The bustling downtown streets of Salt Lake City are always filled with fun things to do, and many of them are free! Check out some of the things happening in the city this month.
International Days 2014
Explore culture from all over the world this weekend! Tonight (Aug. 14) is the country spotlight show featuring modern and traditional dance from Indonesia. Tomorrow, Folklore Fun at the Veridian will include workshops and dance and music from all over the world. On Saturday, the Colors of the World Expo is a great place to take the kids for activities, kite flying, and one performance after another.
• Thurs. Aug. 14: Country Spotlight Show – Indonesia
Elk Ridge Middle School, 3659 W. 9800 S., South Jordan, UT 84095
• Fri. Aug. 15: Folklore Fun at the Veridian
Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, UT 84084
Workshops: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Performances: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• Sat. Aug. 16: Colors of the World Expo
W&M Butterfield Park, 6212 W. 14200 S., Herriman, UT 84096
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Movies Under the Stars
Every year, screens free movies under the stars on the lawn of the State Capitol. This year, bring the kids for an event they’ll never forget as they watch Despicable Me 2 this Friday or Frozen on the 29th. The movies are preceded by performances from local bands until the sun sets enough to show the film.
350 N State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and films begin at sundown
• Fri. Aug. 15: Despicable Me 2
• Fri. Aug. 29: Frozen
Concerts in the Park
Free summer concerts at Brigham Young Historic Park continue throughout the month of August and there are only a few left! Spread your blankets, set up your lawn chairs, and enjoy an evening of music.
59 E North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Music starts at 7:30 p.m.
• Fri. Aug. 15: Ayllupura – South American and Andean folk music
• Tues. Aug. 19: SunShade ’n Rain – Nostalgic musical program in three-part harmony.
• Fri. Aug. 22: Voice Male – Nationally known comedic a cappella group.
• Tues. Aug. 26: One Voice Children’s Choir – Patriotic selections and inspirational tunes.
• Fri. Aug. 19: Miles to Go – Foot-stomping bluegrass band.
Project Oxygen with Mark Miller Subaru
For every car sold at either Mark Miller Subaru dealership, a tree will be planted by TreeUtah! Join in and help as 2,000 trees are planted this Saturday at Solitude Mountain Resort, and then stay for a delicious barbeque to celebrate. This event is free, but does require registration on the website.
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
• Sat. Aug. 16: Solitude Mountain Resort
Summer Dance Festival: Rise of the Phoenix
This family friendly dance festival will be fun for all ages complete with food trucks, market vendors, and tons of dancers. Visit the website for more information!
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, UT 84084
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• Sat. Aug. 23: Viridian Event Center
Storytelling: Animal Superpowers
Every month, local storyteller Sam Payne reads and acts out an animal story for excited onlooking families. Hosted by Hogle Zoo, this will be a favorite for kids and parents alike! Come enjoy this month’s story, Animal Superpowers.
209 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
• Thurs. Aug. 28: The Leonardo at Library Square
Event information gathered from visitsaltlake.com and nowplayingutah.com