Summer Guide 2015

Remember Fun? City Weekly has your Summer 2015 mixtape
When the furnace known as "summer" begins to ignite, it's tempting to raid the snack shelves at Trader Joe's and commence binge-watching Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt, Orange Is the New Black and True Detective.

Summer Guide 2014

Maybe summertime isn’t quite the wild expanse of freedom that it was when you were a kid, but when you’re standing in June looking at the summer stretching before you, it can still seem endless.

Summer Day Planner

Pack your calendar with family fun, culture, food & drink and free activities
Maybe summertime isn’t quite the wild expanse of freedom that it was when you were a kid, but when you’re standing in June looking at the summer stretching before you,

Under the Sun

Salt Lake City has plenty of patios, courtyards and sidewalk tables for eating al fresco
There’s not a lot to like about climate change. But if you’re looking to make lemonade from lemons, maybe a culinary climate-change corollary is the increasing abundance of al fresco dinin

Tee Time

Swing into summer with a day of golf on a city course.
More than a dozen city- or county-operated golf courses are sandwiched between a pair of mountain ranges in the Salt Lake Valley, offering an entire summer’s worth of solitude, humility and quie

Summer TV 2014

What's hot on the tube during the "off" season
Television used to take a break in the summertime—but that was back in the dark ages, Grandpa. Networks are more aggressive than ever about establishing the fabled 52-week programming schedule,

Seize the Day

How to soak up every hour of the summer solstice
The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is our one chance to truly max out on daylight fun. This year, June 21 falls on a Saturday, so there’s no excuse to while the day away indoors.

Elective Summer Reading

Don't leave home without a beach bag of books handpicked by local politicos
Since summer is a slow season for politics, City Weekly figured it would also be a good time to bug Utah’s politicians to see if they could share some book recommendations. The rules were simple

Summer Concerts 2014

June 12 Cash Cash, ViceroyThe Complex

Center Stage

Kick back on a blanket or cool off in an auditorium for a summer of performing arts.
Through June 21 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Scera Shell Outdoor Theatre 745 S. State, Orem 801-225-2787 Through June 21

Playing Hooky

A day on the greens is a treat even for an unskilled golfer
Smack dab in the middle of a sunny Thursday afternoon, I barked into the telephone, loudly scheduling a tee time. “Yes, 2:30 will work,” I told the lady. “I’ll be golfing alone. See you then.”

Fair Weather Fun

Expand your mind-and your belly-with cultural festivals, farmers markets and more
Through June 14Art City DaysVarious Locations, Through Sept. 21Park Silly Sunday MarketSundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Main Street, Park

Party Like a Rock Star

Local musicians rhapsodize about their ideal barbecue
Local musicians rhapsodize about their ideal barbecue

Sips of Summer

5 irresistible warm-weather cocktails & how to make 'em
Sipping a cocktail on the patio is one of my favorite summer pastimes. After all, who doesn’t love an ice-cold gin & tonic on a hot summer’s day? Or, a Long Island iced tea, for that matter?

Dive In

Find thrills & chills at local waterparks & public pools
If this summer will be anything like the last, we’re in for a scorcher. Luckily, Utah doesn’t skimp on great places to cool off and get all splishy-splashy. Here’s a rundown of a few of our favorite spots to find aquatic thrills, as well as refresh and chill out.

Build Your Own Barbecue

Mix & match to create the party of the century
Nothing says summertime like a barbecue, and the best barbecues combine everything that’s wonderful about summer: great food, cool drinks, relaxed attitudes and the feeling of satisfaction that comes from dominating

Summer Guide 2013

Get ready for fun in the Utah sun
Ah, summertime. The days are longer, the nights are stronger, and the smell of smoking meats is blowin’ through the air. But while everything seems more relaxed and casual, having a truly great summer requires smart planning—or perusing our Summer Guide.

Summer Tube!

Don't go out there: Stay inside & get a TV tan
Just because it’s hot and the broadcast networks have (mostly) given up on the summer doesn’t mean you have to: If you have cable, satellite, an Internet connection or just a working knowledge of how to splice into your neighbor’s

New Moon

Slip into the cooler side of summer with these nighttime activities
When the mid-afternoon heat of a blazing summer day finds you sticky, sweaty and hiding in the shade, it’s easy to wish that fall would just hurry up and come already.

Booze Your Own Adventure

How to pair Utah's views with local brews
Nothing says summer like a scenic mountain hike or a cold, sweaty brew, so why not combine the two? Here’s a list of some wild Wasatch drinking spots, each matched with a local beer to accompany the view.

My Best Escapades

Local adventurers reveal their favorite summer getaways
When the Utah weather shifts from winter to warmth, everyone has that special place they’re ready to visit again, or that special activity without which summer just wouldn’t be the same.

Summer Cycle

Put your pedal to the metal: It's the year of the bike
In February, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker declared that 2013 would be the year of the bike and committed to making city and the state easier and safer for cyclists.

Summer Concerts

Live music from June to August
Live music from June to August

Barbecue Basics

Lay a firm foundation for your shindig with the right sauce and grilling technique
You can have all the fire-dancers and live music you want, but if what you’re taking off the grill is flavorless or just a flaming piece of charcoal with a meat-like center, your gathering won’t go down in history in any kind

Summer Guide 2012

All you need for summertime in Utah
Summer doesn’t officially kick off till June 20, but if you measure the summer season by its festivals, concerts and 90-degree days, it’s already in full swing.

Cheap Thrills

You don't have to burn through your savings to have fun in and out of the sun
More than 50 ideas to enjoy yourself in Utah this summer, all free or under $10.

Heavenly Heber

Activities & eats abound less than an hour from the Wasatch Front
Golf. Tennis. Scuba. Biking. Hiking. Fishing. Boating. Yoga. We must be in Hawaii, Cabo, or the French Riviera, right? Nope: Heber Valley. Less than an hour from the Wasatch Front, all those activities and more—not to mention great meals to help replenish burned-up calories—await in Utah’s gorgeous Heber Valley.

Summer School

Keep the brain stimulated with adult classes & workshops
Hitting the books in this economy to switch careers or to gain vertical leverage at their existing jobs.

Sinning in the City

The Vegas road trip gives nice Utahns a "naughty" break
The essence of Las Vegas is trying something new and naughtier than you would back home. Sin City has things out in the neon lights that may be harder to find in Utah, and you don’t have to worry about looking over your shoulder to see a co-worker or your bishop. Here’s some of the newer naughtiness to enjoy this summer in Vegas.

Party Monster

Six non-lame party ideas that won't lose you friends or alienate people.
It’s a given that people love throwing parties in the summertime. But if I get dragged to one more ’80s party, I’m gonna go Mr. T on some unsuspecting fool. I say this because there are sooo many other options besides wearing ’90s gear, dancing to ’90s music and saying it’s an ’80s party. It’s wrong and it’s lazy! So, in an attempt to be part of the solution, I’ve consulted some experts and came up with this short list of party possibilities, all of which sound a lot better when you’re drunk.

Weird & Wild

While away the sunny days with sports you've never heard of before.
For those adventurous enough to step off of the tennis court, there are plenty of oddball recreation activities—some competitive, some not—here in Zion. Paddleboard Yoga in a D

Summer Guide 2011

Make it an amazing summer
Utah’s unbearable hotness of being comes in many forms, the least of which is the Beehive’s actual temps that sizzle in the high 80s during June, July and August.

Ogling Ogden

Festivals & fun in the city to the north.
A lot of Salt Lakers have the nasty habit of turning up their noses at our neighbors to the north.

Top This

Salt Lakers customize their perfect Summer day.
We decided to ask the pillars of our community how they make the most of summer.

River Ride

The Jordan River Parkway’s wild, wonderful biking adventure.
Right now, it is possible to ride a bicycle from 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City all the way to West Jordan at 7800 South without riding in traffic.

Camping for Beginners

Where to go and what to bring
There’s nothing like a night in the wilderness, where familiar sounds of civilization get replaced by soft owl hoots and the mysterious creakings of the natural world. A first-timer, however, ma

Hidden Treasures

Rock Hounding & Treasure Digging in Utah
As the saying goes, “There’s gold in them thar hills.”

Complete Utah Performing Arts Schedule Summer 2011

Chill out & take in this summer's performing arts.Through June 25The Unsinkable Molly Brown Heritage Community Theatre 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry 435-723-8392 Through June 27 The Importance of Being Earnest Valley Center Playhouse 780 N. 200 East, Lindon 801-785-1186

Concert Offerings to Heat Up Your Summer 2011

Local Concert Offerings to Heat Up Your Summer 2011.

Utah Fairs & Festivals Summer 2011

A Complete Listing of Utah Festivals & Fairs for the Summer of 2011

Complete Utah Concert Schedule Summer 2010

Over 300 of the best summer concerts & comedy.
Music (and some comedy) throughout the entire summer ...


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