Rallies & Resources
A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events ≠ endorsement. Information adapted 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.

 

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Festival List (see more about each event under listings by date)

Thurs-Sun, May31-June 4:

  • Utah Pride Festival, various locations in downtown SLC. Event by Utah Pride Center: "The 2023 Utah Pride Festival promises to be a beautiful, fun, and UNAPOLOGETIC weekend. Check out the schedule of events and get them on your calendar!"

Friday, June 2:

  • Pride March and Rally, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Event by Utah Pride Center: "We organize to fight for our rights, safety, and visibility. The Rally and March are a celebration of our identities and a protest against discrimination. Join the fight on Friday night at the Utah State Capitol to hear from our community’s diverse voices, and to show the world your rainbow colors!."

Fri-Sun, June 2-4:

  • 15th Ogden Music Festival, "Fort BDO" 600 N. Depot Drive, Ogden. "The 15th Annual Ogden Music Festival, presented by Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music, kicks off another summer, this year at beautiful 'Fort BDO' in Ogden, Utah. Three days of some of the best Americana, bluegrass, folk, gospel, conjunto/tejano, and soul music with jam sessions, workshops, kids activities, and camping on site. Kids 16 and under are free. Tickets are on sale now at ofoam.org."

Saturday, June 3:

  • 46th annual Utah Asian Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm at the Grand Building of the Utah State Fairpark (Salt Lake City, UT 84116). The Festival is a celebration to connect new Americans, immigrants, and refugees to the more historic ethnic groups in our state, but also brings our diverse ethnic communities together and meet our various communities, leaders, and elders; and seek new opportunities to be involved and support our diverse Utah Asian communities. There will be vendors, performances and cusine from across Asia. For more info click here.

  • Climate Change and a Shrinking Salt Lake with Bonnie K. Baxter, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, SLC. "Join us for an educational lecture with Bonnie K. Baxter, Ph.D., a Professor of Biology and Director of the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College. She'll discuss how diversions of water and drought have depleted the water that makes it to the bottom of our watershed—the Great Salt Lake. And what will happen to its amazing biology, significant economic input, air quality along the Wasatch Front, and recreation industries if the shrinking of the lake is allowed to continue. Space is limited, registration required." Tickets are $16. Click here for details
  • Spring Fair at Sego Lily Gardens, 9a-12pm, 1472 E Sego Lily Drive (10200 S). "Come learn ways to save water on your landscape with Sandy City and other local experts at Sego Lily Gardens. Educators will join us from Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Utah State University, Sandy City Parks and Rec, TransJordan Landfill, Sprinkler World, Solscapes, Salt Lake County, Sandy Seed, and many more! We will have waterwise information, activities, and inspiration for the whole family. Free plants or conservation kits will be available for the first people 100 to arrive! This event is free and open to the public."

  • Drag Friends Story Hour, 11:00 a.m. at Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W. 200 S., SLC. "Join us for a special family-friendly Pride Month Drag Friend Story Hour with Unidxs! Readings and performances start at 11. All ages are welcome! Unidxs is a community council of passionate Latinx/Xicanx individuals addressing the intersections between the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx community of Utah."

June 2-4:

  • Ogden Music Festival,  Fort BDO, 600 Depot Dr, Ogden"The Ogden Music Festival is a 3-day outdoor event featuring bluegrass, folk, and Americana music held at Weber County’s Fort Buenaventura with award-winning artists The Dan Tyminski Band, Thee Sacred Souls, Danielle Ponder, John Craigie, Los Texmaniacs featuring La Marisoul and more! Band and instrument workshops led by mainstage artists. Kids activities include an Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, and games. Camping is available on-site, purchase camping with your 3-Day Pass. Kids 16 & under FREE!"

Sunday, June 3:

  • Pride Parade Sunday, 10a-12p starting at 400 E. and 100 S., ending at 200 E. and 700 S. in SLC. Event by Utah Pride Center: "The Utah Pride Parade is Utah’s largest LGBTQIA+ event! This is a free event open to everyone on the streets of Downtown Salt Lake City. It annually hosts nearly 150,000 spectators and participants, and creates a spectacular chance for our community to be UNAPOLOGETIC! We welcome everyone to come take part in Utah’s 33rd annual pride parade! And this year we are adding grandstands for the best viewing! The grandstand is included in the Total Experience Pass." For more details, click here

Sat-Sun, June 3-4:

  • Intermountain Championships Pow Wow 2023, River's Edge at Deer park, 7000 Old Hway 40, Heber. "We would like to welcome all dancers, singers, and the general public to Heber City. Grand entries are Saturday at 12 PM and 6 PM, and Sunday at 12 PM. This is a contest powwow for all dancers and singers. For all general questions or if you would like to set up as a vendor, please email – culturalfireevents@gmail.com. Spaces are limited! Camping, RV hookups, and accommodations are available on-site, please call River’s Edge Campground for reservations at (435) 654-4049. Tog’oyak, Ahéhee’, Siyisgaas (Thank you)! Intermountain Championships Powwow Committee. We would like to thank our generous sponsors, partners, and donors, Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement, Sacred Circle Healthcare, The Heber Valley Utah, Utah Division of Indian Affairs, and River’s Edge Campground."

Wednesday, June 7:

Thursday, June 8:

  • Acoustic Music Stroll on the Jordan River Parkway, presented by Buskerfest 2023. "Enjoy the tunes from our roster of musicians. Bring your dogs, friends, kids, bikes, skates and smiles to enjoy the magic of our westside neighborhoods: June 8 & 22, above Constitution Park (1300 W. 300 N., SLC). The Strolls are designed to be casual, not socially taxing, and open to all members of the community. We focus on sections of the Parkway that are walkable and accessible. Along these routes, 8 - 10 acts are scheduled to perform as the audience moves through the show."

Friday, June 9:

  • Launch of A Bolder Way Forward, which focuses on making Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive in any setting (e.g., home, workplace, congregation, and community). This powerful and comprehensive statewide initiative focuses on creating change in Utah faster, better, and more effectively. The official launch event (sponsored by Zions Bank and Campbell Companies) will be held on June 9, 2023 from 9:00am-1:00pm at Zions Technology Campus." To reserve your spot at this free event, click here

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 7:30 p.m. at Tracy Aviary at Liberty Park, 589 E. 1300 S., SLC. Event by Utah Film CenterBlack Bold & Brilliant SLC and Tracy Aviary: "Outdoor Auntie and Utah Film Center’s Black Bold & Brilliant SLC program are partnering with Tracy Aviary to present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Together, we are hosting a pre-Juneteenth celebration of adventure and exploration under the stars unlike any other programming currently offered in the state. Join us for this fundraising event to support Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ communities engaging with outdoor sports, public lands, and environmental activism with outdoor films and local vendors. Event is 21+ only. Can’t attend the in-person event? The films will also be available online!" To purchase tickets for $15, click here

Saturday, June 10:

  • Heart & Soul Music Stroll, 3:00-8:00 p.m. along Atkin, Filmore and Glenmare Streets (1530 E. 2700 S.) in Sugar House. Event by Heart & Soul: "For the ninth year, Heart & Soul, along with the neighbors surrounding Imperial Park, will present our incredible, free, one-day music festival. Forty musical acts will perform on 15 porches, driveways and lawns—or on our main stage—throughout this Sugar House neighborhood (along with an ocean of food trucks). Join us as Heart & Soul celebrates 29 years of bringing the healing power of music to isolated neighbors along the Wasatch Front. Heart & Soul is a small nonprofit that brings live music to those who find it difficult if not impossible to attend a live performance on their own. Heart & Soul brings hope, healing and joy through live music and the performing arts to people living in institutions or otherwise isolated. We provide over 1,300 live musical performances a year in care communities in 13 throughout the state of Utah."
  • Los Muros on Main: Midvale City Mural Festival, 4p-9p, Midvale Main (7505 S Holden Street, Midvale) 

    "Get ready to be blown away by the power of paint and creativity at our 2nd annual Los Muros on Main: Midvale City Mural Festival! Join us as we continue to transform Main Street into a jaw-dropping canvas of imagination and wonder. But this isn't your average art show. Our festival is a full-on celebration of Midvale's thriving arts and culture scene. We're talking stunning murals that reflect the unique styles and visions of each artist, a beer garden to quench your thirst, live music to groove to, a small business pop-up marketplace to shop from, and food truck vendors to keep you fueled up and ready for action."

Sunday, June 11:

  • Urban Flea Market 10-4 p.m. at The Gateway,18 N. Rio Grande, SLC. "The Urban Flea Market is a year-round market and is a great opportunity for attendees to shop, browse and enjoy the experience of a Sunday in downtown Salt Lake City. It also provides a great community outlet for vendors to sell items that will be treasures for others.

    The Urban Flea Market is held year-round on the second Sunday of every month. Admission: $3 per adult; children 12 and under are Free. Free parking in the Gateway North Garage parking structure."

Sat-Sun, June 10-11:

  • Ogden Arts Festival, Saturday – 12pm to 9pm, Sunday – 12pm – 6pm, Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden. "Over 100 regional and local art vendors including some never-before-seen at the Ogden Arts Festvial will be taking over Union Station inside and out! The Ogden Arts Festival is set to bring artists, creatives and entertainers to Ogden, UT on June 10th and 11th. Returning to the historic Union Station located in the heart of downtown, the event is complete with artist booths, chamber music, cultural dance groups, bands, buskers, theater, kid’s activities, competitions, and food vendors."Adults – $5 in advance, $10 at the gate. Under 18 Free!

Wednesday, June 14:

Thursday, June 15th:

  • SLUG Magazine LGBTQ+ Variey Show, 7:00-10:30PM, Kilby Court, 748 W. Kilby Ct. "One-of-a-kind, all-ages variety show featuring up-and-coming young’uns in Utah’s LGBTQ+ community. The show is hosted by Tara Lipsyncki at Kilby Court on Thursday, June 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances start at 8 p.m. Don’t forget to bring cash to tip your performers!"

Friday, June 16:

  • The Bellwether International Bridging the Religious Divide Symposium, 9:00 a.m. at Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., SLC. Event by Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy: "This symposium aims to bring leading experts, academics, policymakers, researchers, authors, and activists together to explore the complexity and intersectionality of this topic through the following subthemes: reconstruction of the term 'Religious Freedom' on a global scale; preventing religious threats that lead to extremism in the United States; and building bridges across faiths by understanding and respecting difference. For more details, such as speakers and program, visit: https://bit.ly/bridgingthereligiousdivide."

  • UFC Summer Outdoor Film Series, feat. Little Richard: I Am Everything,  at Liberty Park, 900-1300 S. 500-700 E., SLC. Event by Utah Film Center: "Are you ready for summer fun in the sun? Utah Film Center is ready to rock into the warmer weather with films at Liberty Park that’ll make you sizzle with enjoyment! Join us for a deep dive into riding whitewater in the world’s deepest canyon, a fearless shell looking for a home, comic book nerds looking for love, and an Australian environmentalist with a big heart and a bigger fishy friend. We’re also exploring the magic of cinema, legendary rock and soul icons, and two volcanologists and a breakdance crew that is hotter than St. George in August. See the summer movie lineup and RSVP at utahfilmcenter.org/outdoor." FREE

Thursday, June 22:

  • Acoustic Music Stroll on the Jordan River Parkway, presented by Buskerfest 2023. "Enjoy the tunes from our roster of musicians. Bring your dogs, friends, kids, bikes, skates and smiles to enjoy the magic of our westside neighborhoods: June 22, above Constitution Park (1300 W. 300 N., SLC). The Strolls are designed to be casual, not socially taxing, and open to all members of the community. We focus on sections of the Parkway that are walkable and accessible. Along these routes, 8 - 10 acts are scheduled to perform as the audience moves through the show."

Monday, July 24:

Fri-Sun, June 23-25:

  • Utah Arts Festival, Library Square, 200 E. 400 S., SLC. "The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event in Utah with attendance hovering over 70,000 each summer. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the event remains one of the premiere events that kicks off the summer in Utah each June."

Saturday, August 5:

Fri-Sun, Aug. 11-13: 

  • The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Fest at the Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. "Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. We are celebrating our 15th Anniversary with our biggest fest yet with over 350 local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August at the Utah State Fairpark!  Ticket sales launch Thursday, May 11th at 10 AM."

Saturday, August 26:

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