merriment takes over the town. About half the population goes all-in on the Days of ‘47 (daysof47.com) pioneer-themed parade commemorating the first Mormon settlers’ entry in the Salt Lake Valley. The other half of the city’s citizens get a little more excited about Pie and Beer Day, the holiday’s heathen spin-off, which is celebrated at many a watering-hole. Weekly To-Do’s: Eat, Wander, Repeat.
A few of Salt Lake’s finest summer delights happen every week—such as the everpopular Downtown Farmers Market (slcfarmersmarket.org). Every Saturday morning during the summer, thousands flock to Pioneer Park to pick up fresh tomatoes, peaches, greens and every other veggie under the sun. Food trucks are on hand for an unbeatable breakfast, so settle in and enjoy a little people-watching under a shady tree. Half of the park houses the Downtown Art & Craft Market, so after you fill up on goodies, you can stroll locally made items like jewelry, pottery, artwork, clothing, lotions and soaps and homegoods.
downtown the magazine
spring / summer 2019