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April Activities

What is going on this April in Utah? We list statewide activities, events, festivals, theater and more.


April 20-21—UPOA Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride. This event raises funds for scholarships for the fallen and injured officers within the State of Utah. Open to the public, each milepost of the trail will recognize a fallen peace officer. For more info visit their website, or call 801-313-0760.

April 21—Earth Day at Ogden Nature Center. Held from 11am to 4pm at the Nature Center, 966 W 12th Street in Ogden. Enjoy earth friendly exhibitors, demonstrations, entertainment, food, nature crafts, and fun activities. Explore the trails, tour our green buildings and learn what you can do to improve the health of the planet. Admission is $4 per person with proceeds going to the Ogden Nature Center.

April 21—Salt Lake City Marathon. Register online. Runners of all ages and ability levels are welcome to this perennial favorite. The marathon and half marathon start at the Olympic Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Athlete Village. There is also a 5k run.

April 27—Arbor Day Free Admission at Red Butte Garden. Celebrate Arbor Day at Red Butte Garden with free admission all day. Events include tree giveaway, a tree scavenger hunt, exploration stops, tree planting, and tours. Go to their website for more information.

April 27-28—Wasatch Comic Con A free event for creators and fans at Valley Fair Mall, 3601 S 2700 W, West Valley City. Meet some of the best creators in entertainment. For more information visit and

April 28—Nihon Matsuri Japan Festival. The purpose of this festival is to share and educate the larger Utah community about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history, and traditions as well as to be a way to pass on the Japanese traditions and culture to younger fifth, sixth, and seventh generation Japanese Americans. Featured events include free children’s activities, 5 tea ceremonies, live performances, vendors, food, exhibits, and cosplay. For more information go to their website.

Local Theater

Family Friendly

Hale Centre Theatre, Sandy
Tuck Everlasting
April 2–June 23
9900 South Monroe Street, Sandy

Hale Center Theater, Orem
The Little Mermaid
February 16–April 14
225 West 400 North, Orem

Utah Children’s Theatre
The Parent Trap
April 20–May 26
3605 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Pioneer Theatre
Twelfth Night
March 30–April 14
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City

Eccles Theater
April 11–May 6
131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Off Broadway Theatre
The Little Miamaid
March 9–April 14
272 S Main Street, Salt Lake City

Desert Star Playhouse
March 22–June 2
4861 South State Street, Murray

Kingsbury Hall
April 20–21
1395 E Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
April 13–May 12
525 North 400 West, Centerville

Ziegfeld Theater
Disney’s Aladdin—Kids
April 19–23
Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 South Washington Blvd., Ogden

Empress Theatre
Catch Me if You Can
March 30–April 14
9104 West 2700 South, Magna

Ballet West
Shakespeare Suite
April 13–21
Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City

Repertory Dance Theatre
April 12–14
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Return—Part 3 of the “Together Alone” Trilogy
April 26–28
Regent Street Black Box at the Eccles Theater, 131 Main Street, Salt Lake City.

Utah Symphony
Whole Lotta Shakin’—From Swing to Rock
April 13–14
Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City

Gallivan Center – Excellence in the Community
Jay Lawrence Quintet
April 19
Gallivan Center, 239 Main Street, Salt Lake City

Date Night

Salt Lake Acting Company
Fun Home
April 4–May 13
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City

Plan-B Theatre Company
April 5–15
Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City.

Grand Theatre
Monty Python’s Spamalot
May 17–June 9
1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City

Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre
Park City Follies
April 20–29
328 Main Street, Park City

Utah Opera
Die Fledermaus
May 12–20
Capitol Theatre 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City.

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