June brings some of Salt Lake City's most exciting outdoor events including the Pride Festival, Utah Arts Festival, and the Salt Lake Farmers Market. If you're a sports fan, you can take in home games by Real Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Bees in June. Utah's capital city offers something for everyone in June, so here's to the start of a terrific summer.
The Utah Arts Festival brings visual and performing arts together for a four-day party that is one of Salt Lake City's best. The festival features music, literary arts performances, workshops, kids' activities, 3D art, technology events, and an artist marketplace. It will take place on June 20–23, 2019, from noon to 11 p.m. daily.
The Utah Pride Festival celebrates the LGBTQ community and includes an opening reception, parade, rallies, music, 5K run, and more. More than 50,000 attend each year, but more are expected to come in 2019 as it marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. Utah Pride Festival will be held on June 1–2, 2019.
The Scottish Highland Games or "Heavy Events" are an ancient Celtic tradition, dating back to 2nd and 3rd centuries. Now, you can see it in your own backyard at the Utah Scottish Association's Scottish Festival. The festival features piping and drumming, Scottish folk dancing, Highland games, clan exhibits, vendors, kids' activities, and more. It is scheduled for June 7–9, 2019.
The Salt Lake Bees are a Triple-A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels. The Bees' schedule for the month of June in 2019 includes home stands from June 4–10 and June 20–28 at Smith's Ballpark.
The Chalk Art Festival is a celebration of community art. Each year, more than 100 artists and 20,000 visitors flock to The Gateway to experience the unique performance art of street painting. View the street murals, listen to music, check out the kids' activities, and get a meal at the food trucks. The event raises awareness and funds for the Utah Foster Care Foundation. It is free admission and will occur on June 14–16, 2019.
Join Park City's largest dinner party at Savor the Summit. At this event, you'll enjoy the sunset while dining in the middle of historic Main Street. More than 2,500 guests will be served by a variety of Park City restaurants in celebration of fabulous outdoor dining and summer in the mountains. No ticket needed, but you need to make a reservation at the participating restaurant of your choice. Savor the Summit will occur on June 22, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is one of the biggest draws for creative types and theater-goers. The 2019 summer season includes productions of "Macbeth," "Hamlet," "The Book of Will," "The Price," "Twelfth Night," and more. Hosted by Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is a great event that's definitely worth the trip to Cedar City. It's held June 27 through October 12, 2019, at the Beverley Center for the Performing Arts.
The Utah Asian Festival is the longest-running multi-cultural festival in Utah, now on its 42nd anniversary. It includes food, music, dance, handicrafts, martial arts, and costumes from cultures throughout Asia. Kids' activities are scheduled. The event has free admission and is held at the Mountain America Expo Center on June 15, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Real Salt Lake is a major league soccer team in the Western Conference. Spend a day at Rio Tinto Stadium watching Real Salt Lake take on Sporting Kansas City at home on Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m.