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.*******


Throughout July:

4th Annual Shí awéé’ Diaper and Hygiene Drive. Donations will be collected during the month of July. All items will be distributed to Indigenous children in foster care. Amazon wish list for the 4th Annual Shí awéé’ Diaper and Hygiene Drive. 

Dropoff locations:

Monday, July 22:

  • BLM closes public comment today on its draft travel plan to determine where motorized vehicles are allowed to drive in the San Rafael Swell. SUWA asks you to Speak Up for the Swell. "Speak to your own experience in the Swell, and how you have been impacted by off-road vehicle use or off-road vehicle damage. To submit your comment visit: https://p2a.co/29PqD5F."

Tuesday, July 23:

Sat-Sun, July 27-28:

  • Urban Arts Festival 2024 @ The Gateway, 116 S Rio Grande St., SLC. "Rooted in the social and cultural life of the community, Urban Arts Festival provides a platform for cultural art, music, and performance. Join us Saturday, July 27, from 12-10pm and Sunday, July 28, from 10am to 6pm for performances, skating, an artist market, live mural painting, Urban Arts Gallery’s Skate Deck Show, and more! Stay updated by following us on social media @UrbanArtsFest or visit UrbanArtsFest.org to learn more."

  • 2024 Buffalo Soldiers Day Celebration. On July 28, the National Park Service celebrates Buffalo Soldiers Day to commemorate the formation of the first regular Army regiments comprised of African American soldiers in 1866. The Buffalo Soldiers had a unique role in the early management and stewardship of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. To celebrate their significance and honor their memory, the parks have designated July 28 as a fee-free day. The parks will also provide a range of special programs and a tree naming ceremony to commemorate the posthumous promotion and legacy of Brigadier General Charles Young, the first African American to serve as a National Park Service superintendent. Come join us in celebration on this special day! 

Sunday, July 28: 

  • In 1992, the United States Congress passed a law designating July 28th as Buffalo Soldiers Day. Since then, commemorations honoring the Buffalo Soldiers have been held throughout the United States. This day commemorates the formation of the first regular Army regiments comprising African American soldiers in 1866. Sema Hadithi African American Heritage and Culture Foundation will hold a presentation tomorrow.

Monday, July 29:

  • National Buffalo Soldiers Day Commemoration, 6:00-7:30 p.m., 4th Floor, Panorama E Room, Olpin Union Building, University of Utah, 200 S. Central Campus Dr., SLC. Event by Sema Hadithi African American Heritage and Culture Foundation: "Did you know that Buffalo Soldiers were stationed in Utah? Not only were they stationed here but TWO units were assigned here: 24th Infantry and 9th Calvary. At this event we will have a presentation of the NEW upcoming Buffalo Soldiers Historic Trail we are working on with the Utah State Preservation Office, as well as Buffalo Soldier artifacts and a Buffalo Soldier exhibit." FREE. Due to LIMITED SEATING please click here to register.
Tuesday, July 30: 
  • Nature and Health Community Fair, at Northwest Rec Center, 1255 W. Clark Ave. Salt Lake City. "This is the first-ever Nature and Health Community Fair event! The goal of this event is to highlight the many ways to embrace nature, highlight organizations that are improving access to the outdoors, and promote the health benefits of being outside. There are so many ways to connect with nature other than hiking or camping. Sitting outside and watching the sunset, nurturing a house plant, or drawing a picture of natural space are all ways to connect with nature. During this fair, we will be focusing on accessible ways to benefit from nature. Expect and outdoor movement class, plant potting tutorial, kids arts and crafts, information from nature and health organizations in SLC, AND MORE"

Fri-Sun, Aug. 9-11:


Friday, August 16:

  • UDAF application deadline at 5:00 p.m. today for agricultural conservation easement fund: "The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) announces applications are now open for the LeRay McAllister Working Farm and Ranch Fund, with $1,000,000 in new funding available for agricultural conservation easements in Utah. This significant financial opportunity aims to support the preservation and protection of working farms and ranches across the state, ensuring that these vital lands remain productive and accessible for future generations in perpetuity. Applications are open through August 16, 2024, at 5:00 pm. For information on eligibility criteria and to apply, visit https://ag.utah.gov/leray-mcallister-working-farm-and-ranch-fund/. For additional information, contact Jeremy Christensen, UDAF Land Conservation Program Manager, at (385)441-4106 or jeremyc@utah.gov."

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."


Perfect Dream, A Maverick Immigrant Boy's Journey

June is World Refugee Month. RadioACTive talks with Dr. Kamal Bewar about his journey from Kurdistan to SLC, where he's interim director of the STEM learning resource lab at Salt Lake Community College. Plus, Rep. Angela Romero, the League of Women Voters of Utah and the ACLU of Utah with a preview of the Special Session of the Utah Legislature called by Gov. Cox.


RadioACTive Pop with SLC-Pride

Plus, Beloved Community Juneteenth Celebration Walk and Gathering, Stories of Pride, and Clever Cucumber's Free Art Shops.


Fantastic Fungi at 5, Farmers Markets, Watering Tips, and more.

Homegrown music from Bone Throwers and their new EP to get us started. Then more true tales from the agrihood with mycologists, water savers, and small ag advocates. Plus, Skywatcher Leo T.


Juneteenth and Pride Month Celebrations the Talanoa Way

RadioACTive the Talanoa Way, with Stephanie Mahina. Tune in as she talks story and dives deep into Utah's Pasifika community with Wynter Storm of UBLAC and Jenessa Jimoh of DIVA SLC to celebrate Millcreek's 3rd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration. Plus, Cleopatra Louise Balfour of Salt Lake Juneteenth stops by and Michael Sanders from the Big Gay Car Wash as we continue to highlight Pride events.