Events for Community Events

Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit in Utah. Step out onto the site where history was made and enjoy a celebratory and commemorative experience, including special reenactment performances, unique souvenirs, live music, and food. Spend the day at the Golden Spike National Historic Site or explore beyond the park, traveling to the nearby Chinese Arch, Spiral Jetty, and Rock Ship Graveyard. To learn more about the Spike 150 anniversary celebration and Golden Spike events planned across the state throughout 2019, visit

Red Butte Garden Annual Spring Plant Sale

The Plant Sale will be held in the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre / Free admission to the Plant Sale

  • Vegetables & Herbs – including over 60 varieties of heirlooms
  • Colorful flowering annuals and hardy perennials
  • Huge selection of roses, own-root roses, ornamental grasses, groundcovers, native and water-wise plants
  • An assortment of conifers, trees, vines, and shrubs, including edible fruits
  • This is our largest fundraiser of the year - proceeds go toward Garden maintenance & education programs

Member Benefit Day (Garden members only) is May 10 from 1 to 8pm

General Public is May 11 from 9am to 3pm

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Wasatch Community Gardens Spring Plant Sale

Wasatch Community Gardens Spring Plant Sale will be on Saturday the 11th. More information on plant varieties and volunteering:

  • Huge variety of tomatoes, including dwarf varieties
  • A large selection of annual vegetables, edible perennials, and organic herbs
  • Seed potatoes and onion starts
  • Compost by the bag
  • Plant experts supplied by Utah State University's Master Gardeners' Program to answer your questions
  • Veggie valet service to store your plants while you shop and haul them to your car!
  • Food trucks available to purchase food and coffee
  • SNAP EBT benefits (food stamps) accepted
  • Your purchase supports WCG's community garden and education programs

UMFA Tour and Tea Party

Join UMFA executive director Gretchen Dietrich for a delectable tea party and a tour—a fun, conversational look at art that explores the joys, sorrows, trials, and tribulations of women and motherhood. We’ll explore works from the ancient world to the Italian Renaissance to the contemporary and contemplate art objects made in different times and places and from a variety of materials. Afterward, enjoy tea and treats in the G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall with your loved ones. This tour is best for kids 10 and up.

This event is $100.00 and is limitied to 30 guests.  Tickets are available online at okie=1

Mothers Day Tea Party at the UMFA

Celebrate the women in your life this Mother’s Day with a delightful afternoon at the Museum. Enjoy tea and treats in the G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall and explore the galleries with your loved ones. $49 adult, $34 children 15 and younger.

Mural Fest 2019

Celebrate Mural Fest in South Salt Lake. Ten new outdoor murals will be unveiled for viewing and discussion with the artists. Enjoy live music, food trucks, artist vendors, a community paint wall and art activities for everyone. This event is free and open to the public.

A Jewish Voice in Support of Refugees

A Jewish Voice in Support of Refugees at the Salt Lake City JCC presents the the state of refugees around the world, in the U.S., and locally here in Salt Lake City, as well as the connection of Jews to refugees today.

Volunteer Information Fair:  learn more about local refugee-serving groups and find out about volunteer opportunities and other ways to take action. 7:45 pm: Speaker program with remarks from Congregation Kol Ami's Rabbi Spector, HIAS' Rabbi Meyer, State Representative Patrice Arent, other elected officials, and local refugee Resettlement Agencies. The event is free. Guests are asked to consider bringing feminine hygiene items to contribute to a health drive for refugees.

For more information, contact Eric Goldman

Seeds of Remembrance

Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program will hold its annual Seeds of Remembrance event on May 14th, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the University of Utah College of Nursing Annette Poulson Cumming Building located on 10 South 2000 East. Seeds of Remembrance is an opportunity for individuals to come together and cope with the loss of a family member or friend while keeping the memory of that loved one alive. The program’s featured speaker is Michelle Schmidt, author of the book Carried: How One Mother’s Trust in God Helped her Through the Unthinkable. The Music will be provided by singer and songwriter Cherie Call. Seeds of Remembrance is free and open to the public and includes refreshments following the program. Parking is available on the first level, north end, of the building. For a map and more information, call 801-585-9522. University of Utah College of Nursing Annette Poulson Cumming Building,

Utah Statewide Alumni Career Fair

Are you a recent University of Utah graduate or planning to graduate this May and currently searching for a job? Are you an alumni of another Utah higher education institution? Join us at the 2019 Utah Statewide Alumni Career Fair for alumni and soon-to-be graduates. Network with over 100 employers who are looking to recruit you.This event is free to UofU graduates and Alumni of any school,. The Utah Statewide Alumni Career Fair is hosted by The Utah Association of Colleges and Employers (UACE) and participating members include the University of Utah as well as ten other educational institutions throughout the state of Utah. Don't miss this amazing opportunity, your dream career is waiting for you.

Mayor's Bike to Work Day

Join us for the annual Mayor’s Bike To Work Day starting at the Northwest Recreation Center.  Meet us at the park for complimentary snacks and coffee, music from Power 94.9 and ALT 101.9, community booths, and greetings from Mayor Biskupski. 8:15am: Ride with us into downtown Salt Lake City from the Northwest Rec. Center to the Salt Lake City and County Building. Special thanks to our community sponsors and participants.