Labor Day Fun in Utah for the Whole Family

School might be back in session but there is still time to make some last-minute summer memories with your family this Labor Day weekend!

Snowbird has a myriad of family-friendly outdoor activities such as the Alpine slide, a mountain coaster, and scenic gondola rides. All-day activity passes start at $18 for toddlers and go up to $70 for adults during peak days of operation. Buy passes here.

Drive-Ins aren’t extinct yet! Redwood Drive-In is open every Friday and Saturday through the fall. Share the nostalgia with your kids and watch popular new releases such as ‘Barbie’. Kids between the ages of 5-9 get in for just a dollar and adult tickets are only 10$!

Spring City Arts is hosting its annual Plein Air Competition. Plein Air is the practice of painting outside in the open, generally done with the intention of capturing the surrounding landscape. The competition takes place between August 26th – September 1st. While the art show and sale will be held on Saturday, September 2nd between 10 am and 5 pm. Spring City Arts Gallery, 779 South Main Street, Spring City, Utah 84662, United States.

Midway Swiss Days will be returning Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd. This festival was originally a harvest festival intended to celebrate the community farmers but has quickly evolved into a different type of cultural celebration influenced by the Swiss pioneers who came to Midway and the Heber Valley. For a complete schedule of events click here.

Payson City’s Golden Onion Days is taking place on August 31st- September 4th. This annual celebration started in 1929 and honors the city’s history as an agricultural district known for its outstanding production of onions. For a full schedule of events click here.

The Iron County Fair is taking place between August 31st- September 4th. Events include a demolition derby, a junior rodeo, Mud Bog Races, and a carnival that runs for the entirety of the fair. For tickets and more information click here.

Labor Day Luau in Lehi. Take a break and escape the desert at the Labor Day Luau! Bring a picnic blanket, chairs, and your Ohana for this festive celebration. Start your evening off with some Kalua pork, POG, and other ‘ono (delicious) beverages and eats. When you’re full, watch authentic performances that showcase Hawaiian and Polynesian culture, transporting you back to the beaches of ancient kings and queens. Ticket prices vary from 27$-40$. Discounts are applied to tickets bought in advance. Buy your tickets here.

Sunday Live Music Series at Solitude. Artist Meghan Blue will be performing at the Village Green in Solitude. This outdoor concert is free and starts at 5 pm on Sept.3rd. Village Green, Solitude Mountain Resort, 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Solitude, UT 84121

Husband and wife Country Duo Thompson Square will be performing on Sept.4 at 8 pm at the SCERA Outdoor Theatre. Tickets start at 30$. 600 S 400 E, Orem, UT 84058

Take the kids to the iconic Heber Valley Train. The Hot Summer Night Train is a fun and family-friendly 90-minute evening train ride through the Heber Valley and along the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir. This ride includes sing-a-longs, fiddlers, and other fun! A great date night or family group activity. Be sure and arrive by 6:30 to enjoy the Old West gunfight show prior to boarding. Prices start at 10$ for individuals, family passes include up to 6 people and cost 48$.

Labor Day Specials in Park City

Close out summer and enjoy the long weekend with members of the Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA). Labor Day weekend specials, some of which are already available, include:

Alpine Distilling

 The Alpine Lounge will be open Labor Day weekend for cocktails, light bites and retail spirit bottle sales Friday, Sept. 1 & Saturday, Sept. 2, from 4 – 10 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 3, from noon – 5 p.m.

Collie’s BBQ

Bring in a new or used blanket or towel donation for the Humane Society of Utah and receive a free appetizer with the purchase of at least one entrée (excluding wings). Guests can also make a donation via the Amazon link, and dog or cat food in original containers, doggie poop bags, and soft training treats will also be accepted. Donations for this special will be accepted now through Monday, Sept. 4.

Cuisine Unlimited

Book your Labor Day event by August 31, and receive up to 10% off. Offer is valid for events with 5% off up to $3,000 or 10% off above $3,000 total food and beverage. The promotion is applicable to food and beverage items only (excluding alcoholic beverages, rentals, staffing, service charges, and service staff.) Mention “summer sale” at booking. 

No Name Saloon | Annex Burger | Boneyard Saloon | Butcher’s

Choose from any Diversified Bars & Restaurant Group locations throughout Labor Day weekend, all of which will be open for their normal hours.   

Pendry Park City

Don’t miss the delicious cookout at The Pool House on Sunday, Sept. 3, from noon – 7 p.m. featuring hot dogs, bratwurst, hamburgers, veggie burgers, cold sweet treats and more.

Michaelis Lyons
Michaelis Lyons
Michaelis is a current Editorial Intern for Salt Lake Magazine and a recent graduate from Westminster College.

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