From the forests of the Wasatch Mountains to the crimson rocks of its southern deserts, Utah is home to exciting outdoor recreation and friendly locals. In the winter, the fluffy snow draws visitors for skiing and snowboarding, and the warm temperatures of summer entice hikers from all over the world. In addition to the outdoor amusement, the cities of Utah are also home to an abundance of art festivals, musical productions, historical museums and more.
- Library Square 200 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 in Salt Lake City, UT
The third week of June carves out four days of art celebration downtown on Library Square. Visual, performing and culinary artists have astounded 80,000 visitors annually since 1977; this includes live music, dancing and kids' activities. Over 250 artists share their creations in a three-block stretch of town. Think about what "culinary" art entails, and then plan your visit.
- Salt Lake City, Utah in Salt lake city, UT
The founding of the city by Mormon pioneers in 1847 is a celebration that includes: rodeos, parades, dinners, first encampment hikes and royalty pageants. Don't forget Family Fun Day and the Float Preview Party. Events begin in March and culminate in this July event and horses are involved frequently. It's a state holiday! Celebrate it here.
- Historic Main Street Park City, UT 84060 in Park City, UT
The very first part of August, a Kimball Arts Center fundraiser is held to fund and support free exhibitions, gallery tours and Art Talks year-round as well as art education outreach for the entire community. Over 200 artists, jury-selected, in 12 media areas, exhibit in historic Main street for over 57,000 visitors. A children's area, music and excellent cuisine are included. This event is partnered with the Sundance Institute, the Park City Performing Arts Foundation and the Deer Valley Music Festival, to name a few.
- Moab, Utah in Moab, UT
Classical chamber music is showcased in the last of August and first week of September for 12 days in the red canyon-lands of Moab; old and new masterpieces from around the world are performed. This feast for the senses is an international event. Ancient red rock surrounds the concert venues for heightened enjoyment of sights and sounds.
- Address: work 155 North 1000 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Map It in Salt lake city, UT
After the first few days of September, the state fair opens up with a bang and runs for 11 days. From deep fried Twinkies to fine art, it's all in there. Rides, animals, live music, and more draw thousands. Interesting competitions and maggot sandwiches are unique to this state fair, but are not required activities. Of course, there are a lot of games and little yellow ducky grabs for toddler prizes.
The Bard and other dramatists provide plays that are staged in the Elizabethan-styled Adams Shakespearean Theatre and the modern Randall Jones Theatre from June to October. Backstage tours and literary debates ensue, and plays are performed by local and visiting professional theater groups. A few contemporary plays are performed during the festival as well in this thespian haven.