Top 5 Things to Do in Utah in September

Ah, mellow September… one of the most beautiful months of the year in Salt Lake City and Utah in general. Prolong your summer with these great events during September to create best memories of this wonderful time in Utah.

Labor Day Weekend | September 1-3, 2018

The Weekend marks the traditional end of summer and a great chance to enjoy a long weekend with the family before kids go back to school. Make the most of your holiday with a range of excellent local events, activities, and celebrations. In Salt Lake City, you will find everything from sports and music to family-friendly events all weekend long. Spend the last warm days at the outdoor concerts in amphitheaters across the city. Families can enjoy a fun-packed weekend at the Hogle Zoo, Lagoon Amusement Park, the Natural History Museum, and The Leonardo (an interactive museum where kids can explore science and technology through hands-on exhibits). Nature lovers can endeavor to a day hike through Bell Canyon from the upper to the lower reservoir or hike Living Room trail to get a fantastic view of the Salt Lake Valley. You can send out Labor Day cards to family and friends, or if you opt for a BBQ, get some fresh organic veggies at one of the farmers’ markets like Wasatch Front Farmers Market and 9th West Farmers Market.

Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Championship | August 31-September 1, 2018

Imagine seeing world-class sheepdogs at work at the world’s largest Sheepdog Championship with Splash Dogs and dog acrobats. Besides the dog show, you can enjoy great food, unique experiences, sights and sounds for you and your family around every corner! The event agenda includes lots of themed events like High Flying Splash Dogs, Wild Wonders Wild & Exotic Animal Show, K9 Kings Acrobatic Dog Show, Earthwings Raptor Show, and Sheepdog Training Demonstrations. Keep in mind that spectators’ dogs are not permitted on the event grounds unless they are service dogs.

Salt Lake Comic Con | September 6-8, 2018

Salt Lake Comic Con returns to the Salt Palace Convention Center in early September. It’s is a pop culture convention event that brings together comics, sci-fi, fan-art, anime, film, fantasy, and TV and the associated comic creators, actors, artists, performers, authors, and celebrities interact with their fans. Stars of “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars,” “Dr Who,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Walker Texas Ranger,” and “Star Trek” are the celebrities expected to meet in person at the Salt Lake Comic Con 2018.

Brigham City Peach Days | September 7-8, 2018

Brigham City Peach Days Festival is one of the largest and most cherished festivals in Northern Utah. It all began in 1904 with an idea to promote a new breed of peach and to celebrate the tasty peach season. Nowadays, the festival brings around 30,000 people each year. It is awaited by people from all over the state and even by attendees from neighboring states. Visitors enjoy a variety of peach dishes from fresh peaches, fresh peach pie, peach fritters, and peach smoothies to deep-fried peaches, Dutch oven peach cobbler, peach pulled pork taco salads, tacos, and burritos seasoned with peach salsa. This weekend-long event features two parades, a carnival, a Jr. Peach Queen Pageant and the treasured Peach Queen Pageant, and live entertainment alongside 200 remarkable vendors, a Motorcycle show, and a 10K race. Car fans will love the largest free custom car show in all of the Western United States with more than 900 cars on display by the Bonnevills Rod and Custom Car Club. This September, the Party Rock Project perform a free concert on Saturday on the Main Street Stage. The show is a great mix of an epic rock/pop concert, laugh-out-loud comedy, intimate piano bar, and competitive audience participation. Each concert in the programme is unique and promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience.

Utah State Fair | September 6-16, 2018

Utah State Fair – one of the largest and most attended events in Utah. This 11-day celebration at the Utah Fairpark in Salt Lake City. The festival takes over the area every fall in early September. The fair features a lot of exhibits from all over the world. Here, the visitors will find all sorts of products from horticulture, agriculture, and floriculture to different cook-offs. There is also a variety of creative arts, photography, and clothing. The Fair is the place to have fun and enjoy street food, shopping, and lots of attractions. You can attend and watch dog shows and competitions, a truck pull, a demolition derby, and the PRCA Rodeo (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association). Most of the entertainment is free of charge, except for some bigger concerts.

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