City-Sponsored Events

Summer in Salt Lake City

Tour of Utah
August 9, 2014
10:50 a.m.
Salt Lake City to Snowbird
Come and join for Utah's world-class premier cycling event, which features cyclists who are Tour De France stage winners, world champions and Olympians. The Salt Lake City stage, starting at Rice-Eccles, traverses 107 total miles and has a total of elevation gain of 13,000 feet. The race allows for spectators to be close to the action at the beginning, during or at the end of the race!
For details, click here.
Craft Lake City's DIY Festival presented by Harmons
August 8, 2014
5–10 p.m.
August 9, 2014
Noon–10 p.m.
Gallivan Center
239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City's DIY festival promotes local artists while elevating the creativity of Utah's citizens through science, technology and art. The festival features live entertainment, over 200 local artisans, workshops and collaborative projects.
For details, click here.
Utah Beer Festival
August 16, 2014
3–8 p.m.
Washington Square
451 South State Street, Salt Lake City
The festival will feature over 100 local, regional brews and international beers, live music, karaoke stage, food and more!
For Details, Click Here.
AVP Sale Lake City Open
August 16–18
Liberty Park
600 East 900 South, Salt Lake City
The AVP Salt Lake City Open is a volleyball tour with world class athletes competing. The stadium welcomes everyone with music, food and interactive activities. 
For details, Click Here.
Porchfest Salt Lake
August 23, 2014
Trolley Square
606 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City
Porchfest Salt Lake is a free, family oriented community event. It has live music, an outdoor art gallery and more! Come enjoy watching musicians perform on front porches, moving from porch to porch to hear all the different artists!
For details, Click Here.
Youth Arts and Music Festival
August 23, 2014
622 West 500 North, Salt Lake City
The Youth Arts and Music Festival will be the first arts festival catered exclusively towards youth artists in Salt Lake City.  
For Details, Click Here.
Pacific Heritage Month
August 2014
Pacific Island Heritage month seeks to promote the preservation of Polynesian culture among the people of Pacific Island heritage living in Utah. During the August 2014 Pacfic Island Heritage Month join some of the events. Some of the events will be a basketball tournament, concert, festival, 5K, job fair and much more!
For details, Click Here.
Downtown Farmers’ Market
Saturday's 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
Friday's 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

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.

Pioneer Day Thursday, July 24, 2014
Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014

See the full city holiday schedule.