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Hogle Zoo

Utah Top Pick Destination

Hogle Zoo is one of the most-visited attractions in Utah and the top paid-for tourist attraction in Salt Lake City. Founded in 1931 and is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals.

  • Daily Shows
  • Zoofari Express Train Ride
  • Conservation Carousel
  • Lighthouse Point Splash Zone
  • Creekside Playground
  • Animal Exhibits
  • Dining

Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City

Dog Events

Utah Dog Parks & Events

Off-Leash Utah Dog Parks, Pet Events & Activities, Dogs

Upcoming Dog Events

AKC Dog Obedience Trial
March 24-26, 2023, Multiple Times
Versa Dog Sports, Layton

Utah Dog-Friendly Parks

Salt Lake Area

Bountiful Brickyard Bark Park
250 W 1050 S, Bountiful

Midvale Union Park
7360 S 700 E, Midvale

West Jordan Off-Leash Dog Park
5982 New Bingham Hwy, West Jordan

Sandy Dog Park
9980 S 300 E, Sandy

Draper Dayland Dog Park
300 E 13400 S, Draper

Draper Galena Hills Dog Park
12452 S Vista Station Blvd, Draper

Magna Regional Park
4042 S 7200 W, Magna

Dog Training

Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club (GSDOC)
Inspire dogs…Train people

Bark & Biscuit
3015 S State Street, Salt Lake

Past Events

Bark At The Moon
May 21, 2022, 4–8 pm
The Gateway, Salt Lake

Draper Bark In The Park
August 26, 2022, 5–8 pm
Galena Dog Park, Draper

Doggy Paddle Day
September 10, 2022,  9 am-12:30 pm
Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center

Dippin Dogs Pool Party
September 17, 2022, 9–12 pm
Alta Canyon Sports Center, Sandy

Dogapoolooza Dog Pool Party
September 17, 2022,  8:30 am
South Davis Rec Center, Bountiful

Bark in the Park
September 17, 2022, 10 am–1 pm
Mountain View Park, Cottonwood Heights

Strutt Your Mutt
Best Friends Animal Society of Utah
October 15, 2022, 9 am-Noon
Liberty Park, Salt Lake

Dog Days In The Maze
October 24, 2022,  5–8 pm
Wheeler Farm, Murray

Dog Walk Wednesdays
Wednesdays thru Oct 12, 2022, 10 am–8 pm
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Dog Days of Summer
Dinner With Your Dog
Tuesday, Wednesday, May–October 2022
Log Haven, Millcreek Canyon

Salt Lake City Pet Expo Free
November 16, 2022, 10 am–6 pm
Legacy Events Center, Farmington

Fashion Place Pet Nights With Santa
December 5, 2022, Mondays, 4–7 pm
Fashion Place Mall, Murray

Cookies with Canines
December 11, 2022, Noon–4 pm
Wheeler Farm, Murray

IABCA International Dog Show
December 11, 2022, 7 am–7 pm
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Pet Night With Santa
December 19, 2022, Mondays, 5–7 pm
Newgate Mall, Ogden

Pet Photos With Santa
December 20, 2022, 5–8 pm
The Shops at South Town, Sandy

Paint Your Adorable Pet
January 14, 2023, 2-5 pm
Painting with a Twist, Murray

AKC Agility Trial
Golden Spike Dog Obedience Club (GSDOC)
January 27-29, 2023, Multiple Times
Scotsman Center, Mountain Green

Paint Your Pet
February 20, 2023, 6:30 pm
Painting with a Twist, Murray

Rodeos

Utah Rodeo Events

Barrel Racing, Arenas, Mutton Bustin’, Jr Miss Pageants, Bull Riding, Cowboys, Hot Summer Nights, Demolition Derbies

March 2023

Weber State Rodeo
March 24-25, 2023, Multiple Times
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

April 2023

Washington County Fair & Rodeo
April 14–22, 2023, Multiple Times
Demolition Derby
April 22, 2023, 7–10 pm
Washington County Legacy Park, Hurricane

Utah Local Rodeo Events
April (Month Long)
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Utah Cutting Horse Association Spring Show
April (Week 3) Annually
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Miss Rodeo Ogden
April (Week 4)
Golden Spike Arena, Ogden

May

Utah Local Rodeo Events
May (Month Long)
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Mountain Man Rendezvous Road Trip
Old West Days, Pow Wow, ElkFest & Rodeo
May (Week 4) Annually
Teton County Fairgrounds, Jackson, WY

June

Pony Express Days Demolition Derby
June (Week 1) Annually
Eagle mountain Rodeo Ground
Pony Express Memorial Park
Pony Express Pkwy, Eagle Mountain

Golden Spike Rodeo Events
Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Horse Races
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Pony Express Days Bar T Rodeo
June (Week 2) Annually
Eagle mountain Rodeo Ground
Pony Express Memorial Park
Pony Express Pkwy, Eagle Mountain

Strawberry Days Rodeo
June (Week 3) Annually
PRCA Rodeo Grounds
485 W 220 S St, Pleasant Grove

Riverton Town Days Rodeo
June (Week 4) Annually
Riverton Rodeo Arena, Riverton

Lehi Round-Up Rodeo
June (Week 4) Annually
Lehi Round-Up Rodeo Grounds
105 N 500 W St, Lehi

July

Western Stampede PRCA Rodeo
Carnival, Fireworks, Local Favorite Rodeo
July (Week 1) Annually
West Jordan Rodeo Grounds, West Jordan

Oakley Independence Day Celebration
Parade, Rodeo, Food Trucks & Fireworks
July (Week 1) Annually
Oakley Outdoor Arena, Oakley

Golden Spike Rodeo Events
Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Horse Races
July, Numerous Events
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Draper Days Rodeo
Mechanical Bull Rides, Music, Face Painting
July (Week 2) Annually
Andy Ballard Arena, Draper

Castle Country Rodeo
July (Week 2) Annually
Carbon County Fairgrounds, Price

Miss Rodeo Utah Pageant
July (Week 3) Annually
Golden Spike Arena, Ogden

Panguitch Invitational Rodeo
July (Week 3) Annually
Triple C Arena, Panguitch

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo
Fireworks Spectacular
July (Week 4) Annually
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, Spanish Fork

Kamas Valley Fiesta Days
Rodeo, Parade, Demolition Derby, Car Show
July (Week 4) Annually
Kamas, Utah

Golden Spike Rodeo Events
Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Horse Races
July (Week 4) Annually
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Bluffdale Old West Days RMPRA Rodeo
July (Week 4) Annually
Bluffdale Rodeo Arena, Bluffdale

August

Utah County Fair & Rodeo Free
August (Week 1) Annually
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, Spanish Fork

Tooele County Fair & Rodeo
August (Week 1) Annually
Deseret Peak Complex, Grantsville

Wasatch County Fair & Rodeo
August (Week 1) Annually
Wasatch County Event Complex
415 Southfield Rd, Heber City

Morgan County Fair & Rodeo
August (Week 1) Annually
Morgan County Fairgrounds, Morgan

Weber County Fair & Rodeo
August (Week 2) Annually
Weber County Fairgrounds, Ogden

Cache County Fair & Rodeo
August (Week 2) Annually
Cache County Fairgrounds, Logan

Summit County Fair & Rodeo
August (Week 2) Annually
Summit County Fairgrounds, Coalville

Alpine Days Rodeo
August (Week 2) Annually
Lambert Park Rodeo Grounds, Alpine

Kanab Western Legends Rodeo
August (Week 3) Annually
Kaneplex Arena, Kanab

Bear Lake Rich County Rodeo
August (Week 3) Annually
Rich County Rodeo Arena

Tremonton Golden Spike PRCA Rodeo
August (Week 4) Annually
Box Elder County Fairground, Tremonton

Sanpete County Fair & Rodeo
August (Week 4) Annually
Sanpete County Fairgrounds, Manti

Beaver County Fair & Rodeo
August (Week 4) Annually
Beaver County Fair Grounds, Minersville

September

Utah State Fair PRCA Rodeo
September (Week 2) Annually
Salt Lake County Fairgrounds, Salt Lake

February

RMPRA Winter Series Rodeo
February 17-18, 2023, 7:30 pm
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

March

Intermountain Icebreaker Rodeo Free
March 2-4, 2023, 8 am
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Utah Youth Rodeo Free
March 14, 2023, 4:30–10:30 pm
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

RMPRA Winter Series Rodeo
March 17, 2023, 7:30 pm
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Unscheduled 2022 Events

Updated… 3/18/2023

Professional Bull Riders
April (Week 1)
Tuacahn Amphitheatre, St. George

Sleigh & Dine

Snowed Inn Sleigh Company

The Snowed Inn Sleigh Company is located at the Park City Mountain Resort overlooking beautiful Park City in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Offer horse-drawn winter sleigh rides up the snowy slopes to their lodge for a gourmet dinner and live entertainment in a western atmosphere. 

January 1–March 31, 2023, Multiple Times
Real-time availability

Snowed Inn Sleigh Company
Sleigh Rides, Dining & Live Music
Winter Months Annually
1310 Lowell Avenue, Park City

Sleigh Rides

Utah Horse-Drawn Rides

Carriage, Sleighs, Wagon Rides, Scenic Country, Horses & Cowboys

Winter Sleigh Rides 2023

Horse Drawn Vintage Carriage Valentine Ride
February 1-14, 2023, M-S, Select Dates
Gardner Village, West Jordan

Sleigh Ride, Dining & Live Music
January 1–March 31, 2023, Multiple Times
Snowed Inn Sleigh Company, Park City

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
2002 Soldier Hollow Ln, Midway

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

CL Ranch Carriage Rides
CL Ranch, Grantsville

Soldier Hollow Buggy Rides
Mid-November–February
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
2002 Soldier Hollow Ln, Midway

Wheeler Historic Farm
Daily Rides 10 am–6 pm
6351 S 900 E, Murray

Mother’s Day Carriage Rides
May, Mother’s Day, 10 am–2 pm
Gardner Village, West Jordan

Past Events

Sleigh Ride, Dining & Live Music
Dec 15, 17, 18-22, 26, 29-31, 2022, Multiple Times
Snowed Inn Sleigh Company, Park City

Holiday Sleigh Rides On The Farm
December 10, 17, 21-24, 26-30, 2022, 10 am–4 pm
American West Heritage Center

Holiday Lights Wagon Ride
Rocky Mountain Outfitters
December 8-31, 2022, Th-S, Multiple Times
515 State Road 319 Heber City, UT

CL Ranch Carriage Rides
Christmas Carriage Rides 2022
CL Ranch, Grantsville

Buggy Rides With Cowboy Santa
November 26-December 24, 2021
Gardner Village, West Jordan

Fairs

Utah Fair Events

Rodeos, Music Concerts, Country Stars, Animals, Carnivals, Live Entertainment, Performers, Games, Headliners

April 2023

Washington County Fair & Rodeo
April 14–22, 2023, Multiple Times
Demolition Derby
April 22, 2023, 7–10 pm
Washington County Legacy Park, Hurricane

July

Wasatch County Fair & Rodeo
July 29–August 6, 2022
Wasatch County Event Complex, Heber

Morgan County Fair
July 29–August 6, 2022
Morgan County Fairgrounds, Morgan

August

Wasatch County Fair & Rodeo
August 1-6, 2022
Wasatch County Event Complex, Heber

Morgan County Fair
August 1-6, 2022
Morgan County Fairgrounds, Morgan

Utah County Fair & Rodeo
August 4-6, 2022
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, Spanish Fork

Tooele County Fair & Rodeo
August 4-6, 2022
Deseret Peak Complex, Grantsville

Summit County Fair & Rodeo
August 12-13, 2022
Summit County Fairgrounds, Coalville

Kane County Fair & Rodeo
August 12-13, 2022
North Event Center, Orderville

Duchesne County Fair & Rodeo
August 12-13, 2022
Centennial Event Center, Duchesne

Weber County Fair & Rodeo
August 12-13, 2022
Weber County Fairgrounds, Ogden

Cache County Fair & Rodeo
August 12-13, 2022
Cache County Fairgrounds, Logan

Rich County Fair
August 19, 2022
Rich County Fairgrounds, Randolph

Bear Lake County Fair & Rodeo
August 20, 2022
Bear Lake County Fairgrounds, Montpelier, ID

Box Elder County Fair & Rodeo
August 26-27, 2022
Box Elder County Fairgrounds, Tremonton

Sanpete County Fair & Rodeo
August 26-27, 2022
Sanpete County Fairgrounds, Manti

Beaver County Fair & Rodeo
August 26-27, 2022
Beaver County Fairgrounds, Minersville

September

Iron County Fair & Rodeo
September 1-5, 2022
Labor Day Weekend
Iron County Fairgrounds, Parowan

Utah State Fair
Utah’s Biggest and Longest Running Event
September 8-18, 2022
Utah State Fairgrounds, Salt Lake

Chariot Racing

Wasatch Slopes Chariot Racing

Chariot Racing at the Golden Spike Event Center Race Track in Ogden, Utah.

The fastest athletes from six area chariot clubs are harnessed in teams of two and pull a chariot for 440 yards competing head-to-head against other teams. This is a fun-filled family sport that boasts a unique experience.

Saturday & Sunday 1 pm

Wasatch Slopes Chariot Racing
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Wheeler Historic Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility open to the public 365 days a year from dusk to dawn. There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds and nominal fees for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow, and special events. Photo: Walking Path at Wheeler Farm in June __UtahAgenda

A living working farm where guests can visit animals & milk a cow, take wagon rides or tour a Historic Pioneer Victorian home. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats, and rabbits.

Wheeler Historic Farm Utah

Wheeler Historic Farm
6351 S 900 E, Murray

Tracy Aviary

Salt Lake Cultural Landmark

A Utah Top Pick destination, Tracy Aviary is one of the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  It has grown and evolved over its more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and environmental education and conservation leader.

Tracy Aviary Indoor Bird Shows
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:30 & 11:30 am
June–September

Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105