Utah Beer Fest with the Humane Society of Utah

Join us for the 8th annual Utah Beer Festival. The largest beer event in Utah and a fundraiser for The Humane Society of Utah. We'll be sampling the best brews and ciders around, delicious local FOOD vendors, live local MUSIC and DJS. Karaoke stage, pet adoptions, games by Beehive Sport and Social Club and more! Bring your umbrellas, blankets and chairs and make a day or TWO of sampling beers, listening to music and enjoying summer. TWO DAYS THIS YEAR! Saturday, August 19th from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, August 20th from 1-7 p.m. EARLY BEER DRINKERS AND VIP ENTER AN HOUR EARLY EACH DAY. Buy tickets in advance to save. Prices go up in July. All BEER DRINKER Tickets come with: Starter Tokens RFID cashless Wristband (NO registration fee) Sample Mug FREE use of UTA: busses, TRAX and Frontrunner VIP tickets sell out early and include beer and food pairings within the VIP Lounge. Early Beer Drinker tickets are capped to allow 1 hr free rein of the grounds. Limited 2-day passes available. 2-day passes receive double the tokens of the one day ticket. See individual ticket options for tokens and pricing at $5 Designated Driver Tickets available. This event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Utah. A 501-3 C status non-profit that provides life saving help to animals in need.

Downtown Farmers Market

Enjoy Utah's freshest produce, grass fed meats, cheeses, live music, arts, crafts and much more every Saturday at Pioneer Park. Eat local and know where your food comes from while supporting our local food economy. See what's fresh this week at

The Market runs  through October 21st from 8am to 2pm.

Embrace Recovery 5K Run & Ride 2017

Embrace Recovery 5K Run / Walk is for honoring those who have lost their lives to addiction, supporting those who still struggle, and celebrating those who have found sobriety and recovery. 100% of proceeds go to Stepping Stones non-profit organization, to assist in recovery.

What's Wrong With My Veggies? Organic Pest Management

Black ends on your tomatoes got you down? Holes in the leaves on your eggplants? Sunken spots on your peppers? What's a gardener to do?? Let's get together and learn how to apply some simple strategies now and throughout the rest of the growing season to increase your chances of having healthier and more productive vegetable plants in your garden this year and in future years. We'll review the specific steps you can take to correctly identify and manage virtually any pest or disease that might crop up in your veggie garden, and you'll learn about a host of free resources that are available to help you figure out the mysteries that plague your garden.

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Magna Main Street Arts Festival with the Art Truck

This free arts festival includes food, music, vendors, and children’s activities, including the Art Truck. Visit the UMOCA Art Truck, currently exhibiting Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s whereABOUTS. Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s whereABOUTS is an immersive and interactive installation that investigates location, identity and community. Students learn about mapping as a way to understand and express relationships between identity and place. Then, they explore their own communities through creative map-making of their neighborhoods. The whereABOUTS installation aims to connect students from different communities around the state by providing opportunities for visitors to learn about experiences other than their own. About the Art Truck: The Art Truck is a traveling educational art exhibit that takes exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues across the state. Each visit by the Art Truck includes the expertise of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition. For more information visit

5th Annual Utah Summer Dance Festival

Desert Journey School of Dance, Salt City Studio, and Shahravar present: “Summer Dance Festival: Beat the Heat” Come celebrate dance with great music, food, and entertainment at the Viridian! Desert Journey School of Dance and Salt City Studio will host the fifth annual Utah Summer Dance Festival at the Viridian Event Center (8030 S. 1825 W. West Jordan) on Saturday, August 19th, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. The Summer Dance Festival will take place at the beautiful Viridian Event Center and will feature some of Utah’s top professional belly dancers including Shahravar, Fvorboda, Amina, Shah Sitara, and Salt City Tribal as well as featured artists such as Katie Sheen Abbott of Flamenco del Lago, Aziz, and Kairo By Night, Utah’s premier performers and composers of Middle Eastern and North African music. In addition to the many performances, this event will also feature an assortment of vendors including food trucks, dance and yoga wear, jewelry, and work by local artists. Now in its fifth year, the festival has featured a wide spectrum of dance from all over the world, from the samba of Carnivale to the step dance of Ireland. While the festival highlights Utah’s belly dance community, all varieties of dance are welcome to perform (see below for application information). Keep an eye on our website for a full listing of artists. WORKSHOPS Workshops with musicians from the iconic Middle Eastern band Helm will be offered at Salt City Studio prior to the Festival on August 12th & 13th and flamenco workshops with Katie Sheen Abbott will be offered following the festival on Sunday, August 20th at Desert Journey Dance Studio. Please visit for more information on workshops. From original compositions that have become classics in the worlds of Tribal and Belly Dance to traditional music from throughout the Mediterranean, Helm has continually expanded their repertoire since the band’s beginning in the early 1990s. Based in Marin County, CA, Helm has been touring internationally with recent performances in London, Rome, Lima, Istanbul, and the island of La Reunion. In addition to their 8 plus albums, Helm has provided sound tracks for both film and television productions. Flamenco del Lago is a nonprofit organization dedicated to flamenco instruction and performance in Salt Lake City, under the direction of Katie Sheen Abbott. While growing up in Utah Abbott studied jazz, ballet, tap and hip-hop. After moving to Maryland for graduate school she fell in love with Flamenco after taking her first Sevillanas class. Since then, she has studied with Solange Gomes for several years in Salt Lake City at RDT and most recently she lived in Seville, Spain where she studied with many flamenco maestros, including Luisa Palacio, Angel Atienza, Isabel Bayon and Javier Baron. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT OR TO REGISTER FOR THE FESTIVAL OR THE WORKSHOPS, VISIT: Desert Journey School of Dance, under the direction of Fvorboda, is known for a high standard of dance instruction celebrating all forms of Middle Eastern dance and Fusion dance, providing a wide variety of classes teaching all about belly dancing movements, different styles, and the history of Middle Eastern dance. Desert Journey dancers perform at festivals and functions throughout the west, including Fusion Fest in Idaho, the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive, and Utah's very own Springfest. Shahravar has studied and performed Middle-Eastern dance styles since 1991. Her background includes Egyptian Cabaret, Turkish, American Tribal, words and veils. As an ACE certified group fitness instructor with a mind/body certification, Shahravar is an acclaimed performer and instructor who has taught workshops and performed around the country. She and her husband own Salt City Studio in Millcreek. Salt City features belly dance, yoga, Zumba, Hula, and much more. This event is made possible with the support of The Viridian Event Center, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and SLUG Magazine.

Columbia Jones at Downtown Farmers Market

Wyatt Pike and Flagship Romance

Volunteer with the Humane Society of Utah at the 8th Annual Utah Beer Festival

This year the festival has been expanded to TWO DAYS on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. The Humane Society of Utah is proud to have been selected by Salt Lake City Weekly again as the beneficiary for this incredible event for the fourth year in arow. We will receive 25% of all proceeds from the event to benefit the animals. This year the festival will be held at the Utah State Fairpark (155 North 1000 West) with more space, more shade, electronic wristbands for faster beer purchasing, easy UTA TRAX access across from the event, and much more! All requirements to be a volunteer and the many great benefits of volunteering can be read by visiting If you work for a company that might be willing to supply a group of employees to volunteer, please read more about corporate group opportunities here:

Nate Robinson at Park City Mountain