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Planning a visit to Utah? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

SLC & Northern Utah Events

March 2016

Third Fridays All Year Long
2016 Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

Join Salt Lake City art enthusiasts on the third Friday of every month (except in December when it's the first Friday) for an evening of gallery openings and celebrations of the visual arts. The event is held downtown beginning at 6 p.m.

June 2016

Jun 23-26, 2016
2016 Utah Arts Festival

This award-winning arts festival is scheduled to hit the streets of SLC this June, as more than 200 visual, performing, and culinary artists converge on the city. Get your tickets today and enjoy this unique atmosphere.

August 2016

August 17-20, 2016
2016 Salt Lake County Fair

All of the classic county fair activities will be found at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center. Admission is free. It all starts at 9 a.m.

August 2016

August 5-7, 2016
2016 Ogden Canyon River Festival

The Mouth of Ogden Canyon at the Rainbow Gardens Centers will be hosting several days of live entertainment, kids' activities, great local food vendors, and tons of outdoor recreation. 

August 17, 2016
2016 International Folk Festival

Local and regional folk music acts will perform at the Sandy Amphitheater, starting at 8 p.m. Even better, this event is free of admission. Come get folksy with Sandy residents.

August 12-14, 2016
8th Annual Craft Lake DIY Festival

The Gallivan Center in SLC is just about ready to host this annual get together, set to include tons of locally crafted unique gifts and goods, and opportunities to create your wares. 

Moab, Southeastern & Central Utah Events

August 2016

August 25-28, 2016
2016 National Park Fee Free Day

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks open their gates "fee free" in order to encourage visitors to get outdoors this season. Both parks are near the community of Moab.

August 8-13, 2016
2016 Juab County Fair

The Juab County fair brings all the classic Midway, 4H, livestock, and live entertainment county fairs are known for to the Juab County Fairgrounds in Nephi. 

September 2016

September 1-12, 2016
24th Annual Moab Music Fest

The red rock venues throughout Moab host nearly two weeks worth of jazz, chamber music, and more international styles. More info is TBA. Check out Moab this summer.

September 9, 2016
19th, 20th & 21st Century Masters

Enjoy an evening of great classical musical from performers such as Michael Barrett, Eric Zivian, Axel Strauss, and more. It all begins at 7 p.m. at Star Hall in Moab.

St. George & Southern Utah Events

March 2016

March 4 - December 2, 2016
2016 George Streetfest on Main

The Friday of each month for the entire year, St. George's Main Street becomes a buzzing hub for arts, music, food, and more. Don't miss appearances by the Zion Brewing Company and Food Truck Village. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

May 2016

May 27 - August 26, 2016
2016 Sunset on the Square Summer Movie Series

All summer long, St. George Town Square will present classic films for adults and children alike. The films are shown on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Showtimes are at dusk.

June 2016

June 27 - October 22, 2016
2016 Utah ShakespeareFestival

Select Shakespearean classics will be performed all summer long at the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, Randall L. Jones Theatre, and Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts in Cedar City. Check the schedule during your visit and catch one of the lively performances.

June 2016

Every Saturday
2016 Cedar Saturday Market

C-A-L Ranch in Cedar City hosts a collection of food trucks, artistan crafters, and so much more, each and every Saturday all year long. The fun begins at 9 a.m.

July 2016

July 15 & 16, 2015
6th Annual Bryce Canyon GeoFest

The National Park Service hosts its annual GeoFest at Bryce Canyon National Park – a weekend full of guided hikes, kid's activities, bus tours, and plenty more.

August 2016

August 20, 2016
2016 Little Hollywood Half Marathon

Register for Kanab's LIttle Hollywood Half Marathon – a fun-filled way to get outdoors and enjoy southern Utah's excellent summer weather and scenery. The race begins at 6 a.m.

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Must See in Utah

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    Utah Festivals

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  • Utah Pioneer Day

    Utah Pioneer Day

    Honor the arrival of the first Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley while watching a parade, marathon runners, or a rodeo.

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  • Utah Airport Hotels

    Utah Airport Hotels

    Find hotels near major Utah airports like Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and St. George Municipal Airport (SGU).

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  • Utah's National Parks

    Utah's National Parks

    Check out one of Utah's five national parks like Arches, Canyonlands, and Zion – plus monuments, historic sites, and national trails.

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  • Utah Skiing

    Utah Skiing

    Grab the skis and visit northern and southern Utah ski areas like Snowbasin, Park City Mountain, Eagle Point, and Brian Head.

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