14 Things to Do as Spring Springs

spring events

March 14 : An Evening with The Head and the Heart

The hard-working band took a break for a few years, but, renewed and refreshed after time spent off the grid in the Rockies, doing humanitarian work in Haiti, and writing songs for Mavis Staples. They returned to the stage in Stinson Beach last summer with new energy and fresh excitement for making music.

Park City Live, 427 Main St, Park City, parkcitylive.net

March 16 : Shakey Graves

Self-labelled “the gentleman from Texas,” his real name is Alejandro Rose-Garcia and he came out of Austin, Texas with that town’s signature blend of blues, folk and rock and roll and he has evolved that sound over the years giving it a style purely his own.

Park City Live, 427 Main St, Park City, parkcitylive.net

March 15-16 : La Cage Aux Folles, Concert Production

The Tony award-winning musical version of the play by the same name, La Cage is still funny, irreverent and optimistic after 30 years. Celebrating a broad definition of family, the play seems even more relevant now.

Pioneer Memorial Theater 300 S. 1400 East, SLC, 801- 581-6961, 

March 20 : Aziz Ansari, Road to Nowhere

Indian American comedian Aziz Ansari’s routines often include observations and insights about male-female relationships. His book Modern Romance is all about that. Nevertheless he was accused of sexual misconduct in January. We’re obligated to mention that.But after years of reading, listening and respecting Aziz’ work, well, we’re looking forward to his return to the spotlight. 

Kingsbury Hall, 1395 Presidents Circle, SLC

Mar. 23 – April 7 : Spring Grüv

For 16 days Park City is lit. (Are we still saying that?) The 23rd Annual Pond Skimming Contest continues as well as music and fun at both sides of what us locals persist in calling Canyons and PCMR, but now is the largest ski resort in the United States. But don’t miss the pond skimming, it is magnifique.

Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village, 1345 Lowell Ave and 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City

March 25 : Holi Festival of Colors

The most fun you can have in Utah County without a drink, the Indian festival is a cloud of colors, periodically thrown into the air by the crowd to the sounds of traditional Indian music. A mesmerizing experience.

Krishna Temple, 8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork, utahculturalalliance.org

March 30 : Buddy Guy with Jimmy Vaughan

There’s really not much to say about this event: Two undisputed greats in one show and if you’re not familiar with Buddy Guy and Jimmy Vaughn already, rectify that and start listening.

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St, SLC, 385-468-1010, artsaltlake.org

April 6 : Hozier

He’s sung with Mavis Staples, Annie Lennox, performed with the choral group, Anuna—an eclectic beginning for a Quaker Irish musician. His second album Wasteland, Baby! is scheduled to be released on March 1, 2019. The song “Almost (Sweet Music)” was published ahead of the album release on Youtube on January 15, 2019.

The Union Event Center, 235 N. 500 West, SLC, 385-831-7770

April 19-20 : Cirque Dances with Troupe Vertigo & the Utah Symphony

Fusing together elements of breathtaking cirque acrobatics and classical dance, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a jaw-dropping journey through the world of artistic movement– all backed by the thrilling sounds of the Utah Symphony.

Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, SLC, artsaltlake.org

April 19-20 : Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lakers can’t seem to get enough of dressing up as supernatural and/or futuristic heroes, meaning that, for the duration of Comic Con, downtown looks like a grown-up Halloween party gone amok. Meet the actors, buy collectibles and mingle with your fellow fans. But don’t we miss Outdoor Retailers?

Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple,SLC

April 22 : Ariana Grande

In 2016, Time named Ariana Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2018, Billboard named her Woman of the Year. The Italian-American singer, born in Florida, has a vocal range that’s been compared to Mariah Carey’s and she has shelves of awards to prove her fame and talent. See what all the hoopla is about when she sings at Vivint in April,

Vivint Smart Home Arena, 300 S. Temple, SLC, ticketmaster.com

Mar. 23-June 16 : The Spike at 150: Myths and Realities

“Zhi Lin: Tracing Chinese Workers’ Footsteps to Promontory Summit” explores the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad from a different point of view.. Explore the history of the building of the railroad, the legends around it, and how history is made.

Brigham City Museum of Art & History, 24 N. 300 West, Brigham City,  brighamcitymuseum.org

April 27 : 2019 Tulip Festival 5K Run

Forget Tiny Tim, if you even remember him. This is not about tiptoeing through the tulips, although the flowers should be in full display. This is about running, and if you’re fast, winning. Leave your ukele at home.

Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way,  Lehi, thanksgiving point.org


April 27 : Utah Donut Festival and Utah Dough Show

A stack of donuts on a white background including chocolate icing, sprinkles, coconut and glaze

The punning title says it all: Eat dough to raise dough. The Utah Dough Show is raising funds for charity by assembling the Beehive State’s best donut shops and bakeries under one roof. Over 15 local Utah donut shops and bakeries. Just how extraordinary is it? No other donut festival in the country has gathered this many donut vendors in one place (seriously). Net proceeds from the Utah Dough Show benefit two Utah charities: The Utah 1033 Foundation and The Christmas Box International.

The Falls Event Center, SLC, 580 S. 600 East, SLC, 801-727-7232, thefallseventcenter.com


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