If you’re a Utah local and your family is looking for some wholesome fun as the Summer comes to a close, here are 10 fun ideas around the valley that might peak your interest. These activities are either free or on the cheaper side of entertainment options. Don’t let the beautiful weather and scenery escape you during this season before you get a chance to get out and enjoy it.

SOUTH COURT SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

Looking for afternoon activities before the kids head back to school? Check out the indoor summer movies at Trolley Square that play every Wednesday at 11:00AM. Not only will the kiddos be able to enjoy the flick, but free treats and art activities are also provided during the film.

UTAH SYMPHONY

Is your family the musical type and looking for a relaxing night beneath the city stars? The Utah Symphony and Orchestra are performing at 8:00 on Wednesday, August 20th at the Gallivan Center Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City. This is a free event and if you’re looking to make a full evening of it, be sure to check out the best eateries in SLC. If you aren’t able to make it out on Wednesday to the Gallivan Center, the Symphony will also be performing on Thursday, August 21st at Snowbasin Resort.

GREEK FESTIVAL

Utah’s 39th annual Greek Festival takes place the weekend after Labor Day and is the largest ethnic festival in the state of Utah. This event illustrates the Utah Greek population with music, food, dance and more and is something the whole family is sure to enjoy! Click here to get a 2 for 1 admission couponwhile they still last.

LIVING PLANET AQUARIUM 

If you haven’t had a chance to make it to the new Aquarium in Draper, home to over 4,000 animals, now is the time to take the family to this new state-of-the-art facility to explore the different exhibits. Don’t forget to invite Grandma and Grandpa and any students because the aquarium offers discount admission for these individuals.

PARK SILLY SUNDAY MARKETS

Whether Park City is a frequent destination for you or not, the Park Silly Market is a great Sunday afternoon activity for the entire family. A short drive up for the day will leave you enjoying the booths, fall colors as they start to develop, food and a rejuvenating stroll to refresh you for the week.

 

 

UTAH MUSEUMS

No matter where your Utah home resides, there is a vast array of different museums to be visited throughout the state that the adults and the children of the family will all take pleasure in. If it has been a while since your family has seen an exhibit or heard of any that sparked interest, you should check out thelist of museums that Utah has to offer.

DISC GOLF

There is nothing like a free admission activity that the whole family can enjoy, whether you’re skilled or not. Disc Golf courses can be found throughout Utah and most are free and located in some of the most scenic areas. Whether you have to rent discs, you have a few laying around, or you have your own personal set, this is a great family sport even the little ones can give a shot. The Canyons Resort has a beautiful course and there are several others as well.

FAMILY HIKES

If you live in Utah and aren’t taking advantage of some of the most beautiful mountain ranges and trails that the country has to offer, it’s time to get out there! Here are a list of popular hikes close to city limits that you can arrive at the trailhead in no time and enjoy the afternoon soaking up the mountain air.

OKTOBERFEST 

Oktoberfest is one of Utah’s largest festivals begins this Saturday, August 16th. This event attracts over 60,000 visitors each year and offers an incredible cultural experience while being exposed to some of the most beautiful mountain scenery that Utah has to offer. Enjoy a day with the family up the canyon whether you’re exploring the many booths, tasting the incredible German cuisine, enjoying an ice cold Utah brew, or simply soaking in the fall atmosphere.

THE HIVE PASS

While this is not an event, this little tid bit could possibly get you to and from where you want to be for a fraction of the cost. Only certain Utah residents are eligible for this opportunity, but if you are eligible, this is not something you want to pass up. Check out the Hive Pass that UTA is offering only for a limited time.

Being a resident of Utah has it’s perks and they shouldn’t be taken advantage of. If you’re currently living outside of Utah, but are looking to relocate, be sure to look into all the in and outdoor fun to be had in this beautiful state as you’re looking for a new home in Utah.