Welcome to Summer! As we usher in the summer solstice with blooming flowers and rising temperatures, we’re just getting started on the heaps of fun these next few months will bring. Utah is home to many outdoor activities, festivals, concerts and community events throughout the summer season, so we wanted to share a few of our favorites below. Be sure to mark your calendars!
The wonderful resorts we call home are equally fun-packed in the summer as they are in winter! There are a plethora of summer events, activities, outdoor concert series, bike rides, lift rides, brews and dining at every one of our mountain gems. Click the links below to see the details.
Saturdays, June 3 – October 21
The Downtown Farmers Market exists to strengthen and support small local farms and businesses as they bring their products directly to the public. Our farmers and producers offer the freshest local fruits and vegetables as well as a wide variety of grass-fed meats, eggs, dairy, honey, and flora, along with the region’s best locally made sauces, spreads, baked goods and culinary accoutrements.
Saturdays, May 27 – September 9
Historic 25th Street
Farmers Market Ogden brings hundreds of local vendors to Historic 25th Street in downtown Ogden. Shop the best of fresh local produce, prepared foods and artisan goods while enjoying live music by local musicians, live art performances, and free kids activities from local community partners!
Wednesdays, June 7 – October 18
Cabriolet Parking Lot, Park City Mountain
The market is held every Wednesday from 11am – 5pm. It offers a large assortment of fresh local goods from Utah Farmers and vendors, and strives to offer only the freshest and organic products.
Saturdays, May – October
Vernon Worthen Park
Over 50 vendors from all over Washington and Iron Counties bring you the best in locally grown produce, pasture raised meats, raw cheeses, and unique artisanal products. There is live music every Saturday starting at 9:30am in the picturesque downtown park, Vernon Worthen.
PARK SILLY SUNDAY MARKET
Sundays, June 4 – September 24 | Main Street, Park City
Park Silly has hosted over 2.5 million people over the course of 16 years and has helped to foster / incubate over 150 small businesses. Park Silly is a FREE eco-friendly open air artist market, street festival and community forum.
June – September | The Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City
Now in its 36th year, the Twilight Concert Series has presented a wide range of nationally recognized and upcoming recording artists paired with local musicians and performers. The highly anticipated summer series continues to be dedicated to connecting audiences through live music by presenting musically diverse artists that represent strong artistic values and diverse social principles.
May – September | Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City
“Concert-goers get it all,” says executive director Derrek Hanson, “panoramic alpenglow views of the mountains and Salt Lake Valley sunsets, a botanical garden backdrop, picnics on the lawn, and best of all, a diverse set of world-class artists performing in an intimate outdoor setting.”
Visit with local Utah artists, and add to your art collection. Enjoy the food, music, art, and festivities that downtown Utah cities have to offer. Check the title link for detailed information of art strolls across the state.
JUNE 9-17 | Venues vary
The award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah for chamber music, jazz, and traditional music concerts. We call it music in concert with the landscape.
JUNE 10-11 | Union Station
Located in the heart of downtown, the event is complete with artist booths, chamber music, cultural dance groups, bands, buskers, theater, kid’s activities, competitions, and food vendors.
June 16-17 | Gallivan Center, SLC
Come join us in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City to experience another unbelievable weekend of blues music! We’ll also feature our award-winning free workshops, unique artistic and non-profit vendors, great food trucks, beer, wine, hard seltzer, soda, and free water! It’s one of the finest blues festivals in the country, with our host hotel, the Marriott City Center, overlooking the venue.
June 17 | Thanksgiving Point
Fairies, folk tales, and forests oh my! Join us for this Thanksgiving Point mid-summer tradition of bringing the magic of fairy tales to life in the Ashton Gardens. Come dressed up and ready to meet some of your favorite story book characters, explore the enchanted gardens, listen to stories, go on a quest, and so much more.
June 23-25 | Library Square
The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event in Utah with attendance hovering over 70,000 each summer. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the event remains one of the premiere events in Utah.
June 24 | Main Street, Park City
This is not your average dinner party! Park City’s Savor the Summit returns to historic Main Street for the largest dinner party in the state. On Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 6:00 p.m., a variety of restaurants will be serving their specialities to over 2,500 participants, al fresco, as the sun sets behind Main Street. Park City’s biggest outdoor dinner party offers diners a unique celebration of fabulous food, drink and live music while seated in the middle of Main Street. Park City’s best restaurants will showcase their culinary talents in an open air community celebration.
June 30, July 1, 3, 4 | Oakley Rodeo Grounds
The Annual Oakley Rodeo is a four-day Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association sanctioned event and one of the most highly sought after Rodeos in the U.S. Featuring buckin’ broncs, raring bulls, cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo queens are all in attendance to make this a true Western-rooted celebration.
July 1-4 | Statewide
Utah celebrates America’s Independence on a large scale. Click here for a comprehensive guide of events and firework shows across the state!
Park City is home to the famous July 4th Parade, Fun Run and all-day festivities – be sure to find out more information here. Another celebration you won’t want to miss is St. George’s multi day celebration as well as the Freedom Festival in Provo.
August 7-12 | Locations across Utah
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is going on tour! Join us as we hit the road and travel more than 600 miles with FREE concerts and music education opportunities in six locations across Utah. Reserve your tickets here! Associate Conductor Benjamin Manis leads full-orchestra concerts in Huntsville, Spring City, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Teasdale, featuring two internationally acclaimed (and Utah-based!) singers. Soprano Madison Leonard and baritone Shea Owens will perform a wide collection of Broadway, opera, and American folk music—plus, hear favorites ranging from Aaron Copland’s Hoedown and Simple Gifts to John Williams’ Theme from Jurassic Park. Intimate chamber music concerts will take place in Fountain Green and Torrey.
August 2-4 | Park City
For more than 50 years Park City’s historic Main Street has been home to the Park City Kimball Arts Festival. Every year roughly 1,000 professional artists from around the country apply in hopes of being selected by a blind jury to showcase their work, and more than 50,000 attendees converge on Main Street to purchase it. In fact, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival consistently ranks among the top art festivals in the country for artist sales and attendee experience.
August 11-13 | Salt Lake City
The Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. We are celebrating our 15th Anniversary with our biggest fest yet with over 350 local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August at the Utah State Fairpark! Friday night will feature national headlining acts Warpaint, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Gable Price & Friends!