With spring finally in full bloom and summer right around the corner, warm weather and adventure are calling! One of the benefits of living in Utah’s best active adult community, is the ease of access to some of the state’s best offerings. If you are looking for ways to fill your spring and summer days, here are a few local events to mark on your calendars after being stuck inside this long winter:
Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point:
Every year, Thanksgiving Point opens its doors to visitors looking to take in all the splendor of the tulip season. With over 750,000 spring flowers and 50 acres of exploration, this fun family-friendly activity will surely have something for everyone. Get out, get some fresh air, and marvel at the beauty and renewal of the spring season! This event runs April 7 – May 13, don’t miss it! Learn more at https://thanksgivingpoint.org.
Summer Concerts at Usana Amphitheater:
30 minutes down the road from Starhaven Villas, lies Usana Amphitheater — a massive sprawling outdoor concert venue hosting bands from nearly every genre and era all throughout the summer. With reserved seating and plenty of room on the back lawn, nothing beats spending an evening in the great outdoors listening to world-class music. For a full lineup and details, check out http://www.saltlakeamphitheater.com.
Utah Arts Festival:
From June 23-25, art takes over Library Square in downtown Salt Lake. Covering every medium from photography, videography, painting, poetry, dancing, music, and more, this event is a great way to engage with local and global artists. There will also be plenty of food and drinks. To learn more, take a peek at https://uaf.org for more information.
Days of ’47 Parade:
Taking place in Downtown Salt Lake City, the Days of ’47 parade is hosted every July 24th in celebration of the arrival of Utah’s pioneers to settle the Salt Lake Valley. Festivities include a parade through the streets of downtown Salt Lake, a rodeo, games, food, dancing, and other family-friendly activities. Visit https://www.daysof47.com to learn more and see a full schedule of events.
Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival:
Taking place every August, Sandy City plays host to their annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Along with plenty of amazing balloons to check out, the event also boasts a concert, 5k race, food trucks, and an evening drone light show. Learn more about the event at https://sandy.utah.gov/518/Balloon-Festival.
While just a small sample of fun things going on throughout the valley this spring and summer, there are sure to be plenty of good times to be had. Finally, if you’re looking for fun ways to fill your days a little closer to home, be sure to take advantage of all our wonderful amenities like pickleball, exploring our walking trails, or having a neighborhood cookout!