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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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11-28-2014

Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design
  • September 25, 2014 to February 27, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Location: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
  • Address: 650 North 1100 East, Logan, UT 84322

This exhibition explores the impact of Black Mountain College on the fields of studio craft and design from the middle of the 20th century through today. Black Mountain College (1933-57) was an experimental liberal arts college located in rural North...

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life
  • September 27, 2014 to February 01, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: The Leonardo at Library Square
  • Address: 209 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life is the latest exhibition from physician and pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens. The exhibit celebrates the wonders of the body in childhood, adulthood and across the arc of aging. More than 200 human plast...

Brigham City DUP Cabin
  • March 22, 2014 to March 31, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Brigham City DUP Cabin
  • Address: 200 West Forest Street, Brigham City, UT 84302

The cabin is open upon request. The Knudsen cabin, built by Porter Squires for Wilhelm and Laura Amelia Knudsen in 1855, was one of the first permanent structures in Brigham City. Located on the corner of First East and First Sou...

Eliza's Attic
  • April 01, 2011 to January 01, 2037 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Brigham City Museum of Art and History
  • Address: 24 North 300 West, Brigham City, UT 84302

Eliza's Attic is a history exhibit designed especially for kids. Young patrons can view an orchard suspended from the ceiling, open a chest-of-drawers of trials, provide the head for mannequins dressed in Sunday apparel, and watch a chicken and veget...

Enchanted Modernities - Mysticism, Landscape & the American West
  • April 14, 2014 to December 10, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Location: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
  • Address: 650 North 1100 East, Logan, UT 84322

Caine College of the Arts and the Leverhulme Trust partner to highlight Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts between 1875-1960. With the dynamic energy of 19th century Americanism, the Theosophical Society of the late 1800s specified the American West a...

Faculty Show 2014
  • November 04, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Woodbury Art Museum - Utah Valley University
  • Address: 575 East University Parkway, University Mall, Suite N250, Orem, UT 84058

Highlighting all areas of the Department of Art and Visual Communications, professional works from Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, and Sculpture and Ceramics are brought together in one setting. This impressive collec...

Hal Wing Photography Collection
  • September 23, 2014 to March 10, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Woodbury Art Museum - Utah Valley University
  • Address: 575 East University Parkway, University Mall, Suite N250, Orem, UT 84058

Hal Wing Photography Collection is an exhibit of a collection of images by significant 20th century photographers.

Penguin Feeding
  • May 16, 2014 to May 31, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
  • Address: 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, UT 84020
  • Visit Website

Did you know Gentoo penguins eat 10 percent of their body weight every day? Come watch them be fed and learn more fun facts from our Education Presenters and our Husbandry staff members who take care of the penguins. These birds “fly” und...

Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art
  • March 22, 2013 to March 30, 2018 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Brigham Young University Museum of Art
  • Address: North Campus Drive, Provo, UT 84602

This reinstallation of the Museum's permanent American collection will allow visitors to interpret the ever-expanding collection in new ways. The exhibition will examine American identity, emphasizing the multicultural perspective intrinsic to the Am...

The Horse
  • July 21, 2014 to January 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Explore the Enduring Bond between Humans and Horses The Natural History Museum of Utah is excited to host The Horse. Over time, humans have preyed upon horses, domesticated them, bred them for work and play, and forged deep emotional and spiritual ...

Utah Wilderness 50 Photo Exhibition
  • September 03, 2014 to December 14, 2014 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Opening September 3, 2014 at the Natural History Museum of Utah, this special exhibition will include 50 compelling photographs that were selected through a juried process from more than 1,400 entries. All photos represent Utah public lands and refle...

11-29-2014

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life
  • September 27, 2014 to February 01, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: The Leonardo at Library Square
  • Address: 209 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life is the latest exhibition from physician and pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens. The exhibit celebrates the wonders of the body in childhood, adulthood and across the arc of aging. More than 200 human plast...

Brigham City DUP Cabin
  • March 22, 2014 to March 31, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Brigham City DUP Cabin
  • Address: 200 West Forest Street, Brigham City, UT 84302

The cabin is open upon request. The Knudsen cabin, built by Porter Squires for Wilhelm and Laura Amelia Knudsen in 1855, was one of the first permanent structures in Brigham City. Located on the corner of First East and First Sou...

Bug Brigade
  • June 14, 2014 to December 27, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

 Twice a month we offer visitors an opportunity to observe and handle live bugs to learn about these arthropods' anatomy, behavior and important ecological roles. Join us every second and fourth Saturday from 2-4 pm. With this program, we a...

Drawing Dinosaurs with Cal Grondahl
  • June 21, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

See the Museum's dinosaurs through the eyes and hands of famed dinosaur cartoonist, Cal Grondahl! Cal will be on hand to assist children and families test their own skills with drawing paper and pencils provided in the gallery. Offered on the thi...

Eliza's Attic
  • April 01, 2011 to January 01, 2037 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Brigham City Museum of Art and History
  • Address: 24 North 300 West, Brigham City, UT 84302

Eliza's Attic is a history exhibit designed especially for kids. Young patrons can view an orchard suspended from the ceiling, open a chest-of-drawers of trials, provide the head for mannequins dressed in Sunday apparel, and watch a chicken and veget...

Faculty Show 2014
  • November 04, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Woodbury Art Museum - Utah Valley University
  • Address: 575 East University Parkway, University Mall, Suite N250, Orem, UT 84058

Highlighting all areas of the Department of Art and Visual Communications, professional works from Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, and Sculpture and Ceramics are brought together in one setting. This impressive collec...

Hal Wing Photography Collection
  • September 23, 2014 to March 10, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Woodbury Art Museum - Utah Valley University
  • Address: 575 East University Parkway, University Mall, Suite N250, Orem, UT 84058

Hal Wing Photography Collection is an exhibit of a collection of images by significant 20th century photographers.

HawkWatch: Birds in the Lab!
  • June 28, 2014 to December 27, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Join the HawkWatch crew and some of their fine feathered friends for the opportunity to observe live raptors up-close and examine a variety of specimens-feathers, eggs and claws! Meet the HawkWatch experts, discover how to identify common birds in yo...

Penguin Feeding
  • May 16, 2014 to May 31, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
  • Address: 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, UT 84020
  • Visit Website

Did you know Gentoo penguins eat 10 percent of their body weight every day? Come watch them be fed and learn more fun facts from our Education Presenters and our Husbandry staff members who take care of the penguins. These birds “fly” und...

Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art
  • March 22, 2013 to March 30, 2018 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Brigham Young University Museum of Art
  • Address: North Campus Drive, Provo, UT 84602

This reinstallation of the Museum's permanent American collection will allow visitors to interpret the ever-expanding collection in new ways. The exhibition will examine American identity, emphasizing the multicultural perspective intrinsic to the Am...

Shark Feeding
  • May 22, 2014 to May 31, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
  • Location: Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
  • Address: 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, UT 84020

 Have you ever seen a shark eat? Now is your chance! Watch the Animal Husbandry staff feed the sharks in the 300,000 gallon shark tank! You can get an up-close view of the sharks feeding on fish. Our Education Presenters will be there explaining...

The Horse
  • July 21, 2014 to January 04, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Explore the Enduring Bond between Humans and Horses The Natural History Museum of Utah is excited to host The Horse. Over time, humans have preyed upon horses, domesticated them, bred them for work and play, and forged deep emotional and spiritual ...

Utah Wilderness 50 Photo Exhibition
  • September 03, 2014 to December 14, 2014 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Opening September 3, 2014 at the Natural History Museum of Utah, this special exhibition will include 50 compelling photographs that were selected through a juried process from more than 1,400 entries. All photos represent Utah public lands and refle...

Utah's Animals
  • June 21, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Join us for live animal observations! Get up close and personal with the Great Basin gopher snake, North American bullfrog, Great Basin Spadefoot (toads), Utah salamanders and learn more about the ecosystems of Utah. An introduction to our animals is...

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