City-Sponsored Events

Summer in Salt Lake City

America's Music Celebration
Friday July 3rd
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
296 East Murray Park Ave.
Murray Ampithearte  
America's Music & Dance
Friday July 17th 
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1245 9400 South
Sandy Ampitheatre 
Firework Shows
July 4, 2015
10:00 pm
Jordan Park
1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City 
July 24, 2015
10:00 pm
Liberty Park
600 East 900 South, Salt Lake City
To learn more about firework safety and restrictions in Salt Lake City, please visit
Sugar House Arts Festival
July 4, 2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Highland Drive 
2100 S to Sugarmont Dr, Salt Lake City
Enjoy live music and performances by over 100 artists, browse the work and creativity of local artists and crafters, and show off your favorite cat, dog, or bird in the 3rd Annual Pet Parade. Apply to be a vendor here. Check for details here.
Yappy Hour
Monday July 13th 
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
600 East 900 South
Liberty Park, Salt Lake City
Thursday September 10th
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
350 West 300 South
Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City
Reward yourself and your pooch after
a long day at the office!
Bring your favorite furry friends to
enjoy off-leash play, live music by Dirty Johnson’s Band,
food, and beverages.
Cruise Night
Monday July 13th
Pioneer Park
1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City 
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday September 10th 
Liberty Park
600 East 900 South, Salt Lake City
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Check out a variety of vintage hot rods, enjoy live
music, food, and beverages.
Outside food, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited.
This event is supported by Rockin’ Hot Rod Productions
For more information please contact Salt Lake City Parks at 801-972-7800
Friday Night Flicks
Every Friday now through July 17, 2015  
Movie starts at 9:15 pm
Locations vary each week
Visit for a full list of locations and movies 
The Gallivan Center - Weekday Workouts
Weekday Workouts @ the Gallivan Center 
Every Monday - Thursday, June 1st thru August 13th 
Mon/Wed: Yoga;
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Tues/Thurs: Boot Camp
5:30 - 6:30 pm
239 Main Street, Salt Lake City
The Gallivan Center
Hidden Hollow Concert Series
Every other Friday night
Now through August 21, 2015
Bands start at 6:00 pm
Hidden Hollow
1229 E Wilmington Ave, Salt Lake City
Enjoy what the Sugar House area has to offer this summer with an outdoor concert series in the Hollow’s grassy amphitheater. Each of these free events features live music from two local bands, for a total of ten bands over the course of the summer. For a full list of the summer line up, check here.
Twilight Concert Series
Every Thursday Starting July 16th through August 27th 
350 South 300 West 
Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City
Tickets $5 in advance, $10 night of concert
Sugarmont Summer Concert Series
Every Monday
Now through September 28, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sugarmont Plaza 
2228 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City
Sugarmont Plaza is the place to be Monday nights. Hang out and enjoy the local music and great food selection from a variety of food trucks. Free and open to the public! More information to be posted here.

Downtown Farmers Market
Every Saturday
Now through October 24th, 2015
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City
Every Saturday morning from June through October, shop for local foods and products, arts and crafts, or just go to enjoy the local music! See the updated vendor list, map, and information here, or apply to be a vendor, sponsor, or volunteer! 
9th West Farmers Market (Formerly the People’s Market)
Every Sunday 
Now through October 25, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Jordan Park, Salt Lake City
Visit with local artisans, enjoy freshly prepared food, purchase some of the best produce to be found locally, and enjoy live performances by local musicians. Come celebrate the 9th West Farmer’s Market’s 10th birthday and opening this June 14th. The market runs every Sunday into October. Check here for news and updates.
Big Band Dance Nights
Every Tuesday
7:30–9:30 p.m.
Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City
Put on your dancing shoes! Excellence in the Community presents the Wasatch Jazz Project. Enjoy big band swing every Tuesday night, including free ballroom dancing lessons starting at 7:30pm from Ballroom Utah. For details, click here.

Gallivan Center Events
239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Food Truck Thursdays – Weekly
Big Band Dance Nights – Tuesdays; Weekly
Excellence in the Community Concerts – Monthly all year long (see below)

Excellence in the Community
Evening Concert Series
Now through the end of the year
Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

The Excellence in the Community Evening Concert Series presents a wide variety of Utah’s top local acts every month and is part of Salt Lake City’s Cultural Corridor. The Concert Series, part of a continued collaboration with the Gallivan Center is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.


The Sorenson Unity Center  is Salt Lake City's civic engagement and community learning center. Located in Glendale, the programming and services provided at this 23,000 square foot LEED Silver facility are only made possible through collaborative partnerships with SLC's community of nonprofit organization, local businesses, government agencies, and grassroots resident leaders.


Visit for a list of summer events.

YouthCity Summer Program
Central City Recreation Center
615 South 300 East and other Salt Lake City locations
(801) 559-1555

Now enrolling 9-14 year olds for arts, skills, and recreation classes!

YouthCity serves Salt Lake City's young people ages 9-18 years old with innovative and enriching activities created with input from participants. The programs are located throughout the City, where young people can have fun while learning new skills. YouthCity currently provides teen, after-school and summer, arts, employment, sports, government and service learning programs.

For more information or to learn about other programs for 14-18 year olds, visit


Other Events in Salt Lake City

Downtown Alliance

To learn more about events taking place in Downtown, visit the Downtown Alliance events page by clicking, here.

Visit Salt Lake

To learn more about things to do in Salt Lake, click here.

Now Playing Utah

To learn more about events taking place in Utah, visit Now Playing, click here.

City Holidays

Salt Lake City offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for holidays.

Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2015
Pioneer Day Friday, July 24, 2015

See the full city holiday schedule.