Summer is in full swing as we head into the heart of the matter—July and August are jam packed with fun Utah events for you and yours. Check out our Calendar straight from the magazine for Utah Summer events with the line up of the season’s hottest.

July 11-12 · Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. 

Hugh Jackman is bringing his impossibly talented self to Utah for a concert engagement at Vivint. The Greatest Showman actor will be showcasing his pipes along with his smooth moves as he performs a litany of songs from Broadway and film while you quietly wonder how they never considered a musical version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. 

Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 S. Temple, SLC, vivintarena.com

July 12 · Aretha: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul

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Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw pay some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to late legend Aretha Franklin in the beautiful Deer Valley outdoor amphitheater. Experience the music of the undisputed Queen of Soul and her incredible career that spanned over six decades. 

Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Dr., Park City, deervalleymusicfestival.org

July 13 · E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Film in Concert

Make sure to phone home and invite everyone who could possibly remind you how impactful E.T. was in your childhood. Or, bring your kids and let them experience all the wonder of this classic as the Utah Symphony performs John Williams’s incredible score in sync with the film. 

Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Dr., Park City, deervalleymusicfestival.org

July 13 · 2019 Fire on the Water 

We all know July is the (un)official month of fireworks in Utah, so take the whole family outside for some sun, water and fresh air at Jordanelle State Park for Fire on the Water. There will be food, beer, fireworks, games and, naturally, a hot dog eating contest. $25 per carload of up to 8 people. 

Jordanelle State Park, Heber City, stateparks.utah.gov

July 18 · Ogden Twilight Presents The Flaming Lips 

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Dude, seriously, Ogden Twilight has been killing it lately with their booked talent. Check out the Ogden Twilight concert generating the most buzz this summer as The Flaming Lips come to O-town with their signature flair and stellar tunes. 

Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 25th St., Ogden, ogdencity.com

July 20 · Miranda Sings: Who Wants My Kid?

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Perhaps you know her from her original YouTube fame, or maybe you discovered her later through her original series on Netflix. Either way, if you’re a fan, you’re not gonna want to miss this hilarious night with your favorite lipstick-clad, epileptic eyebrowed, crooked-smiling lady. 

Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. President’s Cr., SLC, smithstix.com

July 24 · Pioneer Day 

Oh, Pioneer Day. The special Utah holiday where we have to explain to our non-Utah relatives why we have a random second day off work in July. Use your free day right and participate in Heritage Park’s celebrations from candy cannons and a bird show to stick horse races and a watermelon eating contest. 

This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., SLC, thisistheplace.org

August 1· Reel Big Fish and Bowling for Soup

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Millennial and Gen X hearts rejoice! Reel Big Fish and Bowling for Soup are coming to The Depot to remind you of your formative years. They’ll both be performing their classic hits, so dress like it’s 1985 and remember that, no matter how far you’ve come, you’re still listening to the same … stuff … you did back then. 

The Depot, 13 N. 400 West, SLC, depotslc.com

August 2-31 · The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Watch as six of the most interesting little overachievers vie for the title of spelling bee champion while chronicling their ever-confusing transition from childhood to adolescence. If you’re looking to bring the kiddos, be sure to know that there is a content advisory, and it is unofficially rated PG-13. 

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, cptutah.org

Aug. 2- Sept. 2 · Hamleton: To Be or Not To Be

You’re probably one of the unlucky masses who were unable to get tickets to Hamilton, but you can definitely get tickets to Hamleton—a mash-up performance of Hamlet in the musical style of broadway juggernaut Hamilton. These shows may not be funny separately, but together, they’re a riot. 

The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, SLC, theobt.org

August 3 · An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth & The Utah Symphony 

Odds are you’ve already seen something with Kristin Chenoweth in it: Wicked, Glee, Pushing Daisies. She’s crazy talented and is going to be stopping in Utah to share her incredible voice with the Utah Symphony. Chances are she’s gonna sing one (or all) of your favorites. 

Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Dr., Park City, deervalleymusicfestival.org

August 3 · 3rd Annual Food Truck and Beer Battle

When food trucks battle food trucks and breweries battle breweries, the only real winner is you. Come out to The Gateway and watch some of the top brewers and food truckers in the biz duke it out for your money and affection for the third year in a row. 

The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande St., SLC, shopthegateway.com

August 7 · Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour

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Backstreet’s Back, ALRIGHT! Reach back into the recesses of your brain, access the files on boy bands from the 1990s and 2000s and go see the Backstreet Boys biggest tour in the last 18 years. That’s right, even the Backstreet Boys’ absence is old enough to vote. 

Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 S. Temple, SLC, vivintarena.com

August 13-25 · The Book of Mormon

Oh, yes. The nine-time Tony Award winning musical extravaganza that has a special place in Utah’s heart is back. Follow your favorite mismatched Elders as they teach us the Book of Mormon through hilarious song and dance. Take solace in knowing you’re sitting in an audience that understands the jokes with a heightened level of clarity. 

The Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., SLC, artsaltlake.org

Aug. 17- Oct. 20 · Oktoberfest at Snowbird

Finally, a reason to wear your lederhosen and milk maid costumes without getting all those stares out in public! Snowbird brings back their famous Oktoberfest every Saturday and Sunday (and Labor Day) so you can partake in food, games and delicious beer to your heart’s content. 

Snowbird Resort, Highway 210, Snowbird, snowbird.com

August 31 · Sting and the Utah Symphony

Want to experience Sting live while feeling good about yourself for helping preserve national parks? Here is your chance to live out that very specific bucket list item at USANA Amphitheatre as all proceeds will go to the Zion Forever Project. Sting will be accompanied by the Utah Symphony for this one night only engagement in the heart of Utah. 

USANA Amphitheater, 5150 S. 6055 West, SLC, smithstix.com

 

 

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