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Friday, June 9:
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 7:30 p.m. at Tracy Aviary at Liberty Park, 589 E. 1300 S., SLC. Event by Utah Film Center, Black 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:
Free Fishing Day! Today only. There are 57 community ponds located around Utah, and more information about each one can be found on the DWR website. Or visit the Fish Utah map on the DWR website to find a fishing spot with the qualities you're seeking. You don’t need a license to fish on June 10, but the other fishing rules in Utah will still be in effect. Make sure you know the catch limits and other rules for the waterbody you are fishing. The rules are available in the 2023 Utah Fishing Guidebook. And wherever you go fishing on Free Fishing Day, remember to recreate responsibly by packing out what you pack in and keeping the area free of trash.
Guns to Gardens, a Safe Surrender Event, 9a-12 at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 S., SLC. "Please join Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah for our #safesurrender event, Guns to Gardens. All weapons surrendered will be broken down and crafted into beautiful and useful garden tools. This is a safe and easy option for getting rid of unwanted guns."
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."
"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."
Helper Pride Event from 5pm-10:30pm on Helper Utah’s Historic Main Street
Pride without Police from 2pm-10pm at Fairmont Park (1040 E Sugarmont Dr., SLC) *Masks Required*
June Pride Queer Market Join Under the Umbrella Bookstore (511 W. 200 S. Suite 120, SLC) from 12pm-5pm for this pride pop-up market! Also happening on June 24th. *Masks Required*
Hunstman Sportsfest activities are held at or start/finish at the Fort Douglas area of the University of Utah campus, and cheers ring out across Fort Douglas Field as the wheels and feet of friends and family cross the finish line. Celebrate your achievement with everyone at the Finish Line Festival with food, drinks, fun music, giveaways from sponsors, games, and a kid’s zone play area. Join as an individual, a family, or a team on June 10 and support a day to eradicate cancer.
Sunday, June 11:
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."
SLC Food Fight 2.0 6pm-9pm, Publik Coffeem, 975 S. West Temple "Join us and 25 of SLC’s favorite local restaurants and vendors for a night of good food, music and great company with the goal of raising money to support reproductive rights in Utah. Each restaurant will have a delicious dish for you to try and other members of our local culinary and beverage community offering up bites and pouring drinks. In addition to food and drink we’ll also have some amazing raffle prizes available that have been generously donated from local businesses. ALL funds raised will go directly to organizations that support reproductive services here in Utah through Planned Parenthood and the Utah Abortion Fund."
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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
Nature is Queer, at Under The Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S, Suite 120, SLC. 5pm-7pm. "See special objects from the Biology, Paleontology, Anthropology, and Entomology (bugs) collections that exemplify the many ways Nature is Queer; talk to an educator about gender expression and gender roles in plants, animals, and Indigenous cultures of the past and present; and get a chance to express yourself with hands-on activities! Masks are required in the store and air purifiers will be running throughout the event."
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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."
4th Annual SLCC Pride Picnic from 3pm-6pm, South City Campus Student Center (1575 State Street, SLC). Lots of great food and organizations and people to mingle with this summer. Come celebrate Pride 2023 with your community and yummy food!
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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!"
Saturday, August 26:
2023 Poverty Summit, 9a-10 at St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 100 S., SLC. Event by Crossroads Urban Center: "Join a community of caring and friendly people as we learn about the causes of hunger and homelessness in Utah and policies that could reduce those things. The poverty summit is free and open to all. Learn more at: www.crossroadsurbancenter.org."
Sunset Central Park, 85 W. 1800 N., Sunset City. "This is the 3rd year of Sunset City’s one-of-a-kind event combining Mental Health advocacy and awareness with arts and crafts! Two peas in a pod. Mingle and meet with N. Utah nonprofit organizations and find resources for you and your loved ones, while also browsing local arts and crafts vendors. Cuddle with therapy dogs, play free lawn games, bounce down an inflatable slide for free all day, take a speed painting class, take a ride and get to know Horses Valhalla, eat from a diverse array of food trucks, see live local entertainment, get turned into a unicorn by a talented local face painter, and more!", 10a-8p at
Saturday, September 9:
Logan Pride Festival, 10a-4p at Willow Park, 680 S. 500 W., Logan. Details TBD.
Community members on the I-15 expansion in SLC. Craft Lake City maker spotlight with American Shaman Artwork. Plus, Talanoa Studios, Kanani Pua Dance and Living Traditions.READ MORE
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance on proposed public lands rules and Quiet Title changes. Ballpark Next with Jack Waters. RMCR report on predatory treatment centers in AZ, CO. Plus, Māsima: Pacific Islands Film Tour, curated and presented by Salt Lake Film Society, Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR) and Utah Pacific Islands Film Series.READ MORE
Welcoming Summer with Summer Camps to keep the kids growing and learning during the break with Rock Camp SLC Shell Yeah + East Hollywood High's Katrina Walker and talking story with Ivoni Nash of the National Tongan Society Utah.READ MORE
Musicians and organizers from May's Acoustic River Strolls this Thursday May 18th and Busker Fest on May 26th and 27th. Also hear about Salt Lake City's first and only record cooperative 3UP Records.READ MORE