Events for Kids and Family

Elfwyn's Saga

Inspired by Viking lore, Elfwyn’s Saga presents an enthralling tale of magic, greed, and heroism. During the early settlement of Iceland, a girl named Elfwyn is born blind after a curse is placed on her family. Guided and protected by the mysterious Hidden Folk, she learns to rely on other senses to perceive the world around her. When a rival Viking clan uses a treacherous magic crystal to sow the seeds of discord among her family, Elfwyn’s gift of clear perception is all that stands between her community and its self-annihilation. An imaginative musical score and hundreds of dazzling costumes help the young dancers of the Children’s Dance Theatre bring this spectacular story to the stage. The show lasts about an hour.

Ticket information tannerdance.utah.edu


Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre

Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre hits the historic Egyptian Theatre stage September 22nd-October 8th. A ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs, creeps and clowns. It is mystifying, mesmerizing, and morbid. An annual tradition and always a sell-out! Lowest Prices offered for the first Sunday and all Wednesdays & Thursdays. Recommended for ages 12+ - some children may find too scary. TICKETS: First Sunday and all Wednesday & Thursdays: Front-of-House: $34. House Adult: $28 / Youth (12 & under) $23 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: Front-of-House: $40. House Adult: $34 / Youth (12 & under) $28 Tickets purchased at the Door 30 minutes before showtime are $5 more Reserve tickets at ParkCityShows.com or 435-649-9371.


Batman Day at The Printed Garden

Come to The Printed Garden any time Saturday, September 23rd, and help us celebrate DC Comics' famous detective! We'll have a variety of Batman coloring pages for the kids, cartoons between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and - best of all - free comic books!


Hispanic Heritage Parade & Street Festival

Empanadas, tacos, pupusas, Cuban sandwiches, arepas, and more delicious food! Beer, local artisans, dance performances, live music, a parade and other family friendly entertainment! The parade kicks off at 10am! Bring your whole family to this fun, free event while helping to raise awareness to Utah’s high rate of uninsured Hispanic children. All proceeds from this event go towards helping low-income people access health insurance.


Norse Fest at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Hail! Join us at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, September 23 for Norse Fest! In conjunction with the Museum’s special exhibit Vikings: Beyond the Legend, NHMU is celebrating all things Norse, from food to music, dance and more. The festival will feature an array of old Norse cultural hallmarks—some you may know, and some you may not. • Watch Norse artists at work, including dancers, weavers, blacksmiths, and more • Research your Viking roots with the LDS Family History Library researchers • Get a taste of culture through a variety of Norse foods • Create your own Viking shield • Hear from several Norse historians and experts at our Nordic Science Café mini-lectures Join us at the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all of this and more! Norse Fest is included with regular Museum admission.

Information nhmu.utah.edu


Guest Authors Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Maddie is a normal twelve-year-old girl. Well, except for the fake mustaches she carries in her pocket. She likes to make people laugh and slapping on a mustache, especially a fuzzy pink or neon green one, always gets a smile. Maddie hopes that the class queen, Cassie, will find her mustaches as funny as she does and want to play with her at recess. She's been self-conscious lately because her right arm only feels normal when it's curled against her chest and she's constantly tripping over her feet. But that's probably just part of growing up and not something weird, right? When Maddie's arm continues to bother her, her parents take her to a doctor who gives them a shocking diagnosis: the cause of the abnormal behavior of her limbs is a brain tumor and she must have surgery to remove it. She's understandably afraid as he describes the procedure, but knows she must find a way to be brave and must face her fears--all of them--at the hospital, at home and at school. It will take all of Maddie's vibrant imagination, a lot of kindness-both given and received-and of course, the perfect mustache to overcome the tough stuff ahead of her. The Printed Garden is proud to be partnering with Shadow Mountain and Salt Lake County Library Services to co-host this very special event with Chad Morris and Shelly Brown at The Viridian Event Center at 8030 South,1825 West - West Jordan. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.


Guest Author Jennifer Adams / BabyLit Event

Jennifer Adams is now the author of more than thirty books, including the best-selling BabyLit board book series of primers which introduces young children to the world of classic literature, drawing them in with easy themes and colorful, eye-catching artwork. Join us at The Printed Garden Friday night, September 29th to celebrate the release of Jen's lastest installment in her BabyLit series, Anne of Green Gables. Introduce little ones to beloved redheaded orphan Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables: A BabyLit® Places Primer. as they explore Prince Edward Island and the places that Anne loves. Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver, with their words and bright illustrations, introduce toddlers to Anne’s home and her favorite pond, wood, field, garden, and the avenue to Avonlea. This delightful board book will captivate your brainy baby’s imagination, your own, or tuck a couple of them away for perfect shower gifts! This event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Anne of Green Gables and other BabyLit books will be available for purchase and, of course, Jen would be happy to sign them for you. We hope you can join us!


4th West Oktoberfest

This 2-day festival features live music from local artists, local Salt Lake Valley food trucks, Utah vendors, and fun for the whole family. Games will include giant jenga, corn hole, a children's craft tent, ring toss, and much more! Enjoy the music, the eats, and all over fun with natural, gluten-free ciders from Mountain West Hard Cider and high-quality craft beers from Red Rock Brewery.

Information and tickets available: https://mountainwestcider.com/2017/4thwestoktoberfest/ OR http://redrockbrewing.com/4th-west-oktoberfest


Wild Kratts LIVE!

Live at the Eccles presents the wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS September 30, 2017 at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again. TICKETS: http://live-at-the-eccles.com/events/wild-kratts-live


4th West Oktoberfest

This 2-day festival features live music from local artists, local Salt Lake Valley food trucks, Utah vendors, and fun for the whole family. Games will include giant jenga, corn hole, a children's craft tent, ring toss, and much more! Enjoy the music, the eats, and all over fun with natural, gluten-free ciders from Mountain West Hard Cider and high-quality craft beers from Red Rock Brewery.