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
Venue: club "Karamba"
Location: 1051 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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:

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:

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
Venue: Murray Park Gazebo
Location: Enter Murray Park at 5200 South State, Murray
Web Address:

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:

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
Venue: Utah State University campus and American West Heritage Center
Location: Please visit website (link below) for details of venues., Logan
Web Address:

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
Venue: Provo Towne Centre Mall
Location: 1200 S. Towne Centre Blvd., Provo
Web Address:

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
Location: PO Box 8142, Alta
Web Address:

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
Venue: Logan/Cache County Fairgrounds
Location: 400 South 500 West, Logan
Web Address:

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:

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:

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
Venue: Ray's Lawn -- Sundance Resort
Location: North Fork Provo Canyon, Provo
Web Address:

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 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
Venue: Clark Planetarium
Location: 110 South 400 West, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Admission: Free
Hours: 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Aimee McConkie
Phone: 801-466-0686
Venue: Canyon Rim Park
Location: 2900 E. 3100 S., Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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:

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.
Admission: Free
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
Contact: Marcia Johns
Phone: (801) 566-8903
Location: Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan, West Jordan
Web Address:

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
Venue: Sundance Resort -- Ray's Lawn
Location: North Fork Provo Canyon, Provo
Web Address:

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
Venue: Columbus Center
Location: 2531 south 400 east, South Salt Lake
Web Address:

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
Venue: Friendship Park
Location: 5500 S 655 E, South Ogden
Web Address:

LEHI RODEO - Jun. 22 - Jun. 24 - Lehi
Hours: 8:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.
Phone: 801-362-9999
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 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
Venue: Library Square - Downtown Salt Lake City
Location: 200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Admission: seminars and orientations are free, play tickets $14 - $46
Hours: various times
Contact: Kami Terry
Phone: 435-586-1970
Venue: Adams Shakespearean Theatre, Randall L. Jones Theatre
Location: 351 W. Center St., Cedar City
Web Address:

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:

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

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
Venue: Cedar City Main Street Park / The Grind Coffee House
Location: 200 N. Main Street / 19 N. Main, Cedar City
Web Address:

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
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
Admission: $5 at the door
Hours: 9:00am-2:30pm
Contact: Heidi Schmidt
Phone: 801-534-1000
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Location: 138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Venue: Snowbasin Resort
Location: 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd, Huntsville
Web Address:

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
Venue: Five venues
Location: 1420 W Meadowloop Rd, Park City, Park City
Web Address:

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 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:

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:

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
Venue: Beaver City Park /
Location: Center & Main, Beaver
Web Address:

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
Venue: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Location: 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City
Web Address:

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:

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
Venue: USU Romney Stadium
Location: 1000 North 800 East, Logan
Web Address:

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:

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 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
Venue: Utah's Hogle Zoo
Location: 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Admission: FREE with minimal fees for food, rides
Hours: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm
Contact: Mary Ann Kirk
Phone: 801-264-2638
Venue: Murray City Park
Location: 5200 South State, Murray
Web Address:

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
Venue: Fisher Park/State Street parade
Location: 700 S 1000 E, Clearfield
Web Address:

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:

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
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:

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
Venue: Various venues
Location: Symphony Hall & 400 South State, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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:

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
Venue: Antelope Island State Park
Location: 4528 West 1700 South, Syracuse
Web Address:

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:

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 or contact (503) 252-8300 or email:
Admission: $5 weekend pass
Hours: Fri. noon-7pm, Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-5pm
Contact: Gem Faire Inc
Phone: 503-252-8300
Venue: Utah State Fairpark
Location: 155 N. 1000 W., Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Venue: SLC Gallivan Center
Location: 36 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Venue: Snowbasin Resort
Location: 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd, Huntsville
Web Address:

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:

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:

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:

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
Venue: Park City's City Park
Location: 1354 Park Ave., Park City
Web Address:

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
Venue: Juab County Fairgrounds
Location: 400 West Center, Nephi
Web Address:

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
Venue: Krishna Temple Ampitheatre
Location: 8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork
Web Address:

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
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:

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
Venue: Heritage Park
Location: 4450 W. Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills
Web Address:

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
Venue: OrsonGygi
Location: Orson Gygi, 3500 S 300 W, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Venue: Wayne Theatre
Location: 11 East Main Street, Bicknell
Web Address:

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
Venue: Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater and St. Mary's Church
Location: 2200 Park Ave Ste B, Park City, UT 84060, Park City
Web Address:

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
Venue: Liberty Park
Location: 500 East 900 South, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
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:

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:

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
Venue: Park City
Location: Main Street, Park City
Web Address:

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
Venue: Garden City Park
Location: 400 S. Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City
Web Address:

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:

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:

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
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
Venue: Fairview Park
Location: 451 South 500 West, Logan
Web Address:

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:
Admission: $5/person or $15/family
Hours: 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm
Contact: Emma J. Dugal
Phone: 801 292-0367
Venue: Bountiful City Park
Location: corner of 200 West and 400 North, Bountiful
Web Address:

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:

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
Venue: Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center
Location: 11400 S 2200 W, South Jordan
Web Address:

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:

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
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
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
Venue: Liberty Park
Location: 900 S. 700 E., Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Venue: Rio Depot
Location: 300 South 400 West, Salt Lake City
Web Address:

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
Venue: Fine art
Location: 328 E. 200 So., Vernal
Web Address:

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:

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:

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:

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:
Admission: $15 to $300
Hours: See web site-times vary with location
Contact: Debbie Hughes
Phone: 435-259-7003
Venue: Various locations in and around Moab
Location: 100 E 200 S, Moab, UT 84532, Moab
Web Address:

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

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.


Th. said...


Can I assume that list is comprehensive?

Absent-minded Secretary said...

I really hope so, because I am done with it.

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Actually, I just lied. It's not complete. There were some things that I left out that are going on in Utah that were so far away from populated Utah, I didn't think it worth my time. And there were some things that were too expensive that I thought that I would be a poverty slob and say that their snooty soirees would not get added to MY list. And there were some activities that were happening multiple times, and I didn't list them every time, like the Horseshoe Contest, there are about 10 of those spead out over the summer in various locations. And I didn't list every single play, or dance concert, or every concert, that is happening between now the end of summer. I guess the list could have been a lot longer.

Are you disappointed?

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Poverty snob, not slob

And now I am done with the self comments.

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Roy D. Slater said...

Great list, I'll have to write a few down on my calender. I really wish I could go the Swiss days, but I remembered that I'm going to be doing some landscaping that day. Thanks for the list, it's very useful.

Jason Knight said...

I love going to festivals, we have a few really cool ones every year. My favorite ones are the summer ones, they get everyone to come together.