Spend, Save Or Splurge – All The Good Weekend Stuff

food truck

(photo credit: Doug)

Spend, Save Or Splurge – All The Good Weekend Stuff Along The Wasatch Front. It’s windy, wet and cold as I write this, but this is Utah, which means that the weather will likely change into sunny and 300 degrees anytime now. Here’s the best of everything happening this weekend along the Wasatch Front. Take a look and make some plans, missy!

 

county fair

(photo credit: Robert Bejil)

Friday 8.7:

All day: Sandy Balloon Festival – Storm Mountain Park. Admission is free, and you might be able score a ride!

All day: Midvale Harvest Days – starts today with neighborhood block parties all over the city. Find the complete schedule here.

All day: Raspberry Days – Garden City

All day: Sevier County Fair – Richfield

All day: Juab County Fair – Juab County Fairgrounds, Nephi.

10am-6pm: Heber Valley Fly-Fishing Festival – free admission, booths, free fishing, lots of prizes.

Noon-10pm: Cache County Fair and Rodeo – contests for kids, animal showings, arts and crafts. Runs through tomorrow, ticket info here.

Noon-10pm: Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival – Sugarhouse. Interactive dance, shows, art and food. Festival runs through Sunday. Admission tattoo is $10.00.

4:30pm: Salt Lake’s Avenues area closes down for Tour of Utah: Stage 5 Bike Race – 55 mile ride.

5pm-10pm: Craft Lake City DIY Festival – Gallivan Center. Kids 12 and under are free, adults $5.00.

6pm-8pm: Food Truck Rally – University of Utah Bountiful campus parking lot and Murray Park, Constitution Circle. Admission is free, food will cost.

6pm-10pm: Granary Row Market – music, food and vendors, crafts and booths. Free admission.

6pm-9pm: Millcreek Venture Out – Canyon Rim Park. Food, free movies, vendors and fun. Free admission.

7pm: Salt Lake Bees vs. Las Vegas 51’s – Smith Ballpark. Ticket info here.

7:15pm: Orem Owlz vs. Great Falls Voyagers – Brent Brown Ballpark, UVU. Ticket info here.

7:30pm – 9:30pm: Chris Kattan – Wiseguys Comedy Club, WVC. Tickets: $20.00.

8pm: The Book Of Mormon Musical – Capitol Theatre. Tickets: $60-160

8:30pm: Star Party with the Salt Lake Astronomical Society – Wheeler Farm. Come view the meteor showers through their high-tech scopes. Free admission.

8:30pm: “Hook” at Snowbird Resort – free admission to family movie night.

 

ballon fest

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Saturday 8.8:

All day: Salt Lake Gaming Con – South Towne Convention Center. All things gaming and cosplay. Tickets: $25-40.

All day: Sandy Balloon Festival – Admission is free, the night flights start at 8pm in front of Sandy City Hall.

All day: Midvale Harvest Days – 5K, all you can eat pancake breakfast. Harvast Days Parade at 10am. Find the complete schedule here.

All day: Raspberry Days – Garden City

All day: Sevier County Fair – Richfield

All day: Juab County Fair – Juab County Fairgrounds, Nephi.

All day: Under The Stars Car Show – Sunset Central Park. Admission is free.

8am: Tour of Utah: Queen Stage – bike racing at it’s finest at Snowbird Resort. Admission is free.

8am: Dash For Donation – race at Sugarhouse Park to support organ donation. Run fee: $20-35

10am-6pm: Heber Valley Fly-Fishing Festival – free admission, booths, free fishing, lots of prizes.

10am: Free ACT Testing – take the test for free at the Sandy Library.

Noon-10pm: Cache County Fair and Rodeo – contests for kids, animal showings, arts and crafts, ticket info here.

Noon-10pm: Craft Lake City – Gallivan Center. Tickets: $10, children 12 and under are free.

Noon-10pm: Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival – Sugarhouse. Ticket tattoos are $10.00

1:30pm: Ruff! – SL Sprague Library. Plan B Theatre Company’s play about dogs and their humans, excellent for kids! Therapy animals at the performance. Free admission.

2:30pm: Raptors at Discovery Gateway – free show for kids with beautiful wild creatures.

6pm-10pm: Moonlight Madness Beach Party – Gardner Village. Free admission, dancing, shopping, contests.

6:30pm: Salt Lake Bees vs. Las Vegas 51’s – Smith Ballpark. Ticket info here.

7pm: The Suffers at the Cool Air Concert Series – Snowbird Resort. Free admission, food is available.

7pm: Kelly Clarkson – Maverick Center. Tickets: $29-99.00.

7pm: Walk The Moon – The Complex SLC. Tickets: $27.00

7pm: Molly Morbids vs. Gallatin Roller Girlz – roller derby at it’s finest! Shove Shack, Lindon. Tickets: $12.

7:30pm: REAL Monarchs SLC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks – Rio Tinto Stadium. Tickets: $11-25

7:30pm: Kristin Chenowith with the Utah Symphony – Deer Valley. Tickets $44

 

bike race

(photo credit: Andrew Louis)

Sunday 8.9:

9am-1pm: Urban Flea Market – free admission, 600 South and Main in SLC

11:30am: Singing With The Birds – Tracey Aviary. Live music, all kinds of fun exhibitions. Tickets are free to $7.00.

12pm: Ruff! – SL Sprague Library. Plan B Theatre Company’s play about dogs and their humans, excellent for kids! Therapy animals at the performance. Free admission.

12pm: Tour Of Utah: Stage 7 – Park City Main Street. Free admission to view the bike race.

Noon-10pm: Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival – Sugarhouse. Admission tattoo is $10.

12:30pm-5:30pm: Blues, Brews & BBQ – Snowbasin Resort. Admission is free, live music.

1pm: Salt Lake Bees vs. Las Vegas 51s – Smith Ballpark. Tickets here.

4:15pm: Orem Owlz vs. Great Falls Voyagers – Brent Brown Ballpark, UVU. Tickets here.

6pm: The Book of Mormon Musical – Capitol Theatre. Tickets: $60-160.

7pm: Chris Kattan – Wise Guys Comedy Club, WVC. Tickets: $20

Still not finding what you want? My girlie Michelle’s excellent blog EnjoyUtah.org likely has it.

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