August is an amazing time for the arts, music and sports in Salt Lake City. Browse the list for dozens of terrific ways to get out and enjoy SLC's summertime!
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Music and a summer evening go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Here's a list of the Salt Lake area's popular summer concert series, including the Twilight Concert Series, Red Butte Garden Concerts, Gallivan Center concerts and music events at Utah ski resorts. Many events are free. Browse the list, and you're almost sure to find an event that appeals to you.
August brings sweet corn, tomatoes, squash and a lot more to Salt Lake area farmers markets. August and September are the best months for fresh produce in Utah, so take advantage and fill your basket with summer's bounty.
There's plenty of free entertainment in the Salt Lake area during the summer, including free movie nights sponsored by community organizations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Most are outdoors, so bring a blanket and a few of your best friends to enjoy a great movie and a beautiful summer evening!
Prevent summer boredom with this list of Salt Lake area summer day camps for kids, including fun programs at Bad Dog Arts, Miss Kaye's Performing Arts Camp, the Utah Children's Theatre, University of Utah and more.
The summer season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival features The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mary Stuart, Titus Andronicus, Scapin, To Kill a Mockingbird, Les Miserables and selections from the New American Playwrights Project. The fall season includes Hamlet, Les Miserables and Stones in His Pockets. Hosted by Southern Utah University in its replica Globe Theatre and two other theaters, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is a great event that's definitely worth the trip to Cedar City.
Thursday, June 21-Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
300 W. Center Street in Cedar City
Utah, with its famed Bonneville Salt Flats, has a special connection to speed, and "Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile," a special exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, explores that connection with a display of rare and priceless racing automobiles.
June 2-Sept. 16, 2012
Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah
410 Campus Center Drive in Salt Lake City
Tickets $2-$18, UMFA members free
This special exhibit is not included with the Salt Lake Connect Pass
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of OZ. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for "the most completely satisfying new musical in a long time"(USA Today).
July 18-Aug. 26, 2012
50 W. 200 S.
The Utah Festival Opera features My Fair Lady, Tosca, Kiss Me, Kate, and Faust, plus concerts and special performances from July 12-Aug. 11.
59 S. 100 W. in Logan
Tracy Aviary will be open to the general public until 8 p.m. Monday nights throughout the summer, and adult admission is only $5.
Mondays June-August, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
589 East 1300 S.
Regular admission: adults $7, students and seniors $6, children $5. Ages 3 and under free.
Weekday Workouts are designed to move, tone and shape those muscles that have been stuck behind your desk all day! The free classes begin right after work at 5:15 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, June 4-Aug. 16, 2012, 5:15-6 p.m., except holidays and special events