Events for Community Events

Let's Pull Together! Swaner Preserve Invasive Weed Management

https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/78

Join the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in this outdoor project managing invasive weeds! Invasive weeds crowd out native wetland species and impair the habitat. This is a great way to get onto areas of the Preserve that are not open to the public. Volunteers should be able to walk over uneven ground, bend over for extended periods, work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and comply with the safety guidelines. Locations vary each week depending on the location of weeds. Please check event website for exact location. Volunteers should wear closed-toed sturdy shoes, pants, hat, bug spray, and sunscreen. Bring water and a snack if needed. Work gloves will be available to borrow but bring your own if there is a pair you prefer.



Friendly Island Tongan Festival

Visit www.ntasutah.org, Open and Free the public, Starting on the August 11, at 4:00pm - 10pm, August 11 and 12th, start at 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm.

Visit our website for more information, We will have Polynesian Cultural performance, food and sports events, rugby, volleyball, etc.



The 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons

Celebrate the best of Utah’s creative community on August 12-14 at the 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons! This year’s DIY Fest will be our biggest yet with over 350 local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers, & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August at the Utah State Fairpark! On Friday, August 12, the DIY Fest is proud to present a headlining performance from singer/songwriter Joshua James. There’s no better way to watch the headlining performance than from the Harmons VIP Lounge! The Harmons VIP Lounge offers attendees access to an autograph session with the headliner, Joshua James from 7-8 p.m., two complimentary cocktail tickets, shaded seat access with priority view of the stage for Joshua James’ performance and craft food bites from 10 different local craft food purveyors hand-selected by Harmons. 

Tickets now available: https://www.24tix.com/venues/utah-state-fairpark



Volunteer Demonstration Garden Cleanup

https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/70

Help bees, butterflies, and other pollinators by assisting with our demonstration garden cleanup! Volunteers will help with weeding and pruning the pollinator garden in front of the EcoCenter to maintain it for the growing season. This opportunity is a great way to learn about native and waterwise plants that do well in our climate. Volunteers will receive instruction and guidance upon arrival from gardening professional Colie Belieu!



2022 Utah Pond Tour

There are 18 beautiful local ponds in the tour this year. Most of the ponds are in Salt Lake County with additional ponds In Davis, Weber and Utah Counties. This is a self- guided tour, a map and details with addresses for the ponds will be provided in an app after ticket purchase. 2022 Pond Tour

Saturday, August 13th 9 AM To 5 PM Sunday, August 14th 10 AM To 5 PM $20 Per family or group. Go to Utahpondtour.com to purchase tickets and for additional information.



Wine Among the Willows

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-among-the-willows-tickets-371395432737

Did you know that there are wines produced right here in Utah? Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter and the Utah Wine Festival have teamed up to bring a sampling of Utah wines to Park City! Join us for a guided wine sampling tour around Swaner EcoCenter. Tickets include wine samples from 6 Utah wineries, hors d'oeuvres from Hill’s Kitchen, a souvenir wine glass, and the opportunity to learn about the climate considerations and environmental benefits of choosing local Utah wines. Registration required, you must be 21 or older to attend.



Utah Valley Permaculture Classroom Gardens and Greenhouse: Tour & Taste 8th Annual Open House

Utah Valley Permaculture Classroom Gardens and Greenhouse, 8th Annual Open House Tour & Taste from 11am to 6pm

Tour a huge self sustainable food forest, taste some of the 37 kinds of berries, enjoy Irish music and an herbal walk. It will be 20 degrees cooler than outside.  

We need volunteers, PR, Film maker, videographer, Social media, website etc.

Call 801-808-4424 for half off tickets $24.99 through July 30. 

https://youtu.be/cyrM_DViC0k



Art for the Recovery Community

Save the Date for ARC 2022! August 20, 6-10pm | Sugar Space Arts Warehouse Our fourth annual Art for the Recovery Community Festival is coming up!

This year’s ARC features a gallery exhibition with work from local visual artists in recovery and a live concert with music and other performing artists. Doors for the gallery open at 6pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm. ARC 2022 is hosted at Sugar Space Arts Warehouse in downtown Salt Lake, 132 S 800 W. - The year’s ARC also includes a Digital Gallery available for viewing from August 15-22, and a Livestream of the August 20 concert. Apply to be an ARC Artist! Are you an artist in recovery? We would love to have you present your work at this year’s festival! All disciplines - painting, photography, music, dance, etc. - are welcome and encouraged to apply.

You can choose to participate in either the digital gallery and/or the in-person festival on August 20. The application period is open from July 1-31. Applications can be accessed below. Feel free to contact us with any questions!



Art for the Recovery Community

Save the Date for ARC 2022! August 20, 6-10pm | Sugar Space Arts Warehouse Our fourth annual Art for the Recovery Community Festival is coming up!

This year’s ARC features a gallery exhibition with work from local visual artists in recovery and a live concert with music and other performing artists. Doors for the gallery open at 6pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm. ARC 2022 is hosted at Sugar Space Arts Warehouse in downtown Salt Lake, 132 S 800 W. - The year’s ARC also includes a Digital Gallery available for viewing from August 15-22, and a Livestream of the August 20 concert. Apply to be an ARC Artist! Are you an artist in recovery? We would love to have you present your work at this year’s festival! All disciplines - painting, photography, music, dance, etc. - are welcome and encouraged to apply.

You can choose to participate in either the digital gallery and/or the in-person festival on August 20. The application period is open from July 1-31. Applications can be accessed below. Feel free to contact us with any questions!



Art for the Recovery Community

Save the Date for ARC 2022! August 20, 6-10pm | Sugar Space Arts Warehouse Our fourth annual Art for the Recovery Community Festival is coming up!

This year’s ARC features a gallery exhibition with work from local visual artists in recovery and a live concert with music and other performing artists. Doors for the gallery open at 6pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm. ARC 2022 is hosted at Sugar Space Arts Warehouse in downtown Salt Lake, 132 S 800 W. - The year’s ARC also includes a Digital Gallery available for viewing from August 15-22, and a Livestream of the August 20 concert. Apply to be an ARC Artist! Are you an artist in recovery? We would love to have you present your work at this year’s festival! All disciplines - painting, photography, music, dance, etc. - are welcome and encouraged to apply.

You can choose to participate in either the digital gallery and/or the in-person festival on August 20. The application period is open from July 1-31. Applications can be accessed below. Feel free to contact us with any questions!