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Wildflowers, Pioneer Days, Ballroom Dancing, and Utah Theater: July Happenings in Utah.

Festivals as well as wildflowers are sprouting across the state. Take a wildflower hike, visit American Fork Steel Days or learn to dance at the library.


July 6th thru 15th: American Fork Steel Days. Highlights include a carnival, art show, car show, parade, and fireworks. Visit the website for more information.

July 8th: The Salt Lake County Library and Ballroom Utah are teaming up to offer free adult dance classes at various libraries through mid-August. Visit the library website for a full list of classes. On July 8th there will be a live concert at the Salt Lake County Viridian Event Center. The event will give participants a chance to try out their new moves. Music will be performed by Night Star Orchestra with Katrina Cannon, and will start at 7:30pm.

July 8th: Millcreek Arts Festival will be held at the renovated Baldwin Radio Factory, located at 3474 South 2300 East. Kevin Flynn renovated the building, which was once the site of a radio factory built in 1922, into an artspace with 15 art studios, a cafe, and vintage furniture store. Visit their Facebook page, for more information.

July 22nd thru July 30th: Wasatch Wildflower Festival. Wildflower hikes are planned July 22nd at Brighton, July 23rd at Solitude, July 29th at Alta, and July 30th at Snowbird. These hikes are sponsored by the Cottonwood Canyon Foundation and can vary in length and terrain. The focus is on observing and learning about Utah’s wildflowers. Go here for more information.

July 22nd: Moab Natsu Matsuri. Natsu Matsuri is a Japanese summer celebration held at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N 100 W, and is a fundraiser. There is a $10 per person entrance fee. The event includes Asian food tasting, sake and Japanese beer tasting (for an additional fee), and Taiko drumming performances. Event times are 3pm to 8pm. You can go here for more information.

July 24th: Ogden Pioneer Days. Capping off a month of activities, the day will feature a Children’s Parade at 8am on Washington Boulevard, 28th Street to 25th Street, followed by the main parade at 9am on Washington Boulevard, 30th Street to 20th Street. Other events throughout the day include team roping, rodeo, Miss Rodeo USA and fireworks. Click here for the schedule

Theater Listings:

Family Friendly

Hale Centre Theater: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, June 2nd to August 12th, 2017. 3333 Decker Lake Dr., West Valley City.

Hale Center Theater: Tarzan (Musical), June 8th to August 5th, 2017. 225 W 400 N, Orem.

Off Broadway Theatre: The Marx Brothers in A Night at the Imperial, June 23rd to July 29th, 2017. 272 S Main Street, Salt Lake City.

Desert Star Playhouse: The 3 Amigos – Showdown at the Del Taco Ranch, June 8th to August 19th, 2017. 4861 S State Street, Murray.

Utah Symphony: Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish, July 28th, 2017. Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City.

Eccles Theater: KUTV Days of 47 Pop Concert, July 14th to July 15, 2017. 131 S Main Street, Salt Lake City.

Kingsbury Hall: Dan TDM On Tour, July 15th, 2017. 1395 E Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City.

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre: 1776, June 16th to July 15th, 525 N 400 W, Centerville.

Sundance Summer Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, July 20th to August 12th. 8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance.

Tuacahn: Shrek The Musical, May to October. 1100 Tuacahn Dr., Ivins.

Date Night

Salt Lake Acting Company: Saturday’s Voyeur, June 21st to August 28th. 168 W 500 N, Salt Lake City.

Egyptian Theatre: Cabaret, June 30th to July 23rd, 2017. 328 Main Street, Park City.

Gallivan Center – Excellence in the Community: Joshy Soul & The Cool, July 20th, 2017. Gallivan Center, 239 S Main Street, Salt Lake City.


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