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.*******

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Thursday, June 13:

  • Adult Spelling Bee, 6:00 p.m. at Kiito's Brewing, 608 W. 700 S., SLC. Event by The Friends of the Salt Lake City Public Library: "Show off your big brain and compete against other adults for the title of spelling champion. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your impressive spelling prowess AND enjoy a hilarious evening with friends, while supporting The Salt Lake City Public Library’s programs and services. Sign up today before the team spots are sold out! Tickets are $25/participant. Each team will consist of a minimum of three and a maximum of four members. All members must be adults (21+). All members must have registered and paid their entry fee before competing (online or at the door). Winners will receive an un-BEE-lievable team award and prizes from local restaurants and businesses. Register Your Team. Event proceeds benefit the programs and services at The Salt Lake City Public Library."

Friday, June 14:

  • , 12:00-8:00 p.m. at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, SLC. Event by Red Butte Garden and Equality Utah: "Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of nature at Blooming with Pride, a family-friendly event that invites the LGBTQIA+ community and allies to unite and celebrate the rich beauty and diversity of the natural world. Witness a living art display as the Garden comes alive with vibrant blooms and plant arrangement installations created by local florists, horticulturists, and artists. Each creation represents the diverse experiences and journeys within the LGBTQIA+ community—showcasing that, like plants, love and diversity thrive in all shades and forms. As a way of thanking our community and welcoming everyone to join in the festivities, admission to Blooming with Pride is FREE from 12-8 PM. Timed admission tickets are required.

Saturday, June 15:

  • Great Salt Lake Sailfest, 10a-dusk, with main activities from 12-4pm at The Marina at Great Salt Lake, 13312 W 1075 S, Magna. Event by Grow the Flow: "After a five-year hiatus because of low lake levels, the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club and Grow the Flow are hosting a community event called Sailfest on June 15th. This free, day-long festival will include live music, booths, and a sailboat regatta to bring attention and resources to the race to restore Great Salt Lake. This event is appropriate for all ages, and we hope you invite your friends, family, and frenemies! A sailboat race and festival featuring free fun for all ages."

  • 2nd Annual Latin American Health Festival, 1:00-7:00 p.m. at 168 N. 1950 W., SLC. Event by University of Utah Health Plans and Alliance Community Services: "Please help us by sharing. Don't miss our second Latin American Health Festival alongside @uofuhealth @uofuhealthplans. Have fun and protect your family at the same time. We have lots of surprises and good food for you. Come and enjoy the 2nd Latin American Health Festival. FREE health checks, vaccinations, mammograms, vision screenings, diabetes, dental, hearing, and more. Plus, music, dance, food, community resources, Medicaid and CHIP, face painting for kids." FREE

Sat-Sun, June 15-16:

Sunday, June 16:

  • Juneteenth Jubilee Day Party, 11a-4p at Millcreek Commons, 1354 East Chambers Ave., Millcreek. "Join us for a day party featuring vibey music, soul food selections, and fun as we reflect on the past, enjoy the present, and cheers to the future. Mark your calendars and bring your friends for a memorable celebration. 21+ only." For tickets, click here

Sun-Sat, June 16-29:

  • 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition, Salt Lake City. 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition. Every few years, the world’s most promising pianists convene in Salt Lake City for the prestigious Bachauer Artists Competition to compete for fame, cash, and prizes. The event returns in June 2024, marking 48 years of welcoming the world’s most elite pianists to Utah. 33 pianists, representing 11 countries, will now compete. They will vie for $108,000 US in prizes and have the opportunity to perform with the Utah Symphony in Abravanel Hall this June in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, June 19:

  • Happy Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. To learn more, click here

  • 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

Thursday, June 20:

  • JUNETEENTH Freedom Day Music Festival, 6:00-8:00 p.m., the east lawn behind the SLCC letters at SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 4600 S. Redwood Rd., SLC. "Let's celebrate JUNETEENTH! SLCC JUNETEENTH Freedom Day Music Festival will be an event with entertainment, performances, food and more! This event will take place on the east lawn of the Taylorsville Campus. Bring your blankets and camping chairs and join us on the lawn! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC."

Saturday, June 22:

  • Pride Bar Crawl, 4p-12a at various locations. Organizers say that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Utah Pride Center. For details and tickets, click here

  • Wisdom Keepers Arts Market, 10a-4p at Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, 120 W. 1300 S., SLC. 

Thursday, June 27:

  • Golf for Kids' Sake - 2024, 8:00 a.m. at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course, Lehi. Event by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah: "Get ready to tee off with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah at GOLF FORE KIDS’ SAKE! Our annual golf event is perfect for both beginners and experts alike. It's a day of golf, fun, and friendly competition to support our mission of one-to-one mentoring in Utah. It’s a fantastic opportunity for corporate team building, so gather your coworkers and come out to support a great cause. To explore opportunities for sponsorship and participation, visit the registration link: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/golforkidsak202/event/golf."

  • GenderfuQ 2024, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at SugarSpace, 132 S. 800 W., SLC. "Pride kickoff party. Hosted by Sammee St. James and Mona Diet. All ages welcome. Concessions, Queer Marketplace, live music and performances. This is a sober event." Tickets on sale June 1st.

Fri-Sun, Jun 28-30:

  • , 4:00-11:00 p.m. at Clubhouse on South Temple, 850 E. South Temple St., SLC. "The Magpipes invite you to a musical short film premiere celebration. Musical performances from Theoretical Blonde, The 1001 Band, and The Magpipes. Stay for an evening full of music featuring artist booths, performance art, a full bar, and dancing! A food truck will be posted outside – special thanks to - The Grind (coffee & waffles). From the director that brought you Crumb's 'Locket' music video, Haoyan of America and The Magpipes present: Imposter Syndrome, a musical short film experience sure to get you thinking." For tickets, click here

  •  @ 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."

Sat-Sun, June 29-30:

  • , 10a-7p at The Gateway, 18 S. Rio Grande St., SLC. Event by SLC Pride. Tickets available June 1st. 

Monday, July 1:

  • The Cookout, 12:00-7:00 p.m. at Fairmont Park, 1040 E. Sugarmont Dr., SLC. Event by Our Sundays SLC: "We're back for the 3rd annual, The Cookout! Get ready to attend your favorite summer gathering at Fairmont Park with the WHOLE family! Whether you're a double-dutch champ or dominoes player, come fellowship with us. This is your chance to relax, unwind, or dance like this ain't Texas (shout out to B). Mark your calendars and get ready to savor the flavor of summer at The Cookout! Shea butter, shorts, and good vibes are strongly advised." FREE, but you need to RSVP and reserve a spot.

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." 

Fri-Sun, Aug. 9-11: 

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."

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