By Sage Thee
There are many fun things to do in Utah in the summertime. There’s a reason we’re a year-round tourist destination! Here are just five of my top picks I’m planning on hitting up this summer:
Queer Maker’s Market
June 24, 4:00 — 9:00 PM
Sugarhouse Coffee Parking Lot & Patio, 2011 1100 E, Salt Lake City
A great way to support LGBTQ+ creators and a local business, the Queer Maker’s Market features a bunch of queer vendors, tarot readings, and live music from Ethereal Hotel and Rachael Jenkins.
Daybreak Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, June 4 — October 15, 9:00 AM — 2:00 PM
11274 S Kestrel Rise Rd, South Jordan
While Utah has many outstanding farmer’s markets, the Daybreak Farmer’s Market is by far my favorite. Dozens upon dozens of vendors offering locally grown and crafted artisan food, art, and other handmade goods — it’s easy to spend five hours here.
Evermore Park Themed Weekends
Pirate Weekend: June 24 – 25
Midsummer Night’s Dream Event: July 2
Viking Weekend: July 8 – 9
Evermore Park, 382 S Evermore Lane, Pleasant Grove
Feeling whimsical? Evermore Park, an immersive fantasy adventure theme park slash Renaissance Faire, holds themed weekends throughout the summer. Put your best costume together, join a Guild, embark on quests, and meet elves, dwarfs, goblins, and dragons.
Wasatch Wildflower Festival
July 9: Brighton Ski Resort
July 10: Solitude Mountain Resort
July 16: Snowbird Ski Resort
July 17: Alta Ski Area
For my nature-lovers, the Wasatch Wildflower Festival is a multi-day event designed to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Wasatch Mountain wildflowers. Peaceful, beautiful, and educational — what’s not to love?
Park City Kimball Arts Festival
August 5 – 7
Main Street, Park City
The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is an open-air arts festival along Park City’s Main Street featuring live music, food trucks and artisan tasting tents, and 200 blind jury-selected artists.
What events are you looking forward to this summer? Whatever you do, don’t forget to wear sunscreen!