From the 5th annual Made in Utah festival, to Utah theater, to star gazing, there are always plenty of activities and events all summer long in Utah, and August isn’t going to change that.
Utah Stories keeps you local—check out these awesome local events and activities going on all month long, you’re sure to find something for you and your family.
August 10—the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S. From their website: “The Wasatch International Food Festival celebrates haute cuisine, street food, and everything in between. We want to dish up these rich and diverse menus with you, with a side of music and fun.” This event will run from 11 am to 10 pm. Visit foodfestutah.org for more information.
August 10—Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, 20 Plaza, Stansbury Park. Held from sunset to 11 pm and hosted by Salt Lake Astronomical Society. They will have telescopes set up to view the night sky. Go to slas.us for more information and a map.
August 10—Ogden Nature Center, 966 W 12th Street. Come for an evening of food, brews, spirits, bird trivia, and live birds. There will even be a bird-themed trivia match. Each participant will take home a one-of-a-kind, souvenir beer glass. Must be 21 or older to attend. I.D. will be checked at the door. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. You can register at ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.
August 17—on Magna’s Main Street. Events include kids crafts, art show, live music, vendors, food, and entertainment. Sponsored by the Magna Arts Council, Magna Town Council, and ZAP. Held from 10 am to 8 pm. Visit facebook.com/magnaarts for more information.
August 23 and 24—Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi. 1 ticket = 100 shows including the joust. The general admission ticket includes access to over 100 shows and attractions including siege machines, armored combat fights, plays, music, comedy, magic, escape artists, fire breathers, spinners, jugglers, dancers, artisan demonstrations, games, historical presentations, calligraphy, and more. Tickets are $15 for adults with discounts for students, military, and children. Purchase tickets at utahrenfaire.org.
August 24 and 25
5th annual Made in Utah Festival at The Blocks at The Gateway, 400 W 100 S. Bigger than ever and free to the public, this pet- and family-friendly event offers a wide range of local vendors including artists, craftsmen, food trucks, restaurants, and food purveyors, along with locally crafted drinks, beer, liquor, and cocktails. There will be two stages featuring local bands and performers. Find more information at MadeInUtahFest.com.
August 24 and 25
This summer, Made in Utah Festival VIP: Utah Bites, Sips, and Art will be celebrating Utah food, drinks, and arts. With this event, they want to showcase the best of food and drink creations and pair them with exceptional art from Utah. Park City Culinary Institute will give cooking demonstrations, Utah Arts Alliance will feature some of the best upcoming artists. This event will take place in multiple indoor venues on Saturday, August 24 from 1 pm to 7pm and Sunday, August 25 from 1pm to 6pm at The Gateway. Tickets start at $35 and include two drink and food samples. You must be 21 or over to attend VIP. Proceeds will be used to sponsor The Utah Stories Show podcast, which dives deeper into local issues. MadeinUtahFest.com.
August 26–September 12
The festival brings world-class artists performing chamber, jazz, Latin, and traditional music as over 20 events of “music in concert with the landscape.” Go on music hikes, multi-day musical raft trips, a jet board ride, and concert at a pristine wilderness grotto, and more. Visit moabmusicfest.org for more information and tickets.
The list of Utah shows playing in and around the valley is extensive and exciting. Whether you finally want to check out the sung-and-rapped through musical about one of our Founding Fathers or be astounded at the words kids can spell but you cannot at a County Spelling Bee—you’d have to work not to find something of interest.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 1–September 7
9900 South Monroe Street, Sandy
August 15–September 14
225 West 400 North, Orem
Book of Mormon
131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City
August 2–September 7
272 South Main Street, Salt Lake City
Addams Family Reunion
August 29–November 9
4861 South State Street, Murray
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
August 2–August 31
525 North 400 West, Centerville
David Feherty—Live Off Tour
1395 E Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City
Sting with the Utah Symphony
USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 Upper Ridge Road, West Valley City
Night on Broadway
Gallivan Center, 239 S Main Street, Salt Lake City
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
August 2 –August 17
745 State Street, Orem
Disney’s When You Wish, The Little Mermaid, The Sound of Music
1100 Tuacahn Dr., Ivins
July 8–August 10
8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance
August 30–September 14
9104 West 2700 South, Magna
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 17–September 28
3605 South State Street, Salt Lake City
New Century Dance Project
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City
Need a night out? Here are some great date-night activities to choose from:
Barefoot in the Park
328 Main Street, Park City
The Marvelous Wonderettes
August 16–September 8
1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
October 24–November 9
Regent Street Black Box Theater, 131 S Main Street, Salt Lake City
September 20–October 5
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City
Other Utah Festivals
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Book of Will, The Conclusion of Henry VI Parts Two & Three, Twelfth Night, Every Brilliant Thing, The Price.
Beverley Center for the Arts, 195 West Center Street, Cedar City
Mary Poppins, Newsies, West Side Story, The Marriage of Figaro, Bravo Caruso, Master Class
59 South 100 West, Logan