City-Sponsored Events

Fall in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire
Saturday October 10, 2015
Salt Lake City
For details about this event please visit
Daffodil Planting Event
Part of YWCA – Week Without Violence
Thursday, October 22, 2015
10 a.m.
Public Safety Building
475 South 300 East, Salt Lake City
(Southwest corner of building along 500 S.)

Residents are invited to join Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, the Salt Lake City Council, the Salt Lake City Police and Fire Departments, YWCA of Utah and the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah for the annual Daffodil Planting event in remembrance of family, friends and community members who have suffered from acts of gun violence. The event supports YWCA’s Week Without Violence. For more details, call (801) 535-7928.

Monster Block Party
Saturday, October 24, 2015
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gallivan Center
239 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City

The Monster Block Party is a FREE, daytime Halloween festival for Salt Lake City's goblins and ghouls of all ages. There will be trick-or-treating booths, a costume contest with prizes (kid, teen and adult divisions), free arts and crafts projects, a pumpkin drop, live performances and more. Don't miss the fun!

Annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.
Sorenson Unity Center
1383 South 900 West, Salt Lake City

Come one, come all, step up and have a ball!  The Carnival is always a neighborhood favorite and this year will be no exception. There will be face painting, a Haunted House, bounce houses, prizes, food, games and its all FREE!  It'll be a SCREAM!

This event is presented in partnership with the Sorenson Multicultural Center, Sorenson Unity Center, YouthCity, CityLab and Latinos In Action. For more information on these events please call 801.535.6533.

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.
Salt Lake City's Family Fall Festival
Hosted by A Capital City Education
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6–8 p.m.
Salt Lake Community College, South Campus
1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City
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.


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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

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Visit Salt Lake

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Now Playing Utah

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City Holidays

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

Veterans' Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2015
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 27, 2015
Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2015

See the full city holiday schedule.