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Downtown Farmers Market

The Downtown Farmers Market is a local growers’ market, featuring fresh produce from over 80 Utah farmers.

In addition to the produce, the Market also offers a variety of fresh-baked bread and pastries, cheeses, meat and seafood, jams and honey, house and garden plants, arranged planters, and numerous handmade arts and crafts.

Unique food vendors also are a part of the Market, offering prepared foods and beverages.

The Downtown Art and Craft Market are held on the south end of the park during the Farmers Market. More than 90 local artisans display their wares, crafted in Utah by Utahns.

Live music and entertainment are also included.

JUNE – OCTOBER ANNUALLY
TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS

Downtown Farmers Market
Pioneer Park
300 W 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Tabernacle Organ Recital

Tabernacle Organ

The organ staff and guest organists perform 30-minute recitals in the Tabernacle from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday recitals will be performed from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle.

The impressive pipe organ is a symbol of the importance Latter-day Saints place on worshipping God through music.The Tabernacle organ has an interesting history. President Brigham Young asked Joseph Harris Ridges, who was born and raised near an organ factory in England, to build the first Tabernacle organ. Suitable timber was located and brought by volunteers from the Parowan and Pine Valley mountains, 300 miles south of Salt Lake City. In the beginning, the organ was powered by hand-pumped bellows, later by water power, and today by electricity. With improved techniques in organ construction, the instrument has been renovated and enlarged several times. Now comprising 11,623 pipes, the organ has 206 sets of pipes (ranks) of voices, and the console has 5 manuals, or keyboards. The Tabernacle organ is considered to be one of the finest organs in the world.

The organ in the Conference Center was built in 2000-2003 by Schoenstein & Co. of San Francisco. This organ of the American Romantic style employs a symphonic tonal approach with the richness and warmth characteristic of English instruments. Although designed primarily to provide colorful and varied accompaniment, the organ also renders the solo repetoire beautifully. A five-manual console controls the 7,708 pipes of its 130 ranks, which are spread across seven divisions.

Tabernacle Organ Recitals
Temple Square
50 N Temple, Salt Lake City

Wasatch Wiggle Contra Dance Weekend

Utah, Dance Lessons

Music by Great Bear Trio (New York), calling Susan Michaels (California). Susan is a teacher and a caller of traditional American dancing, especially contra dancing and square dancing. She has called and taught dances at local evenings, weekend workshops, week-long elementary school programs, week-long family camps and dance weekends throughout the U.S. and Canada. Susan believes her “calling” in life is to teach people how to hold hands in a circle. She specializes in creating joy, making community, and allowing everyone with whom she comes into contact to experience the pure pleasure of dance.

Weekly Dances | Meetups

Wasatch Contras
E. W. Garbett Center for Choral Studies
700 N 200 W, Salt Lake City

Temple Square & Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

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I begin my downtown Salt Lake City walk after parking at 4th South & Main. It’s a beautiful sunny January day!

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Some interesting architecture to see along Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah

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LDS Church Office Building in Temple Square

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Is that a halo?

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LDS Temple, such a marvelous work of wonder

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Angle Moroni blowing his horn!

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Statue of Brigham Young

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A beautiful pond in front of the Temple

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Bare Tree January Beauty

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LDS Conference Center, walking along North Temple now

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Water fountain at LDS Conference Center

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Walking through Temple Square

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Mormon Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs

Free Game Playing for Teens

Free Board Games & Video Games at Salt Lake City Library

Board & Video Games At Your Library

Teens ages 13-19 are invited to hone their video gaming skills.

If video gaming isn’t your thing, join for an awesome card and role-playing games (supplied by the library)–start pick-up games or bring your own and recruit willing participants for some epic fun.

Weekly Events For Kids & Teens

Salt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 524-8200