6 cool things happening along the Wasatch Front this summer

6 cool things happening along the Wasatch Front this summer

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With summer in full swing, the Wasatch Front is buzzing with exciting events and activities. From farmer's markets to amusement park discounts, there's something for everyone to enjoy this season. Be sure you don't miss the area's most anticipated events this summer.

Downtown Farmers Market

For more than 30 years, the Downtown Farmers Market has been a beloved tradition in Salt Lake City! The market is held every Saturday from June through October at Pioneer Park downtown, offering local produce, artisan crafts and live entertainment. With its eclectic offering, the market is a must-visit for residents and tourists alike.

Visitors can explore products from over 100 vendors, from fresh fruits and vegetables to fine art and handcrafted jewelry. The market is free to attend, though visitors should bring cash for some purchases.

For more information, visit the Downtown Farmers Market website.

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The Blocks

The Blocks is Salt Lake City's cultural core, offering a diverse assortment of arts and entertainment events throughout the summer. This initiative brings together the city's theaters, galleries and performance spaces to create a rich cultural experience.

Events range from outdoor concerts and art walks to theater performances and dance festivals. Many events are free or low-cost, making it accessible for everyone. Highlights include the Twilight Concert Series and the Urban Arts Festival, both of which draw large crowds and feature top-tier talent.

To explore the full schedule of events, visit The Blocks website.

Lagoon discount days

Lagoon Amusement Park is a summer staple for families along the Wasatch Front. This year, the park is offering special discount days through the Salt Lake Chamber, making it more affordable to enjoy rides and attractions.

Discounted passes are available on select days, offering significant savings off regular admission prices. Lagoon features over 50 rides, including roller coasters, water rides and classic amusement park attractions. The park also hosts live entertainment and has a water park area, Lagoon A Beach, for those looking to cool off.

To see what is available and happening at the park, visit the Lagoon website.

Days of '47 Parade and events

The Days of '47 Parade is one of Utah's oldest and most cherished traditions, celebrating the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. This year's parade will take place on July 24, starting at 9:00 a.m. Get to the downtown parade path early to claim a front-row seat.

In addition to the parade, the Days of '47 celebration includes a rodeo, pioneer reenactments and a family festival with food, games and live music. These events span the entire month of July, culminating in a grand fireworks display on Pioneer Day.

Most events are free to attend, though tickets are required for the rodeo. It's a perfect way to share and celebrate Utah's unique history with the community.

For a full schedule of events, visit the Days of '47 website.

Twilight Concert Series

The Twilight Concert Series is a highlight of summer in Salt Lake City, offering live music from both local and national artists in an outdoor setting. Held in the heart of the city, these concerts attract thousands of music lovers.

The 2024 lineup features an eclectic mix of genres, ensuring there's something for everyone. Remaining artists for the summer include Watchhouse, Jungle, The Marías, and Alex G.

Tickets are affordable, with options for single shows or a season pass. Food trucks and vendors add to the festive atmosphere of each event and make an evening out easier than ever.

Check out the Twilight Concert Series website for ticket information and the full lineup.

6 cool things happening along the Wasatch Front this summer
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Outdoor movie nights

Many communities along the Wasatch Front host outdoor movie nights during the summer months. These events are typically free and offer a fun, family-friendly way to spend an evening under the stars.

Popular venues include Liberty Park in Salt Lake City and various parks in surrounding cities. Be sure to bring blankets, low chairs, and snacks. Movies range from recent blockbusters to classic favorites.

Check local city websites for schedules and more information.

The Wasatch Front is alive with activity this summer, offering a wide range of events and experiences for all ages. Whether you're looking to enjoy the arts, explore the great outdoors or simply have some fun with family and friends, there's no shortage of cool things to do.

Visit the Salt Lake Chamber website to find more summer events happening in Utah.

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