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Autumn in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City’s Monster Block Party
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street

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 and Adult divisions), free arts and crafts projects, face painting, a pumpkin drop, pony ride, petting zoo, live performances and more! Featured entertainment includes performance by Halloween storyteller, Ginger Parkinson, the Odyssey Dance Theatre's “Thriller,” the Salt Lake Acting Company and the Rustmonster's Pirate and Werewolf Band. For more details, click here.

Salt Lake City Halloween Carnival
Friday, October 31, 2014
2–5:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City Public Safety Building
475 S. 300 E

Calling all little monsters and their families to this year’s City Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 31, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building. This FREE frightfully-fun event, hosted by the Salt Lake City Police and Fire Departments features activities, games, prizes, entertainment, a live pumpkin drop, animated shorts and more. For those of you who “can,” please bring one can donation to the event for the Utah Food Bank for this winter holiday season.

For details, click here or call 801-799-3802.

Downtown Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tuesday's 4 p.m.–Dusk
Pioneer Park
350 South 300 West, Salt Lake City
Enjoy an exciting mix of local fresh food at the Downtown Farmers’ Market.
Utah's oldest farmers market opens June 14th and will be open every Saturday following from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. until October 25th. The evening market opens on August 5th, and will be held every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to dusk. Over 60 local vendors will offer locally grown fresh produce, locally raised meat, cheeses, dairy, baked goods, artisanal food, food trucks and more.

For details on the Saturday Market, click here.

For details on the Tuesday Market, click here.

Sugar House Farmers' Market
Fridays 4–8 p.m.
Sugarmont Plaza
2232 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City
The Sugar House Farmers Market is proud to introduce small and emerging urban farms to the community.  While they emphasize local farmers and ranchers, they also provide booth space for arts and crafts, packaged foods such as cheese and pasta, and prepared food for eating on site. The market runs now through October 17, 2014.
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
Weekday Workouts – Weekly; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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.

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 Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 27, 2014
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 28, 2014

See the full city holiday schedule.