You didn't think we'd skip out on giving you info on the best kid's events just because the kid-friendly blog isn't one of the above tabs...right? We'll keep posting them till we can't no more. Look for the blogs with "Kid-friendly:" in the header. The kids should be psyched this weekend. I am. Everything from a parade to sleeping under a dinosaur's belly.
The best excuse to drive to West Valley this time of year-every year-is the Face of Utah exhibit at the Cultural Celebration Center. Utah's best sculptors display their work, and it's all for free. The exhibit runs through Sept. 26, and the opening reception is tonight.
(Hint: The Redwood Drive-in theatre is nearby, 3688 S. Redwood Road. See some statues then go see Dispicable Me with the top down)
Face of Utah Opening Reception, 6 p.m. July 15 Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley Click here for more info
How 'bout some gold bracelets?
SLC is screens Napoleon Dynamite at Wasatch Hollow Park. The movie is free and so is the popcorn. Show up at about 8 p.m. for the best seats and bring blankets to stay warm. The movie starts at 9 p.m.
(Hint: JTs Neighborhood Pizza and Grill, 1706 E. 1300 South, is literally 0.6 miles away. Get it to go to eat during the movie)
Napoleon Dynamite, 9 p.m. July 16 Wasatch Hollow Park, 1700 S. 1700 East, SLC Click here for more info
I'm a scary dinosaur!!!!
Take the kids for an overnight at Thanksgiving Point's Musuem of Ancient Life for Dinosnorzzz. Kids sleep under the belly of their favorite pre-historic reptile and tour the exhibits. Paleontology class, snacks included, breakfast and a Mammoth Screen movie viewing. $39 for kids and $29 for an accompanying adult.
Other Dinosnorzzz events: Aug. 13-14, Sept. 10-11
(Hint: Secondhand Serenade is playing at Thanksgiving Point on July 17. Pick up your tix for your teenagers)
Dinosnorzzz, 7 p.m. July 16-17 Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi Click here for more info Saturday
Kids celebrate the 24th early at the Days of '47 Youth Parade. The route starts at 600 E. and 500 South, runs west on 500 South to 200 East and ends at the City and County Building. Tons of floats and performing groups.
(Hint: Go to the SLC Main Library afterward, just down the street from the City and County Building, 210 E. 400 South, afterwards, and load your kids up on books)
Days of '47 Youth Parade, 10 a.m. July 17 See above for route Click here for more info
Juggling at Trolley Square
The Wasatch Frong Jugglers meet at Trolley Square entrance near 600 South every Sunday to practice. Spend the afternoon watching the masters at work, and don't be afraid to join in.
(Hint: The Old Spaghetti Factory is also in Trolley. I know, it's a chain. But how often do the kids get to eat in an old trolley car?)
Wasatch Front Jugglers, 2:30 p.m. July 18 Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South, SLC Click here for more info