No weekend plans? Here's what to do in Salt Lake City Aug. 12-14
From hot air balloons to dinosaurs, check out these fun events happening in Salt Lake County this weekend.
1. Sandy Balloon Festival
What's happening: Witness a different kind of rainbow in the sky at Sandy's annual hot air balloon festival.
- The festival will also feature a free concert, a crafts station and a 5k race.
When: Hot air balloons launch Friday and Saturday at sunrise around 6:30am.
Where: Storm Mountain Park, located at 1000 E. 11400 S. in Sandy. Check out this website for other event locations.
2. Craft Lake City DIY Fest
What's happening: With over 300 exhibitors, the 14th-annual Craft Lake City DIY Fest is considered the state's largest local art, music, science and technology festival.
When: Friday from 5pm to 1opm. Saturday from noon to 8pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm.
Where: Utah State Fair Park.
Cost: Tickets for Friday cost $15. Saturday or Sunday tickets cost $7 if you buy in advance or $10 the day of. Children 12 and under get in free.
- Of note: Your dog will require its own ticket for $5.
- Tip: Take the TRAX Green Line and stop at Fairpark to avoid the $7 parking fee.
3. Jurassic World in Concert
What's happening: Experience the 2015 film "Jurassic World" with a live score performed by a full symphony orchestra.
When: Friday and Saturday at 7pm.
Where: Abravanel Hall, located at 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City.
Cost: Seats range from $30 to $95. Students and concertgoers under the age of 30 can receive a 50% discount on tickets.
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