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Best Utah City Events

Utah City Community Event Calendars, Holiday Activities, Theatre Acts, Parades, Rodeos, Car Shows, Music Concerts, Festivals, Markets, Art Shows, Dance Performances, Live Entertainment

*Best designates cities with most/best event calendars/websites

Salt Lake City Area

Park City Area

Provo Utah Valley Area

Ogden North Salt Lake Area

Logan Cache Valley Area

Southern Utah Outlining Areas

Life On The Farm

Wheeler Farm Historic, Landmark, Salt Lake City, County, Family, Children's Activities, Petting Zoo, Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm is open every day during daylight hours to walk the grounds and visit the animals as a public park and part of the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation department.

There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds. No fees charged for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and special events.

Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm and the animals serve an agricultural purpose. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits. They are not trained, or domesticated but may be petted with caution.

Wheeler Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(385) 468-1755

Tracy Aviary

A Utah Top Pick destination, Tracy Aviary is one of the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and 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 leader in environmental education and conservation.

Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 596-8500

May Events
Moms can visit Tracy Aviary for free on Mother’s Day Weekend

Gallivan Center

John W. Gallivan Utah Center

Year-round open space and urban area destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City

Summer Events

  • Free Music Concerts Wednesdays 7:30 PM
  • Weekend Concerts/Events
  • Art Festivals
  • Lunch Food Trucks
  • Public Gatherings
  • Amphitheater
  • Downtown Central
Gallivan Center's Ice Skating Rink, Salt Lake City, Utah, Downtown, Concerts, New Year's Eve Events, NYE

Winter Events

  • Ice Skating Rink
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • New Year’s Eve Events (NYE)…..

Gallivan Center
239 S Main St Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 535-6110

Murray Park

Murray Park offers five pavilions for rental including an equipment bag and BBQ grills. Other amenities include The Park Center, Amphitheater, Outdoor Aquatic Center, Gazebo, Playgrounds, Restrooms, Arboretum, Multipurpose Fields, Soccer Fields, Softball Fields.

Winter Activities include free Snow Tubing & Sledding.

MURRAY PARK WEBSITE
296 E. Murray Park Ave
Murray City, UT 84107
(801) 264-2614

SNOW SLEDDING & TUBING MAP WITH LOCATIONS

Jordan River Parkway Trail–Winchester Park

Jordan River Parkway Trail bridge crossing Jordan River near Winchester Park in Murray, Utah (Featured Photo)

Bicyclist riding Jordan River Parkway Trail with mid-January snow near Winchester Park, Murray, Utah
Jordan River Parkway Trail Photo Album

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

The Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”.

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce-Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing. The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Bonneville Salt Flats Utah Clouds

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motorsports in 1912 but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set the highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meets on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled-down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized scattered between the larger public meets.*

Flat Iron Mesa Park

Playground
Soccer Fields32 AcresBaseball FieldsTennis Courts
Lighted PavilionsPlaygroundsRunning TrailsValley Views
Rest RoomsWalking TrailsSnow SleddingTubing Hills

Flat Iron Mesa Park Events

Movies In The Park  Summer Months

Snow Sledding & Tubing  Winter Months

SANDY CITY PARKS & RECREATION
1765 E 8600 S
Sandy, UT 84093
(801) 568-2900

Lindsey Gardens Park

This park has the steepest hills in town for Sledding and Snow Tubing, not to mention a good view of the city but its south-facing slopes can melt away quickly if the sun follows a snowstorm.


Google Street View

Salt Lake City Parks

Lindsey Gardens Park
426 M St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 972-7800

Snow Sledding & Tubing Map with Locations