Events for Kids and Family

Hispanic Heritage Parade & Street Festival

Empanadas, tacos, pupusas, Cuban sandwiches, arepas, and more delicious food! Beer, local artisans, dance performances, live music, a parade and other family friendly entertainment! The parade kicks off at 10am! Bring your whole family to this fun, free event while helping to raise awareness to Utah’s high rate of uninsured Hispanic children. All proceeds from this event go towards helping low-income people access health insurance.


Batman Day at The Printed Garden

Come to The Printed Garden any time Saturday, September 23rd, and help us celebrate DC Comics' famous detective! We'll have a variety of Batman coloring pages for the kids, cartoons between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and - best of all - free comic books!


Norse Fest at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Hail! Join us at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, September 23 for Norse Fest! In conjunction with the Museum’s special exhibit Vikings: Beyond the Legend, NHMU is celebrating all things Norse, from food to music, dance and more. The festival will feature an array of old Norse cultural hallmarks—some you may know, and some you may not. • Watch Norse artists at work, including dancers, weavers, blacksmiths, and more • Research your Viking roots with the LDS Family History Library researchers • Get a taste of culture through a variety of Norse foods • Create your own Viking shield • Hear from several Norse historians and experts at our Nordic Science Café mini-lectures Join us at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all of this and more! Norse Fest is included with regular Museum admission.

Information nhmu.utah.edu


Guest Authors Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Maddie is a normal twelve-year-old girl. Well, except for the fake mustaches she carries in her pocket. She likes to make people laugh and slapping on a mustache, especially a fuzzy pink or neon green one, always gets a smile. Maddie hopes that the class queen, Cassie, will find her mustaches as funny as she does and want to play with her at recess. She's been self-conscious lately because her right arm only feels normal when it's curled against her chest and she's constantly tripping over her feet. But that's probably just part of growing up and not something weird, right? When Maddie's arm continues to bother her, her parents take her to a doctor who gives them a shocking diagnosis: the cause of the abnormal behavior of her limbs is a brain tumor and she must have surgery to remove it. She's understandably afraid as he describes the procedure, but knows she must find a way to be brave and must face her fears--all of them--at the hospital, at home and at school. It will take all of Maddie's vibrant imagination, a lot of kindness-both given and received-and of course, the perfect mustache to overcome the tough stuff ahead of her. The Printed Garden is proud to be partnering with Shadow Mountain and Salt Lake County Library Services to co-host this very special event with Chad Morris and Shelly Brown at The Viridian Event Center at 8030 South,1825 West - West Jordan. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.


Guest Author Jennifer Adams / BabyLit Event

Jennifer Adams is now the author of more than thirty books, including the best-selling BabyLit board book series of primers which introduces young children to the world of classic literature, drawing them in with easy themes and colorful, eye-catching artwork. Join us at The Printed Garden Friday night, September 29th to celebrate the release of Jen's lastest installment in her BabyLit series, Anne of Green Gables. Introduce little ones to beloved redheaded orphan Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables: A BabyLit® Places Primer. as they explore Prince Edward Island and the places that Anne loves. Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver, with their words and bright illustrations, introduce toddlers to Anne’s home and her favorite pond, wood, field, garden, and the avenue to Avonlea. This delightful board book will captivate your brainy baby’s imagination, your own, or tuck a couple of them away for perfect shower gifts! This event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Anne of Green Gables and other BabyLit books will be available for purchase and, of course, Jen would be happy to sign them for you. We hope you can join us!


4th West Oktoberfest

This 2-day festival features live music from local artists, local Salt Lake Valley food trucks, Utah vendors, and fun for the whole family. Games will include giant jenga, corn hole, a children's craft tent, ring toss, and much more! Enjoy the music, the eats, and all over fun with natural, gluten-free ciders from Mountain West Hard Cider and high-quality craft beers from Red Rock Brewery.

Information and tickets available: https://mountainwestcider.com/2017/4thwestoktoberfest/ OR http://redrockbrewing.com/4th-west-oktoberfest


Wild Kratts LIVE!

Live at the Eccles presents the wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS September 30, 2017 at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again. TICKETS: http://live-at-the-eccles.com/events/wild-kratts-live


4th West Oktoberfest

This 2-day festival features live music from local artists, local Salt Lake Valley food trucks, Utah vendors, and fun for the whole family. Games will include giant jenga, corn hole, a children's craft tent, ring toss, and much more! Enjoy the music, the eats, and all over fun with natural, gluten-free ciders from Mountain West Hard Cider and high-quality craft beers from Red Rock Brewery.


Redeeming Red for World Dyslexia Day

Come join Decoding Dyslexia Utah to raise awareness about dyslexia and to celebrate the unique gifts those with dyslexia have. • Live Ice Sculpting • Food Trucks • Live Band • Games for kids • Hot Air Balloon Lighting Get your free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redeeming-red-for-world-dyslexia-day-tickets-36116835427


Bow Wow Film Festival

Therapy Animals of Utah is proud to present Salt Lake’s first Bow Wow Film Festival, an evening of family fun featuring a series of short films highlighting dogs, dog antics and celebrating dog-human relationships. Bow Wow Film Fest will feature 90 minutes of award-winning, funny and moving short films by amazing story tellers, animators and artists. The films will delight, as well as touch hearts. They include films such as the very funny “Ask Frank – Advice for Dogs,” the adventures of a dog named Elvis, and a beautifully filmed piece about a man and an Akita. The public is invited to come laugh and cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel in all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives! 100% of Bow Wow Film Fest ticket sales will benefit Therapy Animals of Utah in its on-going efforts to provide caring and quality animal assisted interventions and therapy across the state.