14 Things to Do as Spring Springs

We made it. The temperature is finally topping 70 degrees and winter storms are on the outs! As the city warms up—and preps for potential flooding thanks to unprecedented late-season snowfall—seasonal events are back in full swing. Art shows, live music and even baby animal festivals, there’s much to do as spring finally springs in the Wasatch range.

April 1-30: Plazapalooza at Snowbird

During this spring, Snowbird invites you to their annual spring concert series. Every weekend this spring on the Plaza Deck there will be free live music from 2-5 pm from a variety of acts both touring and local. Grab your friends and family and enjoy some music, food, and drinks. Please note: weather is permitting.

9385 S. Snowbird Center Dr., Snowbird, UT 84092

April 1-27: South Jordan Art Show

From April 1st to April 27th, The Gale Center Museum is hosting the 15th Annual South Jordan Art Show, showcasing the artistic abilities of talented local artists. This event is open to the public at no charge, and visitors can attend on Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm, as well as Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

10300 South Beckstead Lane, South Jordan, UT 84095

Apil 13: KRCL’s Music Meets Movies – Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

On Thursday, April 13th, join KRCL’s Music Meets Movies event for a screening of the 2022 documentary “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” at Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake City. This captivating film blends live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of the legendary festival, showcasing tip names in the music industry, as well as archival documentary footage spanning five decades. This is a 21+ event, so please make sure to bring your ID. Ticket sales start at 6:30pm, and the movie will begin promptly at 7:30pm, running until midnight.

April 14-May 13: Baby Animal Festival

If you have kids, they are going to love this festival. With a range of chicks, bunnies, goats, calves, piglets, lambs, & a foal, as well as jump pads, zip lines, mega slides, hay rides & so much more, your family will have a blast! From April 7th to May 13th, come by from Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm​​ and Saturday from 9am-8pm​​​. Get your tickets here!

3500 North 2200 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

April 15: Alta Earth Day

Join Alta for the 14th annual Alta Earth Day, where you can connect with local sustainability-focused companies and organizations. Enjoy on-skis events with Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Tracy Aviary, and TreeUtah, and check out the basecamp/vendor village at the base of the Collins lift. The event is from 9:15am to 5:30pm and don’t miss out on the opportunity to win some outdoor gear and prizes. Plus, enjoy live music on the Goldminer’s Daughter Patio from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Check out what time the events are and register for them here!

East State Highway 210/Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, UT 84092

April 16: Sunday Create at RoHa Brewing Project: Purple Peaks

Create, connect, and play at RoHa Brewing’s art event for ages 21+ from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. No artistic experience is necessary, as step-by-step instructions and materials will be provided. Purchase amazing drinks from RoHa while you create something special and support local Utah businesses. Register here to reserve your seat and arrive 15 minutes early.

30 Kensington Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

April 19: Psychic Fair

Golden Braid Books is hosting its popular Psychic Fair again this year. Featuring gifted psychics offering readings for $25 per 20 minutes. Call (801) 322-1162 or visit the store to book your time slot. More information here!

151 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

April 19: The Nude Party Concert

The Nude Party, a New York-based band with two-well received albums, an EP, and a strong live presence pre-pandemic, released their third album, Rides On, after spending a year building their own stupid space in a barn. The band members took fuller roles in producing the songs they wrote, resulting in an organic and collaborative vibe that led to the creation of their best record yet. Come and watch this garage rock band play at The State Room from 7:00pm to midnight. Book your tickets here!

638 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

April 21: Springfest

Springfest 2023 will be held at the Utah Cultural Center on the 21st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Enjoy an evening of food, entertainment, youth activities, and art exhibits. Explore information booths from West Valley City Departments and Community Partners. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT 84119

April 27: Wine Night Series

Let’s raise a glass to the exclusive selection of wines now available at Tea Zaanti. They’re excited to showcase many of the wines that were featured at the popular and sold-out SLC Natural Wine Party. Join them in celebrating these special order wines on Thursday, April 27 from 5-7pm! To get your tickets to go here!

Tea Zaanti, 1944 S 1100 E Salt Lake City, UT 84106

April 29: Hippie Sabotage Concert

The popular duo that makes up Hippie Sabotage is back in Salt Lake again for their Trailblazer Tour. This concert will be held at The Complex from 7:00pm to midnight, you don’t want to miss out on this dance/electric music. Purchase your tickets here!

536 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Pair your spring activity with a refreshing new release from Utah brewers.

Julia McNulty
Julia McNulty
Julia McNulty is an intern for Salt Lake magazine. She is currently enrolled at the University of Utah and is studying English. In her free time she enjoys skiing, reading, and traveling.

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