Free music events take place every day on Temple Square and at Brigham Young Historic Park, including daily organ recitals at noon (Tabernacle) and 2 p.m. (Conference Center), outdoor concerts Tuesday and Friday evenings (Brigham Young Historic Park), local musical artists Saturday evenings (Assembly Hall), and Music and the Spoken Word with the Tabernacle Choir on Sundays (Conference Center).
Wiseguys comedy clubs at Trolley Square, West Valley City and Ogden bring live comedy to Utah audiences including national touring acts, local favorites, open mic nights, clean comedy nights and more. Shows Tuesday through Saturday. This month's special events include Jeff Dye, Jay Larson and Steve Soelberg.
Wiseguys Trolley Square
505 S. 600 E.
Wiseguys West Valley
2194 W. 3500 S.
269 Historic 25th Street in Ogden
13. Salt Lake Bees
The Bees' schedule for the month of August includes home stands Aug. 1-8, 18-21, 27-31.
Spring Mobile Ballpark
77 West 1300 South
Tickets $8-$24; see website or call for promotions
The popular Park City Arts Festival features the work of more than 220 artists including visual arts, performance art, music, food and film. This year's festival will also feature visual arts, cuisine, live music on 2 stages and film experiences all weekend long. New experiences this year include Festival After Dark and Taste of Art dining specials by participating restaurants.
Friday, Aug. 3, 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Historic Main Street in Park City
Weekend pass: $10 adults, $5 children
Summit County residents free Friday night
15. Real Salt Lake
RSL will be on the road most of August, with only one home game:
- Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m. @ Colorado Rockies (ABC4)
- Saturday, Aug. 11, 5 p.m. @ Vancouver Whitecaps (ABC4)
- Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. vs. FC Dallas (ABC4)
- Friday, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m. @ Philadelphia Union (NBC Sports)
Rio Tinto Stadium
9256 S. State St. in Sandy
Tickets $18-$100; see website for promotions
All RSL games (home and away) will be broadcast on KALL 700 Sports (English) and Ke Buena 1600 AM (Spanish).
Survivors at the Summit benefits the Cancer Wellness House, a nonprofit organization that provides free programs to those living with cancer and their family and friends. Survivors at the Summit is an opportunity for all whose lives have been affected by cancer to come together for a day of outdoor adventure, entertainment and camaraderie.
Participants can enjoy a pancake breakfast at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, then hike or ride the tram to Hidden Peak, where they will view tribute flags and participate in a Celebration of Life ceremony.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012
Breakfast at 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Celebration of Life Ceremony 12:30 p.m.
Registrations $15-$135, depending on group size
Tribute flags $20
For more info see website
17. Tour of Utah
Many of the world's best pro cyclists, fresh from the Tour de France and Olympic Games, will race around Utah August 10-14, in the six-day,545-mile Tour of Utah, covering some of the Beehive State's most demanding terrain. Each stage of the race brings a different challenge, whether it's a fast, flat loop around Utah Lake, speeding through close crowds at Miller Motorsports Park, or enduring the epic, up-and-down 100-mile journey from Park City to Sandy and back to Snowbird.
Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 7-12, 2012, times and locations vary
Community events associated with each stage; check calendar for details.
The Salt Lake County Fair features livestock and craft exhibits, a petting zoo, helicopter rides, a carnival and all the fair food you can eat. There's tons of free entertainment, including Josh Gracin Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Josh Gracin concert is free, but you do need a ticket, available at the fairgrounds or at Mountain America Credit Unions. Call or visit the website for more info.
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 8-11, 2012, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Salt Lake County Fairgrounds
2100 W. 11400 S.
Admission and most entertainment is free; Kix Brooks concert, carnival rides and demolition derbies require ticket purchase.
The Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival starts with sunrise launches beginning at 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, at Storm Mountain Park. If you arrive early, you may find a balloon crew that needs a volunteer to ride along! Saturday evening festivities move to the promenade in front of Sandy City Hall, where spectators can enjoy glowing balloons, plus food for sale and free music by the Folka Dots.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11, 7 a.m.
Storm Mountain Park, 11400 S. 1000 E.
Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.
Sandy City Hall
10000 S. 173 W.
Festival is free; food available for purchase.
20. Craft Lake City
Craft Lake City brings dozens of crafters and artisans to the Gallivan Center offering unique handmade home decor, jewelry, quilts, clothing, gifts and much more. Affordably-priced items like silk-screened posters, reconstructed clothing, knitted items and jewelry will be available, along with free entertainment, craft demonstrations, street performers and musical acts. There's also a kids' craft fair and cool engineering demos.
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, noon-10 p.m.
239 S Main St.