Safe & Social - 10+ ways to safely enjoy Downtown SLC

July 14, 2020 Written by

While the pandemic may have put a pause on many social gatherings, dozens of downtown summertime staples have adapted to provide safe and innovative fun in the city. 

You can enjoy walking tours, virtual events, bike-in concerts and even some organizations that will bring the show to you! Here are 10+ ways to safely enjoy downtown. 

THE BLOCKS Public Art & Mural Trail
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 4.43.37 PM

Take a colorful walking tour of downtown’s array of public art and murals with THE BLOCKS’ Public Art & Mural Trail app. Learn who created each work of art and discover some hidden gems nearby. Get your walking tour started by scanning this QR code or by walking up to a BLOCKS plaque at 40+ downtown murals. 

Downtown SLC Farmers Market
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 4.52.36 PM

Grab your reusable shopping bags and head down to Pioneer Park to pick up the freshest produce in the state. You can safely support our intermountain agriculture community every Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. through October 24th. Social distancing measures and safety protocols are enforced - view them here.  

City Creek Center
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.01.02 PM

Catch some rays under the retractable open-air roof as you choose from over 80 retailers and restaurants at City Creek. Click here to see a full listing.

At The Gateway
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.08.55 PM

The Gateway is chock full of socially safe events, dining and shopping opportunities. Highlights include Yoga on the Plaza, Utah Arts Alliance’s Art & Craft Market, GOGA (Goat Yoga), Dreamscapes and Movies on the Plaza. See their full calendar of events here.

SLC Concert Cruise Bike Concert
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.15.42 PM

Throughout downtown SLC, different local musicians will be stationed in locations to perform pop-up style shows for attendees. Concertgoers bike from 20-minute concert to concert in groups of 20 people or less. Get your tickets here.

SB Dance
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.18.32 PM

CURBSIDE THEATER PICKUP is a mobile, outdoor art munchie. It comes to you at home or another location that you choose in Salt Lake or Summit County. The audience is safely distant from performers and each other. The 5-minute show blends dance, movement, theater and often live music. Suitable for ALL Audiences, this project is free. Suggested donation if you’re able. Schedule your reservation here.

Restaurants & Bars
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.36.04 PM

Safely enjoy pick-up, delivery and dine-in meals from your favorite downtown SLC restaurants. Dining in? Don’t miss out on some of downtown’s favorite patios such as White Horse, Pallet, Gracie’s, Ginger Street, Eva’s, Spitz and more. See the full listing here.

Repertory Dance Theatre Virtual Dance Classes
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.23.30 PM

Learn from the pros! $10 gets you access to 20 virtual dance classes taught by RDT dancers. Choose from hip-hop, Bollywood, ballet, modern and more. Up your dance game here.

Excellence in the Community Concert Series  
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.27.02 PM

Featuring some of Utah’s finest musicians, this year-round concert series has gone virtual. Head over to every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. to tune in for free!

Salt Lake Power Yoga
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.28.33 PM

Experience signature Salt Lake Power Yoga classes from the comfort of your own home with SLPY ON DEMAND. Choose from live stream in-studio yoga or recorded classes. The studio is also open for socially distanced classes with strict safety measures in place. Learn more here.

Torrent Cycle
Screen Shot 2020 07 14 at 5.30.26 PM

Looking for a high-intensity workout to help kick your Corona 15? Get those legs back into shape at Torrent Cycle. Their spin classes have been reformatted to ensure patron safety with mandatory health checks for each guest and plenty of space between each cycle. Sign up for a class at 

**Know of an event or business that should be included in this listing? Please e-mail to have them featured.