Events for Kids and Family

Sundance Institute: 2017 Summer Film Series Sing Street

2017 SUMMER FILM SERIES Utah’s favorite outdoor movie nights are back for the 20th year this summer. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy Sundance Film Festival favorites under the stars. And NEW for 2017, come early for lawn games at every screening! All screenings are free and open to the public—no ticket needed. Sing Street WED, JULY 26, AT DUSK (APPROX. 9 PM) SLC: RED BUTTE GARDEN AMPHITHEATRE Directed and Written by John Carney 1h 46 min, color, Ireland, 2016, PG-13 A boy growing up in Dublin during the ’80s escapes his strained family life and tough new school by starting a band to win the heart of a beautiful and mysterious girl. Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Come early for a 1980s-themed lip sync contest!


USSA Ski Jumping / Nordic Combined Large Hills Nationals & Springer Tournee

Come watch as Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping athletes from across the nation gather together at the Utah Olympic Park to compete in the Annual North American Jindro Mayer Springer Tournee & US Large Hill Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Championships. THURSDAY, JULY 27 to SUNDAY, JULY 30


Psicobloc Master Series

Psicobloc (aka Deep Water Soloing) is a form of solo climbing over a (deep) body of water. Psicobloc is undoubtedly one of the most unique and purest forms of climbing. The Psicobloc Masters Series is a climbing competition split across two days from July 27–28, 2016. Qualifiers will be held on the same wall this year as Seeding and Finals rounds, at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT. More information to come as the event gets closer. THURSDAY, JULY 27 to FRIDAY, JULY 28


Freestyle Show

Catch the high-flying action every weekend through July and August with the Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show. See Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats as they soar up to 60 feet in the air before landing in the Park’s Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. A great show for the whole family, this half-hour choreographed production will leave you breathless! June 25 to September 3 Saturdays and Sundays @ 1:00 PM


Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month Kick-Off Event with the Art Truck

Kick off the 5th Annual Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month with nine Pacific Island cultural activity booths, a children’s corner, and nonstop entertainment, including the Art Truck with our current exhibit, 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 http://www.utahmoca.org/art-truck/.


Star Party

Join Hunter Library for a family friendly Star Party! The University of Utah Physics Department will be co-hosting our evening star gazing. We will have astronomy related crafts, activities, and snacks.


Wayne White - Sunday Concerts in Solitude Village

Enjoy free, live music from 4 to 6 p.m. and our $2 ice cream special! Camp chairs and coolers are welcome.


Groove in the Grove with UMOCA's Art Truck

Join the Poplar Grove Community Council at their 6th annual community event celebrating the diversity of Poplar Grove while striving to inform and connect its residents with information, resources, and programs. There will be free food, live entertainment, and an assortment of activities for all ages. 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 http://www.utahmoca.org/art-truck/.


Salt Lake County Fair

Do not miss the 81st Annual Salt Lake County Fair August 2-5 in the heart of South Jordan Utah. Joe Diffie in concert, Circle J Rodeo, Monster Truck Racing League with FMX, Utah Barrel Racing Association, 50/50 BMX, City of Fun Carninal,Utah Horse Pullers Association, Margie Chadburn, The Fundementals, Hypno Hick, Hired Guns, Color Throws and Foam Parties, Petting Zoo, Pony rides, Helicopter rides, JC Hackett Car Show, Food Trucks and vendors, Zip Line, Jr. Livestock Show, Timothy of Magician and so much more... Do not miss the 81st Annual Salt Lake County Fair August 2-5 in the heart of South Jordan Utah. The Fair itself is free except for $10 parking. Special events do have ticket prices. Find out more on www.saltlakecountyfair.com


Kestrel Box Building Event

As part of our American Kestrel Study, HawkWatch International and our dedicated volunteers are monitoring nest boxes throughout Utah to learn more about the reason(s) behind their population decline. You can lend a hand by building a nest box to be used in our research efforts. Join us for fun, food, games, live raptors, and give-aways. PLEASE NOTE: You do not keep the nest box. It will be used in our study project. However, we welcome you to #LeaveYourMark on your box by signing the back side after assembly! Help us by building a box! We are partnering with Mark Miller Subaru to host a family-friendly nest box building event to support our research. Our goal is to build 50 nest boxes with your help! Sign up by yourself or as a family/group. The Cost is $25 (to build a box; free to attend)