Events for Fairs and Festivals

Golden Spoke Rides and Event

Join us to celebrate over 100 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails linking Ogden and Provo on Saturday, June 2. The Wasatch Front Regional Council, in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation; Utah Transit Authority; Bike Utah; Jordan River Commission; Mountainland Association of Governments; Utah Department of Health; Utah Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation; and Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber counties, invites you to participate in a group bike ride and family-friendly event to celebrate the completion of the Golden Spoke network. The Golden Spoke consists of over 100 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails, including Ogden River Parkway, Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail (funded gap), Legacy Trail, Jordan River Trail, Murdock Canal Trail, and Provo River Parkway, and links Ogden and Provo. This free event includes two simultaneous group bike rides. One ride begins at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon and travels south (approximately 47 miles), while a second ride begins at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon and travels north (approximately 57 miles). The two group bike rides will converge in the center of the connected trails at the new Jordan River Bridge in Salt Lake City. Community members will have the opportunity to join at multiple points along the trails for a shorter ride, run, or walk. Additionally, there will be community events hosted along the way, as well as a final celebration at the Fisher Mansion in Salt Lake City, which will include guest speakers and family-friendly activities. The group bike rides and event are free, but registration is requested. To register and for additional information, please visit GoldenSpokeUtah.org. If you have any questions and/or are interested in planning a community event, please contact Scott Hess at 801-363-4250 or shess@wfrc.org. Date Saturday, June 2, 2018 Tentative Times/Places 5:15 am: Group ride begins at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon 6:45 am: Group ride begins at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon 12:30 pm: Celebration event begins at the Fisher Mansion (1206 West 200 South, Salt Lake City) 1:30 pm: Estimated arrival time of group rides at the Jordan River Bridge in Salt Lake City


Utah Juneteenth Festival Kick-off Celebration

The 29th annual Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival will be held at multiple venues along the Wasatch Front from June 4-20 with our opening event on June 4th at the Gallivan Center from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s theme, “Year of Jubilee” will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of numerous events during the 1968 Civil Rights Movement and their impact today on Utah's Social Justice landscape. Juneteenth will also celebrate Utah’s African & African American history and culture and include live entertainment from some of the state's finest bands and artist, spoken word, poetry, ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, business and resource vendors, health screening and games for all ages. Mr. and Miss Juneteenth 2018 will be crowned at the opening event on June 4, along with the Juneteenth Essay Contest winners! Joshy Soul will headline the 29th Juneteenth Festival, the oldest celebration marking the end of slavery in the US. Co-sponsored by Excellence in Community. “The Juneteenth Festival brings communities together from all walks of life to honor our past, celebrate the richness of African and African American arts and culture, and embrace our future,” said Betty Sawyer, Project Success director and Weber State University, Community Involvement coordinator.


Utah Juneteenth Festival Kick-off Celebration

The 29th annual Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival will be held at multiple venues along the Wasatch Front from June 4-20 with our opening event on June 4th at the Gallivan Center from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s theme, “Year of Jubilee” will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of numerous events during the 1968 Civil Rights Movement and their impact today on Utah's Social Justice landscape. Juneteenth will also celebrate Utah’s African & African American history and culture and include live entertainment from some of the state's finest bands and artist, spoken word, poetry, ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, business and resource vendors, health screening and games for all ages. Mr. and Miss Juneteenth 2018 will be crowned at the opening event on June 4, along with the Juneteenth Essay Contest winners! Joshy Soul will headline the 29th Juneteenth Festival, the oldest celebration marking the end of slavery in the US. Co-sponsored by Excellence in Community. “The Juneteenth Festival brings communities together from all walks of life to honor our past, celebrate the richness of African and African American arts and culture, and embrace our future,” said Betty Sawyer, Project Success director and Weber State University, Community Involvement coordinator.


Bonanza Campout 2018

Utah’s largest and most diverse multi-day music, art, and camping festival has just released their full artist lineup for 2018! Bonanza Campout, now in its third year, is set to make it’s return to River’s Edge Campground in Heber, UT, over the June 22nd-24th weekend. Organized by Salt Lake City-based concert and festival production company Live Nite Events, Bonanza Campout 2018 continues to raise the bar in entertainment experiences in both Utah and the Mountain West region at large. Nestled in the old mining town of Heber, Utah, and sheltered by the base of the Jordanelle Dam, Bonanza Campout has deliberately chosen a site that provides attendees with a secluded and naturally beautiful setting; one perfect for an all-inclusive, weekend-long music festival. Bonanza Campout delivers the lineup and level of production that festival goers have come to expect of major music festivals, but in a boutique environment creating an intimate and memorable experience for fans and artists alike. With an eclectic mix of pop, hip-hop, EDM, and indie rock, this year’s festival will be headlined by prominent New York pop singer-songwriter Halsey, hip-hop heavyweight Wiz Kahlifa, and Grammy-nominated electronic DJ/producer ZHU. Additional high-profile artists include Phantogram, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Local Natives, BØRNS, Oh Wonder, Blackbear, Moon Taxi, Snakehips, and more (see full lineup below). Bonanza Campout will additionally feature a variety of art installations, local breweries, food trucks, a vendor village, and interactive fan experiences. This year will also see the return of the nightly Pond Yacht After Party, featuring an immersive stage setup with surprise guest DJs spinning each night. While camping options are still available, onsite cabins have already sold out with limited RV sites remaining. Like most experiences in life, Bonanza Campout is best when shared with friends. So gather your squad, gear up, and join us for year three of Utah’s biggest multi-day music festival! Watch the official lineup announcement video here: https://youtu.be/W75ou1lapv8 Tickets on sale at bonanzacampout.com


Bee Festival 2018

A Celebration of Pollination! Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators – and the flowers they love. Presented by CATALYST Magazine Slow Food Utah and Wasatch Community Gardens FREE! 9am-2pm @ the Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Team Farm: 622 W 100 S, just west of the Gateway) Workshops Meet the Experts Marketplace - ART, CRAFTS, etc. Plant Sale Entertainment Honey-based bake sale Honey tasting Kids activities Pollinator costume contest More! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS, CRAFTERS, EDUCATORS, ARTISTS, ENTERTAINERS: Email contact@catalystmagazine.net


Bee Festival 2018

A Celebration of Pollination! Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators – and the flowers they love. Presented by CATALYST Magazine Slow Food Utah and Wasatch Community Gardens FREE! 9am-2pm @ the Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Team Farm: 622 W 100 S, just west of the Gateway) Workshops Meet the Experts Marketplace - ART, CRAFTS, etc. Plant Sale Entertainment Honey-based bake sale Honey tasting Kids activities Pollinator costume contest More! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS, CRAFTERS, EDUCATORS, ARTISTS, ENTERTAINERS: Email contact@catalystmagazine.net


Bee Festival 2018

A Celebration of Pollination! Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators – and the flowers they love. Presented by CATALYST Magazine Slow Food Utah and Wasatch Community Gardens FREE! 9am-2pm @ the Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Team Farm: 622 W 100 S, just west of the Gateway) Workshops Meet the Experts Marketplace - ART, CRAFTS, etc. Plant Sale Entertainment Honey-based bake sale Honey tasting Kids activities Pollinator costume contest More! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS, CRAFTERS, EDUCATORS, ARTISTS, ENTERTAINERS: Email contact@catalystmagazine.net


Bee Festival 2018

A Celebration of Pollination! Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators – and the flowers they love. Presented by CATALYST Magazine Slow Food Utah and Wasatch Community Gardens FREE! 9am-2pm @ the Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Team Farm: 622 W 100 S, just west of the Gateway) Workshops Meet the Experts Marketplace - ART, CRAFTS, etc. Plant Sale Entertainment Honey-based bake sale Honey tasting Kids activities Pollinator costume contest More! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS, CRAFTERS, EDUCATORS, ARTISTS, ENTERTAINERS: Email contact@catalystmagazine.net


Bee Festival 2018

A Celebration of Pollination! Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators – and the flowers they love. Presented by CATALYST Magazine Slow Food Utah and Wasatch Community Gardens FREE! 9am-2pm @ the Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Team Farm: 622 W 100 S, just west of the Gateway) Workshops Meet the Experts Marketplace - ART, CRAFTS, etc. Plant Sale Entertainment Honey-based bake sale Honey tasting Kids activities Pollinator costume contest More! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS, CRAFTERS, EDUCATORS, ARTISTS, ENTERTAINERS: Email contact@catalystmagazine.net


Bee Festival 2018

A Celebration of Pollination! Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators – and the flowers they love. Presented by CATALYST Magazine Slow Food Utah and Wasatch Community Gardens FREE! 9am-2pm @ the Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Team Farm: 622 W 100 S, just west of the Gateway) Workshops Meet the Experts Marketplace - ART, CRAFTS, etc. Plant Sale Entertainment Honey-based bake sale Honey tasting Kids activities Pollinator costume contest More! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS, CRAFTERS, EDUCATORS, ARTISTS, ENTERTAINERS: Email contact@catalystmagazine.net