Jul 02, 2015 / Local Utah
It’s summer in Salt Lake City. The skies are blue, the daffodils are yellow and winter’s white snow is just a faint memory. So put on some sunscreen, grab your shades and call your friends – it’s time to have some fun.
We rounded up three colorful ways for you to make the most out of your summer:
1. Urban Arts Festival
If you missed the Utah Arts Festival in June, you still have another opportunity to get your art on. The Urban Arts Festival is on July 18, 2015 at Gateway Mall. It’s a celebration of urban art including painting, photography, jewelry, apparel and sculpture.
In addition to seeing works from more than 100 artists, you can also enjoy breakdance performances, skateboard demonstrations, musical entertainment on three stages, and food from local vendors. One of the highlights of the Urban Arts Festival is a mural painting that is created throughout the day. Stop by the mural during your visit to add your own personal touch to it and collaborate with the artists.
Oh, and did we mention admission to the festival is free? So we’ll see you there, right?
2. The Color Run
If running is more your speed (literally), hit The Color Run on August 22, 2015. The Color Run, which is now the largest event series in the world, is a set of races for all ages and athletic abilities. Nontoxic color powders are tossed into the air throughout the race, so participants hit the finish line looking like rainbows.
The Color Run attracts a vibrant crowd to wear its vibrant colors: the pre-race parties include music, dancing, community warmup exercises, and giveaways. At the other end of the course, the Finish Festival also features activities to keep you mingling and moving.
The event starts at 9:00 A.M. at Liberty Square in downtown Salt Lake City. It costs $40.00 for a group of four or more, or $45.00 if you cruise solo.
3. Caffé Molise
Try Caffé Molise to simultaneously take in some colorful food and art. Featuring a selection of Utah artists on display throughout, Caffé Molise serves Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Friday nights are the best time to go, because you’ll also be treated to live jazz music by the John Flander’s Trio.
Here’s a taste of our two favorite dishes on the Caffé Molise menu: the Penne di Caprino is a mix of goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic and artichoke hearts over penne pasta; and the Arista is a spice-rubbed, oven-roasted pork tenderloin served with a fig sauce. And don’t forget to order the Sorbetto for dessert.
Now that you have your list of summer hot spots, you’re going to need some cold hard cash. Get started with our limited-time Grow Program, and you can turn $.04 into a whopping $400.00.