Events

Small Business Day

08 March 2017 Written by
Register today to attend Small Business Day on Thursday, March 23 at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library. This free, no-strings-attached event is for small business owners and managers who want to broaden, strengthen and deepen their communications with their current and potential customers, employees, the general public and stakeholders.The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Utah membership will be on hand to provide consultative services in the full spectrum of communications-related fields. From public relations and human resources, to graphic design, leadership coaching, investor relations, social responsibility and more—you’re sure to find the help you need. Learn more about…

The Downtown Garden Stroll - In Pictures

05 April 2016 Written by
The Downtown Garden Stroll is underway! Building on one of the premier urban gardens in the west at Temple Square, the Stroll features eight interactive parks running along Main St. from South Temple to 300 South. Take a seat and enjoy some coffee amongst the flowers, charge you phone at the solar powered Sol Bright park, complete a platform maze or take a selfie and post it to Instagram using the ‪#‎GardenStrollSLC‬ and you'll be entered to win a prize!  

Downtown Garden Stroll (Parks Pop Up on Main)

20 January 2016 Written by
The Downtown Garden Stroll is back for a second year! In April and May, downtown bursts with colors of spring. The Garden Stroll builds upon one of the premier urban gardens in the west, at Temple Square, and provides a sense of playfulness, surprise and discovery for downtown visitors. Downtown SLC Presents is now accepting entries from artists or teams of artists to design, build and install these pop-up parks along Main Street. Artists will build up from an 8’ x 20’ platform (provided) incorporating landscaping and seating along with elements of art, playfulness and fun. The Downtown Garden Stroll will run from April 1 to…

1 Downtown, 10 Ways to Celebrate: EVE WinterFest

18 December 2015 Written by
Salt Lake City comes to life with EVE WinterFest, a three-day celebration with live music, family fun and engaging activities for all ages. Live Music: Enjoy concerts on three stages, featuring BigBand, jazz and more. Countdown the New Year with our headliners, the New Orleans based Stooges Brass Band. Family Fun: Jump around on more than 20 inflatable features in BounceTown, experience the chaos of 2,016 inflatable beach balls and access to programing at Discovery Gateway and Clark Planetarium. New This Year: Play Minecraft and jumbo games such as Jenga in the GameRoom and create your own percussion music at…

1 Downtown, 10 Ways to Celebrate: Free Activities

10 December 2015 Written by
Enjoying the holidays doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank. There are some great activities that will allow you to experience the holidays downtown… for FREE! Take a ride on the Jingle Bus, sightsee at Temple Square, The Gateway and City Creek, or catch one of many free concerts that will be performed around downtown. Here’s some of our favorite free holiday activities: See the lights: Temple Square, The Gateway, City Creek Center and The Gallivan Center all have extravagant light displays that are worth seeing. There will also be holiday themed fountain shows at The Gateway and…

1 Downtown, 10 Ways to Celebrate: Pop-Up Shops

01 December 2015 Written by
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is officially upon us. Black Friday and Cyber Monday dominate the headlines, but it’s the local shops and artists that make downtown SLC so special. Small Business and shopping local has never been more convenient.Small Business Saturday was a great start, but there are several pop-up shops that feature some of these artists and stores, from handmade jewelry to clothes and art, throughout the holiday season. These pop-up shops have all of your shopping needs in one place. Here are a few of our favorite downtown SLC pop-up shops: Holiday Bazar at…

1 Downtown, 10 Ways to Celebrate: Traditions

25 November 2015 Written by
Downtown is home to holiday traditions families from across the Mountain West travel to experience each year. Whether it be skating at Gallivan, ringing in the new year EVE or holiday themed performances, magic is in the air downtown. Some of the best things in life are free: like a ride on the Jingle Bus, taking in the holiday lights or checking out the Candy Window displays. The holiday season hasn’t officially arrived until you do one or all of these great downtown traditions:   Ice skating at the Gallivan Center - Grab your skates and a warm beverage, the…

1 Downtown, 10 Ways to Celebrate: Concerts

24 November 2015 Written by
Brisk air, snow capped mountains and trees wrapped in an array of brightly colored lights. This can mean only one thing; the holidays are upon us in downtown SLC and with that comes some of our favorite concerts, traditions, festivals and food. With so many great activities to be a part of during the holidays, it can be difficult to keep track of. Don’t worry, for the next five weeks we’ll be featuring two blogs per week that will showcase all of your favorite downtown activities so you don’t miss a thing! This week we'll be focusing on concerts and…

Seasonal Surprises

17 November 2015 Written by
In addition to the one million plus lights that twinkle around Temple Square, Energy Solutions Arena, Gallivan Center, and City Creek, streets in the downtown area glow with more than 19 miles of light strands. Among the traditional holiday-style lights, you also will find the streets of Salt Lake City glowing with a more modern feel. Neon blue and hot white lights add to the urban ambiance, transporting drivers, commuters, passers by, and visitors to a big, modern city illuminated.The holiday spirit crosses over with the “Home of the Utes”: Check out Ute Alley on State Street, where you can…

Winter Market at Rio Grande

04 November 2015 Written by
The Winter Market at Rio Grande, a project of Urban Food Connections of Utah, will return to Downtown SLC on November 7th at the Rio Grande Depot (300 S Rio Grande St). With more than 60 local vendors (listed at slcfarmersmarket.org) the market is held for 13 alternating Saturdays, through the month of April, from 10 AM - 2 PM. Due to warm autumn weather conditions, a great late harvest of produce will be available at the first few markets. Shoppers can expect many items suitable for upcoming holiday meals. Also available is a wide array of other local and specialty…

End of Season Bucket List

22 October 2015 Written by
As the 24th season of the Downtown Farmers Market comes to a close, we hope you join us for closing day festivities. Enjoy a stroll in the park and a visit with your favorite vendors. Stock up on everything local and use our veggie valet to manage your purchases. Check out the Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and decorate a local pumpkin in our kids pumpkin patch. Whatever you do, bring your friends, kids, dogs, grandmas or just your own sweet self to make the most of what the summer market has to offer. Here are my bucket list suggestions for the…

The Week Ahead: Major Events in Downtown SLC

30 July 2015 Written by
The first week of August is sure to be a busy one in downtown SLC. There will be four major events happening at the same time: The Craft Lake City DIY Festival at the Gallivan Center (Aug 7 & 8), the Tour of Utah downtown stages (Aug 7 & 8), the Downtown Farmers Market (Aug 8) and the Outdoor Retailer annual trade show visiting the Salt Palace (Aug 5 - 8). We are excited our downtown is playing host all of these great events as they contribute to our vibrant and healthy urban core, but getting downtown might be a…