Rallies & Resources

This page features a list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events ≠ endorsement. Information adapted and abridged from public listings posted by organizers. All times Mountain unless otherwise indicated. Check with the organizer for the latest info on rallies and resources in this list. *******Many events are held by organizations seeking donations or raising funds for their causes. KRCL neither vets nor endorses them, so follow best practices when evaluating such requests, consult your advisors, and proceed at your own risk.*******


Thurs-Sun, May 16-19:

  • Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, Eccles Wildlife Education Center, 1157 S. Waterfowl Way, Farmington. "Join us at the 2024 festival for over 60 birding field trips across the Wasatch Front, 11 workshops led by local organizations, 3 exciting evening events with incredible speakers, and free Family Day activities."

Friday, May 17:

  • Bloom & Belong, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Event by Friends, Allies, and Mentors of the Lgbtq+ Community - FAM: "FAM is excited to host our fourth rally for LGBTQ inclusion in Utah Schools. This has been a challenging year for our LGBTQ students, families, and educators — especially our trans and non-binary stakeholders. Let’s show up and show some love for our LGBTQ-identifying youth and show them that we never stop advocating for them to be represented and thrive in Utah schools. Even if you don’t have a K12 child in school, we hope you will still join us to spread love and promote more inclusive schools. Bring a car full of friends and families to join! We have a special guest, A.J. Irvings, reading her book, The Wishing Flower."

Fri-Sun, May 17-19:

  •  @ Washington & Library Squares, 400 S. 200 E., SLC. Event by Living Traditions Presents and Utah Division of Arts & Museums: "The annual Living Traditions Festival is back for another year! May 17-19, 2024 ,at Washington and Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Utahns are invited to enjoy the diverse multicultural offerings of food, live performances, and art from the many cultures that have made Utah home!
    This event is free and open to all." For the full festival program, click here

Fri-Thurs, May 17-23:

  • , Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway, SLC. Event by Salt Lake Film SocietyPacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources and Utah Pacific Island Film Series: "Māsima: Pacific Islands Film Tour kicks off on Friday, May 17th, with an exciting lineup that highlights acclaimed filmmakers and emerging voices from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. These films, touching on incredible stories of connection, traditions, resistance and much more, are curated and presented by Salt Lake Film Society, Utah Pacific Islands Knowledge 2 Action Resource and Utah Pacific Islands Film Series. Get the full schedule and film info - > www.slfs.org/masima Māsima 2024 is part of our annual Cultural Tours, a decade-long celebration of history, culture, diversity and heritage of Utah communities."

Saturday, May 18:

  • 2024 Utah Pacific Islander Leadership Summit, 10a-1p at Salt Lake Community College, Student Event Center, 4600 S. Redwood Rd., Taylorsville. To register, click here.

  • NAMIWalks Utah 2024 - Mental Health Awareness Walk, 9:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 S., West Jordan. Event by NAMI Utah: "Join us for a fun social in-person event. Gather a friend or family member, put on your walking shoes, and get outside and enjoy the sunshine with other people who also care about breaking the stigma around mental illness! Build a team and walk together. Get yourself signed up today! Free to Register, Free to Walk at namiut.org/news-events/nami-walks."

  • 12th annual SLUG Cat race, 4:00 p.m. til party ends at SLUG HQ/Saturday Cycles, 244 S. 500 W., SLC. Event by SLUG Mag: "Calling all two-wheeled pedal enthusiasts! It’s time to lug out that bicycle, slug off your puffer coat, and get ready for the 12th Annual SLUG Cat Presented by Fat Tire and New Belgium Brewing. This alley cat–style bike race sends riders all over downtown SLC to solve clues, play games, and win points as they race toward the finish line in hopes of obtaining the grand prize! The race takes place Saturday, May 18, with registration starting at 4 p.m. and a 5 p.m. race kickoff. Prizes at 7:30 p.m., followed by afterparty. 

Tuesday, May 21:
  • Public Hearing on proposed SLC Sports District tax increase 7:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Hall 451 S. State Street or online"The City Council will hold a public hearing to get feedback from residents about the proposed sales tax increase at its 7 p.m. formal meeting on May 21 at Salt Lake City Hall. Residents can also tune in online and comment via Zoom. Information on how to access the Zoom meeting will be uploaded at https://bit.ly/3JSLOp0 24 hours before the meeting begins."

Fri-Sat, May 24-25:

  • , 150 S. Regent St., SLC. Fri: 5-10pm; Sat: 4-10pm. "Don’t miss the main event on Block 70, surrounding Eccles Theater. Stroll along Main Street and Regent Street between 100 and 200 South to see traveling and local street performers at the annual Salt Lake City Busker Festival. The festival is free, and chock full of quirky and memorable entertainment for all ages." FREE

Saturday, May 25:

  • Tango Nights - Live Music with Kechi, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at E.W. Garbett Center for Choral Music, 700 N. 200 W., SLC. Event by Two Flame Tango: "Get ready to be captivated by the vibrant sounds of Kechi, a renowned Turkish folk band that will weave their magic into the passionate world of tango. Doors at 7:00 p.m. Beginner tango lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m. No experience necessary! Live Music by Kechi starts at 9:00 p.m. This is your chance to learn the basic steps in our beginner-friendly lesson, immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere with live music, tango the night away with friends and loved ones, and savor delicious food. Everyone is welcome at Tango Nights!  Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just curious to explore the world of tango, we guarantee a night filled with fun, passion, and a touch of Turkish flair. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door." For tickets, click here

Wednesday, May 29:

  • Crying With Laughter - A Youth Mental Health Awareness Show, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Fit To Recover, 1397 S. 800 W., SLC. Event by Mental Healthy FiT - Ending Stigma and PBS Utah: "Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by laughing together. No experience necessary. We’ll inspire each other to find the light in the dark... then get on stage and tell everyone! No performance necessary. Youth of all ages! We’re teaming up with PBS Utah to get ready for the premiere of Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo. A special early release of all six episodes of the series will stream starting May 24. The series will also be available to stream on the PBS YouTube channel, following the television broadcast premiere on PBS Utah June 21 at 9 p.m. Come along to the workshops to craft your set, then show off what you’ve got on May 29th supported by comedian Steve Soelberg who chooses to do this all the time! Seats are limited! If you want to secure your seat, RSVP to jrasekhi@pbsutah.org."

Thursday, May 30:

  • 9th Annual UCAIR Summit, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Le Meridien, 131 S. 300 W., SLC. "An evening recognizing the work and achievements of Utah's Clean Air Champions, dedicated to improving air quality. The 2024 UCAIR Partner Awards will be given out to the Community, Business, and Person of the Year." For tickets, click here

Friday, May 31:

Saturday, June 1:

  • National Learn to Row Day - 2024, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Great Salt Lake State Park & Marina, 13312 W. 1075 S., Magna. Event by Great Salt Lake Rowing: "Have you ever wanted to learn to row? Come and get a taste of what rowing on the Great Salt Lake is all about at our National Learn To Row Day! We are inviting the public to join us for a morning of learning the basics of rowing on the ergometers and dry boats before taking a spin in the marina. Come see what it is all about!" For directions, click here

Sat-Sun, June 1-2:

Fri-Sat, June 6-7:

  • Inaugural SheMoney Summit: Money Matters. Event by ShePlace: "Money is not optional. We all need money to survive and thrive. It is not an end, but a means, helping us on our journey to wellness and freedom. This is a first-of-its-kind gathering that celebrates women+, money and power. Let’s get smarter about money, together." To register, click here.

Sunday, June 8:

  • , 11a-8p at Utah State Fairpark, 1055 W. North Temple, SLC. Event by Utah Asian Festival: "Our mission to annually hold the Utah Asian Festival is to demonstrate unity in our Asian community, showcasing a wealth of traditions, including performances, exhibits, and foods. Come support our Utah Asian communities, culture, and sponsors with FREE admission! Under State Fairpark policies, no pets are permitted on the grounds except for service animals. For more information check out our website: https://utahasianfestival.org/
    We hope to see you all there!" 

Wednesday, June 19:

  • Authorship & the Black Experience in Utah: A Juneteenth Workshop with Marriott Library & Sema Hadithi, 11:30a-4:30p, UoU Marriott Library, room 1705F. "Sema Hadithi is partnering with the Marriott Library to provide a very different Juneteenth event. There will be a panel discussion, a make-and-take of a zine, and oral history interviews surrounding 'Your Black Experience in Utah'. Note: last year when we did ten (10) oral history interviews on this same subject we interviewed both Black Americans, Africans, and White Americans. We hope to do the same this year. 35 seats available." To register, click here

Fri-Sun, Jun 28-30:

  •  @ Library Square, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. "The Utah Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, showcasing a diverse array of artistic expressions and cultural experiences. This multi-day event is one of the region’s premier arts festivals, attracting artists, performers, and enthusiasts from across the nation. Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of artistic experiences and explore unique and thought-provoking works while engaging with the artists themselves. The festival will be open daily from 12:00–11:00 p.m. More info at uaf.org or email hello@uaf.org."

Saturday, July 20

  • 11th Annual Celebrating the People Powwow, Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 State St., Sandy. Event by Native American Events: "Every year it seems to be getting hotter and hotter so to make it more enjoyable for our attendees, we're moving the powwow INDOORS! Since we are going into an A/C-controlled building, we will be charging $3 for admission to help cover the costs (65+ and 6 & under are free). More information to come! We are accepting Vendor applications (Arts & Crafts, info/health booths only) please email Nativeamericanevents801@gmail.com to get an application. If you would like to volunteer, be a sponsor, or make a donation to the committee, you can email the above email address or reach out to Mitchell, Dave or Chelsea." 

Sat-Thurs, Aug. 24-29:

  • 38th National Veterans Golden Age Games, Salt Lake City. "The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and National Veterans Golden Age Games are looking for nearly 2,000 volunteers to give back to our Veterans as they go for the gold in Salt Lake this summer. Nearly 1,100 Veterans from across the country will descend on Salt Lake from August 24-29 for the 38th National Veterans Golden Age Games. The Golden Age Games serve Veterans 55 and older who receive care at VA medical centers. We are looking for volunteers of all ages. The only restrictions are ages 5-13 must be accompanied by a parent and 14-17 must have parental permission." To register to volunteer, click here.    

Fri-Sat, Sept. 27-28:

  • SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual PANDOS Defend the Sacred Powwow, Dow James Park, 438 W. 400 N., Tooele. Grand Entry Friday at 6:30 p.m.; 12:00 & 5:00 p.m. Saturday. Miss PANDOS Pageant Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Questions? Email Dave John, davejohn64@hotmail.com.

Sat-Sun, Sept. 14-15:

  • Festa Italiana SLC | 2024,  The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande St., SLC. Event by Festa Italiana SLC: "Salt Lake City's famous Italian Festival, Festa Italiana SLC, returns for its 9th year on September 14th and 15th at The Gateway! Come enjoy live Italian entertainment and the culinary diversity of Italy. This year's festival will be held at The Gateway along the street from 100 S to the Fountain and Piazza at the North end. Admission is FREE. Hours are Saturday 12:00-10:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00-7:00 p.m. During the two-day festival, highlights include live Italian entertainment, food booths highlighting the regions of Italian cuisine, an Italian beer and wine garden, arts & crafts, historical displays, a bocce tournament, live raffles, exotic Italian cars, and much more. Proceeds from the festival will support local and national non-profit charitable organizations supported by the Italian-American Civic League of Utah."


Festival season is here!

Get out your calendar and plan a visit to Living Traditions, Busker Fest, Utah Arts Festival, Veteran Golden Age Games, Crying with Laughter, and National Learn to Row Day. Plus, Tango Nights with live music from Kechi.


True tales of the agrihood with Little Gay Garden, WCG Plant Sale

Homegrown music from Fur Foxen. Plus, a Bridges Over Barriers refresh and Skywatcher Leo T.


Local Film Festival, Masima Pacific Islands Film Tour

RadioACTive the Talanoa Way, with Stephanie Mahina. Tune in as she talks story and dives deep into Utah's Pasifika community as we check in with Lauren To'omalati and Claudia Benitez Duarte sharing about the Māsima: Pacific Islands Film Tour. Then we talk football with Ethan Wright, Head Coach and Devin Mahina, offensive coordinator for the new local, Utah Islanders Football team.


Unafraid of Death and Dying

A very special RadioACTive with Holly Carlin, a woman facing a terminal diagnosis who wants to share her journey. Helping us navigate will be Dr. Jude Higgins, a death doula. Plus, 25 years of Kilby Court Block Party, This Must Be the Place at music venues, and Queer Food Feastival.