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Utah's first state fair was held in 1856 and gave awards for celery exhibits and penmanship. Today, the fair still has living arts & livestock competitions and a whole lot of entertainment.

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Utahns love to celebrate all year long with fun and exciting events and festivals. And you're invited to join in. There's something for everyone to have a good time, make family memories and learn more of Utah's heritage and culture. With such a variety of activities to choose from - visual and performing arts, history, outdoor recreation, film, food and more, just search below by date range, subject and key words to find the perfect events for you.

Please email Diane Wilson if you have any questions about events and the submission process. 

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2nd Saturday Folk Dance Party
  • April 12, 2014 to April 11, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Performing Dance Center studio
  • Address: 2019 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, 84109
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Join us for an evening of recreational dance to live music. Scandinavian folk dances are social, fun, and provide low-impact exercise. Beginners lessons start at 6pm, dance party starts at 7:15 pm.

Daughters of Mudson
  • June 13, 2014 to June 14, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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The third annual Daughters of Mudson features choreography by Ching I Chang, Brooklyn Draper, Efren Corado, Mike Watkiss and Erica Womack. Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, theses choreographers from the 2013-2014 Mudson works-in-progress series...

Living Legends
  • January 10, 2014 to January 11, 2037 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: SCERA Center for the Arts
  • Address: 745 South State Street, Orem, UT 84058

For more than 40 years, BYU students with a heritage of Native American, Polynesian and Latin American backgrounds have shared the music and dance of their ancestors in a colorful show of ethnic pageantry that has engaged audiences throughout the wor...

Third Saturday Contra Dance
  • June 21, 2014 to May 16, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Montessori Community School
  • Address: 2416 East 1700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Come for a Wasatch Contras 3rd Saturday Dance with live music by local and regional bands. All dances are taught and called. Come alone or with a partner. First-time dancers welcome. More info, with photos and video, at www.wasatchcontras.org/.