Fun, cheap, or free Summer activities

Here are a few fun/cheap/free events going on in Utah throughout the summer. It's a good way to get your family outside, to learn more about our local area, have fun, and…it's free!


Every Saturday mornings from 8:00am-1:00pm at Pioneer Park (300 s 300 w Salt Lake City, UT 84101) and Tuesday evenings from August 3 – Oct 14, 4-8pm.
It goes from June – October 18 this year. It's free and has a great variety of things to see and buy, so check it out!
“Spend some time strolling the aisles at Utah's largest farmers market,” said Kim Angeli-Selin, Market Manager. “In addition to seasonal offerings, the Market offers the most eclectic brunch in town as well as a juried art and craft market with more than 80 booths displaying local, handmade treasures. We have a full season of programming to complement the market including cooking demonstrations and tastings, live music, kids' activities and more.”
Park Silly Sunday Market

This is a street festival that goes from June to September 26 this year, each Sunday from 10:00am -5:00pm. It's on Park City's historic Main street (900 to 200 Main st Park City, UT 84060.
“Come and enjoy a Utah's zero waste street festival and open air market on Park City's Historic Main street.”

This is from June to September 16 this year: Tues-Thurs 11:00-6:00. Friday 11:00-9:00. Saturday 11:00-6:00. It's at the Salt Lake Art Center (20 S West Temple, Salt Lake 84101).
“Salt Lake Art Center and 337 Project are pleased to present Contemporary Masters, 18 fully-playable holes of miniature golf art designed by Utah and national artists.”

This is so fun! Every Thursday night this Summer (until Aug 26) there will be a free movie playing on the Southwest lawn at the Capitol Building. Admission is free. Films begin at dusk, and there is usually live music and entertainment preceding the movie. Bring your families, dinner, and blankets and have fun!

No, they don't mean vampires. This is a FREE outdoor concert series at Pioneer Park (300 s 300 w Salt Lake City, UT 84101). It goes until Aug 26 every Thursday evening. Gates open at 5:00pm, this is also when the Twilight Market opens. The concerts begin at 7:00pm. One thing that's cool? Concerts are held regardless of weather…rain or chine, the show must go on! Just note, you can't bring outside food in.

This is another outdoor market at the International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake City (1000 s. 900 w) on Sundays from 10:00-3:00.
“…an outdoor farmer's market…they feature local produce and prepared foods, artisan products and entertainment. Its mission is to support local goods, entrepreneurship and diversity in Utah.”

At the Gallivan Center (239 s. Main St.) every weekday from 12:00-1:00 they hold free concerts from local artists. Click HERE to see the schedule.
“If you are downtown during the lunch hour, come over to the Gallivan Center and catch some of the best local talent in SLC. Just don't forget to bring your lunch!”

At the Gallivan Center (239 s. Main St.) they hold a movie night every Monday at 9:00pm (through July 26). They show classic Cary Grant movies on a big inflatable screen.
“so checkout our schedule for July and make sure to bring a couple of lawn chairs and friends to a classic, romantic night at the Gallivan Center.”

This is a free daily workout at the Gallivan Center (239 s. Main St.). You need to register HERE. It sounds so fun! They have a live DJ and various classes. I'm going to try it this week, you should to!

Every Friday evening from 3pm until Dusk (9:00-9:30ish?) Sugar House is introducing its own Farmer's Market! It's at the sugar House Monument Plaza (2100 s. 100 e. SLC). This goes until October 15 and should be a fun addition to Salt Lake!

Every Friday night at 7pm there is also a concert series in Sugar House, at 1229 e. Wilmington Ave (aprox 2190 s). This is free! I suggest visiting their Farmer's Market (see above) then sticking around for the concert. This runs until September 17th. This looks fun too, there are so many neat things going in this summer!
Lastly, here's a site that I found that gives you an entire MONTH of activities to do with your kids. They aren't all necessarily free, but they look fun. Check it out HERE.
Do you know of any events that I should blog about? 
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  1. Avatarallisonbarclay says

    One note about the Twilight Concert Series…it is a super fun event, BUT not really family friendly. It is very crowded and I’ve seen lots of little kids in tears from being squished. So, come enjoy the fun, but make sure you get a babysitter!

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