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Festival of Colors

Holi Festival of Colors Celebration the coming of Spring, Krishna Temple, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah County Valley, Music, Feast, Indian, DancingHoli is the Festival of Colors, a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion. By far our biggest festival of the year, during Holi 2010 thousands of revelers flooded the temple and grounds for a day of brightly colored powder, mantra, music and a bit of “holi” mayhem.

There will be musical interludes, the lighting of a bonfire, burning of an effigy, and the throwing of dry colors on friend and foe alike.

This year, realizing that Holi has developed a national following especially among college festival-goers, we are preparing more parking and more colors (by far) than ever before. The music, the dance, the worship, the facilities — everything is being upgraded for Holi 2011.

The Tradition

In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other.

Holi 2011 Color Throwings will be March 26th every 2 hours from 10 am – 8 pm & Sunday March 27 from Noon – 4 pm *** Admission is Free! ***

Saturday Schedule

On the main stage (subject to change):

10 am – 11:00 am will be Prem Mayi & Band

11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Namrock with TK & Nirantara with Jai Krishna Das & Govinda Dhatta, including Curt Gordon (lead guitar), Troy Peery (bass) Josh Francis (Trumpet), Dan Nelson (Saxaphone) & Shaun Thomas (drums).

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, C.C. White

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Larisa Stow & the Shakti Tribe

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Govinda Dhatta, Jai Krishna Das, Namrock, & Nirantara

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm C.C. White

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm, Larisa Stow & the Shakti Tribe

7:15 pm – 8:30 pm All Star Finale: C.C. White, Larisa Stow, Prem Mayi, TK, Govinda Dhatta.

In the Temple Room

10 am – Noon, Temple Bhajan Band, Noon – 2:00 pm, Prem Mayi & Band, 12:00 pm – 2 pm, Kirtaniyas, 2 pm – 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Temple Bhajan Band, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Kirtaniyas,

Sunday TBA

  • Krishna Temple
    8628 S State Rd Spanish Fork, UT 84660-9227 (801) 798-3559

Night at the Casbah Belly Dancing

Souzana of Alaska, Belly Dancing, Yasamina, Night at the Casbah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sugar HOuseSouzana of Alaska, one of the leading ladies of danse orientale, will be in Salt Lake City to perform March 18, 2011 at Sugar Space in Sugar House along with guest performances by Yasamina, Amura, Eulia, Kelsey and Amanda, Isis, Linda-Linda, Sahara and Dansi Oriental.

Time: March 18, 2011 7pm – 9pm

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Show tickets are available at www.thesugarspace.com

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Martial Arts Festival

Capoeira is a unique and vibrant Afro-Brazilian martial art which cultivates movement, culture, music and philosophy. Capoeira is an Afro-brazilian martial art which includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty, and power. M. Jamaika often refers to capoeira as a “complete martial art” in that it encompasses a vast spectrum of movement and culture; it incorporates kicks, ground movements, self-defense, acrobatics, music, and tradition.

Capoeira, Martial Arts, Afro-Brazilian, Salt Lake City, Winter Batizado, UtahIt is played in a circle, or roda, with two members engaging in various attacks and defenses while maintaining a melodic fluidity. These movements are driven by the rhythms emanating from the roda’s instruments and vocal song. Capoeira was created by African slaves in Brazil over 500 years ago, and through Mestre Bimba and others, has since become a recognized art form. Capoeira can be done by anyone of any age or size and its benefits are evident in all who take it on. It is a beautiful expression, which is best understood through active experience.

Winter Batizado

Our Winter Batizado will be Saturday January 15 at the Northwest Community Center.

WORKSHOP & BATIZADO EVENT SCHEDULE:
Thursday January 13 (at the studio)
5:00-6:00 pm: kids capoeira workshop
6:00-7:00 pm: beginner/intermediate teen/adult capoeira workshop
7:00-8:00 pm: Brazilian dance workshop
8:00-9:00 pm: advanced teen/adult capoeira workshop
9:00 pm: roda

Friday January 14 (at Northwest Community Center: 1300 W 300 N SLC)
5:00-6:15 pm: kids capoeira workshop
6:30-9:00 pm: teen/adult capoeira workshop & roda

Saturday January 15
9:45 am: breakfast potluck at studio
10:30-noon: Q&A panel with capoeira masters at studio

2:30 pm: students arrive at event at Northwest Community Center
3:00 pm: batizado event at Northwest Community Center (suggested $5 donation for spectators)

Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Celtic Festival and Highland, Wellsville, Utah, Logan, Family, Irish, Scottish, Live Performances, Live Music, Celtic, FoodThe Utah Scottish Association is proud to announce the beginning of a festival in the area where the Scots first entered Utah, Cache Valley!
The American West Heritage Center & the Utah Scottish Associationwill host it’s Annual Cache Celtic Festival & Highland Games!

Athletics, Clan Booths, Piping & Drumming Events, Celtic Music, Irish Food, Highland Dancing, Dance

* KIDS ACTIVITIES (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
* SCOTTISH GAELIC BOOTH
* HISTORICAL PRESENTATIONS

Snowbird’s Annual Oktoberfest

Octoberfest

Oktoberfest Halle located in the Snowbird Event tent is chock full of music, dancing and traditional German cuisine. Enjoy a bratwurst and sauerkraut and apfelstrudel and more.
Kids young and old can enjoy face painting, caricature artist, inflatable rides, the world champion YO-YO MAN, a zany clown, music, balloons and more!

Der Marktplatz
Vendors from around the region peddle their wares.You will find many unique gifts. Shop early for the Holidays. Located at the entrance.

Mid August–Mid October

Concerts in the Park

Listen to beautiful music in beautiful surroundings. Make it a point to attend the free concerts in the Brigham Young Historic Park on summer evenings. June and July concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. August concerts begin at 7:30 P.M. (visit the Upcoming Events tab at link below for the complete summer schedule). You can also enjoy informative garden talks throughout the summer.

The park is located at the southeast corner of State Street and North Temple (Second Avenue). Seating is available, but visitors can also bring blankets or their own lawn chairs.

http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1894-1-1-1,00.html

Concerts in the Park

Sheepdog Championship & Country Festival

Top sheepdog handlers from around the world are aleady planning their return, with top teams representing seven countries already scheduled to compete.

This year the Bank of the West Soldier Hollow Classic’s I.F.A. Country Festival offers an even wider assortment of crafts, activities and demonstrations. Dozens of top artisans from throughout the west will offer a wide array of handmade products. Demonstrations will include weaving, spinning, sheep shearing and pottery making. Our Navajo Rug Show, sponsored by Adopt-a-Native Elder, features finely woven traditional Navajo textiles and demonstrations by Navajo artisans. Families will also enjoy a wide array of animal demonstrations and activities including duck herding, the Ultimate Canines Flying Dog Show, Wild Wonders Animal Show and bagpipe performances by the Salt Lake Scots! The Country Festival also features great food and traditional Celtic music.

More Information

Sheepdogs

Dickens’ Christmas Festival

Transport yourself to another place and time, as the sights and sounds of nineteenth century London come alive at the Dickens’ Christmas Festival! Shop for that special, one-of-a-kind gift, as you stroll the streets of Olde England and enjoy entertainers in period costumes filling the holiday air with carols.

Mini-productions of Charles Dickens’ “Scrooge” and “Oliver Twist”, and many more performing groups, combine to bring your family the spirit of Christmas past and present.

Charles Dickens Festival with Father Christmas, Utah State Fairgrounds, HolidayChildren of all ages will whisper their seasonal wishes in the ear of THE REAL Father Christmas.

All ages FREE on Thursday, December 9th for the first hour! (10:00 am – 11:00 am only!)
Adults (age 13+) $5.00, a savings of $1.00 each regular priced ticket
Seniors (age 65 & over) and Children (age 4 – 12) $ 3.00, a savings of $1.00 on each regular priced ticket
Ages 3 and under are FREE
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Dickens’ Feast

Join Ye Olde Master and his family for an evening of entertainment and fabulous six course, Dickens-style feast. Your company or group will delight in this unique experience, which includes admission to the Dickens’ Christmas Festival. Reserve your place at the Master’s table and enjoy the flavor of Olde England this holiday season.

December 9, 10 & 11 ~ 6:30 pm
$34.50 per person (includes tax)

Old World Christmas Market

Enjoy a new downtown holiday tradition with the Old World Christmas Market beginning the day after Thanksgiving at The Gateway Mall in the Union Pacific Depot Grand Hall. Vendors will be located both indoors and out. The outdoor vendors are housed in traditional old-world style chalets and the vendor booths indoors with be decked out with holiday splendor.

Old World Christmas Market, Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City, Utah, European StyleThe festive atmosphere at the Old World Christmas Market is modeled after the Christmas Markets of Europe. A yearly event with origins in Germany as early as the 1300’s, the Old World Christmas Market is reminiscent of days past.

Visitors will be able to shop for one of a kind, handmade items by local artisans and crafters for holiday gift giving. There will also be food vendors offering traditional flavors of the season including baked goods, traditional German food, kettle corn, candied nuts, spiced cider, and hot chocolate as well as specialty packaged food items.

Simply put, the atmosphere at the Old World Christmas Market is irresistible!

The Union Pacific Depot on the upper level of The Gateway Mall located in the heart of Salt Lake City along 400 West and South Temple.