resort.
Admission: free, but there is a charge for some activities
Hours: 10 am-4 pm
Contact: Lucy Ridolphi
Phone: 801-223-4071
Email: lridolphi@sundance-utah.com
Venue: Sundance Resort -- Ray's Lawn
Location: North Fork Provo Canyon, Provo
Web Address: www.sundanceresort.com

Community Contra Dance in South Salt Lake - Jun. 17 - South Salt Lake
Come on out for a great time and be a part of a great community! No dancing experience or partner is required, we'll teach you everything you need to know! We always dance to live traditional American music, with influences from bluegrass, celtic, scandinavian, quebeqois, and more. This month's band is Red-haired Girl. Make sure you come for the beginner's lesson before the dance to have the most fun possible during the evening.Check out our website for more dances througout the state.
Admission: $5
Hours: 7:30 beginner's session, 8:00 pm dance
Contact: Brenda Goodwin
Phone: (801) 363-7442
Email: brendance@yahoo.com
Venue: Columbus Center
Location: 2531 south 400 east, South Salt Lake
Web Address: www.utahcontra.org

South Ogden Days - Jun. 19 - Jun. 24 - South Ogden
South Ogden Days is a week full of events that brings the excitement of summer activities to everyone.
Golf Tournament, Fun Run, Parade, Pic-Nic in the Park, Bed Races, Child Photo Contest, Carnival, Vendors, Teen Dance & Karaoke, Entertainment, Car Show, Firemans Breakfast, FREE CONCERT & FIREWORKS!
Admission: FREE
Hours: Friday 12-10 Saturday 10-10
Contact: Christy Love
Phone: 801-622-2705
Email: clove@southogdencity.com
Venue: Friendship Park
Location: 5500 S 655 E, South Ogden
Web Address: southogdencity.com

LEHI RODEO - Jun. 22 - Jun. 24 - Lehi
Hours: 8:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.
Phone: 801-362-9999
Email: bertmwilson@yahoo.com
Location: 500 WEST 100 NORTH, Lehi
Web Address: LEHI CITY.COM

Utah Arts Festival - Jun. 22 - Jun. 25 - Salt Lake City
The 30th annual Utah Arts Festival is scheduled for June 22-25, 2006 at the new Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The Fear No Film Program and Exhibition take place in the Library and are free to the public. Our Literary Program features poetry, theater and comedy. The Culinary Arts Program seeks to represent ethnic and traditional foods in over 20 booths. Please visit us at www.uaf.org or call 322-2428 for more information.
Admission: Adults $8; 12 & Under Free; Seniors 60+ $5, Lunchtime Admission Special $5 (Thu/Fri) noon – 3 p.m.
Hours: Thurs - Sun, Noon - 11:00 p.m.
Contact: Patrick Burns
Phone: 801-322-2428
Email: pat@uaf.org
Venue: Library Square - Downtown Salt Lake City
Location: 200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.uaf.org

Utah Shakespearean Festival - Jun. 22 - Sep. 2 - Cedar City
The Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival is Utah’s premiere theatre destination. Each June through October nine Shakespearean and modern classic theatre productions are presented in one of the country’s closest replicas of the Globe Theatre and in the Randall L. Jones Theatre. The 2006 summer season, from June 22 to September 2, features a great lineup with familiar classics and undiscovered favorites. The romantic story of Antony and Cleopatra, the tragic tale of Hamlet, and the comedic gem The Merry Wives of Windsor are sure to delight audiences. The classic Gilbert and Sullivan musical, H.M.S. Pinafore, promises to be a crowd-pleaser with Fred C. Adams, festival founder and executive producer emeritus, in a rare on-stage performance. The drama, On Golden Pond, explores the ties of families across generations. Finally, the summer season is rounded out with the farce of the American theatre, Room Service.
If autumn temperatures and gorgeous fall colors appeal to you, The Festival’s Fall season is the perfect combination of outdoor splendor and world-renowned theatre. Three additional productions run from September 22 to October 28. Shakespeare’s controversial The Merchant of Venice, the endearing story of Peg o’ My Heart, and the campy musical Johnny Guitar make the perfect combination of drama, excitement, and romance.
No Festival experience is complete without the many additional activities available at the Festival: music, costume, actor, and literary seminars; backstage tours; and complimentary Greenshow entertainment each evening. For tickets or information, call 800-PLAYTIX (800 752-9849) or log on to www.bard.org.
Admission: seminars and orientations are free, play tickets $14 - $46
Hours: various times
Contact: Kami Terry
Phone: 435-586-1970
Email: Terry@bard.org
Venue: Adams Shakespearean Theatre, Randall L. Jones Theatre
Location: 351 W. Center St., Cedar City
Web Address: www.bard.org

Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally - Jun. 23 - Jun. 25 - Panguitch
The 5th Annual hot air balloon Festival will include a mass ascension of hot air balloons each morning at 6:00 a.m. Saturday night there will be an evening balloon glow on Main Street as well as live entertainment!!
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Contact: Panguitch City
Phone: 435-676-8585
Venue: Panguitch Main Street, Panguitch South East Fields
Location: Main Street, Panguitch
Web Address: www.panguitch.org

Tooele Arts Festival - Jun. 23 - Jun. 25 - Tooele
Admission: Free
Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Phone: 435-882-8282
Email: info@tooeleartsfestival.org
Venue: Tooele City Part
Location: 200 West Vine Street, Tooele
Web Address: www.tooeleartsfestival.org

GROOVEFEST American Music Festival - Jun. 23 - Jun. 25 - Cedar City
The Groovefest American Music Festival is Cedar City's only outdoor all music festival. Besides 14 musical acts there will be an abundance of food, art & vendor booths at the 5th annual Groovefest. The performers come from all over the country and the world. Cedar City's Main Street Park is the perfect setting for this family-friendly event. Come and stay all day, each day. This is what a music festival is all about!
Admission: Free
Hours: Friday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - midnight / Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 1
Contact: Tim Cretsinger
Phone: 435-867-9800
Email: groovacious@groovacious.com
Venue: Cedar City Main Street Park / The Grind Coffee House
Location: 200 N. Main Street / 19 N. Main, Cedar City
Web Address: www.groovacious.com

Bryce Canyon HooDoo Chili Cook-off - Jun. 24 - Tropic
This 3rd annual Chili Cook-off is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and winners advance to Last Chance Cook-off. Categories include Red Chili, Green Chili and Salsa. Cooks meet at 8 am, cooking starts at 10 am. Awards presented at 2 pm.
Admission: Free to Public - Cooks pay entry fee - call for details -
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Alice Wolf
Phone: 435 679 8443
Email: buffalosage@scinternet.net
Venue: Tropic Main Street
Location: 200 North Main Street, Tropic

Dance All Day with Repertory Dance Theatre - Jun. 24 - Salt Lake City
Dance all day for only $5! Repertory Dance Theatre invites you to try any (or all) of our Community School classes at an Open House Saturday June 24, beginning at 9:00am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W 300 S). Available classes include African, Modern Technique, Hip Hop, Pilates, Ballroom, and Flamenco. Open to ages 16+. For a full schedule, visit www.rdtutah.org.
Admission: $5 at the door
Hours: 9:00am-2:30pm
Contact: Heidi Schmidt
Phone: 801-534-1000
Email: rdt@rdtutah.org
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Location: 138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.rdtutah.org

Chariot Festival Sunday, June 25th at 5 pm
What: Chariot FestWhere: Krishna Temple, 8628 S Main St., Spanish Fork, Utah
The Chariot Festival will be held Sunday June 25th at the Krishna Temple one mile south of Spanish Fork on Main St. This festival is modeled after the oldest ongoing festival known to man. The chariot in Puri is built afresh each year, is five stories high, has sixteen massive wheels, and takes hundreds of people to hand pull it through the streets. The Vedic scriptures of India say those who hand pull the chariot of Jagnanntha on this day achieve freedom from the cycle of birth and death, or samsara. They never have to reincarnate back into this world.

2006 Summer Concerts - Jun. 25 - Sep. 24 - Huntsville
Snowbasin Resort located in beautiful Upstate Utah offers on Sunday afternoons -free music on the plaza featuring a high altitude eclectic variety of performers. reggae, Celtic, Renaissance, Bluegrass, Jazz, and Flamenco are all but a few of your choices. Special bar-b-que menus are paired with the music for your dining enjoyment. A wide variety of beverages are available.
Whether the snow is melted or not, Snowbasin Resort will open June 23 through October 2. Join us for scenic gondola rides, mountain outdoor program activities, dining and mountain biking.
* June 25 - Dave Hahn (Singer Snogwriter
* July 2 - Salzburger Echo (German, Swiss, Austrian)
* July 9 - Zion Tribe (Reggae and Rock)
* July 16 - Meteors (Jazz-Brass_
* July 23 - Salsa Brava (Salsa)
* July 30 - Yankee Clipper (Irish Traditional)
* Aug. 6 - Zona Sul (Brazilian Jazz)
* Aug. 13 - Klezbros (Yiddish Jazz and Traditional)
* Aug. 20 - Idlewild (European Celtic and Old time American)
* Aug. 27 - Desert Wind (Tribal fusion, World Music with Jazz)
* Sept. 3 - Ben Flamenco (Flamenco Music and Dance)
* Sept. 10 - Gastonbury Duo (Renaisance Music and Storytelling)
* Sept. 17 - Frederick McCray Quintet (New Orleans Jazz)
* Sept. 24 - Red Desert (Bluegrass)
Admission: Free
Hours: 9 - 6 Friday, Saturdays and Sundays and all Holidays
Phone: 888-437-5488
Email: info@snowbasin.com
Venue: Snowbasin Resort
Location: 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd, Huntsville
Web Address: www.snowbasin.com

Park City International Music Festival 22nd Summer Season - Jun. 27 - Jul. 24 -
Park CityUtah's premier classical music event and Utah's oldest classical music festival. Bringing the finest classical solo artists from around the world to perform in concert together, the Park City Music Festival garners rave reviews year after year.
Enjoy concerts in intimate art galleries, homes, the Park City Community Church and St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, or in the spectacular Libby Gardner Hall in Salt Lake City.
Admission: $15 - $100
Hours: Varies
Contact: Leslie Harlow
Phone: 801-943-0169
Email: lharlow@isp.com
Venue: Five venues
Location: 1420 W Meadowloop Rd, Park City, Park City
Web Address: www.pcmusicfestival.com

How to Build and Use a Telescope - Jun. 27 - Aug. 4 - Salt Lake City
“How To Build and Use A Telescope” science camps will be offered at Clark Planetarium this summer for students 12 – 14 and 15 – 17 years of age. Each student will receive a six-inch Dobsonian telescope, Starry Night software, star charts, and instruction on how to use them. A graduation ceremony at the end of each camp will include a Star Party at the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s Stansbury Park Observatory. The camps will be held on June 27-29, July 26-28, and Aug. 2-4, 2006. The fee for the camp is $100 and scholarships are available for students from Title 1 Schools. To apply, go to http://www.clarkplanetarium.org/pdfs/SummerCamp.pdf or call Robert Bigelow at 801-456-4954 for more information.
Admission: $100
Contact: Robert Bigelow
Phone: 801-456-4954
Venue: Clark Planetarium
Location: 110 South 400 West, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.clarkplanetarium.org/pdfs/SummerCamp.pdf

Cache Valley-Cruise-in - Jun. 29 - Jul. 1 -
LoganThis is one of the largest vintage, hot rod, and collectible car shows in the western United States. There are exhibit booths, entertainers, food, and a display of more than 1,000 cars and trucks. On Saturday evening, participants drive down Main Street for the Logan's Run Parade.
Phone: (435) 563-3406
Venue: Logan/Cache County Fairgrounds
Location: 400 South 500 West, Logan
Web Address: http://www.cachevalleycruisein.com/

Butch Cassidy Festival -Jun. 30 - Jul. 1 - Beaver 6th Annual Event -
This year featuring Scheer's Lumberjack Show; J. Marc Baily in concert; pie eating contests; Mtn Man Events; concessions, kids games; local bands
Admission: Free
Hours: F-S, 12 noon - 10:00 p.m.
Contact: Ursula Carstensen
Phone: 888 848-5081
Email: signs4u@netutah.com
Venue: Beaver City Park /
Location: Center & Main, Beaver
Web Address: www.beaverutchamber.com

Annual Welsh Days - Jun. 30 - Jul. 1 - Wales
Parade for the kids at 5:30 pm; Dinner at the town park from 6 to 7 pm; Games and Entertainment from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
July 1: Bookmobile Breakfast; 7:30 am at the town park (fund raiser for the book mobile); Veterans Program at 8 am.
Admission: call contact for price of meals
Hours: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm and 7:30 am to 9 am
Contact: Jan Helms
Phone: 435-436-9345
Venue: Town Park
Location: Wales

TAYLORSVILLE DAYZZ 2006 June 28th, 29th, 30th & July 1
Come celebrate the City's TENTH anniversary since incorporation by attending the Taylorsville Dayzz 2006!
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Valley Regional Park5135 South 2700 West
Contact Info:(801) 963-5400

2006 Face of Utah Sculpture exhibit - Jun. 30 - Aug. 24 - West Valley City
Exhibit hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm and by special arrangement. An opening reception with food, live music, and performing artists is scheduled for Fri., June 30 from 6pm-10pm. Both the exhibit and reception are free, and everyone is welcome.
Admission: FREE!
Hours: M-TH 9am-7pm, & special arrangement
Contact: Michael Christensen
Phone: 801 965 5108
Email: mchristensen@wvc-ut.gov
Venue: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Location: 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City
Web Address: www.culturalcelebrationcenter.org

Days of '47- July 1-July 24th, Salt Lake City
Join us in celebrating the arrival of the first pioneer settlers to the Salt Lake Valley! The Days of '47, Inc. remembers Utah's early pioneers with 19 separate events beginning in March and culminating with an all-day extravaganza on July 24th, a state-wide holiday. Bring your family and friends to the 2006 festivities. Most are free!
Web Address: http://www.daysof47.com:8080/plone

Gunnison Hometown Patriot Days - Jul. 2 - Jul. 4 -
July 2, 7 pm, patriotic fireside at the Gunnison LDS Stake Center. July 3, 6 pm, roast beef dinner at city park, 7-9:30 pm patriotic program, auction, youth dance and fireworkds at dusk. July 4, 6-9 am, American Legion breakfast at city park. 7 am, flag ceremony, 8 am Fun Run, 9 am, parade on Main Street. Activities at the city park after the parade; games, great food, volleyball, horseshoes, book sale, art show, quilt show, car show, free swimming, diaper derby, children's races, a dunking machine and more. 9 pm free family movie at the park.
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Contact: Elise Bown
Phone: 435-528-3842
Venue: Gunnison City Park
Location: Main Street, Gunnison

Logan City Independence Day Fireworks - Jul. 3 - Logan
Join us for a night of entertainment provided by "Imagine" as they remember the Fab Four and pay tribute to the Beatles. The night ends with a great program and fireworks show at dark.
Admission: Adults $6, Youth $2
Hours: Tickets sales at 7 pm, gates open at 7:30 pm, entertainment at 8
Contact: Debbie Harvey
Phone: 435-716-9244
Email: dharvey@loganutah.org
Venue: USU Romney Stadium
Location: 1000 North 800 East, Logan
Web Address: www.loganutah.org/parksrec

July 3rd Celebration at The Canyons Resort - Live music and fireworks in The Canyons Village.
Phone: 435-649-5400
Location: The Canyons Resort Drive, Park City
Web Address: www.thecanyons.com

Bluesky Concert Series - Jul. 3 - Jul. 30 - Provo
Every Monday night in July, the Provo Arts Council will host a band/singer from the area. This is a free event, so bring you lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the music.
Admission: Free
Hours: 7:00pm
Phone: (801) 852-7645
Venue: Pioneer Park
Location: 500 West Center Street, Provo

Evening Explorations at Hogle Zoo - Jul. 3 - Sep. 18 - Salt Lake City
Have you ever wondered what the animals are up to after dark? Hogle Zoo has created a special tour that will answer that question and more! Join our Eco-Explorers as they lead you through the Zoo sharing their knowledge about the amazing animals that live here and their counterparts in the wild.
* July 3 7:30-10:00 pm
* July 17 7:30-10:00 pm
* August 7 7:30-10:00 pm
* August 21 7:30-10:00 pm
* September 11 6:30-9:00 pm
* September 18 6:30-9:00 pm
(Additional Monday nights are available upon request with a minimum group size of 20. Groups of 20 or more receive the member’s price).
Fee: $10 per members/$15 per non-members. Advanced reservations required.
What animals will you see?
You'll see lots of amazing creatures during your stroll. There's no guarantee, however, on what you'll see during our walks on zoo grounds. As in the wild, animals may choose to remain hidden, or may be off exhibit for a number of reasons. As a result, every Zoo Evening Exploration tour will be unique in the animals that are viewed.
What type of gear do we need to bring?
· Clothing for inclement weather (The tour takes you outside)
· Camera to capture those special memories. (Flash pictures are permitted at most areas).
· The zoo will provide flashlights for the tour.
Other questions?
Please feel free to contact the zoo program coordinator with other questions at lmiddleton@hoglezoo.org or call 801-584-1783.
Admission: $10/ Zoo members/ $15 non members. Adv Reservations required
Hours: 7:30 p - 10 p
Contact: Linda Middleton
Phone: 801-584-1783
Email: lmiddleton@hoglezoo.org
Venue: Utah's Hogle Zoo
Location: 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.hoglezoo.org

Murray City Fun Days -Jul. 4 - Murray
Celebrate Independence Day with a day full of activities for the whole family including breakfast, sunrise service, parade, children's rides and games, military exhibits, food, entertainment and fireworks. For a complete schedule, phone 264-2614 or check it out on the web at www.murray.utah.gov.
Admission: FREE with minimal fees for food, rides
Hours: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm
Contact: Mary Ann Kirk
Phone: 801-264-2638
Email: mkirk@murray.utah.gov
Venue: Murray City Park
Location: 5200 South State, Murray
Web Address: www.murray.utah.gov

Clearfield City's 4th of July Celebration - Jul. 4 - Clearfield
Clearfield's annual 4th of July Celebration with a big bang! Parade, pancake breakfast, Freedom 5K Run, Festival at Fisher Park to include live entertainment, food court, booths, games, watermelon & pizza eating contests, Fun Zone (inflatables, slides, climbing wall, bronco). Fantastic fireworks show at 10pm. Freedom 5K begins at 7am, parade begins at 9:30am, breakfast at 7am, Fisher Park festival from 11am - 11pm
Admission: Free
Hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm
Contact: Marliss Scott/Natalee Flynn
Phone: (801)525-2796
Email: mscott@clearfieldcity.org, nflynn@clearfieldcity.org
Venue: Fisher Park/State Street parade
Location: 700 S 1000 E, Clearfield
Web Address: www.clearfieldcity.org

Park City's Traditional Independence Day Celebration - Jul. 4 - Park City
All-day activities: Pancake breakfast at City Park; 5k walk/run; mid-morning parade down Main Street followed by a picnic, free live entertainment and games for children at City Park; annual doubles volleyball tournament; fireworks at dusk.
Phone: 435-649-6100
Location: downtown Park City, Park City
Web Address: www.parkcityinfo.com

Horseshoe Tournament - Riverton Town Days - Jul. 4 - Riverton
If you enjoy pitching horseshoes at your family reunions, you'll have a great time pitching horseshoes with the Northern Utah Horseshoe pitching Association (NUHPA). At our tournaments you'll be matched up with individuals with the same skill level and will enjoy great friendships and competition. The tournament will begin at 5:00 p.m. but participants must sign up by 4:30 p.m. to be included in the tournament roster. Please bring your own horseshoes and be prepared for a great time. All ages welcome! We have horseshoe pitchers from 10 years old and up.
Admission: Free to public, $10.00 for NUHPA members (Membership fee - $20.0
Hours: 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Blaine Scott
Phone: (801) 547-1812
Email: campscott@mstar2.net
Venue: Riverton City Park
Location: 12600 South 1400 West, Riverton

4th of July Pancake Breakfast - Jul. 4 - Snowbird
Kick off your Independence Day with a pancake breakfast in the mountains. Throughout the morning on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck accessed by Snowbird Entry 2, guests can start their holiday with fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, juices, coffee, tea and milk.
$9.95 for adults
$6.95 for kids
$16 for Tram ride and breakfast
Hours: 9 a.m - noon
Phone: (801) 933-2110
Venue: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Location: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird
Web Address: www.snowbird.com

Manti's Old Fashioned 4th of July - Jul. 4 - Manti
Flag ceremony followed by breakfast. Concession and craft booths, activities and tournaments all day. Fireworks
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Contact: Manti City Hall
Phone: 435-835-2401
Venue: Manti City Park
Location: 3rd West 2nd North, Manti

Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival - Jul. 6 - Jul. 9 - Salt Lake City
The Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival for 2006. Dates are July 6, 2006 (with the Utah Symphony at Symphony Hall), then July 7, 8, 9 at Washington Square, site of the city and county building, 400 South State Street. The concert times have not been determined yet.
Contact: Jerry Floor
Phone: 277-2056
Email: jerry.floor@comcast.net
Venue: Various venues
Location: Symphony Hall & 400 South State, Salt Lake City
Web Address: http://www.slcjazzfest.com/

Payson Scottish Festival- July 7-8, 2006
Location: Payson City Memorial Park, 250 S Main Street, Payson, UT.
Organisers: Payson Scottish Festival Association
Contact Details: http://www.payson.org/ScottishFestival.shtml

13th Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride -Jul. 7 - Jul. 8 - Syracuse
This popular, non-competitive, bike ride is held at 10:00 PM during the full moon at Antelope Island State Park. Participants of all ages are welcome. This year’s ride will be from the Marina to the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch. This is about 22 miles round trip. Refreshments will be served at the Ranch. Registration fee includes park entry, collector's t-shirt, and refreshments. This event is accessible to those with some disabilities.
Admission: $14-$23 depending on age and date of registration
Hours: 10 PM - 1 AM
Contact: Neka Roundy
Phone: 801-451-3286
Email: tour@co.davis.ut.us
Venue: Antelope Island State Park
Location: 4528 West 1700 South, Syracuse
Web Address: www.daviscountyutah.gov

18th Annual Founders Title Folk and Bluegrass Festival - Jul. 7 - Jul. 9 - Snowbird Intermountain Acoustic Music Association presents the 18th Annual Founders Title Co. Folk and Bluegrass Festival at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort.
Friday's events are free and open to the public. General Admission: $25/day or $35 for both days, per person. Priority Seating: $40/day or $60 for both days & are available at the Snowbird Ticket Office only. Handling fee applies. Seniors (65+) & Full-time Students $15/day or $25 for both days. Kids under 12 admitted free with a paying adult.
Hours: Friday: 2 p.m. - late evening, Saturday: 9 a.m. - late evening,
Phone: (801) 933-2110
Venue: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Location: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird
Web Address: www.foundersfestival.org

Gem Faire - Jul. 7 - Jul. 9 - Salt Lake City
Take advantage of the lowest prices in the market for the finest quality of jewelry, gems, eads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, and much more. Over 80 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair while you wait. Classes & demonstrations offered throughout the weekend. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or contact (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.
Admission: $5 weekend pass
Hours: Fri. noon-7pm, Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-5pm
Contact: Gem Faire Inc
Phone: 503-252-8300
Email: info@gemfaire.com
Venue: Utah State Fairpark
Location: 155 N. 1000 W., Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.gemfaire.com

Sundance Institute Outdoor Film Festival - Jul. 7 - Aug. 18 - Salt Lake City
A Celebration of Independent Film Each summer, Sundance Institute hosts free outdoor screenings of classic independent films in Salt Lake, Park City, and at the Sundance Village. Beginning at sunset, these weekly screenings take place at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday nights.
Admission: FREE
Hours: Sunset (about 9 p.m.)
Contact: Nicole Donegan
Phone: (801) 328-3456
Email: institute@sundance.org
Venue: SLC Gallivan Center
Location: 36 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.sundance.org

Full Moon Gondola Rides - Jul. 8 - Huntsville.
During the full moon of each month Snowbasin Resort offers a full Moon gondola ride and Bavarian accordion music at Needle's Lodge where you can indulge in summer seasonal food specials and activities.
Hours: 6 pm to 10 pm
Phone: 888-437-5488
Email: info@snowbasin.com
Venue: Snowbasin Resort
Location: 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd, Huntsville
Web Address: www.snowbasin.com

21st Annual World Folk Fest -Jul. 8 - Jul. 15 - Springville
The Springville World Folkfest will bring the color and excitement of traditional folk dance and music from around the world to Springville during the 21st annual World Folkfest, planned for July 8-15, 2006, in Springville, Utah, USA. This annual production of folk music and energetic dance by musicians and dancers from many lands has grown to become the largest festival of folk dance and music in the United States.
The Springville World Folkfest annually features approximately 300 performers dressed in the brilliantly colored costumes of their native lands. They perform on a outdoor stage located in Spring Acres Arts Park. Each dance group brings a select group of musicians who provide live music for the dancing. The dances, music and even the instruments played offer audiences a taste of many different cultures.
Prior to evening performances at the Arts Park, audience members can sample treats from around the world at international food booths, mingle with performers and purchase items from the various fold dance groups.
Admission: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $3 Child
Hours: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Phone: (801) 489-2726
Venue: Spring Acres Arts Park
Location: 620 South 1350 East, Springville
Web Address: www.springville.org

Celebrate Saturdays at The Canyons Resort - Jul. 8 - Aug. 19 - Park City
The Saturday Summer Concert Series presents live music from 6 to 8:30 pm. All concerts are free. Previous summers have featured such national acts as Dave Mason, The Fixx and the Marshall Tucker Band.
Hours: Free
Phone: 435-649-5400
Location: The Canyons Resort Drive, Park City
Web Address: www.thecanyons.com

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days - Jul. 10 - Jul. 21 - Spanish Fork
Main event activities take place at the City Park, ie. craft fair, carnival, entertainment. The Rodeo is held in the Spanish Fork Fair Grounds located at 475 South Main St. Tickets for the rodeo can be purchased at:
Western Unlimited
160 N Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah
(801) 798-6368

Family Carnival City of Fun July 20, 21, 22 and 24. Dates subject to change.
Times open TBA. Located behind Spanish Fork City Office Building (40 South Main).
Admission: Varies depending on event
Hours: Varies depending on event
Phone: (801) 798-5000
Venue: City Park
Location: Main Street, Spanish Fork
Web Address: www.spanishfork.org

Sundance Institute Outdoor Film Festival -Park City Jul. 10 - Aug. 21
A Celebration of Independent Film Each summer, Sundance Institute hosts free outdoor screenings of classic independent films in Salt Lake, Park City, and at the Sundance Village. Beginning at sunset, these weekly screenings take place at Park City’s City Park in collaboration with the Park City Municipal Corporation on Friday evenings.
Admission: FREE
Hours: Sunset (about 9 p.m.)
Contact: Nicole Donegan
Phone: (801) 328-3456
Email: institute@sundance.org
Venue: Park City's City Park
Location: 1354 Park Ave., Park City
Web Address: www.sundance.org

Ft. Green Annual Lamb Days - Jul. 11 - Fairview
C0-ed softball tournaments Tues., Wed., and Thur. July 11,12,and 13, in Ft. Green City Park. Concessions will be sold. Friday, July 14, 2 pm youth lamb show and sudging at the big bowery in Ft. Green City Park. 5-8 pm, mutton and sourdough dinner in City Park. 7 pm youth talent show at the big bowery in the City park. Softball games will be played all day at Ft. Green elementary School and the City Park. Sat. July 15 6:30 am fun run starts at City Park. 7-9 am chuckwagon breakfast at City Park. 7:30 am Flag ceremony at City park. 9am - 6 pm craft fair in City Park. 10 am parade on State Street. 12 pm, program at the big bowery in City Park, activities include raffles, games, rides and entertainment for everyone of all ages. 2 pm lunch includes lamb sandwiches. 3 pm lamb sale in City Park. 5 pm sawdust dive and prize drawings in City Park. Softball games allday at the school and city park. 7 pm, kids movie for children ages 13 and under at the theater. 9 p,m - midnight, youth dance at the big bowery in the park for ages 14 and up. 10 pm fireworks.
Hours: 9 am to midnight
Contact: Denise Aagard
Phone: 435-445-3376
Venue: Social Hall
Location: City Park, Fairview

Fairview Annual lace Days & Pioneer Days - Jul. 11 - Jul. 24 - Fairview
Three-day event where you can learn to make lace. There are audience participation days. Beehive Lacers and Sanpete Lacers present demonstrations, classes and answer questions. Vendors are available to purchase supplies from. Call for admission information.
Fairview Museum: 427-9216 Nancy McKay: 427-9408
Peggy Johnson: 469-1069 Fairview City Hall:427-3858
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Contact: Peggy Johnson
Phone: 435-469-1069
Venue: Fairview Museum
Location: 85 N. 100 E., Fairview

72nd Annual Ute Stampde Rodeo and Celebration -Jul. 13 - Jul. 15 -
Nephi Come visit Nephi for the 72nd Annual Ute Stampde Rodeo and Celebration. There is something for everyone to do at the Ute Stampede. PRCA approved Rodeo nightly, with Utah's very own Troy "The Wild Child" Lerwill performing his breathtaking motorcycle act, great rodeo action provided by Cotton Rosser and the Flying U rodeo company for the 50th year in a row. The kids will enjoy the City of Fun carnival at the fairgrounds and mom is sure to like the craft show. Still not convinced? How about a Golf Tournament, Horseshoe Pitching, Fun Run for adults and kids, Baby Contest, Car Show or Trapshooting. Not to mention a daily Parade and Main Street Entertainment prior to the rodeo.
Admission: varies
Hours: Rodeo Nightly 8:00 PM other events vary
Contact: Chris Memmott
Phone: (435) 623-5608
Email: chris@utestampederodeo.com
Venue: Juab County Fairgrounds
Location: 400 West Center, Nephi
Web Address: www.utestampederodeo.com

Draper Days July 14th- 22nd
Friday, July 14 7:30p - Draper Days Rodeo Andy Ballard Equestrian Ctr.
Saturday, July 15 7:30p - Draper Days Rodeo Andy Ballard Equestrian Ctr.
Monday, July 17 6:30p - Public Pool Party & Carnival Treehouse Athletic Club
Tuesday, July 18 1:00p - Golf Tourney South Mountain Golf Course
Wednesday July 19 6:00p - Children's Parade Old Park School
Thursday, July 20 6:00p - Heritage Banquet Draper Elementary
Friday, July 21 5:00p - Park Festival Draper City Park
Saturday July 22 6:00a Draper City Park 5k Fun Run/Inline Race 7:30a - Pancake Breakfast 9:00a - Parade 11:00a - Horse Pull Draper City Park
1:00p - Draper Crit 6:00p - Softball Tourney Draper City Park
10:00p - Fireworks! Sky over Draper City Park

12th Annual Llama Fest- Jul. 15 - Spanish Fork
Llamas from all over Utah compete with their handlers for ribbons: obstacle course, showring, races, beautifl baby contest, etc. There are crafts booths, demonstrations of spinning and weaving, food booths. Continuous performances on stage by South American bands and dance groups.
Admission: $ 3 adults, $ 1 kids
Hours: 4 pm - 9 pm
Contact: Chris Warden
Phone: 801 798-3559
Email: carudas@earthlink.net
Venue: Krishna Temple Ampitheatre
Location: 8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork
Web Address: www.utahvalleyllamas.com

Butterflies of Utah - Jul. 15 - Brigham City
Learn identification and where to find an amazing variety of butterflies in the Wasatch area. Join Todd Stout and Steve Sommerfeld of the Utah Lepidopterists' Society for a presentation about these winged wonders. For ages 12-adult.
Admission: $1.00 per person
Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Betsy Beneke
Phone: (435) 723-5887
Email: Betsy_Beneke@fws.gov
Venue: Bear River Bird Refuge - Wildlife Education Center
Location: 2155 West Forest Street, Brigham City

Cool Air Music Series - Jul. 15 - Jul. 16 - Snowbird
Beat the heat and come up to Snowbird for live music. Different bands entertain guests all summer long on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck (weather permitting).
Admission: FREE!
Hours: Saturday: 5-7 p.m., Sunday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (801) 933-2110
Venue: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Location: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird
Web Address: www.snowbird.com

Family Festival - Jul. 15 - Jul. 22 - Cedar Hills
Attention families: get excited for the 10th Annual Family Festival! This year’s Family Festival keeps growing with new and exciting events and here is what is on the calendar so far:
Monday, July 10: Cedar Hills Family Night at the Orem Olwz
Saturday, July 15: 5K and Gorilla Mile
Outdoor Youth Dance @ Cedar Hills Golf Course
Thursday, July 20: Battle of the Bands
Friday, July 21: The Firecracker Golf Tournament & Long Drive Contest
Dinner & Movie
Saturday, July 22: Parade, Carnival, Pet Show, Fireworks Spectacular
Contact: Ciara Decker
Phone: 801.785.9668
Email: cdecker@cedarhills.org
Venue: Heritage Park
Location: 4450 W. Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills
Web Address: cedarhills.org/events/Family%20Festival%202006/family_festival_2006.shtml

Designing a remodel with character and class - Jul. 20 - Salt Lake City
In this seminar, you will learn how to incorporate Space, Light and Order to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing design.
Registration is $25.00
***Attendees will recieve a hardback copy of 'Home by Design' a $35 value.
Please contact Kristin at 801-533-5331 for registration.
Admission: $25.00
Hours: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Kristin Ripple
Phone: 801-533-5331
Email: kristin@renovationdesigngroup.com
Venue: OrsonGygi
Location: Orson Gygi, 3500 S 300 W, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.renovationdesigngroup.com/Learn/seminars.html

Bicknell International Film Festival -Jul. 21 - Jul. 22 -
"Better Living Through Bad Cinema" sums up the Bicknell International Film Festival, or BIFF to its fans. The 2-day celebration highlights the role of movies in a classic theatre in a classic setting with fun events like the world's fastest parade (participants are encouraged to wear costumes), a swap meet, "Mutton 'n Taters" lunch, parties and more. This year's theme,
"Big Top Bicknell - Fine "B" Circus Movies" features screenings of 3 rare movies.
Admission: Individual tickets or Fast Pass
Hours: Fri. & Sat.
Contact: James Anderson
Phone: 435-425-3564
Email: bifftix@waynetheatre.com
Venue: Wayne Theatre
Location: 11 East Main Street, Bicknell
Web Address: www.waynetheatre.com

Spring City Annual Pioneer Days - Jul. 22 - Spring City
Fireman's wake-up breakfast, cake decorating contest entries accepted, children's candy parade, carnival, concessions, games, entertainment, horseshoe tournament, lunch followed by cake auction and live entertainment, street dance for all ages.Also the 2nd Annual National Day of the American Cowboy.
Hours: 7 am to 8 pm
Contact: Spring City
Phone: 435-462-2244
Venue: Fire Station and Main Street
Location: 42 South Main, Spring City

Deer Valley Music Festival - Jul. 22 - Aug. 19 - Park City
The third year of this world-class festival will offer the best of Classical, Pops, Comic Opera, and Chamber performances, all in the Park City mountain community. Artists including Kenny G, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Georgia Guitar Quartet, Ferhan and Ferzan Onder, and many more will perform with the Utah Symphony. Utah Opera's fully-staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" also comes to the Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater stage, complete with swash, buckle, and a perfectly preposterous plot.
Admission: Adults: $20 and up; Youth: $12 and up
Contact: Spencer Clark
Phone: (801) 533-6683
Email: sclark@utahsymphonyopera.org
Venue: Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater and St. Mary's Church
Location: 2200 Park Ave Ste B, Park City, UT 84060, Park City
Web Address: www.deervalleymusicfestival.org

Native American Celebration in the Park -Jul. 24 - Salt Lake City
Community cultural festival, showcasing Native American Pow Wow, arts and crafts, foods, free concert at 8:00 and fireworks after the concert.
Admission: Free
Hours: 9:00 AM - 10:PM
Contact: Cal Nez
Phone: 801-533-9503
Email: cal@calnezdesign.com
Venue: Liberty Park
Location: 500 East 900 South, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.nacip.com

Samoan Heritage Festival of Utah (Flag Day) - Jul. 24 - Jul. 29 - West Valley City
Polynesian Cultural Celebration. Featuring performers from Samoa Office of Tourism, Professional Polynesian Dance Groups, Cultural Workshops, Youth Activities and Workshops,Craft Booths, Food Booths, Little Miss Pageant and the Miss Samoa Utah Pageant.
Admission: Free
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Contact: Edwinna Ah Yee Kaio
Phone: 801-604-2153
Email: edwinna.kaio@wellsfargo.com
Venue: Centennial Park
Location: 3100 South 5600 West, West Valley City

Utah County Fair - Jul. 26 - Jul. 29 - Lehi
This annual event gets better each year. Includes vendors, food, entertainment, 4H Display, small carnival, farm animals, etc.
Admission: $3 Adults, $2 Students, $1 Senior/Child
Hours: TBA
Phone: (801) 768-2300
Venue: Electric Park, Thanksgiving Point
Location: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
Web Address: www.thanksgivingpoint.com

Wildflower Festival - Jul. 30 - Snowbird
Experience wildflower season at Snowbird with the Wasatch Wildflower Festival. Guided hikes, Tram rides, lectures and live music round out this annual event.
Hours: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone: (801) 933-2110
Venue: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Location: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird
Web Address: www.wasatchwildflowerfestival.org

Park City Kimball Arts Festival -Aug. 3 - Aug. 6 - Park City
A Multi-Day Arts Festival in Park City!
Live music, food, beer tents, children's activities, a drawing for a luxury car, 220 selected artist booths! Thursday, August 3 - The Kimball Art Auction & Gala 6pm call 435.649.8882 for tickets Friday, August 4 - A Park City Gallery Stroll with 23 participating galleries. 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, August 5 - Arts Festival 9 am - 7 pm
Sunday, August 6 - Arts Festival 9 am - 6 pm
Admission: $5
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: Susan Thomas
Phone: 435.649.8882 Ext 105
Email: publicrelations@kimball-art.org
Venue: Park City
Location: Main Street, Park City
Web Address: www.kimball-art.org

Raspberry Days Festival - Aug. 3 - Aug. 7 - Garden City
This festival is a 3 day event with a craft fair all 3 days, a Miss Berry Princess Contest, a parade, a lighted boat parade on the lake, a rodeo, concerts in the park and continuous entertainment. Saturday night ends with a fireworks display. It is a great occasion for family and friends.
Admission: Free
Hours: Thur & Fri, 10:00 a.m. Dark, Sat 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Laraine Schnetzer
Phone: 435-946-2714
Email: gardencity@cut.net
Venue: Garden City Park
Location: 400 S. Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City
Web Address: gardencityut.us

Castle Valley Pageant - Aug. 3 - Aug. 12 - Castle Dale
The pageant portrays the trials, triumphs and tragedies of some of the first settlers to Castle Valley. The Pioneer Village is openly nightly before each performance 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Busing is available and recommended PAGEANT NOT HELD ON AUG 6 & 7
Admission: Free
Hours: Dusk (approx. 9:15p.m.) - 10:30 p.m.
Contact: Mark Justice
Phone: 435-687-9458
Venue: Held on a hill overlooking scenic Emery County
Location: 7 miles northwest of Castle Dale, 30 miles south of Price, Castle Dale
Web Address: www.castlevalleypageant.com

Salmon Supper- Aug. 4 - Payson
Admission: $12/ plate
Venue: Payson City Memorial Park
TIme: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phone: (801) 465-5225
Web Address: http://www.payson.org/SS.php

Full Moon Photographic Tour -Aug. 7 - Brigham City
Experience the sunset and moonrise over the marshes of this world-famous bird refuge! Join Refuge Volunteer and local Naturalist, De Ann Lester, as she guides you through photography during a beautiful time of evening. Bring cameras, binoculars, water and appropriate clothing.
Admission: $1.00 per person, $5.00 max. per family
Hours: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathi Stopher
Phone: (435) 723-5887
Email: Kathi_Stopher@fws.gov
Venue: Wildlife Education Center & Bird Refuge Tour
Location: 2155 West Forest Street, Brigham City

Beach Blast Luau - Authentic Polynesian Dinner Aug. 7 - Logan
Tickets must be purchased at the Logan Community Recreation Center, 195 South 100 West, by July 29. $8.00 per plate, kids 5 & under eat free when accompanied by a paying adult, $30 per family-immediate family only. Spectacular Dance Show representing the Islands of Polynesia.
Admission: Fee for the dinner, show is FREE
Hours: 6 pm-Authentic Polynesian Dinner, 7 pm-Dance Show
Contact: Debbie Harvey
Phone: 435-716-9244
Email: dharvey@loganutah.org
Venue: Fairview Park
Location: 451 South 500 West, Logan
Web Address: www.loganutah.org/parksrec

Bountiful Summerfest International - Aug. 10 - Aug. 12 - Bountiful
In it's 18th year, Bountiful Summerfest International is a celebration of arts, culture and worldwide friendship. Up to 10 international folkdance and music groups will perform along with local ethnic entertainment on two stages. There will be up to 50 artist and craft booths, 12 ethnic food booths and a Children's Art Yard. The dates of the festival are August 10-12, 2006, at Bountiful City Park, 200 West & 400 North. For more information, call 801 292-0367 or visit our website: www.bdac.org.
Admission: $5/person or $15/family
Hours: 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm
Contact: Emma J. Dugal
Phone: 801 292-0367
Email: bdac@networld.com
Venue: Bountiful City Park
Location: corner of 200 West and 400 North, Bountiful
Web Address: www.bdac.org

Full Moon Gondola Rides -Aug. 12 - Huntsville
During the full moon of each month Snowbasin Resort offers a full Moon gondola ride and Bavairan accordion music at Needle's Lodge where you can indule in summer seasonal food specials and activities. Join us for Snowbasin's stellar mountaintop Star Parties in conjunction with the Ogden Astronomical Society.
Hours: 6 - 10 pm, last ride down at 10 pm
Phone: 888-437-5488
Venue: Snowbasin Resort
Location: 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd, Huntsville
Web Address: www.snowbasin.com

Salt Lake County Fair - Aug. 16 - Aug. 19 - South Jordan
The 70th annual Salt Lake County Fair will feature continuous live entertainment, two nights of demolition derby, a free Nashville concert, horse pulling, boxing, helicopter rides, hay rides, car shows, free kids activities, 4-H/FFA Junior LIvestock auction, commercial vendors, food court, petting zoo, fireworks, carnival, talent find, Miss Salt Lake County Scholarship Pageant, Monster Murals, Interactive Game Experience, BMX racing, dutch oven cook-off, one day contests and activities, a karaoke contest, a hypnotist, and lots, lots more!
Admission: Free admission, $5 for parking
Hours: W-Sat, 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Contact: Kirsten Kellogg
Phone: 801-254-0106
Email: kikellogg@slco.org
Venue: Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center
Location: 11400 S 2200 W, South Jordan
Web Address: www.countyfair.slco.org

Stargazer - Aug. 18 - Snowbird
Join local astronomers for an informative slideshow presentation followed by a ride to the top of Hidden Peak via Snowbird’s Aerial Tram. From there, you will enjoy an unobstructed view of the evening skies through high-powered telescopes.
Tickets can be purchased only at the door on event night.(Summer Season Tram passes are not valid for this event.) Please dress warmly as it gets cold at 11,000 feet in elevation.
Ticket information:
$15 adults
$10 children (12 and under)
Hours: 9 p.m.
Phone: (801) 933-2110
Venue: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Location: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird
Web Address: www.snowbird.com

8th Annual Native American Assoc. Festival & Contest Pow Wow - Aug. 18 - Aug. 20 - West Valley City 8TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN OF WEST VALLEY FESTIVAL & CONTEST POW WOW
**AUGUST 18, 19 & 20, 2006**
(6 miles southwest of downtown Salt Lake City)
Sorry no camping available.
Friday Aug 18, Food & Crafts open at 5pm. Grand Entry & Dancing 7:00pm – 11:00pm.
Saturday Aug 19, Grand Entry & Dancing 11:00am – 3:00pm, Dinner Break.
Grand Entry & Dancing 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
4:00pm-5:45pm - Lecture/Discussions Funded by Utah Humanities Council:
Kenneth Maryboy of Bluff, Utah:
Discussions of instructions the people receive through the legends, ceremonial rites, song, and prayers about life and anything that have to do with man’s existence on earth. Traditions and ceremonies exist to help us understand that people and all the creation are interconnected,
Lucille Hunt of Blanding, Utah: My Grandmother’s Teachings: Wonderful teacher & storyteller of creation stories, Navajo way of planting crops, singing cradle board lullabies,making mud toys, and cooking blue corn mush, as well as the skills to survive off the land.
Sunday Aug 20, Grand Entry & Dancing 11:00am-4:00pm.
FREE: Children 6 years and under, Seniors 62 years and over.
Dancers and Drummers: $5.00 Registration fee, covers all 3 days.
Registration closes on Saturday at 1:00pm.
** Drum day pay is $50.00 per session to first 7 registered drums who don’t place or participate in the drum contest. Drums must be setup, registered and be present for drum row call to quality for payment **
Contact: General Information: Harry James Sr. (801) 955-1089 or
E-Mail: harryjamessr@hotmail.com
Vendor information (limited vendor space): Chrishel James, (801) 955-1089
best on Fri.-Sat. or Sunday.
Admission: $4.00 daily
Hours: Fri. 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sat. 11:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday 11:00am. -
Contact: Harry James Sr.
Phone: 801-955-1089
Email: harryjamessr@hotmail.com
Venue: Granger Park
Location: 3600 West 3500 South, West Valley City

26th Annual Kismet Middle Eastern Dance Festival -Aug. 18 - Aug. 20 - Salt Lake City
Kismet Dance Company will host Utah’s 26th Annual Middle Eastern Dance Festival at Liberty Park, 900 South 700 East, August 18-20, 2006. The festival will run 6-10 pm on Friday, Noon-10 pm on Saturday, and Noon-8 pm on Sunday. The festival is free to the public.
Kismet’s festival features 500 dancers from throughout the world. In addition to the dancing, there will be clinics, live Middle Eastern Bands and a bazaar.
Middle Eastern dancers come from all over the world to learn from the master teachers in costuming, drumming, finger cymbals, Tribal, Egyptian Cabaret and fitness tips for the experts in the Middle Eastern field.
Live music at the festival will feature the sounds of Kairo by Night, Arabic Harp Fusion, Needles, Desert Wind Tarek and Raj and Dance of the Divine Serpent.
This festival event includes a specialty urban marketplace with an international flare with exotic foods, handcrafted costumes and goods from throughout the world.
Hours: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Contact: Yasamina Roque
Phone: 801.486.7780
Email: kismet@kismetdance.com
Venue: Liberty Park
Location: 900 S. 700 E., Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.kismetdance.com

Precious Cheese Ferragosto - Aug. 19 - Salt Lake City
Free Family Oriented Event 300 South 400 West, S. L. City, UT next to Pioneer Park & Rio Depot Opening Ceremony 12:00 am.
Live Entertainment
John Tibolla and the Italian Sing-a-long
Italian Food & Craft Booths
Italian Wine & Beer
Costco Cheese Cake Walk ~ Every Hour
Rossi Italian Bakery ~ Biscotti Eating Contest
Italian Car & Motor Scooter Show
Historical Photo & Art Gallery
Looking for old Italian Photos
Bocce Tournament
Admission: Free
Hours: 11:00 am ~ 10:00pm
Contact: Jinger LaGuardia
Phone: 801-979-1997
Email: jelaguardia@hotmail.com
Venue: Rio Depot
Location: 300 South 400 West, Salt Lake City
Web Address: www.ItalianInUtah.com

Art by Associated Utah Artists - Aug. 21 - Sep. 21 - Vernal
Western Heritage Museum will be hosting a fine art exhibit of varied mediums created by approximately 30 artists/members of Associated Utah Artists.This group is the longest-standing professional visual art association in Utah. Sculpture, oil, acrylic, water color and pastel paintings will be on display August 21st thru September 21st, 2006.
Admission: Free admission -- donations greatly appreciated
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (up to Labor
Contact: Janis Bigelow
Phone: 435-789-7399
Email: whm@co.uintah.ut.us
Venue: Fine art
Location: 328 E. 200 So., Vernal
Web Address: www.co.uintah.ut.us/museum/whMuseum.php

Stargazer - Aug. 25 - Snowbird
Join local astronomers for an informative slideshow presentation followed by a ride to the top of Hidden Peak via Snowbird's Aerial Tram. From there, you will enjoy an unobstructed view of the evening skies through high-powered telescopes. Tickets can be purchased only at the door on event night. (Summer Season Tram passes are not valid for this event). Please dress warmly as it gets cold at 11,000 feet in elevation.
Ticket information:
$10-children (12 and under)
Hours: 8 p.m.
Phone: (801) 933-2110
Venue: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Location: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird
Web Address: www.snowbird.com

Oktoberfest - Aug. 26 - Oct. 8 - Snowbird
Attracting over 70,000 visitors over the thirteen-day celebration, Oktoberfest has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the state of Utah. Oktoberfest includes Oktoberfest Halle featuring the tastes of Bavaria with entertainment from local and national German bands and yodelers. Kinderland offers fun for children of all ages; Der Marktplatz will allow shoppers to browse through a variety of crafters.
The Oktoberfest gates are open from Noon – 6 p.m. Admission is FREE!
AUGUST 2006:
26th & 27th
2nd, 3rd & 4th – Grand Oktoberfest
9th & 10th
16th & 17th
23th & 24th
7th & 8th
Admission: FREE!
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays and Labor Day: Noon - 6 p.m.
Phone: (801) 933-2110
Venue: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Location: Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird
Web Address: www.snowbird.com

17th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival - Aug. 31 - Sep. 2 - Orem
The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is held in beautiful Orem, Utah at the end of each summer. It is one of the largest storytelling festivals in the west with over 20,000 attending festival events. For 2006, ten of the very best national storytellers are coming to tell their "Tales Beneath Timp." Confirmed storytellers are Willy Claflin, Gay Ducey, Diane Ferlatte, Andy Offut Irwin, Kala Jojo, Bil Lepp, and Gayle Ross. You will find daytime events, Look Who's Talking and Bedtime Stories at the beautiful Mt. Timpanogos Park a mile up the Provo canyon. Friday night's My Favorite Stories and Saturday night's Laughin' Night are hosted at the SCERA Shell.
Handicap parking and a drop-off/ pick-up area is available at the Mt. Timpanogos Park entrance. For contin uous shuttle service to the Park, please park at one of the following locations: 575 E. 800 N., 670 E. 800 N., or 810 E. 600 N. Please allow approximately 15 minutes for shuttle service depending on lines and traffic.
Admission: See website for specific pricing on events
Hours: 7:00pm, evening performances, see website for other times
Phone: (801) 229-7436
Venue: Mount Timpanogos Park
Location: Provo Canyon, Hwy 189, shuttles available, Provo
Web Address: www.timpfest.org

Moab Music Festival - Aug. 31 - Sep. 16 - Moab
The Moab Music Festival presents its 14th season of diverse chamber music August 31st through September 16th among the stunning red rock canyon country of Southeast Utah. The New York Times calls this "…an event that combines human and natural grandeur." The Moab Music Festival - Music in Concert with the Landscape.
Tickets for all concerts are available through the Moab Music Festival’s website: www.moabmusicfest.org
Admission: $15 to $300
Hours: See web site-times vary with location
Contact: Debbie Hughes
Phone: 435-259-7003
Email: friends@moabmusicfest.org
Venue: Various locations in and around Moab
Location: 100 E 200 S, Moab, UT 84532, Moab
Web Address: www.moabmusicfest.org

59th Annual SWISS DAYS,
Friday and Saturday, September 1st & 2nd, 2006, Plan on spending part of your Labor Day 2006 week-end in beautiful Midway, Utah
Website: http://www.midwayswissdays.com/swissdays2006intro.htm

Utah State Fairpark
155 N. 1000 West

Greek Festival- September 8-10
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
279 S. 300 West

20th Annual India Fest- Saturday September 16th 4pm
Utah Valley’s KHQN Radio and Krishna Temple, located on South Main St. in Spanish Fork, will host the 20th Annual Festival of India on Saturday, September 16th from 4 pm
Set around the Rajastani style, multi domed temple, the eight acre festival site will feature world class entertainment, cuisine, a gift shop, art, photography, cultural exhibits on India, a gala pageant of the epic Ramayana, the burning of a 20’ high ten-headed demon named Ravana, and spectacular fireworks.

Festival of Lights, Saturday October 21, 6 pm
Krishna Temple, 8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
The event will include classical and folk dancing, live music, dramas, a ceremony of lights, huge vegetarian feast, and offering of respects to a live cow. Diwali is a shortened version of “Deepawali” (Deepa=lamps, Wali=row: rows of lamps). Households in India put lamps in every window and temples brightly illuminate altars to bring in the best for the upcoming year.