Summer Festivals in Salt Lake | Pioneer Park Coalition

Salt Lake continues to grow, and while this isn’t making the city’s commute any better, it is bringing fun new events to the area. This year, the summer festivals are diverse, offering something for everyone. Here are a few of the best summer festivals in Salt Lake.

Summer Festivals in Salt Lake

Lantern Fest

If you like festivals that are awe-inspiring, then make plans to go to the Lantern Fest. When you see thousands of lanterns floating into the sky, the sight will surely be one that you remember forever. The lanterns are biodegradable, so you don’t have to feel guilty about pollution, and people release them because they are a sign of good fortune. They’re released to fill the night sky with people’s hopes and dreams along with their regrets.The lantern fest is a summer festival in Salt Lake

Vintage Market Days

From May 3 to May 5, the Vintage Market Days will be taking place in Farmington. Be sure to stop by if you need antiques, original art or handmade items. The event will also feature vintage clothing, baked goods and plants. If you like one-of-a-kind décor, then the Vintage Market Days is the place to go.Vintage Market Days is a summer festival in Salt Lake

Holi Festival of Colors

Originating from traditional festivals held in India, the Holi Festival of Colors invites people to celebrate the simple things in life. Go to the event to enjoy the live music, dance and eat. You can even participate in a yoga class. This year’s event will be held on June 9, and it will be at the Kirshna Temple.The Holi Festival Of Colors is one of the many summer festivals in Salt Lakei

Taylorsville Dayzz

If you enjoy traditional carnivals, then you’ll want to put this festival on your list of things to do this summer. Taylorsville has been holding its Dayzz festival for years, and each year, it seems to get a little bit bigger and better. While there, you’ll be entertained with rides, food and music.Taylorsville Dayzz is one of many summer festivals in Salt Lake

Scottish Festival

This June, the bagpipes come to town. Take an afternoon to wander around the Scottish festival. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to dine on traditional Scottish cuisine. The festival also features Scottish dancing and food. Classic attire and other items will be available. You’ll also have the chance to see some of the country’s sporting events. This includes log throws, haybale pitches and weight tosses.

Scottish Festival is one of Utah's many festivals in Salt LakeFestivals Make Summer Fun

To make this summer memorable, consider spending time at some of the season’s festivals. Along with getting the opportunity to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences, you’ll also have the chance to dine on tasty cuisine and purchase unique items.

Pioneer Park Improvements | Salt Lake City | Utah | Please Donate

Many of your have heard about the Pioneer Park Coalition’s $300,000 donation to Salt Lake City for Pioneer Park improvements. If you haven’t, you can read more about the money we have committed so far here.

This donation is going directly to this winter’s planned improvements for Pioneer Park, specifically the lighted walkway around a new multi-use sports field.

We are excited and proud that we have been about to accomplish an incredible amount in just three short years. You have helped us create the momentum! But we know that this $300k is just a drop in the bucket. We rely on continued membership and donations to continue to build our vision of a public-private partnership of a park that is the crowned jewel of Salt Lake City.

Pioneer Park Improvements | Salt Lake City | Please Donate

We are modeling our vision for the park off other major cities who have accomplished this. Namely, Bryant Park in New York City and Millennium Park in Chicago. You can read more about our vision in a previous post here.

2017 has been a huge year for our Salt Lake City neighborhood. Think about it. Newspaper headlines dominated by our neighborhood. Elected officials courageously tackling what was previously thought to be a quagmire. Homeless services significantly transforming with the development of three new resource centers and the closure of the downtown shelter. Operation Rio Grande dramatically changing the culture and feel of what has been the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhood. A Medicaid waiver helping thousands of needy Utahns. And major upgrades slated for the park itself this winter.

Again, we are amazed by what we have done in such a short time. We plan to continue our vision in the coming year, working towards a safe, inclusive neighborhood that is inviting to all, 24/7.

Will you please help now by donating to the PPC before year’s end? All donations are fully tax deductible!

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