Arts, Museums, and Festivals

Arts, Museums, and Festivals

Utah is a promising cultural scene. With a strong arts community featuring many museums, performing arts, and festivals.

Festivals and Events

Heritage and cultural museums include Native American, dinosaur, pioneer, and unique history offerings across the state. Several festivals and events call Utah home. Many towns and cities across the state host local city festivals with FREE activities each year. From Raspberry Days in Garden City to Peach Days in Hurricane, these festivals capture the spirit of the local communites. The Utah Arts Festival, the Multicultural Festival, the Utah Pride Festival, the Fan X Salt Lake Comic Convention, the Festival of Colors, and the annual Love Loud Festival are just a few of the events that take place each year.

Spanish Form celebrating the festival of colors


Utah hosts a rich collection of theatrical performances across the state, from symphony to opera, musical theatre, modern dramas, and unique comedies. Utah is home to the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre-in-residence Pioneer Theatre Company,  Ballet West,  the Utah Symphony, the Utah Opera, Southern Utah’s Tuacahn Theatre, and the annual Sundance Film Festival. Salt Lake also hosts a season of Broadway’s best offerings with the Broadway at the Eccles series presented at the 2,500-seat Eccles Theatre.

George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Theatre building with all the lights on at dusk

Dining and Nightlife

After a day at the museum, or a night at the theatre, Utah offers a wide selection of award-winning restaurants, cafés, and trendy bars and breweries.

Check out the, Visit Salt Lake, Now Playing Utah, and Utah Cultural Alliance websites for more things to do, restaurants to indulge in, and places to explore.

Main Street Restuarants