Special Events in Salt Lake City

Bells on Temple Square
In an annual tradition, the Bells on Temple Square present a concert each year to kick off the holiday season with music. The setting is the same each November at Salt Lake Tabernacle. The choir consists of 28 members who each combine their talents to bring together a symphony of bells. Traditional and winter sounds enchant onlookers, and the program usually ends with special Christmas music that reminds each comer of the special season. These English handbells give a unique holiday sound that brings joy to the hearts of everyone in attendance.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra's Annual Christmas Concert
Music at its absolute finest can be experienced at the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra's Annual Christmas Concert held in Salt Lake City at the Conference Center. This event is such a popular one that, even though the concert is free, tickets are required due to the high demand for seats. There is a random selection process used to fairly distribute the tickets. This event is indeed one of the highlights of a person's life if he is privileged enough to witness such a stunning musical performance.

Annual Navajo Rug Show
In November each year, a rug showing is held that showcases traditional Navajo weaving. The Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale is centered on the art of weaving that has been paramount to the traditional Navajo culture. The event is sponsored by the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program. Festivities include demonstrations, dances and an auction to help raise funds. The proceeds made by selling the woven rugs go straight to the weavers who made each rug.

Banff Mountain Film Festival
The Banff Mountain Film Festival holds a place in Salt Lake City as being one of the city's favorite annual festivities held here. This event brings outdoor films to Kingsbury Hall where goers are treated to snowboarding, hiking, skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. The entertainment factor is high, but the inspiration factor is even higher.

Week of the Young Child
Week of the Young Child is a national event that is celebrated locally each year. The event, in partnership with NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children, helps bring awareness to the important part that early childhood education plays. Discovery Gateway Museum hosts a full week of special activities that are geared toward children, their parents, and leaders in the community. It is hoped that the public attention fostered here will bring recognition to the services and programs helping to meet the needs of children.