Events

5th Annual Run To Rescue 5K

Ready! Get set! Mark your calendars! The 5th Annual Run to Rescue 5k Trail Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, September 23, 2017! Come run or walk in the name of animals on the King Nature Park and Bonneville Shoreline Trails. We will have foster dogs as running buddies as well! Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/run-to-rescue-5k-trail-runwalk-tickets-37053155987 Consider a donation on top of your registration fee for a little extra help for the pets! This 5k Fun Run is a benefit Four Paws Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue agency in Cache Valley.


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.


The Marmalade Jam Fest 2017

Join us for the 2nd annual The Marmalade Jam Fest! This year is certain to be bigger and better than last. We'll have more music, more preserves, more crafts and most of all, MORE FUN!


Fix-It Clinic

Grab your broken toaster, flat bike tire, torn blanket, or anything else that needs repair and join the Utah Recycling Alliance at The Leonardo Museum for our Fix-It Clinic! These clinics are designed to empower participants to become better stewards of their material belongings. You can bring in broken items that you would like to learn how to repair and work side-by-side with an experienced Repair Coach. WHAT TO BRING: -Yourself -At least one broken item -Appropriate dress for working on broken item (safety glasses, gloves, close-toed shoes, etc) The first 40 participants with a broken item in hand will receive free admission to the museum and the Fix-It Clinic. (Limit of one discount per person AND one discount per broken item). Guests are welcome to observe the clinic in action, but due to space limitations, only clinic participants and their family will be allowed into the space.

More information at utahrecyclingalliance.org


Steel Belts at Downtown Farmers Market


World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment

September 23rd, 2017 is the weekend of the International Day of Peace as declared by the United Nations. In the blink of an eye the world will change. More than 30,000 people will flashmob together in more than 400 cities around the world to rebuild our sense of human connection by inviting strangers to share a minute of heart-felt eye contact in public. This global event has gone viral with over 65 countries on board so far. 

The Liberators International, social movement behind this experience believe it is deeply important to involve citizens in participatory acts of human connection that allow us to unite as one global family. When interviewed, Peter Sharp, the founder said “With the rise of political and environmental uncertainty, a global sense of separation and isolation has caused a disruption to society's cohesion on this planet. Sharing eye contact is something everyone with has the ability to do and when we do it a natural sense of connection naturally arises. When we feel connected to each other, we feel more peaceful, more open to letting love into our lives and less alone. Sharing one minute of eye contact enables all of this to flow without the need for even speaking the same language.

We will create a safe space where people who want to participate are invited to share a minute of eye contact with a friend or a stranger in silence, and realize the power of human connection.

The event is free to the public and open to all who would like to connect with others. 


Art and Wellness: Yoga in the Great Hall

Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries.

 This is a free event, Information umfa.utah.edu

Sponsored by PEAK Health and Fitness at the University of Utah.


Concert and Art Benefit for non-profit DRAW Inc

Music lovers and art enthusiasts will have the chance to support the non-profit DRAW Inc. (http://www.drawinc.org) by attending a Music and Art Benefit event Saturday, September 23, 2017. The casual event, featuring live music and bidding on visual art, will run from 4-10 pm in the Arts Hub outdoor courtyard, 657 100 S. SLC. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, and a limited number of $30 VIP tickets include seating. Tickets on sale at www.eventbrite.com. All proceeds from tickets, art sales, and beverage purchases will benefit DRAW Inc. programming. Generous event sponsorship has been provided by Redrock Brewing Co,, Five Wives Vodka, Firebirds Chile Co, The Urban Lounge, and Hatch Family Chocolates. Cocktails and Beer will be available for purchase. Falafel Tree Food Truck will provide food available for purchase. Attendees must be 21 and over. Bands and performers are kindly donating their time and talent for this event. Live music will feature the high energy Pixie & The Partygrass Boys, who have been described as “Incredibly talented, witty, and engaging” by fans; Joshy Soul, who recently headlined at Craft Lake City; Tonda Gossa Band, the self-described Progressive Synth Pop Rock Band; the innovative SALT Contemporary Dance; George Nelson; the Pansies; and hip hop group The FED. Many visual artists have also generously donated works of art for a Silent Auction. Works range from jewelry to pottery to paintings to prints. Artists include Matt Monson, Terrell Picket, Laurie Tuckerfield, IHSquared, Brooklyn Line Co, Stephanie Hillman Design, Kim Marie Paturzo, Cynthia Xaiz Cool, Chris Maggio, Vinny DiGirolamo, NPB.Spectrum, Kassiah Waddell, Maren Atherton, Cami Chatterton, Jordan Halversen, Desarae Lee, and Chris Madsen, and Nadia Rea Morales. Purchases can be made early online at http://drawinc.org/auctions/ In addition, two painters will be creating works of art at the event. DRAW Inc. has served Utah communities since February 2016. Executive Director Melissa Fullmer and a passionate group of volunteers work to provide art access and classes to adults and youth who don’t normally receive the benefits that art provides. They work with disadvantaged, tragedy stricken, and low-income groups for those coping with loss, abuse, mental illness, homelessness, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia


India Fest

Utah's Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork will host the Annual India Fest with folk and classical dancing, mantra bands, yoga, drama, cuisine, crafts, and a pageant of the World's Most Popular Epic, the Ramayana, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.

After 30 increasingly successful years of India Fest, few people in Utah County are unaware that, once a year, you can go to India without spending a lot of money. You can have India right in - of all places - Spanish Fork!


Hoppy Hour

This party will celebrate the release of 'Clothing Hoptional', an annual beer made by Wasatch Brewery with hops harvested from open space protected by the Summit Land Conservancy. The $15 entry fee will get you apps, 2 drinks, and enter you into an opportunity drawing with awesome prizes! The proceeds will go to the Summit Land Conservancy and their efforts in saving land in Summit County for the benefit of people and nature. Drink beer, save land!