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7 fun summer activities in Salt Lake City

This Sunday marks Father’s Day and the first day of summer, and the Salt Lake area is brimming with fun summer activities for Eccles School students to enjoy.

As you prepare to fire up the grill and to look for your swimming gear, here is a list of awesome things to do nearby that will help you to decompress from the stress of your classes:

  1. Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series. Located on the upper east side of campus, the Red Butte Garden will be hosting some amazing musical talent this summer such as Sugar Ray, Steve Miller Band, and a host of well-known artists. Click here to see the full schedule.
  2. Hit the biking/hiking trails. Some of the best biking trails are also some of the best trails for a great hike. There are trails just east of campus; you could also consider nearby canyons such as City Creek Canyon and Millcreek Canyon.
  3. The Utah Arts Festival. The Arts Festival will be held at the downtown Library Square from June 25 to June 28. See more info on their Facebook page by clicking here.
  4. Fireworks at the park (twice in the same month). One of the benefits of living in Utah is that we have two July holidays—the 4th of July and the 24th of July (Pioneer Day). Why not take advantage of both days? Salt Lake City firework events can be seen by clicking here.
  5. Go to the pool or waterpark. Go to a local pool or you can go to Seven Peaks Waterpark (formerly known as Raging Waters) at 1200 West and 1700 South.
  6. Twilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park. Join throngs of outdoor concertgoers for some of the hottest shows in town, such as Death Cab for Cutie. Tickets are just $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Click here to see the full lineup.
  7. Drive-In Movie Theater. Pack up a cooler with your favorite beverages and snacks, along with some blankets and beach chairs, and you’re good for a relaxing time with two great flicks for a low price. Click here for more information.

Do you have any fun summer activities that you didn’t see on the list? Leave a comment and let us know what you do to enjoy life outside of the classroom!


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