Community Events!

All events are free unless otherwise noted


Salt Lake County:

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
When: (June 16, July 21…) 3rd Friday of Every Month, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Salt Lake City, UT

Galleries across Salt Lake are open for the public to meet artists and browse the exciting and thriving visual arts market in Salt Lake City. The event, as always, is free. Some sponsors offer special discounts and rates for those who participate in Gallery Stroll. The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll is committed to bringing the value of visual art to the forefront of Salt Lake City’s cultural identity. By gathering galleries and other businesses to promote visual art, we strive to stimulate interest and investment in an ever-growing local visual art community through this FREE public event. Come join us on the 3rd Friday of each month (except in December when it’s on the 1st Friday). In May we facilitate the Gallery Roll as a part of National Bike Month.

Filipino Festival
When: June 17, 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: St Therese Catholic Church, 7832 Allen St, Midvale, Utah 84047

The annual Filipino Festival, formerly the Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Utah, will be on Saturday, June 17th from 11:00am until 5:00pm! Come for a day packed with traditional song, dance, food, and entertainment and celebrate with the Filipino American communities of Utah!

Chalk Art Festival
When: June 16-18, 2017
Where: The Gateway, 90 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Stroll the gallery of murals being created in real time on the streets of The Gateway by 100 local artists. Enjoy family-friendly live entertainment, art projects and cuisine from the city’s favorite food trucks. Meet foster families and learn more about how you can help abused and neglected children in Utah.

  • Friday, June 16 – 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 17 – 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, June 18th – Murals in place for Father’s Day viewing.

Fort Douglas Day
When: June 17, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Fort Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter St, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113

Come learn a bit of history behind Fort Douglas. Activities Include:

  • Interactive Military Encampment
  • Vintage Weapons Firing Demonstrations
  • Vintage military vehicle and Equipment Demonstrations
  • World War I Equipment Display
  • World War II Equipment Display
  • 1863 Adobe Building Tour
  • Scout “Patriotic Walk” patch
  • Historic Hat Sales
  • Used Book Sale

Parade of Raptors at the Downtown SLC Library
June 21, 2017, 1:00pm
Where: Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch), 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Join HawkWatch International for the Parade of Raptors, a volunteer driven program that allows audiences to see the diversity of raptor species. During this 45-minute program, HWI’s Bird Docents will introduce the audience to three of HWI’s education birds, telling stories about their history, how they came to be in captivity, and how we can help them in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions. This presentation is free and open to the public!

Woodland Fairies at Gardner Village
Through June 24, 2017
Where: Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

Spring has sprinkled its magic over Gardner Village, and the enchanted residents are waking from their winter slumber to play! The Woodland Fairies are up to their shenanigans and frolicking throughout the village. You’ll love all of the charming fairy displays and we’re sure you’ll also enjoy all of the fantastical fairy activities such as the A to Z Magical Fairy Quest, fairy parades, fairy tea parties, face painting and more!  Whether you come with the family or make a date out of it, strolling through the whimsical fairy wonderland is sure to spark your imagination this spring.

World Refugee Day 2017
When: July 15
Where: Liberty Park, 600 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-1113

Bring your friends and family to celebrate with refugees from around the world!
Admission is FREE. More info: This year’s World Refugee Day festival includes:
– Cultural entertainment
– Global market
– Spice Kitchen Food Festival
– Refugee youth volleyball & soccer championship games
– Kids’ activities and bounce houses
– 5K “Run for Refugees” fun run/walk

Limited Parking Available: Attendees are encouraged to use public transit or carpool. For public transportation info visit:
*For more free / low-cost events in Salt Lake County, check out:


Utah County:

Art of Our Century Exhibit
June 1, 2017 to Sept. 9, 2017, recurring weekly Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sat.
Where: Woodbury Art Museum (Utah Valley University), University Mall, 575 East University Parkway #250, Orem, UT 84097

The 2017 Art of OUR CENTURY show calls for art relating to ideas of “movement” in all forms. Art movements, kinetic or social sculpture, video, physical fluidity, interactive design, and emotional instigators are just some examples of relevant entries. Showing alongside these works from the western region of the United States is spotlight artist Marcus Vincent. Vincent’s recent body of non-objective works are concerned with ideas around experiential color interaction, emotional relationships to musical harmony, and Zen gesture; improvisation is paramount.

Downtown Provo Art Stroll
1st Friday of each month, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Various businesses in Provo (check here for details:

Spark your imagination with a Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll. Art Galleries in downtown Provo are open late the first Friday of every month for the Downtown Provo Art Gallery Stroll. The event is free to the public and often includes refreshments with live music. Start your journey at any one of the participating galleries, and receive directions to other downtown galleries.

Provo Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 3, 2017 to Oct. 28, 2017, 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Pioneer Park, 500 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601

The Provo Farmers Market is a community based organization that provides a venue located in the beautiful downtown Provo Pioneer park for farmers, food artists, artists,  food providers, neighbors, civic, and non-profit organizations to meet and mingle.

The Market begins the first Saturday in June and ends the last Saturday in October. The Market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. from the first Saturday in June through the Saturday before Labor Day. After Labor Day, the Market opening time moves to 10:00 a.m.

Movie Night on Main in Spanish Fork
When: Mondays, 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: Spanish Fork City Park, 49 S. Main St., Spanish Fork, UT 84660

With Summer comes our Movie Night’s on Main! This years movies include: Maverick, Three Amigos, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Little Rascals, Pete’s Dragon, Finding Dory, Toy Story, Moana, and Hairspray Sing-Along. Bring the family and enjoy a movie under the stars. For upcoming schedule, visit:

Balloon Fest (Provo)
When: July 1, 2017 to July 4, 2017, 6:00am
Where: Bull Dog Field, 1100 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT

Gather with more than 25,000 spectators to experience approximately 25 of these magical giants close-up as part of the ever popular Balloon Fest. Balloons fly each morning on July 3, 4 and 5 from 6:30am to 8am. Families and children may walk around the balloons as they inflate. Make sure and arrive at 6:30am to see the balloons inflate! Pilots participate in the Hare and the Hound competition where “hound” balloons drop bean bags onto a target laid out by the “hare.” Pilots obtain additional points through jousting as they attempt to pop large balloons with sharp sticks 200 to 300 feet above the ground. Top pilots from around the nation come to compete in this unique and difficult event.

Payson Scottish Festival and Highland Games
July 7, 2017 to July 8, 2017
Where: Bull Dog Field, 1100 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT

Grab your kilt (or jeans) and head down to the  Annual Payson Scottish Festival and Highland Games! This free, community-sponsored event is fun for the whole family. Come celebrate Scottish traditions in all forms: dance, music, food, and entertainment!

The excitement begins Friday night with food and entertainment at the park.  Prepare for fun on Saturday with Highland Dance, Highland Athletic, and bagpipe competitions. Listen to Celtic music and enjoy entertaining Scottish dances ranging from a sword dance to an Irish jig. For the full schedule and more info, visit:


Summit County:

Climbing Wall
Through Dec. 31, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr., Park City, UT

Climb through the EcoSystem from the bedrock all the way to the uplands.  Our indoor climbing wall is fun for all ages.  They supply the harness and ask that you come with shoes having covered toes. Admission: $5 or free for members

Saturday Nature Walk
Through November 11, 2017, 8:30am
Where: Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Drive, Park City, UT 84098

You will learn about wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve. Please come prepared for outdoor conditions. Admission: $5 or free for members, Reserve spots by calling: 435.649.1767

Park Silly Sunday Market
Through Sept. 17, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: Historic Main Street, Park City, UT 84098

The Park Silly Sunday Market is an eco-friendly, open-air market and street festival. It is a treasure box that features unique and eclectic local and regional arts and crafts, music and performance art, antiques, imports and one-of-a-kind finds, delicious gourmet foods, and farmers market fruits and vegetables.

Summit Arts Showcase
June 23, 2017, 4:00pm-8:00pm –and- June 24, 2017, 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: Red Barn, 4300 North State Road 32, Oakley, UT

The Arts Council produces the annual Summit Arts Showcase to support local artists and provide an opportunity for them to present their work on the eastern side of Summit County.

Oakley’s Red Barn, set against the Uinta mountain range, is a gorgeous setting to exhibit our local talent and for arts enthusiasts to come to grow their collections.

Kids activities provided by the Kimball Art Center. Come enjoy the artwork, live music, food, art demos, and friends.

Music on the Patio
Wednesdays, through Aug. 2, 2017, 10:30am-1:00pm
Where: Park City Library, 1255 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84098

Stop by the Park City Library’s patio to listen to local musicians during your visit to the library. This 7 concert series features local solo musicians in partnership with Mountain Town Music and the Park City Friends of the Library.

Davis and Weber County:

Movie in the Park :: Secret Life of Pets
June 23, 2017, 9:30pm
Where: South Ogden Friendship Park, 655 East 5500 South, South Ogden, Utah 84405

As part of South Ogden Days.

Farmers Market Opening Weekend
When: June 24, 2017, 9:00am-2:00pm (then runs each Saturday until Sept. 16)
Where: Farmers Market Ogden, 25th St., Ogden, UT 84401

Farmers Market Ogden is the place to shop local foods, produce, arts and artisan goods all summer long! Join them on Historic 25th Street, Saturdays end of June to mid September from 9 am to 2 pm. They have 200+ local vendors joining us this season. With more produce than ever before, you’re sure to find everything you ever wanted – and more! Take advantage of the bicycle valet located at 25th Street and Grant Avenue, park in the public parking areas adjacent to 25th Street, ride the train, or walk. There’s no wrong way to get here! Each week features local talent on the main stage and on-street throughout. Also, be sure to check out the community activity zones for family fun all summer long. Each week is something new!

Ogden Gallery Stroll
(July 7, August 4…) 1st Friday of Every Month, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Ogden, UT

Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is held the first Friday of the month from 6-9 PM, Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is abuzz year ‘round with exciting exhibit openings, artist receptions and live music of all genres in venues and in the streets. As the art stroll becomes the virtual front porch of Ogden, those that venture here are treated to great art, an atmosphere of camaraderie and inclusion and amazing night life; small town feel, big city offerings. Enjoy your journey. We hope you are inspired, delighted and challenged along the way.


Cache County:

Youth Can Cook

Youth Can Cook, an extension program of Utah State University. This program is designed to help at-risk youth, ages 15-18 years old gain training and certifications in the culinary arts as well as teach them other valuable skills such as writing a resume, budgeting skills, and job readiness skills. Once they complete the training they will have an opportunity to be hired for 50 hours as our apprentices to give them job experience. The program will start with a 4-week family cooking class for the youth and their families meeting once a week for about an hour and a half in the evening. Then the youth will attend classes twice a week for the next several weeks until their training are complete. After that they will have the opportunity to apply to be our apprentices to help them gain work experience.

  • The requirements for eligibility are:
  • They must qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • They must be between the ages of 15-18
  • They must have parental or guardian permission
  • They must be able to get to the classes on their own as we are not authorized to provide transportation.

Contact or  801-971-4798

Cache Valley Gardeners Market
When: Saturdays until Oct. 7, 2017, 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Historic Courthouse, 200 N & Main, Logan, UT

Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market has undergone astounding growth since its’ beginnings.  Saturday mornings finds a vibrant community of people shopping, listening to music, visiting and having fun. The Market today is not only the best place in Logan to find fresh, locally grown produce, their customers can also stroll through a weekly Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, while sipping on fresh-squeezed lemonade and eating fine pastries.


Resources and Opportunities!

Library Resources!

Did you know that the Salt Lake City Libraries have some amazing classes and resources (like 3-D printers or music creation software) that are free to library card holders? If you and your Little are looking for an amazing afternoon – think about visiting the local branch. There is a big list of events, workshops, movie nights, etc available at the branch or visit

Discount Movie Days!

Check out Cinemark’s $5.00 Tuesday movies! Go to for a list of participating theaters. This is a great activity to escape the cold!

Free Haircuts

Anna Hausman, owner of the Alchemy Studio in Sugarhouse, (2006 South 900 East inside the Visage building) is offering free haircuts to every active Little in our program on Tuesday evenings from 4-8 p.m. (session of 1 hr max). Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Call (801) 647-1674 for appointment. Please no walk-ins.

Community Exploration Card

Salt Lake County library system is excited to announce a new partnership with other community organizations to provide patrons access to the Community Exploration Card. Library cardholders can visit a number of Salt Lake County’s cultural centers for free by checking out the card from four of our libraries: Whitmore, Sandy, Hunter and West Jordan. Each card will give free admission to four people to Discovery Gateway, The Leonardo, Natural History Museum of Utah, Red Butte Garden and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. The Community Exploration Card is valid for general admission but not for special events or exhibits. A limited number of cards are available for check out at the beginning of each month and must be used during that month. To provide equitable access for everyone, cards are limited to one per household in a 12-month period, and expire at the end of the designated month. Come to the library, check out the card and start exploring our community.

CYMCA Mill Hollow Camp

YMCA Mill Hollow Camp is an exciting summer program designed for 6th-10th graders where kids will experience the fun and adventure of the outdoors while they explore the Wasatch National Forest. Youth feel a sense of independence, community, and self-confidence at YMCA Mill Hollow. With facilities that include 8 large cabins, miles of trails, a fossil bed, and sport courts, campers can choose from backpacking, geocaching, outdoor cooking, photography, and SO MUCH MORE that lets your pre-teen and teenager explore and discover like never before!

For more information visit today or call 801-839-3379.

The Leonardo Passes

Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, The Leonardo is a first-of-a-kind museum where you can explore the unexpected places and ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect. Contact Apollo Burgamy,, to reserve one of our partner passes.

The Hogle Zoo Passes

Since 1931, Utah’s Hogle Zoo occupies 42 acres at the mouth of Emigration Canyon outside of Salt Lake City. The mission of Utah’s Hogle Zoo is to nurture respect and appreciation for the natural world. At the time of this writing, we currently have 50 passes left. Come by BBBSU state office to pick up a pair.