Ah, September. It's that mellow in-between time that might be the most beautiful month of the year in Salt Lake City. Here's a select list of events during September, at summer's end and fall's beginning.
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Enjoy the harvest season with farm-fresh produce and other local culinary delights at one of the many farmers' markets in the Salt Lake area. It's fun to just look around, check out the produce, and people-watch on a fine September afternoon.
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The Polynesian Days Festival, Sept. 1, 2, and 4, 2017, is at Thanksgiving Point, a complex with shopping, dining, and a museum in Lehi. The event showcases the cultures, foods, entertainment, and diversities of the Polynesian islands. Polynesian Days is a free three-day outdoor event with island and local crafts, handmade products, and other local goods and services. Headliners performing at the Friday night concert in 2017 include Josh Tatofi, Dustin Park, and Tiva of Kapena.
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Vivint.SmartHome Arena hosts major headliners all year long. On Sept. 27, Grammy Award-winning country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw bring their Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 to the arena.
Located in downtown Salt Lake City and the home court of the NBA Utah Jazz, Vivint.SmartHome Arena is the largest, most high-tech arena within a five-state radius and boasts a seating capacity of 19,911.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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The venerable Utah State Fair, which dates to 1856, offers something for everyone. That includes livestock, arts, crafts and commercial exhibits, carnival rides, fair food (funnel cake, anyone?), concerts, a PRCA rodeo, a demolition derby, and freestyle motocross.
The fair runs from Sept. 7 through Sept. 17, 2017. Check the fair website for admission fees, payable at the gate, and promotional discounts.
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The Salt Lake Greek Festival, Sept. 8 to 10, 2017, is Utah's largest and most popular ethnic festival and features homemade Greek food and Greek music and dance. The annual Salt Lake Greek Festival evolved from a handicraft bazaar in the basement of a Greek church to one of the country's finest and largest celebrations. The Salt Lake Greek Festival, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, is also a major Salt Lake City fundraiser, with a large percentage of the proceeds distributed every year to local charities and community outreach programs.
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Salt Lake Comic Con comes to the Salt Palace Convention Center on Sept. 21 to 23, 2017. Salt Lake Comic Con is a pop culture convention event that brings comics, fan art, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, film, and TV and their associated comic creators, artists, actors, performers, authors, celebrities, and professionals to meet and interact with their fans. Stars of "Star Wars," "Dr. Who," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Back to the Future," "The Walking Dead," and "Star Trek" are among the celebrities expected to put in an appearance this year.