Best Outdoor Summer Activities in Salt Lake City

Summer is coming and it’s time to put away the skis and slather on the sunscreen. Salt Lake City is a mecca of fun, family entertainment in the summer months, so we’ve put together a short list of activities to entertain the whole clan without emptying the coffers. From dancing downtown to curling up to a great open-air movie, you’ll be sure to find fun in the sun right here.

Friday Night Flicks

Salt Lake City will host Friday Night Flicks at various parks around the city for seven weeks in a row this summer. You can see which movies will be screened on their official website, and a different park will host the event each week. Best of all? It’s free!

Monday Night Movies

The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street , begins the Monday Night Movie series on June 20. Free, outdoor movies will run through July in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the show. Check out their website for a screening list.

Radio Disney Days

Also at The Gallivan Center, Radio Disney is providing fun and entertainment for the whole family on 3 dates this summer. On June 21, July 19 and August 9, 2011, bring your family downtown for dancing, carnival games, a free bounce house, street performers, and more. Save on parking by utilizing TRAX.

Utah State Fair

This year’s fair will be held September 8-18, 2011, so plan early to enjoy all this long-standing tradition has to offer. A list of activities is available at the Utah State Fair website.

Utah Arts Festival

Every year, the folks at the Utah Arts Festival put together a host of venders, free entertainment, and, of course, the best artists in Utah. This year’s event is slated for June 23-26, 2011 in downtown Salt Lake City. To find out more, visit the UAF website.

Liberty Days

This is the Place Heritage Park is home to Liberty Days, July 2-4, 2011. Pack a lunch and enjoy the park, games and activities for the kids, young and old, with crafts and games for even the youngest patriots. The park is located at 2601 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City. While there won’t be fireworks in the park, there is a great view of downtown Salt Lake. Cost: $10.00 adults, $8.00 children and seniors.


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