Your Week Ahead: May 13 – May 19

It seems as though Utah’s finicky springtime storms may finally be in the rearview mirror—let the warm weather commence! To help our readers make the best of the season, we’ve curated a diverse list of events throughout the week. From classic car shows to cultural festivals, and pup-friendly parties to author showcases, there are pplenty of Salt Lake City events to attend this week. For even more events this week and throughout the month, visit our community events calendar


What: Historic Homes of Holladay: A Kathy Murphy Invitational
Where: Holladay City Hall
When: 05/13 at 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m 
Named in honor of the late Kathy Murphy, who dedicated her time to supporting Holladay’s art history, the exhibit will feature the works of artists tasked with capturing the essence of Holladay’s historic homes. 

What: 9th Annual Story Crossroads Summit & Festival
Where: Murray City Park
When: 05/13-05/16
A hybrid-style summit featuring 15 story artists, 3 professors and 40 youth and adult story tellers. Through workshops, speakers and virtual lessons attendees will learn how to craft and perform their stories.


What: Psychic Fair
Where: Golden Braid Books
When: 05/15 at 6 p.m. 
Experience readings from Golden Braid’s three gifted physics. Afterward, shop the store’s unique collection of books, goods and more. 

What: Classic Car Show at Valley Fair
Where: Valley Fair Shopping Center
When: 05/15 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Mingle with fellow car lovers at this free classic car show held every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The event takes place in the South parking lot between Springhill Suites and All-Star Bowling. 


What: Moonlight Market
Where: Church & State
When: 05/16 at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A first-of-its kind grassroots flea market in Salt Lake City that takes place every 3rd Thursday of the month. Come support over 20 local artists, enjoy live music, art installations and sips from Coffee Co. 

What: Ogden Twilight— Phoenix
Where: Ogden City Amphitheater
When: 05/16 at 5 p.m. 
The much anticipated 2024 Ogden Twilight festival kicks off on May 16th with Phoenix, special guest Metric and Beastie Vee. Tickets available here


What: Living Traditions Festival
Where: Washington and Liberty Square Park
When: 05/17, 05/18, 05/19
The Living Traditions Festival works to preserve the cultural traditions of the community, and brings together over 90 cultures who have made Salt Lake City their home. The three day event is free to attend and features food vendors, live performances and art vendors. 

What: Local Showcase 
Where: King’s English Bookshop
When: 05/17 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
A mini-street festival set up around King’s English’s quant bookshop on 15th and 15th. The free-to-attend event features a variety of interesting artists, makers and authors who are excited to engage with you about their passion. 

What: Comic Book Signings with the Nerd Store
Where: Urban Arts Gallery
When: 05/17 at 6 p.m to 9 p.m.
The Urban Arts Gallery teams up with The Nerd Store to host a comic book signing with Chris Bodily, Doug Wagner and Travis Romney.


What: Always Queer Art Market
Where: Under the Umbrella Bookstore
When: 05/18 at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Under the Umbrella’s monthly art market features a rotating selection of queer makers and artists. This event is free to attend. 

What: Woodland Fairy Festival
Where: Gardner Village 
When: 05/18 at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Gardner Village has been transformed into an enchanting fairy wonderland complete with hidden fairy nooks, life-size fairy wings and a charming fairy forest. The festival runs through June 29th and features select events like tea parties and parades throughout the festival. Find the full schedule on their website

What: Bark at the Moon 2024
Where: The Gateway
When: 05/18 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
The Humane Society invites all Utah dog lovers to bring their pup and enjoy a night of fun at The Gateway. Enjoy live music, food trucks and local craft beer while fido plays around in the splash pad. End the night with a glow-in-the-dark walk at 9 p.m Tickets are $25. 

What: Jazz in the Park
Where: Sandy Amphitheater
When: 05/18 at 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Join Sandy Amphitheater in celebrating their 25th anniversary with a free day of jazz. The showcase features bands from top high school jazz bands, along with food trucks and venue concessions. 

What: 12th Annual SLUG Cat
Where: Saturday Cycles
When: 05/18 4 p.m. 
SLUG Magazine’s beloved bicycle race is back this year with a new alley cat-style twist. The race challenges riders (who can register for $10) to hunt for clues, solve riddles and play games as they race throughout the city. Registration begins at 4 p.m., race kicks off at 5 p.m. 

What: Farm Fest
Where: Wheeler Farm
When: 05/18 at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Wheeler Farm’s free annual Farm Fest celebrates all things spring with wagon rides, sheep shearing, farming demonstrations and an art market. Bring the whole family to enjoy fun hands-on farming activities. 


What: The Bazaar Summer Market
Where: Millcreek Common
When: 05/19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
A weekly flea market featuring a rotating lineup of local vendors selling vintage treasures, fashion, jewelry, art and eclectic handmade crafts of all kinds. After shopping to your heart’s content, stay for rollerblading or rock climbing at Millcreek Common. 

What: Wheeler Sunday Market
Where: Wheeler Farm
When: 05/19 at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m 
Celebrate the opening day of the Wheeler Sunday Market on May 19th with local food vendors, handmade goods and more. 

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Avrey Evans
Avrey Evans
Avrey Evans is the Digital and the Nightlife Editor of Salt Lake Magazine. She has been writing for city publications for six years and enjoys covering the faces and places of our salty city, especially when a boozy libation is concerned.

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