Warm weather and long days mean it’s time for summer festivals, art fairs and Utah markets. We’ve listed everything from family outings to creative nights out to weekend getaways you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars for these upcoming city celebrations and unique festivals:
Park Silly Sunday MarketPark City: From Sunday to September 25
Support local growers and vendors at this Sunday Farmer’s Market and Street Festival along Park City’s Main Street.
Open streetsSLC: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer
On weekend evenings, Main Street will be closed to cars and open to pedestrians to enjoy restaurants, bars, retailers and artists.
Downtown Farmer’s MarketSLC: From Saturday to October 22
Shop for fresh produce while giving local love to Utah farmers and businesses at the Salt Lake Farmers Market.
Fort Herriman Towne Days: until June 25
Herriman’s Butterfield Park transforms into a family carnival with rides, food trucks, a children’s market, ax throwing and more.
Taylorsville Dayzz: June 23-25
This community celebration features 3 concerts – including an incredibly named ABBA cover band Abbacadabra – 26 rides, 30 food stalls, 40 exhibit booths and, apparently, two Z’s.
Latin Arts FestivalPark City: until June 26
Celebrate Latin American traditions through fine arts, film, crafts, food, music and dance.
The Utah Arts Festival, SLC: June 23-26
Enjoy four days of performing arts, an artists’ market, children’s art park, and face painting at Library Square in downtown SLC.
Friday Night Gallery Walk, City of the park: June 24
Experience a night of art and music as you stroll through the art galleries of Park City Main Street.
Riverton Town Days: June 24-25, June 30-July 4
Start the first weekend with a good old-fashioned rodeo. On Independence Day weekend, the carnival includes a parade, stage entertainment, outdoor movies, sports tournaments, and fireworks.
Festival of buskersSLC: June 24-25
Celebrate the tradition of busking and street theater at the Salt Lake City Busker Fest in downtown Salt Lake.
Savor the topPark City: June 25
Live “Park City’s largest outdoor diner” on the main street of Park City. The Park City Area Restaurant Association invites the city’s best restaurants to show off their culinary skills at this outdoor gathering.
Stampede of the West, Western Jordan: July 1-4
Saddle up for the West Jordan Western Stampede. The main event is a three-night rodeo, complete with rides, games, food, and vendors.
Drapery days: July 5-16
Show off your batting skills in the home run derby and softball tournament, gear up your tricycles and scooters in the kids’ bike parade, and watch the fireworks shoot out over Draper Park.
Days of ’47SLC: July 23
The quintessential Pioneer Day celebration, the 1947 Days Parade is a long-standing tradition with floats decorated by local stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Butlerville DaysCottonwood Heights: July 28-30
The Cottonwood Heights town celebration includes a parade, pickleball, chalk art contest, car show and live music.
Wild West DaysBluffdale: July 29-30, August 8-13
Bluffdale’s Old West Days certainly earns points for creativity with activities like a lip-sync challenge, an ATV rodeo, and a “monster truck madness tour,” whatever that means.
Orchard daysSantaquin: July 30
Celebrate in Santaquin with a kids rodeo, train rides, petting zoo, movies in the park, car show, parade, live music, esports tournament, art at the chalk and much more.
Harvest daysMiddle valley: August 1 to 6
Enjoy the Harvest Day festival with a parade, live music, fireworks, block parties and food.
Bear Lake Raspberry Days Festival: August 3-6
As if you needed another excuse to have a long weekend by the lake. Experience Raspberry Days in Garden City with a golf tournament, pie contest, concerts, rodeo, 5K race, boat parade, craft fair and fireworks.
Swiss daysHalf-way : September 3-4
Celebrate Midway’s Swiss settler heritage with the town’s 73rd annual Swiss Day, featuring a unique local market and plenty of Swiss snacks and treats.
Fishing daystown of Brigham: September 9-10
Experience Peach Days in Brigham City with a Peach Queen Contest, Library Book Sale, Parade, Softball Tournament, Lip Sync Battle, Live Music, Carnival, Show motorcycles and art and food stalls.
Avenues FairSLC: Sep 10
Say goodbye to summer with Avenues Street Fair, a celebration of SLC’s iconic neighborhood held on a different Avenues street each year.
Melon DaysGreen River: September 16-17
Enjoy the celebration of the melon harvest in Green River, featuring a parade, car show, softball tournament, pancake breakfast, melon carving contest and live music.
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