This years Soldier Hollow Classic’s I.F.A. Country Festival Dog Show offers an assortment of crafts, activities and demonstrations with dozens of top artisans from throughout the west displaying a wide array of handmade products. Demonstrations will include weaving, spinning, sheep shearing and pottery making. Navajo Rug Show, sponsored by Adopt-a-Native Elder, features finely woven traditional Navajo textiles and demonstrations by Navajo artisans. Families will also enjoy a wide array of animal demonstrations and activities including duck herding, the Ultimate Canines Flying Dog Show, Wild Wonders Animal Show and bagpipe performances by the Salt Lake Scots! The Country Festival also features great food and traditional Celtic music.
Every September, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red rock venues around Moab, Utah for a feast of chamber music, jazz, and traditional music concerts. They call it “music in concert with the landscape,” celebrating old and new chamber music, jazz with a Latin flavor, and traditional music from around the globe.
Burning Man is an eight-day-long annual festival that takes place in Black Rock City, a temporary city on the playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, 90 miles (150 km) north-northeast of Reno, ending on the American Labor Day holiday in September.
The event is described by organizers as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance and takes its name from the ritual of burning a large wooden sculpture of a man on the sixth day.
Thanksgiving Point, Utah’s cultural gathering place, will host the annual Labor Day Luau in September. Set against the backdrop of the largest man-made waterfall in the western hemisphere, the party kicks off with an authentic island dinner served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a festive show at 7 p.m.
Utah Valley University’s Legacy Dance Company will showcase traditional dance from the more than 290 islands in the Polynesian triangle including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Hawaii and Tahiti. Fire dancers will also light up the stage with their blazing maneuvers.
*Discontinued Event September (Labor Day Weekend) Annually