Best time to visit Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City, UT

26 THINGS TO DO IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT (SEPTEMBER 07 - SEPTEMBER 16)

Brigham City Peach Days

Brigham City Peach Days

September 09–12, 2020 • event

The perfect sweet taste and smell of freshly harvested peaches attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually

Utah State Fair

Utah State Fair

September 10–20, 2020 • event

One of the largest and most loved events in the state. Join the 11-day wild celebration with open-hearted locals

Stargazing

Stargazing

April–September (all year round) • activity

A perfect way to spend a lovely evening, especially if you are in the right place

Alpine Loop Scenic Drive

Alpine Loop Scenic Drive

late May–October • nature

Just a one-hour drive along this amazing scenic road will bring you the pleasure of seeing some of Utah's most stunning views

Guardsman Pass

Guardsman Pass

June–October • activity

One of the Park City's most beautiful drives

Migratory Bird Watching

Migratory Bird Watching

late March–May | July–September • nature

Birding is becoming more and more popular and is often one of the main reasons people travel around the world. If you are a fan of birds, Utah has to be in your list!

The Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake

April–May | September–October (all year round) • nature

This famous lake is like the Dead Sea of the Western Hemisphere

Alpine Coaster

Alpine Coaster

all year round (most popular in June–September) • activity

The largest coaster in the state offers a fun and exciting ride through great mountainous scenery

Mount Nebo Scenic Byway (Nebo Loop)

Mount Nebo Scenic Byway (Nebo Loop)

late May–October • activity

A mountain road with spectacular views of the Wasatch Range

Rafting Season

Rafting Season

April–October (best mid-May–mid-June) • activity

Whitewater rafting is a synonym of Utah. Choose the season that suits you the best and have fun on water

Bison Watching

Bison Watching

all year round • nature

Watching wild herds of bisons, walking around in large numbers attracts visitors to Antelope Island and the Henry Mountains

Fishing

Fishing

all year round • activity

Utah can be easily called a fisherman's paradise, due to its variety of fishing opportunities and scenic spots

Devil’s Slide

Devil’s Slide

April–October • nature

The most fascinating of Devil's Toys found in the area and one of the most unusual geologic features in Utah

Brighton Lakes Trail

Brighton Lakes Trail

July–October • activity

One-way trail connects four scenic lakes surrounded by Alpine meadows

Mirror Lake Highway

Mirror Lake Highway

late May–mid-October • activity

A scenic high-altitude drive is the highest paved highway of Utah

Stewart Falls

Stewart Falls

mid-April–October • nature

One of the most scenic waterfalls in northern Utah

Kings Peak

Kings Peak

June–September • activity

A prominent Utah mountain ranks 19th highest in the U.S.

Homestead Crater

Homestead Crater

all year round • activity

The Homestead Caldera is one of the unique hot springs in the world. It should be on your wishlist while touring around Utah

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

all year round • activity

Grab your favourite board and a tent, and discover the beauty of Utah in your own way

Sailing

Sailing

late April–September • activity

Catch some wind and share the sailing passion with other enthusiasts among the beautiful scenery of Utah's lakes

White Pine Lake

White Pine Lake

July–October • activity

A classical easy hike not far from Salt Lake City

Adams Canyon

Adams Canyon

mid–May–mid-October • activity

A scenic canyon with a waterfall in Northern Wasatch forest

Mount Superior & Monte Cristo

Mount Superior & Monte Cristo

June–September • activity

Conquer the iconic peaks in upper Little Cottonwood Canyon

Red Castle

Red Castle

July–October • activity

Observe gorgeous Red Castle Peak and surrounding lakes in the light of the setting sun

Amethyst Lake

Amethyst Lake

July–October • nature

A beautiful lake not far from Salt Lake City

Mt Olympus

Mt Olympus

March–October • activity

A prominent peak along the Wasatch Front in Salt Lake Valley

20 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert

December 12–14, 2019 • event

One of the most famous choirs in the world is performing in its hometown. Don't lose your chance to hear them live

Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point

Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point

April 10–May 02, 2020 (online) • event

Celebrate spring and beauty at beautiful Ashton Gardens, a desert oasis

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

January 21–31, 2021 • event

The United States' biggest independent film festival is not to be missed by true cinema lovers

Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes

February 12–21, 2021 • event

Be privy to the newest trends in home decorating

Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City

Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City

September 26–27, 2020 • event

Join the colorful celebration in downtown Salt Lake City

Lavender Days

Lavender Days

June 29, 2019 • event

A great occasion to enjoy fragrant purple fields along with other entertainments that include rodeo, a scenic run, and a plenty of farm activities

Ice Castles

Ice Castles

December–February • activity

One of the best ways to spend a winter day is to visit a magical ice castle

Antelope Island Bison Roundup

Antelope Island Bison Roundup

October 26, 2019 • event

This annual event draws crowds to the largest island on the Great Salt Lake. It's a unique experience for both the spectators and participants

Twilight Concert Series

Twilight Concert Series

mid-July–August • event

Summertime is always more pleasant to spend outdoors with friends and good music

Utah Arts Festival

Utah Arts Festival

June 25–28, 2020 • event

Are you ready for the art overdose at the largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts festival in Utah?

4th of July

4th of July

most 2020 events are canceled/ postponed until 2021 • event

Fireworks over amazing scenery of the American West

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day

July 24 (canceled in 2020) • event

Mormons from all over the world celebrate Pioneer Day but the greatest and most spectacular celebrations are held in Utah

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

late November–early January • event

Shimmering light displays, and tunnels attract thousands during the holidays

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

December–March • activity

Snowmobiling in Utah is a great way to explore the beauty of this state with even more impressive winter views

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

November–March • activity

One of the easiest and most rewarding ways to explore the beauty of winter landscapes

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

mid-December–early April • activity

Most of the skiing resorts are located in the northern part of Utah. They offer varied terrain and facilities for every level of skier

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

mid-March–April | October–mid-November • nature

Experience all known types of climbing at the most diverse terrain in the country

Utah Valley Marathon

Utah Valley Marathon

June 06, 2020 (virtual event) • event

Admire the unforgettable views during the run among green natural beauty

Halloween

Halloween

late September–early November • event

Celebrate, get scared and have fun in the Beehive State

Sandy Balloon Festival

Sandy Balloon Festival

August 07–08, 2020 • event

A fun ballooning event not far from Salt Lake City

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