Labor Day weekend marks the traditional end of summer and the last chance to enjoy summertime fun. If you will be visiting Salt Lake City during Labor Day, make the most of your holiday with these great local Labor Day weekend activities. If you are looking for sports, music, or family-friendly events, you will find many options throughout the Salt Lake area.
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Beautiful summer weather continues into September in Salt Lake City and so do outdoor summer concerts. Relax under the summer skies at these concerts happening on Labor Day weekend in 2017:
- The Australian Pink Floyd Show at USANA Amphitheatre
- The B.D. Howes Band at Gallivan Center
- Fleetwood Mac tribute show at NuSkin building in Provo
- YES at Kenley Amphitheater in Layton
- The Hollering Pines and Corey Harper at Canyons Village in Park City
- Josh Turner at Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
- Black Bess and the Butchers at Solitude Mountain Resort
- TOTO with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at Kenley Amphitheater in Layton
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Kid-Friendly Museums and Attractions
With the kids off school and adults off work, Labor Day weekend is a perfect time to visit Salt Lake City's best kid-friendly parks, museums, and attractions. Suggested attractions include Hogle Zoo, Natural History Museum, Lagoon Amusement Park, and more.
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Nothing is lovelier than a great meal outdoors in good weather. Here are some of the best bets for patio dining in the Salt Lake City area. Bring a book or bring a friend and relax with some great food and drinks.
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Football season for the University of Utah kicks off August 31 with a Utes home game against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium, 451 1400 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Cost: Visit the Utah Utes website for ticket information.
TV: PAC-12 Network
Radio: ESPN 700 and Utah Sports Radio Network
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Oktoberfest at Snowbird Resort features music, dancing, traditional German cuisine, and a beer garden. Enjoy a bratwurst and sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more German favorites. Kids young and old can enjoy face painting, a caricature artist, inflatable rides, music, balloons, and other Labor Day weekend activities.
Dates: August 12 –October 15, 2017, every Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day
Time: Noon–6:30 p.m.
Location: Snowbird Center at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, 9385 S. Snowbird Center Drive, Snowbird, UT 84092-9000Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Midway, near Heber City, celebrates its Swiss heritage with a popular Labor Day weekend festival that includes a chuckwagon breakfast, 10K run, parade, music, and an enormous arts and crafts fair. The arts and crafts fair is a great place to shop for unique gifts, home decor, clothing, and more. Don't forget to try some excellent pie and ice cream.
Dates: September 1 and 2, 2017
Time: Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Location: Most events at Midway Gazebo Town Square
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Say aloha to summer with great food, leis, tiki torches, and live entertainment at the annual Labor Day Luau. The luau features dancing from various cultures of Polynesia including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Tahiti, plus the ever-popular fire dancers. Bring a blanket or low chair for seating.
Date: September 4, 2017
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ashton Gardens, 3900 Garden Drive, Lehi, UT 84043
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Labor Day is Miners' Day in Park City when the city celebrates its mining heritage with the Funky Old Miner's Day Parade, the world-famous "Running of the Balls" (thousands of golf balls rolled down Main Street), mucking and drilling competitions, music, a 5K fun run, kids' activities, and more.
Date: September 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. (parade at 11 a.m.)
Location: Historic Main Street and City Park in Park City