With the preparation period for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention in Salt Lake City, Sept. 21–23, coming to a close, we’d like to present five festivals and events for you to enjoy during your visit.
Close to convention headquarters:
Tours through the gardens at Temple Square (Main St. and South Temple St., SLC) are always a great way to relax during an evening in Salt Lake City. Only a short walk, or TRAX ride, from convention headquarters at The Grand America Hotel, Temple Square is an easy-to-find cultural destination. Temple Square is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with tours offered at various times. For more information, call 801-240-1706 or visit http://www.visittemplesquare.com/tours.
Every visit should include attendance at one of Salt Lake City’s many artistic events. On Monday, Sept. 22, Macy Gray will grace one of Utah’s premiere music venues, The Depot (400 W South Temple, SLC), with her presence. The show starts at 8 p.m. Keep in mind, the venue has a full bar, offering craft beers as well as mixed drinks. Tickets for the concert are available at the box office the night of the show and are available at http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/the-depot.
What better way to experience the region you’re visiting than by exploring one of its local farmers markets? Salt Lake City’s midweek Harvest Market features fresh fruits, vegetables and vendor booths. The market is open Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 4 p.m. to dusk at Pioneer Park (350 S. 300 W., SLC).
Up for a short road trip?
You can never breathe in too much fresh mountain air, which is where the Park Silly Market comes in. Located on historic Main Street in Park City, the market occurs Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. and features a range of festivities, produce stands and local artist booths.
Let’s stick with the theme of fresh mountain air and talk about Snowbird’s Oktoberfest, happening Sunday, Sept. 21. Located about 10 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Little Cottonwood Canyon) is home to Utah’s own Oktoberfest. Festivalgoers can enjoy a range of craft beers, live entertainment and access to the resort’s numerous amenities. We recommend trying out Snowbird’s aerial tram ride to the top of Hidden Peak.
Enjoy your stay in Salt Lake City for this year’s U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention!