Downtown Farmers Market and Park Silly Sunday Market Opening Weekends
It’s that time of the year when those lovely plein air markets sprout up around Utah. From the greens at the beginning of the season to the bounty of tomatoes in the fall, the produce can’t be beat. And both of these markets have turned into a fun community gathering that goes beyond produce, with music, art, crafts and prepared food. Make it a sunny afternoon full of goodness by just getting lost at either one.
Downtown Farmers Market, Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, Saturdays, through-Oct. 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, Aug. 9-Oct. 25, 4 p.m.-dusk. DowntownSLC.org/Farmers-Market; Park Silly Sunday Market, Sundays, June 12-Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., ParkSillySundayMarket.com. Free.
Special Events & Festivals
37th Annual Scottish Days & Highland Games
Watch Highland Dancing, a performance demonstrating the stamina of a top athlete and the artistry of a dancer. Listen in on the plaintive songs of the Highlands during the famous piping and drumming competitions, or catch a performance of Molly’s Revenge or the Wicked Tinkers. And don’t miss the Clan Circle in the center of the park. In each tent, find clan history, photos of clan events, members and other historical information.
Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, 801-672-6040, June 10-11, Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., $5-15.
Food & Drink
Casserole & Cupcake Competition
Nothing says “America” like a good old-fashioned cook-off, especially if it involves barbecue, casseroles or cupcakes. Two out of three ain’t bad at this Alta extravaganza. For a little inspiration, check out a City Weekly Second Helping article about the joys of casserole competitions right here.
Our Lady of the Snows Center, 10189 E Highway 210, 801-742-2889, Alta, Tuesday, June 14, 6 p.m.., $5 with the money going to the winners.
Health & Fitness
Ready to have a bikini bod, but don’t have a gym membership? No problem. Starting June 6, the Gallivan Center has begun to offer free workout classes, which includes Zumba, kettle bells and yoga. Read the City Weekly blog about it here.
Gallivan Center lawn, 239 S. Main, 801-535-6110, Monday-Thursday, 5:15-6 p.m., Free.
Join Wasatch Touring for a screening of Kadoma, in which Hendri Coetzee leads world renowned kayakers Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic to attempt a 1000-mile first decent into the mighty Congo Basin. There will be a raffle at the end of the screening offering a variety of outdoor gear. Price is $4, or two-for-one if guests pick up a flier at Wasatch Touring.
Wasatch Touring, 702 E. 100 South, 801-359-9361, Tuesday, June 14, 6 p.m., $4 or buy one get one free.