Community Events

Things to do in October

October offers everything from witches in West Jordan, concerts in Taylorsville & Ogden, bird watching at Alta, a Celtic Festival in Moab and haunted trails in Draper.


Through October

Witchfest at Gardner Village. Witchfest is an annual event for the family at Gardner Village on 1100 W. 7800 S, West Jordan. Events include a Witchapalooza Dinner Theater, Breakfast with a Witch, Witch displays & scavenger hunts, Witches Night Out on Saturday evenings, and more. Find information on the Gardner Village website. 

October 12

Twisted Pine Concert. An American Funk Bluegrass Concert at The Monarch, Ogden. With Kathleen Parks on fiddle, Dan Bui on mandolin, Sartori on bass and Anh Phung on flute this group offers improvisation and intricate arrangements. Tickets can be purchased online .

October 13

West Valley Symphony at the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, 2525 Taylorsville Blvd. Taylorsville. This “Friday the 13th” performance starts at 7pm. See their website for more information. 

October 14

The Makers Hive Market at The Gateway. Held from 11am to 4pm and featuring live music, local makers & vendors, kids arts & crafts, face painting, shopping, and more. This is a family friendly, dog friendly event. 

October 19

Alta Birding Hikes at Alta at Snowpine Lodge. The Tracy Aviary Conservation Team offers a bird survey at Alta in Little Cottonwood Canyon. From 9am to 12pm, the event includes updates on the year’s findings and a guided bird walk. Registration is required.

October 20-22

Scots on the Rocks Moab Celtic Festival. Held at the Center Street Ballpark, this event is celebrating 10 years. This event will include pipe bands & solo competitions, a Highland dance competition, Scottish heavy athletic competitions, clans, vendors and entertainment. 

October 26-28

Draper Haunted Trail. From 5pm to 9:30pm nightly at the Ballard Arena (1600 E Highland). Hike along the trail filled with creepy creatures, spooky sounds, and ghostly effects. Tickets at $3.25 per child – 15 and younger, parents are free when accompanying a paying child. Tickets are for specific time slots and are non-refundable. The trail is a third of a mile. For questions contact the Community Events Manager at (801) 576-6584. Visit the Draper website for tickets and more information. 

Feature Image Photo courtesy of Gardner Village Facebook page.


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