Art & Chill: Make Time for Utah’s Local Festivals

The historic Rio Grande Depot hosts the Winter Farmers Market in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, January 30, 2016 (Kiffer Creveling, Daily Utah Chornicle)

As many know, Cedar City is festival city. Salt Lake City, however, holds its own with a series of fun festivals. These festivals can be a perfect date option.
The average festival admission cost is anywhere from $10-20 to get in, and many offer student discounts. Once inside, there is something for everyone. There are new foods to try, concerts to enjoy, and there is always something new to experience. Plus, with so many different festivals, everyone can find something they like.
This year, the Lantern festival happens on Sept. 23 at the Motorsports campus in Grantsville. It is a little out of the way as you need room to light thousands of lanterns at once. It is the perfect place to live out your “Tangled” fantasies and maybe sneak a kiss under all that mood lighting.
This festival happens the second week of every month all summer long. It is the perfect place for experienced and aspiring crafters alike to talk shop and compare notes. Doesn’t sound like a great date? Think about it …

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