Summer is still in full swing here in Salt Lake and there is still quite a few events going on around town. Catch a fair or two and enjoy the sights and sounds of summer while they last.
Salt Lake County Fair: The ever popular Salt Lake County Fair will be rolling back into the valley from Wednesday, August 10th through Saturday, August 13th at the South Jordan Equestrian Park (11400 S. 2100 W.). There will be rides, games, carnival food, concert by Mark Willis, a rodeo and, of course, the 4H livestock exhibitions. Admission is free but tickets are required for rides and games. You can pre-pay for an all day ride pass or 40 tickets for only $18 prior to August 9th. Click here for more information. Don’t miss one of the classic Salt Lake summer events!
Mad Tea Party: Whitmore Library will be having a tea party with the likes of Harry Potter, the Mad Hatter and Japanese Anime characters (what a bunch!) Come dressed as your favorite book or movie character and enjoy drinks that are out of our world! Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Please bring a treat for everyone to share. The tea party will be held on Wednesday, August 24th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Sundance Institute Film-“Troubadours”: Red Butte Garden will be hosting this free film event on August 10th at 9:00 pm. “Directed by Morgan Neville. Unrated. 101 min. 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection. Celebrating timeless music and legendary artists James Taylor & Carole King, Troubadours takes us deep into the groundbreaking scene of a singer-songwriter movement.” (www.redbuttegarden.org)
Balloon Festival: Sandy City will once again hold their Hot Air Balloon Festival August 12th-13th at Storm Mountain Park (11400 S. 1000 E.) The balloons will launch at sunrise (between 6:30 and 8:00 am) both mornings with Bright Eyes Coffee and Smoothies on hand to provide much needed nourishment and caffeine. Come early and see if any of the pilots need help getting their balloons ready! On Saturday, the balloons will be at the South Towne Promenade in front of Sandy City Hall (175 W. 10000 S.) for the balloon glow. All the balloons will light up the night sky at 8:00 p, while you enjoy food and entertainment from the band Cold Creek.
Midnight Madness Beach Party: Gardner Village in West Jordan will have their midnight sale/party on August 13th from 6:00 pm to midnight. There will be island shows, a delicious barbeque and many activities going on in the shops. These sales are very popular at the village so put on that Hawaiian shirt and get there early!