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Explore Utah in September

Go to the fair, plant a flower, take a run, blaze a trail, or see a play. It’s all here in Utah in September.


Autumn Activities

September 7–17: Utah State Fair. Highlights include entertainment, children’s activities, exhibits, vendors, and demolition derby. The theme this year is Beyond Ordinary. Adults get in for $10 and children for $8. Look for discount days.

September 8–10: Blazer Bash in Moab. Experience 3 days of guided trail runs on the 4×4/Jeep Safari routes in the Moab area. Most attendees drive full-size GM trucks, but all makes are welcome. Friday night catered BBQ dinner in Old City Park. Event registration is required thru website. For more info visit their website or call 970-834-2884.

September 19: Walk and Wag Event. Bring your leashed pooch for a moderate 2-3 mile hound hike (people and animal-friendly dogs only) at the Ogden Nature Center North Trailhead. An ONC teacher naturalist will discuss Leave No Trace ethics for your furry friend before embarking on a hike along the Wasatch Front. Please RSVP by Monday, September 18th.The Ogden Nature Center is located at 1176 N Mountain Road in Ogden. Check here for more information.

September 19: Teton Gravity Research Ski & Snowboard film, Rogue Elements at the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. Gates will open at 6pm on September 19th and the movie will start at 8pm. Garden Members: $12 / General Public: $17 / Kids ages 3-16: $10 / Day of Show: $20 Bring your own cooler, picnic, blankets, and low-back chairs. There will be live music before the film, sweet schwag giveaways and more. Check their website for more information.

September 23: India Fest. Held at the Spanish Fork Krishna Temple, 8628 S State Road, Spanish Fork, Utah. Festivities begin at 5pm and will feature Indian food, dance, music, dramas, and fireworks. Visit here for more information.

September 23: Run to Walk in Provo. This race supports the Now I Can organization which helps children with disabilities gain more independence through physical therapy. Race start time is 8am for 5k participants, followed by 1-mile participants. The race will take off from the Now I Can Foundation on 1676 N Freedom Blvd., Provo, Utah. Check here for more information.

September 29 and 30: Fall Bulb & Native Plant Sale Fundraiser at Red Butte Garden. The sale will start at 1pm and last until 7:30pm on Friday, and from 9am to 7:30pm on Saturday. Regular garden admission. Garden members are free. Find a wide selection of flowering bulbs, organic garlic bulbs, ornamental grasses, flowering perennials, native and water-wise plants. Find more information here.

Theater Listings

Family Friendly

Hale Centre Theater: The Heart of Robin Hood, August 25–October 14. 3333 Decker Lake Dr., West Valley City.

Hale Center Theater: Pillow Talk, August 11–September 23. 225 West 400 North, Orem.

Off Broadway Theatre: Utahoma, August 1–September 16. 272 S Main Street, Salt Lake City.

Desert Star Playhouse: Wicked-er, August 24–November 4. 4861 South State Street, Murray.

Eccles Theater: An American in Paris, October 10–15. 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City.

Kingsbury Hall: One-Man Star Wars, September 29. 1395 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City.

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre: Fairytale Festival, September 15 and 16. 525 North 400 West, Centerville.

Tuacahn: Mama Mia!, July 14–21. 1100 Tuacahn Dr., Ivins.

Ballet West: Aladdin, October 19–22. Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City.

Repertory Dance Theatre: Ring Around the Rose, September 9–May 12, 2018. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City.

Utah Children’s Theatre: 6th Annual Shakespeare Festival, August 19–September 30. 3605 South. State Street, Salt Lake City.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company: Parallax: An Evening of Contemporary Dance, September 28–30. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City.

Utah Symphony: Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert, September 7 and 8. Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City.

Date Night

Salt Lake Acting Company: Bull Shark Attack, September 7–16. 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City.

Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre: Next to Normal, September 8–17. 328 Main Street, Park City.

Gallivan Center – Excellence in the Community: Kris Johnson Quintet, September 21. Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City.

Pioneer Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, September 15–30. 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City.

Utah Opera: An Evening with Renee Fleming, September 13. Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City.



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