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Salt Lake City August Events



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!

Note: While we do our best to make sure all details are accurate, please call or visit the event's website to make sure times, dates, places and prices are correct.

Summer Concerts

Courtesy Red Butte Garden

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.

Farmers Markets

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.

Free Summer Movies

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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!

Summer Day Camps for Kids


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 Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City

Utah Shakespeare Festival

The summer season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival features King John, Love's Labour's Lost, The Tempest, Anything Goes, Twelve Angry Men, Peter and the Starcatcher, and selections from the New American Playwrights Project. The fall season includes Richard II, The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Peter and the Starcatcher. Hosted by Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is a great event that's definitely worth the trip to Cedar City.

June 24 through October 19, 2013

300 W. Center Street in Cedar City

Tickets $23-$72

The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre in Logan

Courtesy Utah Festival Opera

The Utah Festival Opera features Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Flying Dutchman, Fiddler on the Roof and Otello, plus concerts and special performances from July 11-Aug. 10.

59 S. 100 W. in Logan

Tickets $9-$76

$5 after 5 at Tracy Aviary

Courtesy Tracy Aviary

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.

Gallivan Center Weekday Workouts

Courtesy Gallivan Center

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 3-Aug. 15, 2013, 5:15-6:15 p.m., except holidays


Temple Square Concerts and Recitals

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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 Club

Wiseguys Comedy Club

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 Mark Curry, Rebecca Corry, Jeff Dye and Marcus.

Wiseguys Trolley Square
505 S. 600 E.

Wiseguys West Valley
2194 W. 3500 S.

Wiseguys Ogden
269 Historic 25th Street in Ogden

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