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Farmers Markets to Visit in Utah

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Summer is coming to an end, but there are still fun things to do on the weekends with your family and friends. Get outside, have fun, and support Utah’s local vendors by visiting a farmers market near you.

Here is a list of farmers markets across Utah:

Salt Lake

Salt Lake Farmers Market

Location: Pioneer Park (350 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City)

Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 28

Sugar House Farmers Market

Location: 1040 E Sugarmont Dr

Times and dates: Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. until October 26

University of Utah Farmers Market

Location: 200 Central Campus Dr

Times and dates: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 5

Wasatch Front Farmers Market — Wheeler Farm

Location: Wheeler Farm (6351 S. 900 East in Murray)

Times and dates: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 29

Central Utah

Happy Valley Farmers Market — Orem

Location: University Mall (575 E University Pkwy)

Times and dates: Fridays, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. until October 27

Lavell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market

Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium (1700 N. Canyon Road in Provo)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. until October 26

Provo Farmers Market

Location: 550 W. Center St. in Provo

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 28

Spanish Fork Farmer’s Market

Location: 40 S. Main St. in Spanish Fork

Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 28

Northern Utah

Bountiful City Farmers Market

Location: 400 N 200 W (2th North Park)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. from until October 13

Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market

Location: 199 N. Main St. in Logan

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October 21

Farmers Market Ogden

Location: 25th Street and Grant Avenue in Ogden

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until September 16

Syracuse City Farmers Market

Location: Shadow Point Shopping Center South/West corner (1200 W Antelope Dr) in Syracuse

Times and dates: Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. until September 27

Eastern Utah

Park Silly Sunday Market

Location: Historic Main Street in Park City

Times and dates: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until September 17

Heber Valley Farmers Market

Location: Main Street Park (250 S. Main St.)

Times and dates: Thursdays, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. until August 31

Southern Utah

Cedar City’s Downtown Farmers Market

Location: 905 South Main Street at IFA, Cedar City

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m.- noon all year long

Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square

Location: 2 W. St. George Blvd. in St. George

Times and dates: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon

Moab Farmers Market

Location: Swanny City Park (400 N. 100 West in Moab)

Times and dates: Fridays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. until October 27th

Zion Canyon Farmers Market

Location: 1212 Zion Park Blvd. in Springdale

Times and dates: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon until October 14

 

Pioneer Day Celebrations Throughout Utah

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Pioneer Day is an annual state holiday in Utah meant to celebrate and honor the pioneers who demonstrated industry and bravery when they ventured to settle in what is now Salt Lake City. Celebrations are traditionally held on July 24th throughout the state, and include parades, pioneer games, and fireworks.

Here is a list of various firework events, along with other activities, going on in honor of Pioneer Day throughout the state:

July 21st

Bountiful  – http://www.handcartdays.org/Events

July 22nd

Salt Lake Bees Game – http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t561

Fairview City – http://fairviewcity.com/cms/park-and-recreation/pioneer-day-celebration/

Mapleton – http://mapleton.org/event/july-24th-celebration/

Cottonwood Heights – http://cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/community/events/butlerville_days/

July 24th

Salt Lake City – http://www.slcgov.com/slcevents/slc-events-firework-shows

Ogden – http://www.ogdenpioneerdays.com/index.php/extensions/events-calendar

Spanish Fork – http://www.spanishfork.org/newsevents/events/fiestadays/calendar.php

Logan – http://www.loganutah.org/departments/parkrec/specialevents/2017PioneerDayCelebrationPosterUpdate(7-5-17).pdf

Heber – http://www.gohebervalley.com/Charleston_24th_of_July_Celebration

Washington County – http://www.daysof47.com/events/days-of-47-dixie-celebration

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5 Utah Swimming Holes to Visit This Summer

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The heat is upon us in Utah and it’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. Beat the heat and experience the natural beauty that Utah has to offer by visiting these swimming holes that are sure to impress.

Toquerville Falls

Located just outside Zions National Park in a secluded area, this swimming hole is a desert oasis.

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Homestead Crater

An all-natural geothermal pool located in Midway. The water stays at a toasty 96 degrees and is great for floating around or even scuba diving.

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Fifth Water Hot Springs

This place is a little piece of heaven on earth where the natural hot spring pools are fed by a beautiful waterfall. Located in the middle of Diamond Fork Canyon.

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Mona Rope Swings

Located about 30 minutes south of Provo at the Mona Ponds. They have multiple platforms you can use to swing out to the water and there is even a small rope swing for younger kids to try out.

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Mill Creek North Fork Canyon Swimming Hole

This beautiful spot in Moab is considered the local swimming hole, and a nice relaxing place to beat the heat.

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Monthly Market Stats – May 2017

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Christmas in Salt Lake County 2016

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Time to get out with your families and enjoy the holidays. We have gathered a list of many events and light shows that you won’t want to miss.

Discovery Gateway Breakfast With Santa
Salt Lake City
December 10 & 17
Enjoy a hot breakfast, exclusive play time in the museum with Jolly Old Saint Nick, and a special surprise gift for the family.

Santa Comes Down the Town Lift
Park City
December 17
Santa Claus is coming Park City via the Town Lift, with his magical Mid-December sleigh that is all lit up with Christmas lights.

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Hogle Zoo – Salt Lake City
December 1 – 31 (Closed Christmas Day)
ZooLights! will be brighter and more sparkling than ever as this festive, family-fun light event returns for its 10th anniversary year.

Heber Valley Railroad North Pole Express
Heber
Open until December 24
All aboard a fun ride up to the North Pole!

Temple Square Lights
Salt Lake City
Until January 1
See 35 acres of the famous Temple Square lights.

Christmas in Color
Kearns
Until December 31
Utah’s biggest drive-through holiday light show.

Downtown Jingle Bus
Salt Lake City
Until December 24
Take the Jingle Bus to see all the holiday sights downtown.

Draper City Park Tree of Lights
Draper
Until December 24
Tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa, music, and a big celebration.

Riverton City Holly Days
Riverton
December 9 & 10
Visit with Santa and enjoy cookies, crafts, entertainment, shopping at local retail booths, and the giant-sized storybook boards T’was the Night Before Christmas.

Dickens’ Christmas Festival
Sandy
December 8-10
Period costumes, old shops, fortune tellers, royalty and the real Father Christmas

 

 

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Christmas in Utah County 2016

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Time to get out with your families and enjoy the holidays. We have gathered a list of many events and light shows that you won’t want to miss.

Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point
Lehi
Until December 31
This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Holiday Open House at Red Butte Garden! Enjoy local artists, cider, and hot chocolate, while exploring the winter gardens.

Spanish Fork’s Festival of Lights
Spanish Fork
Until January 1
The festival is a drive-through holiday light show.

Christmas in Color
Provo
Until January 1
The festival is a drive-through holiday light show.

Utah’s Tallest Christmas Tree
Lehi
Until December 31
Utah’s tallest Christmas tree is at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.

The Forgotten Carols Christmas Tour
Orem
Until December 20
See the timeless Christmas classic during its 25th anniversary tour in Utah.

Salem’s Pond Town Christmas
Salem
Until January 2
The display in Salem includes lights floating on a pond in Knoll Park.

 

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