Spend, Save Or Splurge – All The Weekend Awesome Along The Wasatch Front

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Spend, Save Or Splurge – All The Weekend Awesome Along The Wasatch Front. Don’t fool yourself. The kids are back in school, and that Summer Bucket List isn’t getting any shorter. Don’t let yourself say “well, I guess we’ll do it NEXT summer…” There’s a pile of weekend Awesome here, from freebies to something worth splurging on. Have a look…

Here’s a complete list of Farmer’s Markets along the Wasatch Front.

All kinds of wonderful plays and musicals can be found here.

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Friday 8.28:

All Day: Bear Lake Redenzvous – Mountain Man Festival in Laketown. Free to those dressed in period clothing and children, otherwise tickets are $3.

All Day: Utah Renaissance Faire – Thanksgiving Point. Jousting, entertainment, medieval food. Tickets: free up to $41.

All Day: Utah 8th Annual Peruvian Festival – Bountiful City Park, dancing, music, crafts and FOOD. Free admission.

All Day: Sanpete County Fair – County Fairgrounds, Manti. Tickets: see website.

10a-6p: Ogden Cannery Center Fall Boutique – free admission, back to school and holiday shopping.

11a-9p: Utah Women’s Expo – UCU Conference Center. Tickets: $5 or free here.

4:40p: Utah Women’s Soccer vs. Houston. Ute Soccer Field at the UofU.

6-9pm: Food Truck Rally – free admission, tons of food choices. Murray Park and Bountiful UofU campus.

6-9pm: Free Salt Lake Monarchs Game for two, plus t-shirt and swag for donating an old bike to the Salt Lake Bike Collective at Rio Tinto Stadium. The bikes are refurbished and given to children in low-income schools around the valley.

6:30pm: Art Talk – The National Park Poster Project, Kimball Arts Center, Park City. Free admission.

7pm: Ogden Raptors vs. Orem Owlz – Lindquist Field. Tickets: see website

7pm: BYU Women’s Soccer vs. Colorado – 1 University Hill, Provo. Tickets: see website.

7:30pm: Christina Perri & Colbie Caillat – Sandy Ampitheatre. Tickets: $30-42.

7:30/9:30pm: Ralphie May – WVC Wiseguys Comedy Club. Tickets: $25-50.

7:30pm: Utah Premiere Brass: British Style Brass Band – Brigham Young Park, SLC. Free admission.

8:30pm: Racing Extinction – free film screening at the City Park in Park City by the Sundance Film Institute.

9:30pm: Moonlight Canoeing on the Provo River – hear stories about the river, watch for wildlife and enjoy s’mores by the campfire. Tickets: $39

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Saturday, 8.29: 

All Day: Bear Lake Redenzvous – Mountain Man Festival in Laketown. Free to those dressed in period clothing and children, otherwise tickets are $3.

All Day: Utah Renaissance Faire – Thanksgiving Point. Jousting, entertainment, medieval food. Tickets: free up to $41.

All Day: Sanpete County Fair – County Fairgrounds, Manti. Tickets: see website.

8am: 5th Annual NF Walk – ¬†Children’s Tumor Foundation at Sugarhouse Park. Walk donation: $10-20

8am: Grub, Sweat and Tears Extreme 5K – Brian Head. Race fee: $40-45

8:30-11:30am: Breakfast With The Birds Fundraiser – Tracy Aviary, Liberty Park. Live music, mimosa bar, breakfast and behind the scenes. Tickets: $10-50.

9am: Solar Party with The Salt Lake Astronomical Society – Winchester Park, Murray. Free admission and lots of fancy telescopes to look through.

9am: Kid vs. Mud Course to benefit The Family Place – American West Heritage Center, Wellsville. Donation: $15

10a-4p: Enterprise Cornfest – classic cars, Dutch Oven dinner, half 5k, live music & corn. Tickets: see website.

10a-6p: Pet-A-Palooza – Viridian Event Center, West Jordan. Hundreds of cats and dogs, just waiting for you to adopt them! SL County Animal Services, admission is free.

10:30am: Introduction To Mountain Biking – Snowbasin Ski Resort, tickets are $15.

11a-5p: SoulWorks Full Moon Fair – Dancing Cranes, SLC. Palm reading, tarot, spiritual workshops, yoga…admission is free.

12n-10pm: Japanese Fall Festival: Aki Matsuri – Japantown, SLC. Food, dancing, amazing drummers and more. Free admission.

3:30pm: Dazed Out with Snoop Dog – Usana Ampitheatre, tickets: $35-60.

5-9pm: Select Health Bike Parade – Gallivan Center. We start there and take a short journey through the city–it’s an easy ride for kids. Back to the Gallivan Center for a FREE REAL Salt Lake watch party, bounce houses, food, tons and prizes and kid’s activities. Win a 4 pack of custom bikes from Scheel’s.

8:30pm: Dylan Altman – The Club at 50West, tickets: $20

mountain man

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Sunday, 8.30:

9am: Rocky Mountain Gun Show – Southtowne Expo. Tickets: $0-12

All Day: Bear Lake Redenzvous – Mountain Man Festival in Laketown. Free to those dressed in period clothing and children, otherwise tickets are $3.

12n-5:30pm: Blues, Brews & BBQ – Snowbasin Resort. Kid’s guided tours, free live music, free admission.

12n-6:30p: Oktoberfest – Snowbird Resort. Food, brews, kid’s activities and hiking. Free admission.

1pm: Utah Women’s Soccer vs. Cal State-Fullerton – Ute Soccer Field, UofU. Tickets: see website.

2:30pm: Westminster Women’s Soccer vs. Idaho State – Westminster College Dunke Field. Tickets: see website.

4pm: Ogden Raptors vs. Orem Owlz – Lindquist Field, Ogden. Tickets: see website.

7pm: Eagles of Death Metal – In The Venue, SLC. Tickets: see website

9pm: Karaoke with Jackson – Summit Lounge, Layton. 21 and over.

Need more ideas? Be sure to check my girlie Michelle’s excellent site EnjoyUtah.org

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