Get ready to dive into the vibrant pulse of Salt Lake City's cultural tapestry! From lively festivals like Festa Italiana and the 9th & 9th Street Festival, to community bonding at the Unity Block Party, artistic expression at Queer Poetry Night and Queer Youth Art Night, and the rhythmic beats of Big Band Dance Night – our neighborhood is brimming with excitement. Explore the rich arts scene during Gallery Stroll, savor local delights at the Downtown Farmers Market, and be enchanted by the Excellence in the Community Concerts. Salt Lake City invites you to join in the celebration of creativity, togetherness, and pure enjoyment!

FESTA ITALIANA // The Gateway // SEPTEMBER 16-17

One of Salt Lake City’s largest cultural festivals. Come enjoy the sites, sounds, and tastes of Italy in Downtown Salt Lake City at The Gateway.

9TH & 9TH STEET FESTIVAL // Liberty Park // SEPTEMBER 16

The Festival is free, fun, kid-friendly, pet-friendly, music-friendly, food-friendly, art friendly, and best of all, neighbor friendly! Learn about new things, shop the street, enjoy a tasty treat, and listen to some great music.

UNITY BLOCK PARTY: DISCOVERING THE U IN COMMUNITY // Versatile Image at Library Square // SEPTEMBER 16 // 2-11 PM

Celebrate the spirit of togetherness at the "Discovering the U in Community" Unity Block Party! Join us for a day filled with festivities, connections, and engaging activities that showcase the beauty of unity. Come be a part of this vibrant community event and experience the joy of coming together as one.

QUEER STITCH CLUB // Under the Umbrella Bookstore // EVERY THIRD TUESDAY // 6 PM

Crafty Queers assemble! Bring your projects, your questions, your masks to the UTU gallery space for another evening of camaraderie with Queer Stitch Club.

QUEER POETRY NIGHT // Under the Umbrella Bookstore // EVERY LAST SUNDAY // 4-6 PM

Dive into poetic vibes! Join us on the last Sunday each month to celebrate queer voices and their magic through words. Share your own or soak in the beauty. Let's revel in poetry & queerness together!


Free concert every Wednesday showcasing Utah’s best musicians on stage. Excellence in the Community creates more and better performance opportunities for Utah’s finest musicians. Communities are enhanced as people come together to recognize and experience the accomplishments of deserving artists.


Join Summer (they/them) from FalkenCraft for a monthly get-together where queer youth can make art and make friends! This free event is for youth ages 5-20 and takes place every month on the 2nd Thursday from 5pm-7pm. Each month will have a different project to create! The event is free and supplies are provided.

GALLERY STROLL // Various galleries throughout SLC // EVERY THIRD FRIDAY // 6-9 PM

Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month (except in December when it’s on the 1st Friday). Galleries are open after hours for the public to meet artists and browse the exciting and thriving visual arts market in Salt Lake City. Some sponsors offer special discounts and rates for those who participate in Gallery Stroll.


Discover the heart of local goodness at the Downtown Farmers Market! Fresh farm delights and artisan treasures unite, showcasing the vibrant spirit of our region. Indulge in the finest produce, meats, and more, while exploring a world of creative crafts that capture the essence of the Intermountain West. Join us in celebrating community, flavor, and artistry!

Also, did you know that you can use your SNAP EBT benefits at the farmers market? And, with Double Up Food Bucks, you can get up to $30 of FREE Utah-grown fruits and veggies per market day.

BIG BAND DANCE NIGHT // The Gallivan Center // EVERY TUESDAY // 7 PM

Join us for Big Band Dance Night on the Gallivan Plaza every Tuesday night May 30 – September 26!  Lessons start at 7:00PM sharp & then put them to good use when the band plays in full swing (get it?!) from 7:30-9:00PM. Check out for the bands that play each week.

With a calendar packed full of diverse and dynamic events, this place truly offers something for every taste and passion. Whether you're immersing yourself in the flavors of Festa Italiana, dancing the night away at Big Band Dance Night, or exploring the world of art and poetry through various gatherings, there is a playground of experiences waiting to be embraced. So, mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join in the festivities that make our city a hub of community, culture, and connection. Come, celebrate, and create cherished memories right here in your own backyard.